DIY - Silk Poppie

how cute is this silk poppy worn on a belt?! - here's the DIY:

Tools and Materials:
  • Fabric scissors
  • Silk shantung fabric, one color for petals, another for flower centers (from $22 per yd.,
  • Needle and thread
  • Buttons (shell and fashion buttons, from $1 each;
  • Brooch backing or barrette (gold brooch pins, $8.50 for 12;

How to:

1. Cut a rectangle of silk 8 to 12 inches long and 2 to 5 inches wide. Note that the grain of the fabric should run vertically along the width so the fabric's surface looks similar to that of real petals.

2. Using a needle and thread, sew a running stitch along 1 long side of the rectangle (1/4 inch from edge), and then pull thread to tighten the fabric into a bunch. Hand-stitch center, and knot it off.

3. Cut a smaller rectangle of silk 6 to 8 inches long and 1 to 2 inches wide. This time, cut so the grain runs horizontally. Create a fringed edge by removing a few horizontal threads at the top of the rectangle.

4. Sew a running stitch along 1 long side of the rectangle (1/8 inch from edge). Pull thread to tighten fabric into a bunch. Hand-stitch center, and knot it off. You will have a small rosette.

5. Snip small curved triangular shapes from poppy to create defined petal shapes. (Alternatively, cut fringed petals.)

6. Place a button in the center of the rosette, and then place rosette in center of poppy. Sew button and rosette onto poppy, and knot it off.

7. Hand-stitch flower to brooch backing or barrette.


such a busy weekend - i woke up today saying to myself "oh it's Friday, just get through today and then 2 days of relaxation" - well big opps to my brain since it's just Monday - but after work i'm hitting up the spa for some 'erika-time' -- this week i'm hosting Girls Night which i'll be prepping for all week -- i'm going to 'try' and set up fondu (one cheese the other chocolate, gonna nix the oil) *fingers crossed* it comes out yummy!

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  1. I love this project and the poppie is so sweet.
    Have a great Monday, sunshine

    P.S: I'm hosting an amazing Fischer's dress Giveaway Reloaded later today! Don't miss it!

  2. What a fun project! Have fun at girl's night! They always sound so fun!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  3. For sure cute! Wish I was that handy!

  4. Gorgeous DIY, darling!
    Thanks for the tutorial!


  5. Love it! And spa time sounds fabulous. Girl's Night, I love it all! And yes please let's meet up this summer! xoxo

  6. it's the freaking worst to wake up thinking it's friday or saturday when it's not. except when it's sunday. ha!


  7. How dainty and beautiful!! I am so going to try this when I get some time!!


  8. This is so cute and perfect for Spring and summer.

  9. This is adorable! I love it.

  10. Have a wonderful time getting pampered at the spa!

  11. This is such a cute idea...I might just have to get crafty!

  12. Wow, I love this - what a great idea!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  13. Love this idea...really cute!!

  14. that is so cute! when is the needle and thread bug going to bite me? i wanna make stuff like this! :)

    enjoy your erika time! and have fun making fondue! wish I could have some of that!!! yum!


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