Blog Swap with Domestically Speaking….and a new Sponsor

Well, today is blog swap Wednesday (yeah, that’s the new name I’m giving it!!) but before we get to that, I wanted to introduce you to a new sponsor, Photo Jewelry Making. is a family owned and operated business located in Michigan. It is the world’s largest photo jewelry supplies super store, offering a large selection of photo jewelry making items such as bracelet blanks, brooch blanks, pendant blanks, ring blanks, and more! Photo Jewelry Making has been featured in numerous blogs, magazines, and even on NBC’s Today Show! makes making your own photo jewelry at home fun and easy! If you have a special occasion coming up, be sure to check them out. Who wouldn’t love a wonderful photo keepsake?

Now, onto the blog swap……

I’m so excited to be guest blogging for The Girl Creative. Thank you Diana for the fun opportunity!

If you don’t know me yet… I’m Maryann from Domestically Speaking and I entered into this fab world of blogging a little over 4 months ago. I’d been a blog watcher for about a year, but I decided to take the plunge late, last year.

I’m a wife and mom to three great kiddos (9,7,4) and my blog is a place for me to share some of the things that I’m most passionate about. You’ll find bargain hunting, DIY’ing, crafting, cooking, baking, painting, furniture rehab’ing, simple sewing, decorating and some household tips that help me keep our family running.

The last few days I’ve been sharing on my blog what I created with an old sweater I found in my closet.

I cut it apart to make this cozy Pottery Barn knockoff sweater pillow and a neck roll pillow with one of the sleeves.

Well…. yesterday I came across this tutorial on making rolled flowers and my mind started to spin with ideas of leftover sweater scraps, burlap and twine – oh my!

So last night I hunkered down with the Bachelor and my supplies: sweater scraps, burlap, twine, a small piece of felt, scissors and my trusty glue gun.

Step One: Cute a circle from your felt in the size you’d like your flower to be.

Step Two: Cut a long strip of burlap. Mine was about 1 1/2 inches wide by about 24 inches long. Then you tie a knot on one end of your burlap.

Step Three: Glue your knotted end to the center of your felt circle. In the House of 3 tutorial they used fabric glue… I didn’t have any on hand, but the hot glue worked well for me.

Step Four: This is where watching the video link might help. Basically you are twisting and gluing as you wrap around your center knot. I glued the fabric down about every 1/2 turn, so if the circle was a clock face, at 3 and 9 o’clock (hope that makes sense). So you just keep twisting the fabric and gluing till you’ve filled in your felt circle. If you run out of fabric just start another piece with a knotted end and tuck it under where you ran out and complete your circle. If you have more fabric then you need, just cut it and glue down the end.

Here’s my burlap flower. I rolled my sweater scraps for the center of this one. Love how it looks on my sweater pillow.

This one I made with the sweater scraps and put rolled twine in the center.

These were so fun and easy to make… I want to put flowers everywhere now. My poor husband and son!

Thanks again Diana for swapping with me! I hope to see all you creative ladies over at Domestically-Speaking. If you’re into painting I host a Power of Paint Party every Wednesday.

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  1. love it! I have been making all sorts of flower things lately. I love flowers! The sweater into pillows was very creative and what a great way to recycle.

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