Wednesday, December 11, 2013

DIY: Felt Flower Ornaments

Life has been busy - incredibly busy.  In between running errands, loading kilns and my monthly coop shift I sat down for a few minutes to make ornaments with Ivory and Sylvan.  These are quick.  They are simple enough even for Sylvan to remain engaged through out the duration of the craft. 

Materials:

assorted colors of felt pieces
ribbon
thread
sewing needle
scissors

How To:

  • I ask the kids to choose their colors and then I cut the shapes for them: 1 set of leaves (or more if desired), 2 flowers, 2 stars and 2 small circles.
  • The flowers, stars and circles are cut while holding two sheets of felt together


  • Make a loop out of ribbon and tack the open end together
  • String the large flower, the star and the small circle onto the needle (Sylvan can do this with assistance, Ivory on her own)


  • Scrunch them down against the loop and return the needle to the center through the flower, tacking the stack of felt to the loop
  • String the remaining flower, star and circle in the same order and scrunch against the backside of the first flower 


  •  Sew through all the layers of felt a few more times tacking them together and tie off the thread. 


The finished ornaments.

I am trying to talk the kids into making more to use as gift tags...  but of course they don't want to give any of them away.

Total cost to me: $0

All of the materials used for this projects are tucked into drawers around my house. I bought a giant bag of felt pieces for $3 (I think) at a thrift store a few years ago.  I have used it to make cards, crowns, and now flowers..   I used double fold bias tape for the loops...  also a thrift store score...  maybe $.10?.  Quick, Easy, Affordable and Adorable.