How to Make Your Own Silk Flowers

5 Materials
2 Hours
In this post, I'll show you how to easily make your own silk flowers using pretty fabric and an existing bunch of fake flowers. This is a quick, no sew project that will help you use up some fabric scraps and make a beautiful and unique centerpiece. I used a die cutter to cut out my flower pieces, but you can also use free templates online to cut out your flowers. Let's make some flowers!
I bought a cheap bunch of fake flowers at a big box store. This is probably also an easy thrift store find. 

Pull your flowers off the stem. Mine had two plastic pieces holding the fabric in place. Pull off the plastic stopper on the back--it should slide right off. 
My bouquet of flowers had two different shapes: a bud like the one below and a flat flower like the one above. 
Each one shapes the fabric a little differently. The bud shape pushes the fabric up and condenses it, and the yellow-centered pieces just let the fabric lie flat. Keep this in mind when choosing your fabric for each type of flower in your bouquet. 
Below, you can see my naked bouquet, after I stripped off all of the fake flowers and leaves. I have a couple of baskets of silk sari scraps, which I used for my flowers. I chose a red/pink/orange/yellow theme. 
I've been doing a lot of projects with my Sizzix Big Shot lately--it's one of my favorite crafting tools. I die-cut my flowers with it, but if you don't have a die cutter, here's a collection of  free fabric flower patterns that you can cut out by hand. 
After cutting out your flowers, slide your fabric layers onto the plastic center piece and put the cap on the back to hold it all together. 
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  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on May 23, 2018

    These are beautiful, could you use the existing flower petals as a template .

    • Beth Beth on May 23, 2018

      Thanks Sally! I'm sure you could use the existing flowers as a template--that's a good idea!