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Friday, August 19, 2011

Funky Friday Feature: The Gunny Sack

Hello Funky Polka Dot Giraffe readers! I am so excited to be this weeks Funky Friday Feature!! My name is Tonia and you can find me over at The Gunny Sack. I blog about crafting, sewing and cooking and hope you stop by for a visit! Today I am going to share with you how to make a painted leather flower.







Find 3 various sized circular objects to trace. I found a plastic cup, a thermos lid and a medicine cup. Trace the 3 circles onto a piece of leather.



Cut the circles out, making the edges wavy. I left the edges of the smallest one as a circle.





Paint the leather leaving a black border. I used teal acrylic paint but fabric paint and leather paint would also work.




This is how it looked after one coat of paint. Let the first coat dry and then add a second coat.




After the second coat dries, light a candle and put the edges near the flame. They will begin to curl up.




Using hot glue, put glue on the suede but only in the center. You don't want to completely flatten the flower layers together.






Glue a rhinestone into the center of the flower and it is done! You can now use the flower for whatever you want to embellish.





If you want to make a headband, cut a small strip of leather.





Hot glue the strip over the headband on the back of the flower.









You can also use larger rhinestones in the center of the flower for a variation.



Here are a few of the other tutorials you can find on The Gunny Sack.


Come stop by and say hello!

Thanks Kyla for having me as your guest today!

2 comments:

Amanda Joy said...

Great job Tonia! I love how it has this 70's retro vibe... I need to try this, especially when we have a leather store fairly close to our house:)

Tanya Anurag said...

You used those pieces of leather very well. Nice job!

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