I used a 10-inch foam wreath from the dollar store and wrapped it in sections with different colors. Then I stitched together three strips, leaving raw edges exposed and gathered them with a running stitch. A little twist, a little stitching and, I have to admit, a little glue and voila!, a flower. A contrasting button finishes them off perfectly.
Stitching two strips together in the same manner, I made leaves that were then tucked here and there into my rag flower bouquet.
Here they are close up. It's bright, cheery and a sweet little adornment for your wall, door or your friend's house!
Really, these strips are just too much fun. :)