by Sherrie Siemens
Create a flower out of twill tape.
- White twill tape, (1" width used here)
- Fabric adhesive
- Alcohol-based marker
- Two felt circles, one 1" in diameter and one 1.5" in diameter
- Safety pin
- Crop-A-Dile™, or other sturdy hole punch
Color your twill tape with an alcohol-based marker in any color.
Cut eight 2" long strips.
Cut eight 1 1/4" long strips.
Cut one 9" long strip for the rosette.
Trim the corners off of one end of each strip with scissors.
For a more finished look on the edge, turn under the edges and glue them in place.
On the untrimmed end, place a dot of glue in the center of the strip.
Fold edges of twill tape to meet in the middle. Hold for a few seconds to secure with the glue.
Repeat step five with all of the flower petals - there are 16 petals.
Punch two holes in the larger felt circle and attach the safety pin.
Place the eight longer flower petals on the large felt circle and glue into place.
You can run the felt circles through a Xyron® machine to attach an adhesive if you prefer that to glue.
Add glue to the center of the bottom layer and place the smaller felt circle on top, holding for a few seconds to secure.
Add the second layer of petals, making sure to add them so they fill the spaces created in the first layer. The petals should not be laying directly on top of one another, but evenly spaced in a flower shape.
To prepare the rosette for the flower's center, fold down the corner of the twill tape at one end and secure with glue.
To create the center of the rosette roll the folded end in a circle.
While holding the rosette center, twist the remaining amount of twill tape.
Keep rolling the rosette while keeping the twill tape twisted.
Lay rosette on a flat surface and add glue all over the back side.
Secure rosette by pressing the tail of the twill onto the glue. Hold for a few seconds to secure.
Turn over to the right side and trim any of the excess which may be showing.
Add a large dot of glue to the flower center to hold the rosette.
This is how the back of the flower looks - you can pin this onto your card. The recipient is now able to detach this beautiful flower from the card and use it wherever they would like - on a canvas bag, a headband, etc.
Finished card made with a twill flower.
Twill flower in a different color.