1.) Cut fabric into squares approximately 1 inch by 1 inch (1” x 1”).Cut about 200 – 250.
2.) Dissolve glue into water (2 parts water to 1 part glue).
3.) Soak fabric squares into water + glue solution; Let them soak for a minute, then drip off excess solution from each square and lay each square individually on a tray or plastic surface to dry.
4.) During drying the squares will tend to stick to the surface so peel them off when they are almost dry and let them dry freely.
5.) Now take a dry square and place it (centre it too) over the blunt/flat end of a pen or pencil. Now pull the ends of the squares down towards the pencil and scrunch the fabric! They should look something like a flower.
6.) Repeat with all the squares.
7.) Hot glue all the pieces to the can going row wise (see sketch for where to put the glue).
8.) Done! :D
• Paint can or stick paper on the can for a better background.
• Use the full sized can to make a vase. The smaller one can be used to make a pen stand.
• Skip steps 2, 3 & 4 if you are using fabric stiffener. Instead apply fabric stiffener to the fabric and then cut it.
• The glue + water solution or the fabric stiffener is important as it helps to keep a check on the frayed edges and helps to hold the shape of the squares.
• Don’t be scared of the 200 squares... it’s quite quick to do... Instead of cutting squares individually, cut long strips, then keep folding them double till it roughly becomes square and cut.
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