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DIY Whisk Flowers

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
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.
Here is how the flowers were made:
First, I started by pulling each wire loop apart from the grouping to create the petals.
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.)
Once I completed the whole flower, I got back on the phone with my loving sister and we started brainstorming ideas for the center.
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.
Finally, I repeated all of the above steps until I had three beautiful blossoms.
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/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Feb 19, 2015

    Oh my goodness how CUTE! You'd never know those are made from whisks!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Feb 19, 2015

    This is BRILLIANT! I love the idea.

  • Mary Anderson
    Mary Anderson San Jose, CA
    on Feb 19, 2015

    Super cute!

  • Virginia R
    Virginia R Jamestown, NY
    on Feb 20, 2015

    I love, love, love this! I have a number of whisks that are beyond needing replaced. This gives me reason to replace them!

  • Helen
    Helen Tacoma, WA
    on Feb 20, 2015

    These are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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