my friend nikki gave me a huge stash of fancy patterned ric rac a while ago, so i couldn’t resist trying out a few of these flowers with it. check them out!
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I had seen your tutorial on how to make these, and loved it so much I added it to my own blog list. These are adorable! and what a great idea to use up the old ric rac. They are just so cute and clever.
I LOVE these! I loved the plain ric rac flowers then saw the patterned ones and love those more! Since I can’t sew I don’t think I would be coordinated enough to shir the ric rac and try and stitch it at the same time since I have no experience with hand stitching or any kind of sewing for that matter! But, who knows, I may just give it a try! Thanks for posting the idea! Shauna
Hannah, I LOVE these! I have a huge roll of blue rickrack with gold Lurex that is just waiting to be turned into flowers. I tried one last night and it was a little trickier than I thought it would be. How often do you tack it down to the felt backing? It’s hard to tell from the photo and I’m not sure I was doing it right–it felt a bit awkward. Yours look a lot smoother and more even than mine did so that makes me think I did it wrong.
PS–I wore my toadstool skirt the other day and I LOVE it! :)
I do enjoy the rick rack flowers. And want to make some but…. I think the pom pom in the center makes them look cheep. I remember my mom having a pair of earrings of rick rack.Maybe a button ,chank type,for the center that way you wouldn’t see the holes in the buttons.
Thank you for the idea !!! BJ
I cannot tell you how many pkgs of old rick rack I have from garage sales, auctions and real estate sales. I really never could decide what to dowith them but just could not bear toget rid of them. I really, really like this idea and am planning on using it for a program at my next Quilt Guild workday. Thanks so much for this clever idea.
P.S. I also have a good friend w/a Feb. birthday. Guess what she is getting.
I saw your rick rack flowers and made a couple for barrettes, one I used a tinker bell button for the center and one I made a goldish color and put brown french knots in the center. Kind of looks like a sunflower. I made another one a little different and made it into a pin for my mom. then I made another version and combined it with rick rack rose buds. Too cute! Thank you for the inspiration!