Let that summer breeze flow through your home by keeping your curtains tied back with these adorable fabric, no sew, curtain ties! The following steps will show you how to make two different styles of fabric flowers that you attach to a curtain tie base. The materials listed will make one curtain tie.
Materials for wrapped flowers:
• Strips of fabric: The length of the strips will depend on the size of flower you’d like to make. I used a strip approximately 40” Long and 6” wide.
• Sheet of felt
• Hot glue gun
Materials for the poufy petal flowers:
• Enough fabric to cut 24 circles that are approximately 2” in diameter. Your circle fabric doesn’t have to match which makes this project a great one for using up scrap material!
• 2” circle cut out of a sheet of felt
• Hot glue gun
Materials to curtain tie base:
• Piece of fabric 30”L X 10”W
• No sew hem tape
• Needle and thread
STEP 1: Wrap and roll
Roll one end of the fabric strip together and add a dab of hot glue to .25” from the edge. Fold the rolled tip into the glue and start to wrap the fabric strip around and around twisting as your go adding dabs of hot glue every 1”. Continue doing this until you have approximately .75” of fabric remaining. Use hot glue to adhere this remaining fabric to the back side of the flower.
STEP 2: Felt bottom
Cut a circle that is just smaller than the flower from your felt sheet. Use your hot glue to adhere the felt circle to the back of the flower and you’re done!
Pouffy Petal Flowers:
STEP 1: Petal Power
With a 2” felt circle in front of you and your stack of pre-cut fabric circles at the ready, pick up a fabric circle and fold it in half then fold in half again (your folded fabric should resemble the shape of an ice cream cone). Apply hot glue to the pointy edge of your folded circle and attach it to the felt circle. Repeat this step, layering the folded circles on top of one another until your felt circle is no longer visible and you are happy with the fullness of the flower.
STEP 1: Clean cut
Using no sew hem tape and a hot iron make a .5” hem on all edges of the fabric. Then fold the fabric in half and use the hem tape to seal the two long edges together.
STEP 2: Cute as a button
Use your scissors to cut a button hole into one edge of the fabric strip. Use your needle and thread to attach your button the the opposite edge.
STEP 3: Let the sunshine in
Use your hot glue gun to attach your flowers to the curtain tie and you’re done!
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