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And now.. to the How To:
I went to the Knit & Stitch show a couple of months ago – a craft fair that tours the UK – it was LOVELY! Amazing to see so many crafty peeps all in one place and wonderful crafty materials! One lovely lady, showed us a technique for making simple 3D felt flowers. Her creations were stunning and so pretty you could use them on jewellery! So take a look today. Have a go and if you get really good, just think of all the pretty things you could make: necklaces, hat decorations, pins etc etc.
The photos I am showing you, are from my FIRST go ever. So you will see, it really is easy! I made a hair slide for Pip Squeak. I also think the photos don’t do the final creation just. So DO DO DO have a go!
I did have a go with normal acrylic felt that you use for crafting with children. It DID work, but the effect was different – less whimsical maybe? But still pretty.
1) Cut a circle
2) Cut petals (I did four on the small ones and 6 on the large one)
3) Apply glue to both sides of the felt (I used my finger, but you can use a brush)
4) With a brush or pen, shape the felt by folding it round the pen
5) Put to one side to dry
6) Revisit and reshape several times (I may have done this 4-5 times throughout the course of one day. If you place these under a light, with some foil underneath, it should speed up the process, so am sure you can get these done during one “TV” session)
7) Play with the different petals and buttons and see what looks nicest. I found a little pearl button that was just too cute
8 ) Sew on the button/ felt bobble and then sew onto your slide.
Now that I have had a go at this little flower, I really have the felt bug! And I would love to give some other felty crafts a go. My sponsor, Blooming Felt, is a great first stop:
They have a great selection of Craft Books to get you inspired and which show how to make felt crafts. They have all the Felt Supplies you will ever need, including Needle Felting Supplies and accessories, such as buttons and gorgeous ribbon and plastic needles for beginners. You will even find some tutorials. Go and take a look and see what inspires you to Get Crafty!