Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I-Top Intensive Day Two

Welcome to Day Two of our i-top Intensive mini blog hops. The Imaginisce design team members are featuring some clever ideas for using your i-top all this week and today's theme is all about using it to make Top-notch gifts.

For my project, I used Imaginisce's button daddies to dress up a plain scarf that I got for Christmas.







Wanna know the best part? Super cheap and pretty easy. And because ya'll are just the best bloggy friends, I have provided a tutorial at the end of this post.


Please visit all three of the designers' blogs, leave a comment and then hop back over to the Imaginisce blog and leave a final comment letting us know what you think. All of your comments make you eligible to win an awesome i-top and accessories of your own.

Cristal "Pinky" Hobbs

Melinda Spinks

Aphra Bolyer

One more thing - You will want to hop over to the Imaginisce blog for the rest of the week for more ideas on how to use the super creative and incredibly fun i-top with chances to win your very own i-top each day and a SECRET grand prize opportunity on Friday.

Ok, as promised, here's your felt flower tutorial.

Supplies: Felt (priced 4 for $1.00 at Michael's), needle, coordinating thread, sharp scissors, and button daddy.

Cut out four 3" felt circles. I used my Fiskars circle template to trace them onto the felt with an ink pen.

Fold the circle in half. Pinch the center and then press the top and bottom together until you get a shape like this one.


Sew through the point of the first petal a few times to keep it in place while you fold the next petal. Don't cut the thread, so that you can connect all four petals together as you go.

Cut out a 2" circle out of a coordinating color felt. Cut five small notches around the edges. Then, use this felt piece to cover a 22 mm button daddy.

Sew the button onto the center of the flower.

Fluff your petals and then you are ready to attach the flower to your project. Can't you just see it on a purse or sweater or headband? I see more of these in my future. LOL!

165 comments:

Chrissy said...

These are so cool. I could get away with using paper couldnt I, or even quilting fabric.....ooooo you've got my head spinning with happy thoughts..Thankyou for a wonderful lesson in flower making.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Tilly said...

These are really gorgeous Aphra. Thanks so much for the tute as well - I'm definitely going to have a go at making them.

Glora said...

Alright, I love these buttons. I can see that the I-top can do a lot of fun things.

Anne P said...

Oh wow, that is totally fabulous.

Dawn said...

Alright that is really awesome! Love how creative and personalized this makes a simple scarf...what next? I will have to try these!!!

GabyCreates.com said...

You sure dressed up that scraf- Great!!!

Sophia said...

This is such a great idea, TFS how to make them...

Sam said...

LOVE it!, and those flowers are too cute, thanks for sharing

Melissa said...

Clever clever ladies you all are..Love each technique...Thanks for sharing

ScrapDees said...

i hope you don't mind but i made a copy of this tutoral on my computer, because i am going to make this flower by myzelf! It is great and i was searching the net for something like that to make on a pillow, it is really great and i think i will make it a bit bigger!

BrendaB said...

I love those flowers! They look great on your scarf! I could see turning these into lapel pins and adding them to my winter coat!

Cindylu2u said...

These are fantastic, and they would look adorable on my grandaughters headband!! Thanks

Julie Koets said...

What a wonderful project! I need an i-top so that I can try this! Thanks for sharing!

Debc06 said...

So cute. I am a sewer as well as a papercrafter I see these showing up on many different things.
Thanks for the tutorial. http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a fun idea! love it!

Sue said...

Your flowers are adorable! I have some felt laying around, so I can't wait to give this a try.

Lynn said...

cute idea. thanks for sharing!!

nygator95 at gmail dot com

sam said...

lovely flowers! great idea!

kristy said...

Great idea! I just love the flowers..
Kristy

DeeDee said...

These are great! Very versatile.. and with the felt you can create any and every shape you could imagine!

Colleen said...

What a neat way to dress up a scarf or other accessory.

Melx:) said...

Love your work......what a fantastic idea. Thanks for the step by step! I just love it....thanks!
Melx
http://melfield.blogspot.com

Nicolle Kramer said...

I love your felt flowers ...and what a cool idea to add them to a plain scraf...thanx for the inspiration..:)

nicolle@nicollelovesscrapbooking.com

Erika said...

Love this idea!

Drayia said...

What neat looking flowers. I could see these on headbands. Thanks for sharing.

pdrnc said...

These flowers are GORGEOUS!!

ruth said...

