A few days ago, my best friend and I were getting ready for a wedding. We had seen on Pinterest several beautiful flower belts. After looking at them and setting my heart on making one, we drew some ideas, and began. First find a long piece of lace as your belt. You can use ribbon, fabric, or really anything that suits you. Just be creative! If you are using lace, just try it on, and cut it where it is too long. Now, we can start on the flowers. Depending on the number of flowers you want on your belt, cut out circles of felt that are about four inches in diameter. You will most likely need to trim them down to the necessary size for your flower. To finish the flowers, follow the directions under each picture below.
To make the flower above, take lace trim and gather it. Hot glue the gathered edge around the circumference of one of the circles of felt. Now keep gluing the gathered edge of the lace in a swirl on the felt. Make sure not to glue the opposite edge of the lace. Once you spiral it into the center, cut and tuck under the lace and glue it down firmly while keeping the lace on top of the hot glue to make the center pretty.
To make the flower above, cut out twelve petals from some cream fabric. Four should be an inch and a half wide, four should be an inch wide, and the last four should be just slightly smaller. Put a drop of hot glue in the center of the small end of each petal, and pinch it so that they curve inwards. Now glue each set of four together making a flower out of each. Making sure to keep them separate, glue each flower carefully onto each other largest to smallest and glue it to the felt. Make sure to let the petals of the larger flowers peep over and through the openings. To cover the raw edges in the middle, pick some small perl beads and hot glue them on as well.
To make this flower above, cut a piece of white fabric that is two feet by three inches. Now, fold long ways, and gather it slightly. To attach it to the felt, follow the same steps that you did for the first flower. To finish, tuck under the edge of fabric, and glue a perl button in the center.
To make this flower above, cut four imperfect circles of pink fabric that are five inches in diameter. Put hot glue in the center of each, and fold them in half. Do it again to make a rough triangle. Glue them in an overlapping circle onto the felt. Now, do the same with five doilies with diameters of three and a half inches. I you don’t have doilies, simply cut more fabric and do the same. For the center, I happened to find a small, flower shaped doily, one and a half inch in diameter, and a cream, fabric covered button. But if you don’t have my luck, then you can cut a fabric flower approximately the same color as your smaller triangle flower. And you can simply use a normal button.
To make this flower above, cut a small strip of polka-dotted lace fabric, and fold it over sew the short ends together to form a donut shape. Gather the open ends together, and glue it to the felt. Tack in four points of the lace donut, and glue on a button.
To finish all of the flowers, simply glue ribbon onto the back like shown below.