ric rac burlap and felt accessories

For some reason, when it comes to autumn, I HAVE to dress in autumn colors. I look at my closet and can’t fight the feelin’ to wear warm, fun, seasonal colors. I also love accessorizing in the fall. This is not a normal thing for me. I’m just a keep-it-simple dresser. The other seasons don’t inspire me the same way. This year I’ve been having so much fun making things to wear.

Last weekend my friends (YO HENS!!) and I had our annual girls weekend in New Hampshire. It was fabulous as expected. On Sunday we always chill out, eat yummy food, and do some kind of project. This year I brought my stash of ric rac and ring blanks along with some felt, burlap and pin backs that I got at the local craft/fabric store. It’s no secret that ric rac, burlap and felt are super popular right now. I can always find inexpensive burlap and felt but I found some ric rac for a killer deal on pick your plum and jumped on it!

There are tutorials all over the internet on how to make these. I’ll give you links instead of recreating the tutorial. The great part is that each of these flowers took only 15 minutes to make from start to finish….except the huge dahlia. It takes a while because you have to cut out about 30 petals, but it’s not hard.

Take a look, you’re going to love these! Let’s start with ric rac rosettes. They are so fun and make the best chunky rings in every color you can come up with! Here’s the link ! Awesome tut Crafting Chicks! Here’s what we came up with…

ric rac burlap and felt accessories

I think this one had to be my favorite. I wasn’t so sure how the two colors of purple would look together but I really love it. I would love to wear it! Unfortunately that’s not one that I made and it lives in Mississippi with it’s rightful owner, Melissa, so borrowing it isn’t going to happen.

ric rac burlap and felt accessories

Check out some of the other flowers we made!

ric rac burlap and felt accessories

Don’t I have talented friends? There are several varieties of flowers here, both in ric rac and felt. Pop a pin back on any of these and pin it to your shirt, jacket, or bag and you’re good to go. A grouping of them also make a fun splash on throw pillows. Here are the tutorials for the ric rac daisyrick rack chrysanthemum, felt dahlia, and the ruffled flower. If you don’t see something you like in any of the links just do a search and go nuts. There are a million choices. They’re all pretty simple and fun to make. I have to mention CHEAP. Even the Dahlia was made for 27 cents. 27 CENTS, you ask? Yes. Just one piece of felt and circle of cardboard cut from my cereal box. This is how simple they are: last Sunday I was wishing that I had a brown felt flower to wear to church. You have to understand that I don’t do ANYTHING spontaneous before church. I figure there will be enough adventure once we get there. No need to start early, you know? But surprisingly, the kids were basically ready and fed, so in about 10 minutes I made a brown ruffled flower and my clothing suddenly looked like an outfit. Amazing.

Moving on to burlap. I’ve done a few burlap projects lately and you won’t be surprised to hear that some of them are flowers. This one is my favorite. I just used this tutorial for rolled fabric flowers and I really like the shaggy look of the burlap.

ric rac burlap and felt accessories

Okay, the burlap flower below still needs work. I’ll just be honest, not my fave. However I really like the way the center turned out so I’m sharing the homely little thing anyway. You know how sometimes you need a center for a flower and a button is the right shape and size and will hold everything together, but you’re not really going for that crafty button look? Instead of sewing the button to keep the flower layers together, I used mini-brads usually used for paper crafting. I like it and may use the idea again on a more attractive item.

ric rac burlap and felt accessories

But I can’t leave you with that uninspiring item. So here you go, one last dose of inspiration. Ahhhh.

ric rac burlap and felt accessories

Yummy, right? So spend your 27 cents and your 15 minutes and ENJOY!

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ric rac burlap and felt accessories

21 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. November 2nd, 2011 at 8:02 am
    Kate says:
    how to pick which one to make? so cute.
  2. November 2nd, 2011 at 8:05 am
    Jamica says:
    We are making these for YW at church! They love them! Thanks for the ideas Amy! (And thanks for the shout-out! Cluck-cluck!) I would put you in charge of crafts any and every year! :)
  3. November 2nd, 2011 at 7:40 pm
    Sarah says:
    How cute! I've been looking for some new ideas for baby girl bows. Thanks for sharing.
  4. November 3rd, 2011 at 12:32 am
    Tiffany says:
    Also love flowers and at the moment burlap. I put together a place setting using burlap and also just had to include a flower. All those turned out super cute that you and your friends made. : ) Oh and if you'd like to see my burlap it's here : http://tiffcreativeoutlet.blogspot.com/2011/10/ruffles-and-burlap.html
  5. November 3rd, 2011 at 12:55 am
    Ana says:
    These are cute! This will be going on my list of homemade gifts.
  6. November 4th, 2011 at 8:57 am
    Alison says:
    Love all the colors! Cute post Amy!
  7. November 7th, 2011 at 7:32 am
    CAS says:
    I just love those cute ric rac rings!
  8. November 8th, 2011 at 12:48 am
    Jennifer says:
    These are awesome!! I really need to get me some ric rac!!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!!
  9. November 9th, 2011 at 9:27 pm
    Lisa says:
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  10. November 10th, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    Kate says:
    Oh my word, those are so cute!
    I LOVE making fabric flowers!
  11. November 21st, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    tarryn says:
    These are fantastic! I can't wait to get started on these!!! Especially that Dahlia...
  12. November 26th, 2011 at 11:19 pm
    Laura L says:
    love that purple flower too! some fiber flowers can end up looking cheap but that's just great! i think it'd be fun to make some kind of garland or room decoration with clusters of those!
  13. November 28th, 2011 at 9:50 am
    Anne V says:
    I have visited before, and love this idea!
  14. November 28th, 2011 at 10:00 am
    Melissa says:
    I love all of these ideas!! I can't wait to try them!
  15. November 28th, 2011 at 10:43 am
    Autumn Goodwin says:
    love those ric rac flowers! I have made a few of those. They make adorable rings!
  16. November 28th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    Missy says:
    I can't wait to make these!
  17. November 30th, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    Becca Coombs says:
    I love the ric rac rings, so colorful!
  18. December 1st, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    Natalie Gunter says:
    I've made some! When you try it don't wrap it to tight.
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