Super cute!!

KarenB said...

Way cool!!! Thanks for the amazing tutorial :)

Jodi said...

I can see numerous ways to use these cute little flowers!

LadybugCarrie said...

What a great idea! And thank you for the tutorial! :-)

Laura Church said...

I absolutely love that flower! Using that for sure. And how about using Melinda's idea with the towelling for a centre? Super cute idea!

Kim said...

Love it! Thanks so much for the tutorial:)
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Laurie (Wally) said...

WOW Aphra this is such a great idea I have a few plain scrafs that I would love to do this too... thanks for the tutorial...

Dot said...

Beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly said...

Yes! Those are simple and beautiful! I love them. Can't wait to get an iTop to try them out! Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us.

Sue said...

Beautiful work! I love this idea!

Kim said...

Simply SUH-WEET!!! HOW COOL! LOVE the tutorial, I could see these on LOTS of things! I am a follower. Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Scrapthat said...

So cute! Way to detail the scarf! TFS!

Jodi said...

SO cute Aphra! I think I might need to get the I-top... i have been debating... but your flower is super CA-ute!

It's Jenn! said...

Soooo cute! I'd totally sport it. Thanks for the tutorial too!

Sherri Thompson said...

Aphra, these are ADORABLE! thank you so much for providing the tutorial! I just "uncovered" a stash of felt in my scraproom and can't wait to try these. (Hopefully, I will win an i-top and be able to make them sooner, lol!)

Michelle said...

This is so cute!!! love that scarf!! Could totally use one! It is -6 below zero out!!! Ok... not as cold as Alaska, but still cold! Don't know how your hubby does it!!

Ashly said...

REALLY??? its that easy?? they look so trendy!! LOVE THEM thanks for the tutorial too. I see many flowers in my future too. Now to get an itop! :) thanks for sharing

Amanda said...

Very cute! You ladies are making me want to get an I-top so bad now! :)

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Khristen said...

Beautiful, thanks for the tutorial! I love how they look on your scarf, TFS!

AmandaB said...

Oh my, your felt flowers are Simply adorable and add the perfect touch to your scarf..

Amanda:0)
amandascraftsandmore(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chelle said...

Gorgeous flower idea.

PamS said...

This is such a cute idea to dress up a scarf. I have to try this to liven up all of my boring plain scarfs. Thank you for sharing.

Kath said...

Now I really want an i-top - I got a couple of scarves like that too and really want to make those flowers - love 'em!

the cricutologist said...

Aphra this is amazing! Yes indeed I will be trying this out! Thank you for the tutorial! I love your blog and am a follower. Will you please come follow my blog too?

Kathy's-Krafts said...

What a great way to dress up a scarf, and many other things. This is awesome...
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Auntie Em said...

So sweet! They would be so happy and fun to wear on a nasty wintry day.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Karen Pinsonat said...

LOVE this idea!

alwayscharlie said...

This is a terrific idea!

Mary said...

What a beautiful addition to the scarf. Thanks for the How to tutorial. TFS

Debbie said...

Love the flowers and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing!!!

Amanda said...

Super cute! Love those flowers!

Ann Edwards said...

Love this great idea for making flowers for many projects!

Kimberly S said...

This is simply adorable and fun! Looks really fabulous. thanks so much for the inspiration! :)

Dawn said...

That is adorable! I think a headband would be super cute with these!! Thanks for the great idea!

CheckerBeads said...

So cute! and would make the best hair clips for girls too!

Anne

Kristal said...

So cute! TFS

Bobbi said...

How cute. Thanks for the tut, these would look so cute on a headband for my DD.

Amy said...

This is absolutely fab Aphra! I could go felt flower and button daddy crazy!

Pammejo said...

Way cool, love what you did with the scraf.

judybob3 said...

LOVE IT!! And very creative! :)

Melissa D. said...

What a great way to dress up a plain scarf! I want one : )

Lesabe said...

What a cool idea... I can start working on next years Christmas gifts now hehe =)

Kelly Sas said...

I am running out today to get some Button Daddies so I can start making these amazing flowers right away! The possibilities are endless on what I can decorate with these.

Eva said...

Aphra, this is soooo gorgeous, what a great idea to dress up anything! Beautiful way to use this fabulous tool!

Tanya said...

Cute idea! Love it :)

tonny said...

never thought of this !So cute !

Carol said...

