First, click and download the template (and it has instructions on it too!). Cut out the flower shape.
Second, iron wonder-under (two-sided interfacing/webbing) between two coordinating fabrics. Make a large rectangle, so you don't get any of the webbing (sticky on a hot iron) on your iron! (It's a beast to clean..I speak from experience.) (I now have a craft iron, and a clothes iron.)
|This is the paper + fusible web ironed onto one fabric. Then you pull off the paper (exposing the other side), and iron on the second fabric.|
Third, trace the flower shape onto it multiple times (at least four) lightly with a pencil.
Fourth, cut out your flowers.
|Big paisley on one side, small print on the other.|
|Be sure and backstitch at the beginning and end to keep it from coming unsewn! : )|
(You put your scissors into the small set of three petals, and turn the five-petal-side over the three-petal-side.)
You are done! : ) You can make a few of these, sew the little things together, and make something!
|All sewn together to a felt and fabric oval ; )|
|Here is the back : )|
And guess what I learned.
How does salt water affect plants? (in case I water my flowers with pool water...):
On normal plants, salt water would result in reverse-osmosis in the soil, drawing the nutrients from the plant (instead of allowing them to be drawn into the plant). This would result in water not being able to be absorbed, the plant wilting, yellowing and eventually dying.
Sooo..using a water soaker to pull up pool water and shoot it into flowers is not so effective. Just FYI. ; )