A crafty day


Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and discover they were the big things.

I tried my hand at something new today. Making felted lapel flowers. This is one of the tutorials I used.


I started with a 1 1/2″ circle and 3 strips of felt: width: 2″, 1 1/2″, and 1″ (the length is up to you depending on how large a flower you want to make. The top two are about 9″, but you won’t use the whole length of each.

Fold them all in half and sew as close to the edge as you can.

Cut 1/4″ or 1/8″ strips along the whole length. Don’t go past the stitches though.

Glue along the outside edge of the circle, cut off excess, and attach the excess on the inside again forming two layers of loops. (I use hot glue.)

Continue by attaching the next size strip, and then the smallest size in the center.

Glue an embellishment to the center. This time I used a Pearl.

Here is a photo of what I came up with.
Here is the other tutorial I used for the rose flower.
two-tone roses…
for the felt roses:
You will need:
(i used two shades of brown for the 
roses and some green for the leaves and strip)
something round to trace
(i used hot glue)
stack you two shades of felt, 
and take a marker and trace a round object onto the
top layer of felt. cut through both layers so that 
you have two circles.
starting at the edge, cut a spiral in each circle.
using your adhesive, secure the center of the rose and 
start wrapping, glueing as you you.
i started my darker felt first, then trimmed about 
1/2 inch of the lighter felt, and added it to the
darker felt after a few turns.
once you are all done. attach your leaves.
i glued all three of my roses onto a piece of felt,
and attached a hair clip and pin to the back
so that i could re-use it.
Crafting is so fun. Looking forward to the next time .

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