We shared this fun DIY Whisk Flower tutorial last May on It’s Overflowing. Aimee was so kind by inviting us to guest post for her. Just in case you missed it, we wanted to share these little beauties with you again.
A few weeks ago, I was getting ready to donate a box of old cooking utensils when my four year old son saw a wire hand whisk we were about to part with and asked if he could keep it. I said “sure.” A few minutes later, he asked if I could turn it into a butterfly for him. As I started to pull it apart, I realized that this was an impossible task and it looked more like a flower than a butterfly. At this point he was no longer interested in the whisk, but now I was. There were endless possibilities here!
Whenever any type of creative idea hits me, I always call my sister, Erin. Her and I talked, hashing out the details for this whisk flower, deciding that wrapping it in fabric was my best bet. She recommended the magic number of three and I agreed. So, off to the store I went to buy a couple more wire whisks and make my fabric selections.
First, I started by pulling each wire loop apart from the grouping to create the petals.
Next, I cut small strips of fabric and wrapped one around each petal, attaching it with liquid stitch glue. (I noticed when I was making my first flower, that I could see through the white parts of fabric a little bit. So for each additional flower I made, I first wrapped the petals with plain white muslin, then with the patterned fabric. Problem solved! This made them look much better.)
Once I completed the whole flower, I got back on the phone with my loving sister and we started brainstorming ideas for the center.
After a few text messages and several minutes of talking, Erin suggested that I make fabric flowers to be the centers, and I did just that.
Long strips of fabric were rolled up and glued to the middle of my whisk.
Finally, I repeated all of the above steps until I had three beautiful blossoms.
Aren’t they adorable? They make the ideal spring/summer decor. These would also be so cute for a party, or a mother’s day gift. Like I said before, the possibilities are endless.
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