So start with two pieces of tape, same or different, I think two different colors or a color and a design look more interesting, about 18 in.
Stick them together, this is very tricky, a smooth flat surface is best, I'm getting pretty good at getting it close to perfect, not so much on this one lol.
I decided to try a wave design, I hadn't tried it yet, I was disappointed with it, but it turned out not to matter. Btw, this is going to make two flowers, I call them opposite twins.
A little sewing involved, simple though, I've been using embroidery thread, it's worked out pretty good. For the most part it really doesn't matter what color, but a couple of times I have wished I used a color somewhat close and since I have no silver thread, I chose red.
Start in the corner and just do in and out stitches, super easy.
As you so, you're going to pull the thread so it starts to crinkle.
Keep going till you reach the other corner, tie off. You should have a spiralish thing going on.
Cut some felt for backing, this step is optional I just think it looks nicer.
Pick out some buttons.
Take some time to play with the shape, at this length, it's gonna overlap, once you find what you like and put a couple of blobbies (teehee) of glue (your choice, I like it hot) to hold it in place.
Glue on the backing, I apologize for my legs, lol my glue gun cord is pretty short.
Put something in your clip before gluing, so you don't glue it together, I been using this scrap duct tape, it actually works better than anything else I've used.
Feel around the edges for a place it will be easy to open the clip and glue!
Glue on your button(s) and you're finished, see easy right?
Opposite twins!This tutorial is for one of the alternatives, I want to make a few to show the different things you can do with this same basic principle.