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!
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.