FUNKY POLKADOT GIRAFFE

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Funky PolkaDot Giraffe Blog PAR-TAY Day 3: GIVEAWAY #2 + Tutorial

GIVEAWAY CLOSED
Hi there!!

I'm Jen from Tatertots & Jello!

Thanks Kyla for letting me stop by and join the party!!



I'd love to share a little project I'm a little obsessed with right now --

Rolled Flower Brooches!



These are addicting to make!




Here's what you need:
Fabric {either three different coordinating fabrics or one}
Liquid Stitch
Felt
Gorilla Glue or a Glue Gun
A Fastener

Here's what you do:



  • Make the flowers. Cut a length of fabric 1/2" wide and the length depends on how big you want the flower to be. 18 inches makes about a 2 inch flower.



  • put a little Liquid Stitch in the middle of the end of the fabric. Fold the fabric in half and roll it up a few times -- very tightly.




  • Put another dab of Liquid Stitch next to the roll and fold it over. Keep folding and wrapping as you go around the outside of the rolled material. Add a dab of Liquid stitch every 1/2 turn or so.

  • When you get to the end of the material, fold about 1/2 inch under the back of the material, adding a bunch of Liquid Stitch underneath. Let dry.

  • Make as many flowers as you want for your brooch.





  • Once you have all of your flowers made, secure the flowers to the felt using either hot glue or Gorilla Glue. Let dry. Cut a few strips of material about 1/3 inch wide and attach those under the rolled flowers.







  • Cut around the flowers.



  • Add some hot glue or Gorilla Glue to the back of the felt. Then put the fastener on top and let dry.





And you are done!
Now you have a colorful brooch you can wear on a purse, a winter coat or sweater!! Or, you could attach them to a headband or hair clip for a fun hair accessory. It's my latest obsession -- I can't stop making them!!

Would you like to win these two brooches??

Here's how you can win --
  • Leave a comment on this post. (Mandatory entry)
Extra entries:



And, if you want to win the purse and another two brooches, come over to my
Tatertots & Jello Facebook page --
I'm giving them away in my {birthday giveaway}!!

Thanks for letting me come by!!

XOXO



Kyla's Fine Print:

Be sure to leave your email address as well so I can contact you if you win!
If you don't leave an email address, or if your profile isn't linked to your email,
I'll pick a different winner!

Giveaway ends Oct. 4th at MIDNIGHT PST

68 comments:

Tasha said...

I am obsessed with rolled flowers too. Love! Hope I win :)
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The M&M MacArthur Family said...

So CUTE!!!!
I love the rolled fabric flowers.

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Carleen said...

Super cute! I would love to win.
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Carleen said...

Follower of your blog.

Carleen said...

Tweeted about the giveaway.

kristen said...

I love these. I have been admiring them every time she posts about them!

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Jen said...

OH that Jen - always the creative one! p.s. I love your blog! Super cute!'
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Lee said...

How cute. Thanks for tutuorial on them too.
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Lee said...

I am a follower of Fundy polkadot giraffe blog

BubbaandM said...

Thanks for the tutorial! They are adorable.

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BubbaandM said...

I follow FPG.

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peckette said...

I love the rolled flower broaches! I had no idea they were to easy to make.

peckette said...

I am a follower!

lisawitt said...

I would love to win those flowers....I have been needing some new accessories! ;-)

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Mike and Larissa said...

LOVE IT!!!
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amycornwell said...

I love these brooches!! YAY! Pick me!

ellie g said...

These are SOOOOO cute Jen! And I adore that mustard yellow color! LOVE! And I'm also loving your rolled flower kick.

But fabric covered buttons called.....they miss when you were obsessed with them. (that was supposed to be funny....it might not have been.....I'm laughing by myself)

Melanie said...

Super cute!! How fun!!! Love them!

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Melanie said...

And of course I am a follower of FPG!!

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Nicole said...

I really need to make some of these...but where is the time???

Thanks for the post!
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Eli's Lids said...

I'm going to make those... like a thousand of them!!

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow Funky Polka dot Giraffe!
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Cory said...

I want em!
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Cory said...

I follow FPG on GFC cuz I'm cool like that
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dancin' momma said...

So cute, and I can't wait to make some!
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dancin' momma said...

Follower!
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Niki said...

Love these flowers on a handbag:)

Niki said...

And I'm now following!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i love it~!! i love it cuz it doesn't seem too hard to make but i also don't have the time to make them so would love to win this one! :D

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Sandy a la Mode said...

hello! new follower here! :)

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

I would love to win this giveaway!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

I'm your new follower!

Dawn said...

love these-thanks for the tutorial

Dawn said...

i'm a follower

Lyndsey said...

I have been wanting one of these. I would love to win.

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Lyndsey said...

I follow on FB.

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cara said...

Love these! I hope I win!
Cara

CandaceAshley said...

I haven't made these flowers yet but I keep thinking I need to try! They look fun and I have some beautiful fabric that will look wonderful. Thank you for the tutorial!

Candace

Erika said...

Love Jen's brooches!!! So cute! Would love to win these. Thanks for the chance!

Nancy's Couture said...

I';m obsessed with them too. I use the scraps from a project to make a hair clippie or headband to match.

Nancy's Couture said...

I follow the Funky PolkaDot Giraffe

Amy said...

Thanks for the tutorial! One of these days, hopefully I'll have time to try it. But yours look so good

Amy said...

And I follow your blog!

The Riebeek Family said...

I love the rolled flowers! These are beautiful!

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The Riebeek Family said...

I love the rolled flowers! These are beautiful!

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Katie said...

I love rolled flowers- I love everything Jen shares at Tatertots and Jello, including your site I just stumbled on through her-love it.

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Katie said...

I am a follower

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Jessica said...

Those are so adorable!!! I'm going to have to try them.

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Jessica said...

I am a follower!

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Patrick and Emillie said...

Would love to win! These are adorable!

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Patrick and Emillie said...

I follow your blog.

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The Palmers said...

I am a follower of your blog

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The Palmers said...

I love these flowers they are so cute.

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The Galloway Clan said...

These are uber adorable! I'm a FPG follower!

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Tiffany said...

I love these brooches! I love that I can put them on anything, my clothes, bag, whatever!

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Tiffany said...

I follow Funky Polkadot Giraffe

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Kristy said...

I love the flower broaches! I want one :)

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Kristy said...

I am a follower!!

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Pedey @ Do You Smell That!!? said...

LOVE those! So simple and so perfect!

Pedey (at) sbcglobal (dot) net
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Pedey @ Do You Smell That!!? said...

I follow FPG!

Pedey (at) sbcglobal (dot) net
http://pedersenfood.blogspot.com/

Theresa said...

I absolutely love these! I never realized they were so simple to make.Thank you for a wonderful tutorial.
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Theresa said...

I also have been a TT&J follower for awhile :)
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Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I love the teal brooch!!!

sunnymum said...

These rolled flowers are beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial, although me and glue usually spells trouble...
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Emily, David, Daniel and Miss Maggie said...

i love the rolled flowers. So much fun i'll have to give them a try.
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Jennifer said...

Thank-you for the tutorial!! I would love to win the brooches...LOVE them!
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Chrissy Farnan said...

Adorable! Thank you for the tutorial too!

Chrissy Farnan said...

I have tweeted about the giveaway!!

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