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Monday, June 06 2011

It is the first Monday of the month and time for the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop. This month's theme is Patriotic designs in time to craft for the July 4th celebrations. Forty talented designers have participated so hop along to be inspired. Post a comment on Julie McGuffee's blog to be eligible for this month's Giveaway!

My project was inspired by the fabric and felt wedding bouquets I have seen lately. Mine is a quick and easy version ideal for an early July wedding. It was a great way to use up pieces of fabric. I simply tore them into strips, folded and gathered. Some I twisted into roses. Leaves were cut and sewn from National Nonwoven's Xotic Felt. The base of the design is a 5" STYROFOAM Brand Foam ball. Happy Hopping & Crafting! Debra, CEO!

You will need: Variety of fabrics, ribbons, 5" ball, dowel, adhesive, pearls.
How to: Tear strips of fabric into 3" to 5" widths by 22" in length.
Fold strips in half right sides out and gather long side of raw edges.
Pull stitches tight and coil. I began by covering ball completely with white ruffled coils of fabric. Add red polka dot ruffled coils in between white. Make fabric folded roses from gingham and glue into centers of white coils. Cut blue leaves from felt. Glue in between flowers. Glue pearls in flower centers. Wrap dowel with ribbon. Insert into ball. Tie looped bows from a couple ribbons and glue to top of ribbon covered dowel at bottom of ball.

Posted by: Debra Quartermain, CEO! AT 12:30 am   |  Permalink   |  10 Comments  |  Email
Posted by Jen Goode on 06/06/2011 - 11:50 AM
Such a fantastic bouquet, thank you for sharing the inspiration!
Posted by Sharon on 06/06/2011 - 12:42 PM
Beautifully done, Debra. And, summertime is the perfect time for quick & easy. I can see a holiday picnic with several of these displayed on the table, hung from the porch, or in the trees. Thank you for including STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Sharon,;
Posted by Suzann Sladcik Wilson on 06/06/2011 - 04:26 PM
Great idea for a centerpiece that won't wilt in the summer heat! Thank you for sharing! Wishing You Creativity, Suzann Sladcik Wilson
Posted by Melony Bradley on 06/06/2011 - 05:09 PM
Beautiful bouquet Debra. And the two simple photos you shared make everyhing clear- love the idea and very "Debra"
Posted by Theresa Cifali on 06/06/2011 - 09:56 PM
I just love the fabric....especially that gingham! I love how you made the flowers. So cheery!
Posted by Einat Kessler on 06/07/2011 - 06:28 AM
This is just beautiful!!
Posted by Candice Windham on 06/07/2011 - 02:25 PM
Debra, this is simply gorgeous!
Posted by Michelle Cummings on 06/07/2011 - 04:46 PM
Beautiful bouquet, thanks for showing us how to make it!
Posted by Madeline Arendt on 06/08/2011 - 12:42 AM
Always love your ideas.
Posted by Lynda on 06/08/2011 - 12:58 AM
These are so bright and cheery. What a great centerpiece this would make.

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Debra Quartermain Design

 Magical Mimi to Grandlittles, I love to create, decorate & celebrate. Sharing  joy and inspiration from our 200 year old home, Quartermain House B&B on the east coast of Canada.

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