Fabric flowers are a great way to repurpose fabric scraps that may have otherwise gone to waste. They are a simple, inexpensive craft with many different purposes. I created a bunch of scrap fabric flowers for a cute spring wreath.
This post was originally published on March 14, 2013. It was updated April 16, 2021.
Spring is my favorite time of year. As the weather warms up and winter melts away, I feel like I come alive again. I do some of my best craftings in the Spring and Summer. My favorite kinds of crafts are budget-friendly and easy! Fabric flowers, created from fabric scraps, make a great addition to lots of Spring crafts and they are super budget-friendly. I used a bunch of fabric flowers to create a cute little Spring wreath for my front door.
Fabric flowers are seriously the easiest project ever! All it takes is a few fabric scraps and some pins!
How to Make Fabric Flowers
- Fabric Scraps
- Sewing pins
- Hot Glue gun and hot glue sticks
DIY Flowers from Fabric Scraps
Cut out strips of the fabric scraps in long pieces that are about 5 inches wide. Tie a knot at one end of the fabric.
Then twist your fabric and wrap it around the knot. Twist the fabric very tightly at first and slowly loosen the twists as you get to the outside of the fabric flower. This mimics the way a flower looks with smaller petals packed more tightly in the center, but larger petals fully bloomed on the outside.
Twist and wrap all but ~2 inches of the fabric. This extra fabric is the backing for the fabric flower. Hot glue this section of fabric and then stick it to the back of the flower. Use a sewing pin, stuck through the fabric flower to keep it from unraveling as the hot glue sets.
After finishing the fabric flowers, add them to any Spring craft project. They are simple to glue or pin to almost anything.
DIY Spring Wreath
For my Spring wreath with fabric flowers, I used a round foam wreath form that I tightly wrapped with a green ribbon. I attached the fabric flowers using sewing pins. Simply push the pin all the way through the flower and into the wreath form. I stuck the pin a little outside of the center of the flower because the twists are slightly less tight. This allows me to manipulate the fabric to be sure the little balls at the end of the sewing pins don’t show.
I definitely could have attached the fabric flowers to the wreath using hot glue, but I prefer the sewing pins because they are less permanent. When I’m done with this wreath, the flowers can be used for another project. Or save them for next year and reuse the wreath form for a different seasonal wreath.
This is a quick and easy project that should only take about an hour. Just enough time to rewatch an episode of Grey’s Anatomy! 😉
Click over to my Crafts page to check out more of my fun, seasonal wreaths and crafts!
This is super cute! Love the colours. Those fabric flowers are adorable- I need to give that a try sometime.
Congrats on Joanne offering to pay for your supplies too- that’s awesome!
Thanks! I can’t wait to share a little bit more about that soon! 😉
How did you make the burlap wreath? Everytime I try its so saggy and droopy. I need to make some fabric flowers for headbands for my nieces for Easter soon.
I made this one a few months ago. You can find it here: https://attemptsatdomestication.com/turning-a-new-leaf/
Love this! Fabric flowers are awesome 😉
Indeed they are 😉
I love it! It’s beautiful. I usually don’t decorate for the seasons but this makes me want to start DIYing stuff!
I used to never decorate for the seasons, but I can’t resist adding seasonal touches to the living room and dining room now!
Cute…love those fabric flowers! I started putting some spring touches in our house last weekend, but I didn’t get too far. Hopefully I can finish up this weekend.
I still have a ton more to do! So far I’ve only made the wreath, but there are still snowmen on my mantel!
So cute! And it looks simple. I love it!
Fabric flowers are adorable, and your wreath looks awesome!! I love me some burlap 🙂
This is so cute! I have been trying to come up with some spring decorating ideas 🙂 So glad it’s warming up in Richmond!
Me too! It has been cold for way too long!
A video tutorial on the Joann website? That’s awesome!
This is so cute!! It is definitely spring here… it was almost 90 today (which is a little insane) but supposed to level out at a nice 75 again by next week. I need to get a spring wreath up too!
Very cute! I love the puffiness of the burlap.
Springification is on for this weekend at the woodwards.
Ca-ute! I love those little fabric flowers– great for using up scraps. And how cool that you’ll be sharing this on the JoAnn website!
Super cute and perfect for spring!
Richmond’s weather is making me crazy!!! It was so warm on Friday and now it’s back to freezing! What is this?! haha
ummm this is freaking adorable and I think i need to make one ASAP!! I love it!
I love this!! You make me think I could maybe actually do this!
I am totally jealous of your new beautiful spring wreath and your spring like weather.
What a cute idea for using fabric squares. The fabric squares always look fun at the store but I never have anything to use them for.
i noticed this the other night, too. super cute! 🙂
Your wreath looks great Ashley! Burlap is such a great textile 🙂 So many things you can do with it! Is your site different? It looks different to me? Looks good 🙂
I did a redesign not too long ago! Thanks Jessica! 🙂
This looks like it will be fun to make. I’m always looking for some craft ideas to do.
Thanks Venus! It’s fun and super easy!
Ummm talk about a SERIOUSLY creative wreath idea!!! I’ve never seen anything like this before (and I was starting to think I’d seen every wreath DIY out there haha). I love this so much and it looks like a blast. Maybe my mom, sister, and I can have a girl’s day and make these together. It would be so fun to showcase our work on our front doors! I’m really glad you shared this!
If you do please send me pictures! I’d love to see them!