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Felt Flowers

Hi grrls! I have a Mardi Gras theme party to attend tomorrow night, and could not find a suitable flower to stick in my hair. After a couple of hours of shopping, I gave up and made these out of felt instead. I think I will use the red one either as a hair tie or clip.





What do u think?

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krizsa
Jan. 16th, 2004 10:12 am (UTC)
I love them..

mind sharing how you created them?
needsomecoffee
Jan. 16th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
oh thanks! let's just use the red and black as an example.

1. i cut out 5 identical tear shapes out of the red felt, then cut slightly bigger ones out of the black.
2. layering one red petal on one black petal, i took the round end and pinched a "V" to add interest (so that the petal isn't flat) then stitched the "v" fold in place.
3. repeat step 2 with 4 other red-black petals.
4. i arranged the five petals as you see them, and glued the overlapping bits with superglue.
5. you may wish to reinforce with stitches.
6. i then cut out the centre bit in black, and glued it on. you can't see it v. well in the pic, but as in the pink flower, i stitched in some details with contrasting thread, and a bead in the middle.
7. for the back (which presumably has hideous stitching), i cut out a round piece of felt and glued it on, sandwiching an elastic band. voila ... hair tie!
needsomecoffee
Jan. 16th, 2004 10:25 am (UTC)
oh i forgot ... the petal shapes can be round too. when you're done gluing / stitching everything, you can then trim the edges of the petals to your liking. :)
krizsa
Jan. 16th, 2004 11:13 am (UTC)
thank you so much for sharing!

you rock :D
crafting_change
Jan. 16th, 2004 10:18 am (UTC)
very very nice....did you write up instructions/tips?
littlecatgirl
Jan. 16th, 2004 10:21 am (UTC)
i especially like the second one. pretty :)
birdwalk
Jan. 16th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
Ooh, nice! Thanks for sharing instructions, I think I might try them this weekend!
poubelle
Jan. 16th, 2004 10:39 am (UTC)
Eat King Cake for me! :9


(And I love the flowers. :))
kalaryn
Jan. 16th, 2004 10:48 am (UTC)
I think they are absolutely beautiful.
kewidoll
Jan. 16th, 2004 10:54 am (UTC)
so very cute I want to make some now. Oh they would be way cute as pins.
lorelei_aisling
Jan. 16th, 2004 11:04 am (UTC)
Those are so pretty! =)
sunnijane
Jan. 16th, 2004 11:35 am (UTC)
those are awesome! those would make great pins on shirts or sweaters!
schnuckypuss
Jan. 16th, 2004 04:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the instructions. I'm going to make some!
cordelia_sue
Jan. 16th, 2004 05:12 pm (UTC)
Those are beautiful! Thank you for posting instructions.

I've added this to the memories under flowers: art/projects/drying/decorations.
happyapple
Jan. 16th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC)
i like them both, but the red one is freaking adorable!

& thanks for posting the instructions. :)
needsomecoffee
Jan. 16th, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC)
Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!! I can't wait to see what you make!
object001
Jan. 17th, 2004 05:33 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! I've been looking for little flowers just liek that. Very loverly. I thought somethign like that would look cute stuck to the shoulder of a shirt.
pieces_of_me_
Jul. 26th, 2004 10:04 am (UTC)
your icon so cute!
just_does_it
Dec. 16th, 2004 09:58 pm (UTC)
awwww. all i'm getting are little red x's. i even bought felt today so I could make some flowers! could you give me a link to the pictures so i can see them? pleeeeeeeease? :)
needsomecoffee
Dec. 20th, 2004 12:53 am (UTC)
hi, i'll try to get them up and running when i get home tonight. sorreee!!!
just_does_it
Dec. 20th, 2004 03:01 am (UTC)
Thanks! Please send me a message when you get them up? I'm really looking forward to seeing what I'm going to try to create! lol
needsomecoffee
Dec. 28th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC)
hey, i kinda lost the picture. sorry.
just_does_it
Dec. 28th, 2004 03:19 pm (UTC)
s'kay... I kinda went ahead and made my own, following your instructions and also just going with the flow.
Thanks anyways though!
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