Handmade Fabric Bouquet

If you want a long-lasting bouquet then it’s worth considering a fabric bouquet, perfect if you want to show the grandkids in years to come. Hannah Read-Baldrey shows you how to make one.

You will need:
– Glue gun
– A selection of 1 metre pieces of plain cotton fabric
– Iron
– Gardening wire
– Wire cutter
– Elastic bands
– Pliers
– A selection of light and dark green felt
– Gaffer tape
– Green fabric ribbon

Instructions
– Cut your plain pink fabric into a strip measuring 12cm by 70cm
– Iron it out flat, then fold in half along the length and iron flat again
– Roll the fabric up, gathering it up a little as you go to make a flower shape
– Secure fabric with an elastic band
– Cut your gardening wire to 35cm and feed it through the centre of the fabric flower
– Use your pliers to turn the end of the wire round into a swirl
– Pull the wire through the fabric flower
– Cut the dark green felt into 10cm x 10cm squares
– Using your glue gun, glue along the outside of the felt square and wrap it around the fabric flower
– Repeat this for all your roses, around 14 in total
– Bunch the flowers together, starting with the larger roses in the centre
– Once all the flowers are gathered together, twist the wires together and bend them in half to create a handle
– Bind them together with gaffer tape
– Using a large piece of light green felt, cover the handle by wrapping the felt around the bouquet
– Fold the corners of the felt back to create leaves
– Cut the green fabric ribbon to a 30cm piece and tie it round the outside into a lovely bow.