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Shabby Fabric Flowers

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Once you get started making these fabric flowers, you'll want to put them on everything!
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Item #16288
Take the sting and mess out of working with hot glue guns. Our one-of-a-kind set of must-have tools will banish your hot glue woes! Set includes a mat, finger caps, tweezers, a paddle and a press wand. Created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza.


Other Supplies
Scrap fabrics
Hot glue gun and sticks
Large gems


1.      Begin with a long strip of torn fabric. Taffeta (shown here) creates a tattered edge. Cotton looks county chic and knit fabrics (recycled tees) have a soft urban look. This piece was 30" x 3".  Wearing Hot Glue Gun Helpers finger caps, add hot glue to one corner. Fold the strip in half and press into the hot glue. Fold over the end to form an angle. Hot glue to secure.


2.      Fold over the strip of fabric and begin wrapping around the first glued fold from step 1. Continue folding and wrapping.  It should like a kaleidoscope. Continue to add hot glue where needed. Fold and wrap until you are 1 way around the first fold. Once you have made it around the first fold trim off the extra tail.


3.      Bring the fabric strip to the back of flower. Secure with hot glue. Press and hold with a HGGH finger cap for protection. Continue folding and wrapping along the back of the flower. When you reach the end, hot glue the last bit of fabric. Hot glue a gem in the center.

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