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Yarn Flowers

Adorn Easter baskets or bonnets with cheerful yarn blossoms. Experiment with your yarn of choice, and wind more or fewer times around accordingly.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2001


  • Embroidery floss

  • Yarn

  • Green cloth-covered floral wire

  • Green floral tape

  • Scissors


  1. 1. and 2. For stamens, wind floss four times around two fingers; for petals, wind yarn fifteen times around three fingers.

  2. Center floss on top of yarn. Fold 9 to 10 inches of floral wire in half.

  3. Hook wire over center of yarn and floss; pinch tight, and twist to create the stem.

  4. Snip looped ends of floss and yarn, and fluff.

  5. Cinch at base of flower with floral tape, and cover stem.

  6. Trim stamens short; adjust petals, trimming to desired length. Tie flowers together into a nosegay, and attach a safety pin for a corsage; or use more floral tape for a vine to crawl along the handle of a straw basket.

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