Would you like to learn how to make a flower dress for Carnival, Halloween or a fancy dress party? Just a little creativity and in a short time you will be able to create the flower costume that suits you. There are many types of flowers, for children, adults and even for animals; the final result will depend only on your imagination. Read this guide carefully and you will quickly learn how to make your own flower costume.
Method 1 of 3: Daisy Crown
Step 1. Take your measurements
Measure the face of the person who will be wearing the flower costume. If you are making the dress for an animal, measure it around the neck.
Step 2. Cut and crease the oval
Cut a strip about 5 cm wide of fabric (thin felt is ideal), as long as the person's face or the animal's neck, plus an extra 5 cm. The fabric must be green. Then crinkle it, folding it in half along its length and running the iron over the crease.
Step 3. Make the petals
Draw them on a piece of yellow or white felt. They should measure 7-8cm wide at the base and be thinner at the top. The length of the petals is up to you. You can make them as long as the person's face.
Make a good amount of it to cover the entire strip of green fabric. Leave about 5 cm in one side to be able to close the crown
Step 4. Cut and crease the petals
Cut out each petal and fold it in half lengthwise. Pass the iron to fix the fold.
Step 5. Spread out the petals
Lay them out on the counter. The folded part must face upwards. Then fold the base of each petal to about 1.5cm. Place all the petals in a row in the center of the green strip, hiding the folds. The round tip of the petals must be positioned upwards.
Step 6. Glue the petals
Use a sewing needle and green thread (or the color of the petals) about 45 cm long. Tie a knot at the end of the thread. Pass the needle through the back of the green strip and sew each petal. Do not sew them halfway up, just the folded end.
If you want, use longer thread or sew the petals in different sections
Step 7. Add a closure
Cut a 5 cm long velcro strip. Separate the two parts (the soft one and the hard one) and fix the hard part on the top of the strip, where you left the extra 5 cm in the crown of the daisy. Then attach the soft part of the velcro to the bottom of the strip, on the opposite side, under a petal. Sew the velcro to the crown.
Step 8. Test the crown
Wrap it around the person's head or the animal's neck. If you find it necessary, use bobby pins to hold it in place. If the petals don't stay upright, glue plastic straws to the back to support them.
Method 2 of 3: Leaf Arms
Step 1. Create the motif
Draw the shape of a leaf on a large green felt cutout. For the stem, leave a horizontal strip glued to the leaf. This part will be used as a cuff to attach to the arm.
Step 2. Cut out and finish the leaf
If you want, paint the grain or add other details, such as a painted or felt ladybug.
Step 3. Add Velcro
Cut out a square piece of Velcro and glue or sew it to the cuff. Make sure it is large enough for your use. The best area is around the elbow.
Step 4. Put on the leaves
Make 1 or 2 leaves for each arm and put them on when finished.
Method 3 of 3: Vase-Shaped Body
Step 1. Get a flowerpot
It will need to be large (with the base wider than your hips) and made of plastic or a similar material.
Step 2. Cut out the holes
You will need a plastic-friendly knife to cut through the entire base. Then on the sides of the vase you will need to cut two more holes, under the rim.
Step 3. Create the shoulder straps
Make shoulder straps using a string with hooks at the end. If you need to adjust the length, use thick twine. If you want, paint the strings green.
Step 4. Secure the risers
Tie the rope to the vase, on the side holes just made.
Step 5. Put on the vase
Put it on and put on the suspenders.
Step 6. Add some nice details
For example, you can insert a fake worm that comes out of the pot or stick some grass on the edge.