Monday, May 10, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Hello Beautiful Scrappers! It's Amy here with a quick little felt flower tutorial for you all! I like to think of this one as a spruced up version on a lollipop flower :) Today we are working with felt, BUT this can very easily be done with paper as well...and it looks just as awesome! Shall we get started?!
*Felt - I used 3 different colors, but you don't have to
*A 1", 1.5", and a 2" precut circle. I used my cricut to cut this pattern.
*Needle and thread
*Decorative center. You can use ANYTHING you want!
First you need to decide what color arrangement you want....
What looks good to YOU or what works best for your project.
Then simply lay your precut circle 'pattern' onto the felt and trace.
You will need 5 circles of each size.
Then cut them all out..easy right.
And since felt doesn't fray there is no need to finish off the edges.
Next we need to layer them as shown below.
You want them all to touch at one edge.
Then simply take them (one at a time) and fold them in half like a little felt sandwich.
Run a quick stitch several times to tack them together and tie it off.
And this is that you end up with. Now continue until you get all 5 completed.
Here we are...we have all 5 ready to go. Below you can see how we are putting them together.
You will want to take your needle and thread and simply tack all the petals together from the back side. Make sure you stitch it down good so it's nice and tight. And you will end up with something like the flower below.
The finishing touch....add a pretty little center. I used a handmade polymer clay button for mine, but you could pretty much use anything you like! That's the beauty of making things yourself...customizing :) Now it's all ready to add to a project. I used this one on a headband actually...it's so cute!
Side note...you can always make the circles smaller for a more petite flower....they look so cute on a smaller scale!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Then just wet the cardboard really well and let it sit for about 15-20 seconds. Long enough to loosen the paper.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
After you cut the Zipper pull and stopper off the zipper you will have cut off about 1inch leaving a 17inch Zipper area to work with.
Then simply use a running stitch up the entire side of the zipper on the fabric area.
After you complete the stitch up the side of the zipper just pull the thread to create a tight gather. The zipper will begin to twist into a circle. Make sure to leave the needle and thread on the zipper. We do not want to cut this off because we will be using it :)
Take those circle twists and start arranging them. You will want to take the very end of the zipper and just tuck it under. Use that as your starting point and wrap the zipper around until you get a look that is pleasing to you.
We are using the same exact Supplies for this flower as in the previous one. And it starts out the same as well. We need to cut both ends off the Zipper giving us about a 17inch piece to work with. The first thing we are going to do for this flower is cut the Zipper. We need 5 pieces of 2.5inch zipper. These will be the petals. There will be a little left over after we cut these 5 pieces - we want to save that and cut it down to 3 inches. This piece will be the center of the flower.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
*Tshirt (any color) - cut into strips. Mine is 1.5in wide and 15in long.
*needle & thread
*Circle for base. I used a Large Chipboard button.
Tie off the end to prevent it from coming undone.
Next we need to fold the fabric strip in half along the stitching.
Add a glob of hot glue to the center of your circle.
And begin to roll your fabric strip (still folded in half) onto the glue.
You will need to continue to add glue as you twist your fabric around still keeping it folded in half.
Make sure to glue as close to the fabric as possible and keep your rolls tight.
When your done gluing down all your fabric strip use your fingers to pull the 'petals' apart until you get a look that is satisfying to you...and there you have it....our recycled tshirt flower! I would love to do one of these in a pink or red, I think that would be beautiful, but the only Tshirt I could find tonight was a grey one :) Maybe it's time to "clean" out my daughters closet!! lol
Friday, February 5, 2010
First what we need to do is draw a 4" circle onto the felt. I used a sharpie because it works beautifully!
Cut out the circles. When doing this cut just inside your drawn circle. This eleviates any marker to show.
Lay your 'fortune' on the felt and using your glue gun add a thin line of glue leaving about half an inch on each side. This allows room for the fortune to be pulled out!
Then just fold over and let the glue set.