Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May Arts:: Flower Inspiration

Did you hear that May Arts Ribbon is offering a Flower Inspiration Challenge??!! These kinds of challenges are so much fun, please stop over on the blog to check out all the details! I've got two inspiration samples to share today.

I absolutely adore that May Arts offers many different colors of raffia along with the traditional natural color. I chose to create some really fun and quirky "Horton Hears a Who" inspired flowers using two shades of the raffia and a simple twig stem.

The flowers were super easy to make: I wound some raffia over a fork, then tied it together in the middle and cut both ends, fluffing to make a pom pom. I hot glued two poms together and then the flower top onto a twig stem.

The second  project is a big, bold and beautiful flower pin using white raffia. This flower was made by wrapping/looping the ribbon, securing in the middle, but not cutting the edges. I hid the middle by
affixing a button with hot glue to the center.

I then glued a pin back to the back of the flower! So easy!

I hope you have the chance to stop by the blog and check out more details on the Flower Inspiration Challenge.


  1. These would be adorable as hair clips too. Love them...too bad neither of us has girls :)!!

  2. I love the flowers on twig stems Karen, so cute!!

  3. You are SO clever! Both types of flowers are adorable - I may try the ones on twig stems myself, you have inspired me to do more with my raffia than wrap packages! Hugs!