These showy flowers have all the personality with all the ease in making them! You can’t beat that! The sky is the limit on color scheme and material to create your own Mason Lid Fabric Flowers. Read on for easy to follow steps to create your own beauties!
This post is part of the monthly Sustainable Craft Challenge that I am so honored to be a part of. Julie Nyano gives us a theme to work with each month and we need to use at least one element that is sustainable/eco friendly. This month’s theme is flowers. The mason jar lids are the main sustainable item in my craft.
While these sweet diy flowers have a rustic look to them, you can use various fabrics to work these into many different decorating themes. They also would make gorgeous package toppers if you are one of those who loves to present a beautifully wrapped package. Skip the stem and glue them on to the top!
Materials Needed ~
- Cotton Balls
- Hot Glue Gun
- Mason Jar Lid & Ring
- Drill or Sharp Object to Create Hole
- Stem/Dowel Rod/Bamboo Skewer
- Jute (optional)
Mason Lid Fabric Flower Instructions ~
The size of your Mason Jar lid and the thickness of your material will determine how many strips of material you will need to make your flower. A rough guideline is as follows;
Small Mason Jar Lid ~
24 to 40 strips of fabric 1″ wide by 8″ long
Large Mason Jar Lid ~
35 to 50 strips of fabric 1″ wide by 9.5″ long
I realize this is a pretty large variance of strips needed for each size, but the thickness of your material will determine the exact amount. As an example, I used cream denim material on one flower. This took 28 strips. For the green checked flower, I used a lightweight polyester material. Forty strips were used to create this flower.
The fullness you desire also has a large impact on how many strips you will use. I like a fuller effect, so I pushed each tied strip tightly together to get as many on the ring as I possibly could.
- Cut strips of material.
- Drill a hole in the ring. Be careful to make the hole the same size as your stem. Since the flower is sizable when done, you will need the stem to fit snugly in the ring in order to hold it up correctly.
- Tie the strips around the ring. *It is helpful if you leave the stem in the hole as you are tying the material around the ring. It is very easy to “lose” the hole once the flower starts getting full.
- Cut 2 circles from the material you want for the center of the flower. They should be larger than the actual ring. For the small size rings used in this post, I cut the circles 4″ big. This ensures that they will fully cover the finished center piece.
- Glue 3 cotton balls to the top of the lid.
- Place one 4″ circle over the cotton balls. It is helpful to put a dab of glue on top of the cotton for the material to stick to. This helps the material from shifting as you are pressing it into the center of the ring.
- Press the covered lid into the ring. It is a bit tight with the strips tied around the ring, so you have to use a bit of muscle power to push it snugly in.
- Glue the other 4″ circle to the back of the flower. This gives it a finished look from both sides.
- If you have not yet done so, add the stem
For the stems of my flowers, I used old artificial flower stems that I was no longer using. As usual, I have a hard time throwing things away. Flowers in arrangements need to be replaced over time. I simply cut the flowers off and used the stems for this project. If you like this look and don’t have any of these laying around, here are some ideas of ones you can purchase.
Dowel rods are another great idea. They can be stained or wrapped in jute for a final touch.
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My flowers are displayed in an old bottle….yes, another thing that I couldn’t throw away. I wrapped thin jute around the top and then tied a bow over the jute. I added spanish moss as a filler in the vase.
Sustainable Craft Challenge ~
Now, it is time to share the other amazing flower crafts created by my fellow bloggers. You don’t want to miss out on any of these creative crafts!
Julie from Sum of their Stories created Recycled Mini Collage With Crochet Flower
Gail from Purple Hues and Me created Ironed Pressed Flowers Glass Vessel
Christine from Christine’s Crafts created Gorgeous Book Page Roses – Surprisingly Easy to Make
Mel from Decor Craft Design created DIY Flower Gift Bucket For Mom
Allyson from Southern Sunflowers created How to Update Thrift Store Find with Paper Flowers
Julie from Treasures Made From Yarn created Flora The Reversible Doll
Niki from Life as a LEO Wife created Floral Wood Letters With Free Rolled Flower Cut Files
Last month’s challenge was SOFT. Be sure to check out this post to see all the fun ideas everyone created for this theme! It is so much fun to see what everyone comes up with under the same theme!
You can use the link below as well to go to all of the floral crafts listed above!
Happy Crafting Friends~