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!
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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.
diy whisk flowers, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
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.)
diy whisk flowers, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
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.
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3 questions
  • Traci
    on Mar 27, 2018

    What happened to your sons butterfly? Did you ever make him one from a whisk?

    • Jewellmartin
      on Mar 28, 2018

      I can imagine a four-winged butterfly and a flower leaf or petal. The flower rolls in the centers are very pretty. ☺️

  • Clara
    on Mar 27, 2018

    Can you you hot glue for the underneath instead of sewing?

    • Jeanne Martin
      on Feb 19, 2019

      She didn't sew them. Read the post again as somehow you missed that part. She used a special glue, not hot glue.

  • Linda Partridge
    on Jul 15, 2018

    I have a question on the snowman,I noticed you also wraped the circles all around...why no on put in front,wrap around and hotglue each one,this wat,you do not have to buy as much yarn..you can then put polyurathem on back to protect it and help make it still.

    • Jeanne Martin
      on Feb 19, 2019

      What? There is nothing about a snowman nor yarn on this post (not on her link either). This post is about making faux flowers with a whisk and fabric.

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