Thursday, February 2, 2012

Craft Night - Felt Flowers

Tuesday night was our craft and we had decided to make some felt flowers.  I found this pin and we used that as our tutorial.  Jamie brought a plethora of felt colors (thanks Jamie!) and also had volunteered to make dinner for us.  Dinner was ahhhhhh-mazing!  She made cream cheese stuffed French toast and it probably deserves its own post here eventually.  Or maybe I’ll try to convince her to post the recipe on her blog ;-)  Bethany brought over sparkling grape juice and we had a fabulous fancy little breakfast for dinner.

And now on to the craft. 

 The felt flowers we made are super simple, just how we like it!  All you will need is:
Hot glue gun

To get started, all you do is cut circles out of the felt.  If you want to make it a little fancier, you can scallop the edges of the circles, but it’s not necessary.

I used about 8-9 circles per flower.

Take one of the circles, put a dot of hot glue in the center, and fold the circle in half.

Once that has dried or mostly dried, place another dot of glue at the bottom center of the half circle, and fold in half again.  So now your circle has been folded into quarters.

Repeat this with all but 1 of your circles. 

The one circle that you didn’t fold, will be used as your base.  So now you take the quarters, and glue them on to the base.

Repeat this with the rest of your quarters, building the layers as you go. 
Layer #1
Layer #2

And there you have a felt flower. 

 You can use these to decorate frames, you can put them on clips for hair accessories, headbands, pins for jackets or sweaters…the possibilities are plentiful!  Please post any questions or comments you have, I’d love to hear from you all!

Happy Crafting!

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