Awesome work! TFS and for the tutorial

Dawn, RI said...

The flowers are great. I could see my grandaughter wearing them in her hair...Better go talk to hubby about this purchase. I really like it and want one. Dawn RI
abosoffit@ hotmail dot com

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

what a great idea, amazing what a little embellie does to something. thanks for the tut too! (that sounds a little funny)
:0)

Staci
staci412 at optonline.net

Pamk said...

These are super cute too.
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

Cari said...

Love, love, love 'em!!! That yellow is so soft and cuddly looking too!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous. I just love the possibilities. TFS.

Vicki said...

I'll be trying these flowers soon. Thanks for showing how to make them.

Kelly Massman said...

You've made that scarf so beautiful! You made it look easy, too! TFS!!!!!

greenmama said...

Really cute flowers, I can think of all sorts of things I could use them on! I like to crochet so I could crochet my circles and then create the flower... Too many ideas!

My Hideaway said...

This is adorable! These just got put on my project list!

Olivia

Lara said...

Oh my that is so cute! Thanks for the instructions I need to give this a try.

Auntie Ang said...

This is really adorable....
Another clever way to use

yougotmel said...

how cute!!

ddinak said...

WOW!!! Today has just been full of ideas I love!!! How sweet and yet simple are these? gotta try it!!!

Tabitha said...

Wonderful idea. I love the how to on the felt flowers. I wanna run out right now and make some. Thanks so very much. I am so inspired, all I need now is an iTop. LOL
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Jenn said...

What a great idea! I think I need to dust off my iTop and get to work!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Am loving those felt flowers.

Martine Labelle said...

great way to jazz up a scarf! thanks for the tutorial!

{VICKI} said...

TFS!
great project

Larissa Heskett said...

WHAT FABULOUS FLOWERS!! I totally LOVE these and I can't wait to make some of these!! =) THANKS so much for the AWESOME tutorial and for the inspiration!! Have an AMAZING DAY!! =)

Erica said...

That is fabulous! You turn a $10 scarf into a $25 dollar scarf, but make it look like a million bucks! Love this.

Anonymous said...

Aphra, I just love it love it! :)

Court said...

Aphra, I just love it love it! :)

Jessica said...

that scarf came out fantastic!! thanks for the tutorial!

ClassicZippo said...

The flowers are oh so feminine and look easy to recreate. Very nice!!

McVic said...

A-dorable! so cute! Love this!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

ellen s. said...

really really fabulous!

Snips and Snails said...

I love the felt flowers!

Ann said...

Super tutorial - thanks! These look lovely on your scarf.

lesleyw1 said...

good idea, i love the easy inexpensive ideas to make. thanks.

Leti (iluv2craft) said...

awesome project. it really added a little something to the scarf! and thanks for the Tut!

Victoria's Place said...

Love it!

Scrappymama Elaine said...

wow! I really love this! Thanks for the tutorial too!
esigmon@cox.net

Reneeleeak said...

Wow! Oh so cute. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us. Now i really wnat an i-top! ☺
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

The Dinner Spot said...

very cute idea. Thanks!

Jill P said...

What a beautiful, yet simple idea! Thanks for sharing!

Manhattan Mandie said...

OOOh, I love this idea! I {heart} my i-top but haven't tried fabrics yet... I'm feeling inspired now!

connie said...

Thanks for the tutorial! love the buttons.

joni said...

So pretty!! I love how they look on your scarf!! What a great idea! TFS and thanks for the tutorial!
hugs,
joni

Hollyk said...

What a great flower...and so easy and quict to make.

marla said...

Thanks for an awesome tutorial and project!! I love those flowers and sure I hope I get lucky to win one of these amazing tools to add to my stash for the new Year

GiGi said...

I love how the felt looks on the brads! SO PRETTY!

tomiannie said...

Very sweet embellishments!

Karen said...

Great tutorial. I am thinking of using it as a hair accent for my little girl, in pink of course

Sandra said...

thanks! I love these flowers!
Sandra ltb

sherri_braun said...

This idea is so neat and your button idea really dresses up the scarf. Awesome!

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

Betsey Terry said...

oh my..that is just too cute..Thanks for the tutorial. Those are soo cute..i have totally resisted this tool..need to get a handle on the tools i have..and using them..but really it's a new year..i should learn something new, right? Besides..i can use it for clothes too!

Denise said...

