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DIY Whisk Flowers

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A few weeks ago, I was getting ready to donate a box of old cooking utensils when my four year old son saw a wire hand whisk we were about to part with and asked if he could keep it. I said “sure.” A few minutes later, he asked if I could turn it into a butterfly for him. As I started to pull it apart, I realized that this was an impossible task and it looked more like a flower than a butterfly. At this point he was no longer interested in the whisk, but now I was. There were endless possibilities here!
Difficulty: Easy
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Whenever any type of creative idea hits me, I always call my sister, Erin. Her and I talked, hashing out the details for this whisk flower, deciding that wrapping it in fabric was my best bet. She recommended the magic number of three and I agreed. So, off to the store I went to buy a couple more wire whisks and make my fabric selections.
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Here is how the flowers were made:
First, I started by pulling each wire loop apart from the grouping to create the petals.
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  • diy whisk flowers, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
Next, I cut small strips of fabric and wrapped one around each petal, attaching it with liquid stitch glue. (I noticed when I was making my first flower, that I could see through the white parts of fabric a little bit. So for each additional flower I made, I first wrapped the petals with plain white muslin, then with the patterned fabric. Problem solved! This made them look much better.)
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  • diy whisk flowers, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
Once I completed the whole flower, I got back on the phone with my loving sister and we started brainstorming ideas for the center.
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After a few text messages and several minutes of talking, Erin suggested that I make fabric flowers to be the centers, and I did just that.
Long strips of fabric were rolled up and glued to the middle of my whisk.
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  • diy whisk flowers, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
Perfect!
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Finally, I repeated all of the above steps until I had three beautiful blossoms.
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Aren’t they adorable? They make the ideal spring/summer decor. These would also be so cute for a party, or a mother’s day gift. Like I said before, the possibilities are endless.
For more about this project and to see other DIYs check out Elizabeth Joan Designs.

To see more: http://elizabethjoandesigns.com/2015/02/diy-whisk-flowers/

Got a question about this project?

  • Tigressway84
    Tigressway84 Newton, AL

    You can use old shower curtains for the flowers great for outdoors.

  • Tigressway84
    Tigressway84 Newton, AL

    You can use old shower curtains for fabric great for out doors.

  • Marilyn
    Marilyn Falkville, AL

    So cute and quirky-- which by the way I love. I may have to try this one. I have 2 or 3 old whisks that have seen better days and would probably enjoy a facelift. :-)

  • Carole kopera
    Carole kopera Willoughby, OH

    I use whisks to put candy inside and then wrap or put in decorated cellophane bags tied shut and a note " whisking you a Merry Christmas ". can buy the bags at "Dollar Tree"

  • Cyndee
    Cyndee Huntington, IN

    Very clever. They are so cute!

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