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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fun with Felt

When was the last time you crafted with felt?  If you are like me - it's been a while (circa your Girl Scout days) but, I hope by the end of this post you are inspired enough to give it a whirl (again).  It's super inexpensive, fun and there are lots of options!

I'll do this a little backwards and show you what I created and then give you the run down on how to do it yourself:
 Yarn wrapped wreath with handmade felt flowers

If you've been reading this blog then you know there is common theme with my projects - I'm a total copycat.  I originally set out to create a felt flower headband that I had seen on Etsy but when I started looking online for how to make felt flowers I stumbled upon a little jackpot and that little jackpot was this:

So sweet

The blogosphere is just too good to me because of brilliant people like Mrs. Priss. She has a great, make that dummy proof tutorial of how she made this little gem (above).

I followed along but added a little bit of my own "flare" and flower options.

You need these items:

  • Felt
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Chalk
  • Ruler
  • Styrofoam wreath
  • Yarn 
  • Ribbon
  • Quilting pins

Ready Freddy! 

Bahaha! Vanna White has a yarn line! Who knew?! 

Knot and start wrapping - should take about 30 minutes 

Next up: flower time

I took pictures of how I made my loopy flowers but Mrs. Priss' steps are much better so click here. 

Here's the skinny - measure, cut, glue in half (*only one side), cut, roll and glue again.  Then pin onto your wreath.

For the circular flowers - here's how I did it.
Cut circles of various sizes 
I used the bottoms of random household items

 Cut em'

Stack & glue em'

Add a button on top

If you're like me you've got a stash of those extra buttons that come on shirts and jackets from Banana Republic / J. Crew - ya know.

In progress (and me with my new iPhone :) ) 

I followed the steps above with different felt colors and sort of ad libbed as I went along.  At first I made some pink flowers but then decided to keep it neutral. 

When it warms up - I'll swap out and add the bright flowers that I have on hand. That's another good thing about this project.  It's not permanent.  The flowers are merely pinned on so you can easily remove,  move around and swap out! 

So there you have it folks - my fun felt flower wreath. 

Now that I've made one,  I'm ready to make another one or probably try to make this one better.  I've got some ideas after seeing these beauties on Etsy...

Happy Felting Friends! xo