Monday, February 7, 2011

"L" is for Leather

Leather flowers.

I used to work for an interior designer back before kids and lots and lots of samples would come through.  Fabric, leather, trim, cord, wallpaper, paint - everything - heaven now that I think about it.

Those days are long gone but I still have a huge bin full of 'out dated' leather samples just waiting to be used for a project.

After seeing all the felt flowers out in blogland I thought for sure I could do leather flowers.

Here's how I made the flowers:
(I prefer the wrong side of the leather to be my front.)

Cut out six petals plus a small circle for the back and a contrasting circle the front center:

Hot glue straight edge of petal together, hold with binder clip:

Hot glue all petals together in circle form onto small circle:

And add your center:

Go crazy and make lots:

I attached a hair clip to the back to make them user friendly:

Now let's use them:

Bling for your clipboard:

Mother's Day craft anyone?

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  1. They are great- How creative. I love them on the branch, they look so effortless.

  2. So cute! Now I have something to make with the leather I bought to make baby shoes that never got made!

  3. These are fabulous! And obviously we both have great minds, because we think alike :)

  4. I LOVE your version of the flowers on the branch! Thank you for showing it to me and your lovely comment! :)
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  5. Awesome idea!
    For those looking for a cheap leather source, I get tons at the thrift store on dollar day.