I made this 14x14 pillow using leftover flannel from little blankets that I made for my daughters' doll beds. When it was done, I propped it up, stood back, and thought to myself "It's done, but it needs something more."
With scrap fabric and random buttons in hand, I made fabric flowers following this tutorial from The House of Smiths http://www.thehouseofsmiths.com/2010/09/fabric-flower-tutorial.html.
For the petals, I used scraps of striped flannel (the same as I used for the pillow back) and scraps of white flannel. Coordinating buttons finished off the centers of the flowers quite nicely. The flowers were so easy to make. To attach them to the pillow I just tacked them down using sewing thread.
They are the perfect 'something more' that my pillow needed to take it from done to detailed.
And here she is all finished up and sitting on the chair in my daughter's bedroom.
Wouldn't these fabric flowers look amazing on a picture frame, a lamp, the cover of a scrapbook album, a tote bag?
How would you use these flowers to take your project from done to detailed?