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Tutorial: Felt Flower Embellishments

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tutorial: Felt Flower Embellishments

This week's How-To is Felt Flower Embellishments with this great tutorial from Jessica, & was originally published on her site Oh My! Handmade Goodness.
 


Flower embellishments are so popular right now, add them to headbands, hairclips and more for some beautiful handmade gifts this holiday season!

These felt flowers are lovely embellishments for hair bands, brooches, shoes, room decor-anything really, making them perfect for a last minute handmade gift. Slide one onto a bobby pin for a quick accessory to match your outfit or secure to a pin for a corsage that won’t wilt.



What You Will Need:
-1 Sheet of Wool Felt
-Embroidery floss/cotton thread
-Scissors
-Needle
-Piece of scrap paper for template
-Fabric pencil/marker


Step 1: Trace and cut out a petal shape from a scrap piece of paper in whatever size you want- I like to do at least 3 or 4 different sized flowers from small to large.

Step 2: Using your template trace 5 petals onto your felt for each flower and then cut them out carefully.

Step 4: Pinch the petal between thumb and forefinger and thread onto the needle passing through both sides of the petal.

Step 3: Cut a foot long piece of floss/thread and tie both ends together with a knot.
 Step 5: Repeat until all five petals are strung on the thread.

Step 6: Tie both ends of the thread together tightly.

 7. Arrange the petals gently until the flower looks like the ones pictured and you are finished.

If you plan to make a garland like the one below, be prepared to cut out over a hundred petals!

Jessika has an Etsy shop stocked with art and toys to fill your child's world with joy and simplicity. Handmade using all natural, earth friendly materials, see her gorgeous shop
Oh Happy Day Handmade.

This tutorial was brought to you by Natalie, of Woolhalla.

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1 Comments:

Blogger germandolls said...

Great Tuturial! I hope to try it soon!

November 11, 2010 at 2:05 PM  

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