I love these felt flowers! Yummy!
DeniseB

Lesley from WI said...

Beautiful. Love how the scraf turned out and the tutorial is great!

Princess said...

Difintely impressed. I've seen paper flowers made with this technique...but they are even more delightful with the felt. Very nice!

The Drizzled Apple said...

I'm all about the fabric! Felt has such a great texture! Wool felt... mmmm just love chunky textiles don't you? Super cute scarf! I'm gonna make it for a girlfriend!
Thanks for the ideas! Keep'em commin!
-Lucy
www.thedrizzledapple.blogspot.com

Aimee said...

How fun! They're super cute!

aw62101 at hotmail dot com

VinDeeLoo said...

Very cute. Looks like something even I can make.

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

M.J. said...

These flowers are great! Thanks for sharing how they are made.

Karen S. said...

What a great idea! You scarf is adorable!

HeidiK said...

Those flowers are beautiful on the scarf. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

scrappin_in_AK said...

what cute flowers - thanks for the tutorial

Julie said...

Too cute. Not sure if I'm ready to attempt adding sewing into the mix yet considering I'm still learning this whole scrapbooking thing, but i love a challenge! Thanks for the tutorial:)

Julie
everybodylovesaparty.blogspot.com
juliemccrary at hotmail dot com

Kathy said...

Love those flowers, especially when I think of how many I can make from one 25 cent piece of felt! Thanks for that great idea!

KellyG said...

Such a great idea! Love it!

Liz said...

Aphra - this is so fun! I love the idea and the execution was brilliant :)

Steph B said...

These are brilliant! I love the felt!!

Cynthia B. said...

Thanks for the tutorial! These flowers are lovely.

JennyKozar said...

These flowers really added the WOW to your scarf. Thank you for the tutorial as i see myself really wanting to make some of these.

scrapperbecka said...

Great idea! I didn't even know they made these buttons TFS

Kathy said...

Beautiful flowers and buttons! Thanks for the simple tutorial!

Elisabeth said...

Love your idea with working with felt. This is such a great tutorial! Thanks!!!!

Glynis said...

I love these flowers!! What a fun way to dress up a scarf :O)

Elaine said...

Wow what a wonderful idea, very cute!!

I am glad I found this hop, I never would have seen such wonder ideas.

thanks for sharing

elainer@cinci.rr.com
ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Amy C said...

What a fabulous way to dress up a scarf!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

stephanie said...

This is fabulous. TFS.

Brittney said...

Ooo, super cute! Thanks soo much for the tutorial!

Paper Dolls said...

I love these little flowers and think one could also use other fabric, fleece if one pinked the edges... Thanks for the precious idea! I would love to have some of the goodness being given away this week!

creative patti said...

I just love handmade flowers! and these are just perfect! Thank you for the tutorial!

Auntie Ang said...

Thanks for the tutorial

HeatherC said...

This is just an adorable addition to your scarf! I love the flower tutorial as well.

dlwidder said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!

Tonya said...

Beautiful, another great way to use the i-top!

Manders said...

This is so cutttte love the felt.

Karen said...

BEAUTIFUL! This is one project that makes me wish I had an i-top of my own.

Dyna said...

Genius way to accessorize any wardrobe. LOVE LOVE LOVE the flowers! Thanks for sharing!!

scrappinhero said...

OMG...i LOVE that flower...thanks for the great tutorial.

Carrie said...

Adorable flowers! And they seem so easy! thanks for a great tip.

Kim. said...

Oh my goodness I cannot believe what a difference these have made to the scarf. Thanks for sharing.
Kim xXx

Got2BCrafting said...

Beautiful and so very creative! I would love to make some of these. Thanks for the tutorial!!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

shanna13 said...

I love how you changed a plain scarf into something that look entirely different. TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

My Crafting Time said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the flowers. tfs

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com
www.mycraftingtime.com

chignon said...

your felt flower are a fabulous idea! I'm thinking added to a safety pin to attach it to lots of different things! Wow, TFS!

Kim said...

I love working with felt and those are so cool, thanks for sharing your tutorial. I am so going to try that.

stefeni said...

This is really beautiful! What a great idea to use the I Top for non paper crafts.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Brett said...

I'm going to have to make some of these for my daughter's hair! So cute!
Thanks!

Fleursbydesign said...

Cute idea -thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Miss Niki said...

I'm thinkin gI may have to have one of these tools....this is beyond cute!