Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Thanksgiving Hostess Gift by Clare Dempsey
I love to bring a little something for the hostess on Thanksgiving! I know how much work goes into cooking for this holiday and love to have a little thank you for the cook! This year, I will be bringing a pin I made with Art Glitter and organza. And just so the host does not feel left out, I will pin it to a ribbon and tie the ribbon around a bottle of their favorite beverage!
Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque Glitter #343 Chestnut
Art Glitter Fabric Dries Clear Adhesive
Brown Organza fabric cut 3” x 42”
Low Temp Glue Gun
Chipboard 2 inch circle
Brown Felt 2 inch circle
Start by cutting your organza. I actually used a roll of organza I found at JoAnn’s and cut it 21 inches long. I then cut it in half lengthwise, so that I had two strips 3 inches wide by 21 inches long. I overlapped my two strips by an inch and ran a basting stitch down the center lengthwise.
I then added a bead of glue using Art Glitter Fabric Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkled on my Chestnut glitter. Shake off excess and allow to dry. I pulled my basting thread so that the finished length of the strip was 14” and folded the strip in half.
I followed the instructions on the Maya Road Flower video HERE.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez6MLD_hTDc
Some tips for the organza instead of ribbon:
• Tie a knot at both ends after to gather and clip off the lose threads before gluing with the hot glue gun.
• Don’t wrap your center too tight or you won’t have a good space for your button. Use a hole about the size of a pencil in the middle of your flower.
• You will have to fold your organza in half as you go.
Here is a close up of the finished flower pin.
I just used more of the organza strip to tie a bow around the bottle and then pinned the flower to the center.