Ever since we found out we were having a girl I’ve dreamt about what her nursery would look like. And believe me, I have been all over the map. From bright, bold colors, to soft, whimsical ones. In the end, we settled on a pink and grey theme and so far, I love it! It’s a work in progress, a labor of love, and when it’s complete, I’ll post pictures.
Today, I wanted to show you how I made the cutest (and quite simple) curtain tiebacks. I was trying to decide whether or not I wanted the metal curtain holders (you know, those things that look like a C-arm, and then screw into the wall and they hold your curtains) or just use some ribbon and tie the curtains back with that. I decided on the latter of the two options but wanted something a bit girly. That’s when I decided to use the same technique you use to make a flower pouf (you can use this to make headbands) and use that as my tieback.
Let’s get started…
- Sheet of felt
- Fabric for your flower
- Large circle to use as a stencil (I used my biggest coffee mug)
- Hot glue gun
To start, you are going to use your circle stencil (in my case, the bottom of my coffee mug) and trace a circle on your felt. This will be the base of your flower. Then stencil 6 other circles (the same size) on the fabric for your flower petals. Cut all of them out.
Hot glue one circle to your felt (this insures that if any fabric is seen below your petals, it will match).
Time to make your petals. Grab a circle and fold it in half. Place a small line of hot glue in the center and fold in half again. You should have what looks like a little pizza slice. This will be your petal. Do the same with the remaining 4 petals.
By now, you should have the base of your flower and 5 petals. You are now going to hot glue the flat part of one petal to the base of your flower. You do this with all four petals. For the fifth and final petal, put a dab of hot glue on the tip and stick it in the center of your flower. Ta-da! You have your pouf!
Pick whatever ribbon you want to use as a tieback (in my case, I had left over crochet ribbon from my no-sew tutu so I just used that). Hot glue the flower pouf to the ribbon and let dry.