Friday, May 25, 2012

Wanna make a shabby bloom?

















Helllllllllo to you! I am excited today because I get to share a little tutorial I am sharing over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.   I decided to keep things simple here and show you (with many pics) how to create your own rolled shabby bloom. Now many of you may be familiar with how to do these. I am always late to the party but humor me, ok? LOL! I decided to use some of the burlap ribbon in teal. This stuff is great..first it has wire in it and is very forgiving ..and secondly it is just plain gorgeous. I love burlap of any kind..and this is so cool because it has gorgoeus ticking style stripes through it. The other thing main goody I used were the Middy biddy polka dot Kraft bags. Great bags to use to put yummy treats in or create tags like I did to tuck inside.
I started by tying a simple knot in the end of the ribbon...leaving just a snip of it at the end. This makes for a place to hold on to and the base of the actual bloom. Start wrapping the ribbon around the knot and than alternating every so often by twisting the ribbon in a 360. Every so often use some hot glue to keep the ribbon in place. This ribbon is very easy to manipulate so just have fun with it. Just keep repeating the steps till the bloom becomes the size you want. You can create small ones or larger ones. Mine is medium because I decided to add texture to mine by adding some vintage hankie fabric and a crochet doily. As you can see from the pics I simply just layered each piece on top of eachother.....using hot glue. I attached my bloom to my bag and than added all the fun toppings! I had to use some lace and used both the Allison lace and the Penelope lace combining both together.
I topped it off with some of the new two tone texture ribbon from May Arts . I used some of the same ribbons on my tags and also used some of the sweet jute in blue that I tied onto the tags and in my buttons. I tucked my tags into the bag..leaving some room for a sweet treat and I was done! Hope you have enjoyed ...and uhhh hope I made sense. Don't look to close at my nails....I am not a manicure chick...at all...I would rather spend my mad money on paper! Hugs, cherry

19 comments:

Laurel said...

Gorgeous!

AshTreeCottage said...

This is adorable ~ thank you!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Linda B said...

Cherry... you are always amazing... LOVE this post!!!!
Hugs!

cnelson said...

So INCREDIBLY FABULOUS!! Great tutorial!! TFS!

Ros said...

Be still my heart! ... GORGEOUS!!

Ros said...

Be still my heart! ... GORGEOUS!!

Rebekah said...

Oh Cherry! This is gorgeous! Always love a peek into your creative process..
Wonderful!
Happy Weekend!!

kolleen said...

Thanks Cherry! Great tutorial!

pattyo said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. I love how the pocket and tags turned out! Have a great weekend!

pattyo said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. I love how the pocket and tags turned out! Have a great weekend!

Cyndi said...

It all looks so delicious, as always! So glad you did a tutorial; we're all waiting for more! Hint, hint! You are so gifted. Do you work at a store giving classes?

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Love the shabby flower. I must check out my stash and see if I canmake one! Love the button center.
deb

NanaBeth said...

Gorgeous-now can you show us how to tie your wonderful bows?

Becky Dunham said...

You seriously blow my mind with your gorgeous creations Cherry! I am so glad you are willing to share :) Thanks for the tutorial!

Maria said...

Oh my!!! Just gorgeous! The flower is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial!

Audrey Pettit said...

So, so beautiful, Cherry! Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks!

Joy said...

The flower is just beautiful and when I get out to my craft room from http://roomstogrowusa.web12.hubspot.com/hobbyrooom/, I am going to have to play around and see if I can make one.

Leather sofa said...

Good day,
Cherry's Jubilee
I can really use your post as my reference! I am really thankful to randomly find your article.

lynn said...

so charming, so fabulous, cherry! tfs:)