Because money is tight and I like to give personal presents, I've recently started working on handmade Christmas gifts for friends and family, and this is one of the first items I've finished.
I sewed the flowers with this technique and secured them to the backing fabric. (Since I haven't done much needle art, I don't know what the technical term for the cloth is.) I got a nice chunk of the fabric at thrift store in a craft bag with some small skeins of yarn for $3. I cut the flower pot out of some leftover Halloween remnants and sewed it on. Then I looked at the pattern for my cat wall hanging to help with some stitches for the stems and leaves. The stems were a stem stitch and the leaves are detached chains. Then I mounted the picture in a $2 frame from the thrift store.
I love how this project turned out! It was simple to make and totally different from anything I've made before. It was also a really fun project because I winged the whole thing and got to use my artistic eye to decide where stitches should go, rather then following a pattern, counting stitches, or measuring pieces. I can't wait to give this to my friend for Christmas!