Tuesday, April 20, 2010

a littLe somethin' for MoM


I've been making more flowers...I can't give it up.  
Actually, I was in need of a quick, easy (and not to mention, cheap) project for my Activity Day girls to do this month and decided that it should probably be something for the Moms...seeing as, Mother's Day is just around the corner.  So of course, the flower was the obvious choice.  What mom wouldn't want a nice flower to wear on her special day? 
Now, if you're thinking "I would love to have a flower to wear on Mother's Day!"  Guess what...I'm giving a few away.  In honor of Mothers Day, my 75th post and my 50 followers (it's something)...I will be giving away 3 flower pins.  All you have to do is leave a comment, tell me you're a mom (or that you have one) and I'll pick 3 winners this week on Thursday.

GIVE AWAY NOW CLOSED!

...But if you'd rather make one on your own, here's a tutorial on how I made mine...I know, I'm feeling generous...don't get used to it :)


First the supplies you will need:


  •  one full piece of the precut felt

  •  a button (any will do)

  •  hot glue gun

  •  a pin (or hair clip would be fun, too!)


I started by finding a cup in my cupboard to use as my template to trace circles on my felt (about 3 inches round).  Then I traced.  You'll need 6 circles per flower for the petals and then one smaller circle for the base of the flower. 


Once you get them all cut out, take your circle and fold it in half.


Then fold one corner up to make a triangle.


Then fold the other corner back to make an 'S'...something like this...


You'll need to put a dab of glue at the pointy ends on each side to hold your 'S' in place. 
Next you will start glueing your 'triangles' to your base, one at a time, making sure to center them on the base.  Also, make sure you squeeze them nice and close together so that there aren't gaps inbetween you petals.


Once you get them all on there fluff up the petals and they should look something like this...


Not bad, ehh?  But to dress them up just a bit further, glue a button right in the center.  I used fabric covered buttons (you can find kits at any craft store).  You can also cut some leaves from felt and glue them to the back it you'd like, but they're cute enough on their own to just leave them if you prefer.

Last I just glued a pin back on.

 

And there you have it.  You've got one fun, fashonable, felt flower.  Fabulous.



We are going to make another small craft for our mom's in the next couple of weeks (more on that to come) and these flowers will be perfect to finish off the packaging...serving a dual purpose.

49 comments:

Chelle said...

Great tutorial! But, I'm a busy mom to four kids under the age of six, so if I could win one of these cute flowers instead of trying to find the time to make one that would be great!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

the kings said...

Stacie -
Yet again super cute! great activity days idea - i may have to see if i can make these and have my girls make a few as well - thanks for sharing!
- Kelly
* by the way, i am a mom x 4...which you know, i would of course love to win a flower :)

i realize this comment is becoming to long, but i wanted to tell you that we were in a local shop the other day and someone had applique shirts for sale...lia stopped right in front of them and said "hmm...my aunt stacie makes those, but they are way cuter" :) thought that might brighten your day..

CRAZYMOM said...

I'd love to win one of these! They are so cute. And by the way, I have the same cup. I just felt compelled to share that. LOL

Oh yeah, I am a mom. 4 kids, a cat and a Boxer. That counts for something doesn't it?

bboutique said...

I would love to win one to give to mom or my mother-in-law. thanks for the tutorial! I have been following your blog since a few weeks ago and like it.

Just Rhonda said...

oooh these are awesome!!! I want to try and make them today but I don't have the time (I'm already procrastinating stuff right now!) :)

Marky said...

Those are so cute! I love all of your stuff, it is so darling!! I am a mom to a beautiful 2 year old girl and a 1 month old handsome boy and I love it!!

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

So very cute! I am a mother and have been for a year now. Mother's Day has a whole new meaning for me now!! I love being a mom!

Andreasen Family said...

I somehow ran into your blog, and I check it all of the time! I love all of the cute things that you do! I am a mom to 3 boys, and a little girl....I would love to win one of these darling flowers!

Shelby said...

I love your blog and these adorable flowers! I'd love to win!
Shelby: mother to a 4 yr. old daughter and b/g twins

The Grant Family said...

I am a fun mom of three; one daughter, and two boys which I am crazy about. I absolutely love checking out your blog and what new fun ideas you come up with. I would love one of your cute flowers!

The Marsden 4 said...

I'm a Mom, woohoo! Also loving the idea for our Activity Day Girls, I know what were going to do in a couple weeks...

Pitcher family said...

I love these flowers! And I love being a mom to my 2 little sweeties! I am also looking for something for MY mom on Mother's Day. I hope I win these!

Pitcher family said...

Also can I ask where you get your felt? I can never find very cute colors and I love yours. Please tell!

the fiCkLe piCkLe said...

I picked up my felt at Joann's. They have a pretty good selection of colors.

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Bethany said...

Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

I am a mom, and what do you know, I have a mom too!

Diva Locks said...

I love these! They are beautiful. I would love to win one! I am a mom to a 9 year old boy and a 7 year old girl.

Lisa Andrews said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. Such a fun idea!

Kaysi said...

so pretty!!

Veronica said...

I love these flowers! I have a little girl on the way and have been going crazy over making flowers. Thanks for the tutorial- I will definitely be making these!

Brittanycw said...

So cute!! I am a mom and i have a mom and think any mom would be honored to have such a cute flower to wear on mothers day and many days after!!

Mission Valley Nana said...

awww! rats. I missed it; these flowers are so great! Thanks for sharing;

Fabric Bows and More said...

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Michelle said...

Hi! I'm visiting from Fabric Bows and More. It seems I'm a little late for the giveaway ;-) but I can't wait to try making these myself. Too cute!

the cricutologist said...

I love this idea!!!! I will be making some! I'm a new follower! TFS!

~amy~ said...

FAB tut...love the blooms!

Rae Ann said...

These are totally cute! I have been looking for a flower to embellish a dress I made for my daughter. Thanks!

PS - 'Fickle Pickle' was the CB name my dad gave me back in the '70's. So I love your blog name!

Nike said...

Stopping by from Ucreate ...

Gorgeous! Love the colors on these and can't wait to make some for me. Thank you!

~Nike@Thrive
choosetothriveblog@gmail.com

Lindsay and David said...

I just found your blog from UCreate! I love these! Where can you find cute fabric buttons?

~Bekah said...

Omg simply fabulous!!! I do a weekly tutorial feature of my creations and others as well and this is definitely gonna be my Tutorial Tuesday for this week!!!! www.bizzy-bs.blogspot.com

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

Super FABULOUS :)

I'm your newest follower (found you on Ucreate)...Jessica from http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

I love these flowers ... TFS!

Claire T said...

Wow these are gorgeous and were much easier than I expected to put together - I feel a felt shopping trip in my future. Thanks so much for sharing!

The Bruneau Bunch said...

SupEr CutE!!! Love them and might have to try them...but in the meantime I would love to have one for mother's day. I have a great mom and am a mother to 6 great kids.

Kimberly said...

I just whipped out three of these. I think I'm addicted! I love them!! Thanks.

Sweet Floweret said...

I love this!
I'm launching my first linky party next tuesday. It's for projects that cost less than $10 and take less than 20-30 minutes. Would you consider linking up with me on my first linky party endeavor? Thanks!
http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com
Tina

CyberJulka said...

Wonderful! I made it for myself (http://cyberjulka.blogspot.com/2011/05/krolewska-broszka-z-filcu.html). Thanks for sharing!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Super how to. I am totally making some of these tonight.

Nancy Ward said...

Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial.

Nancy Ward
PaperFriendly
http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

Love these! I am totally pinning this so that I remember to come back and make them later and my daughter will wear headbands again!!!

Anonymous said...

Just made myself a head band, and have had so many people comment on it today! I'm in love, and can't wait to try different color combinations! Thank you so much for sharing!
--Kristina

Anonymous said...

Do you have a suggestion of a good place to buy fabric covered buttons?! Thanks!
--kp

Dakota said...

I love making these as hair accesoríes for my girls! I use pretty fabric instead. The more layers the better!

Ben and Summer said...

Just saw these on Pinterest. So lovely and looks easy - thanks so much for the tutorial!

Flowergirl said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing how they are made x
Wendy x

Allison said...

Just wondering, where did you get those cute buttons?

Becca said...

Sooooooooo adorable! I got so many compliments at school! 1 was from a male teacher! One thing I did different was I put a velcro sticker on the flower and a few different buttons so I can change the buttons to match different outfits. Try it!

anicb. said...

Love this, definitely going to try it and amp it up a bit with my own spin :)

Anonymous said...

All I can say is I appreciate anyone who shares and tells us how to make items it is super sweet!