Here is an easy way to spruce up a space! Now that spring is approaching, it only seems appropriate to bring a little life back indoors with flowers. Especially cute, brightly colored ones that don’t need any maintaining ;) To make a felt flower garland, you need:
- Felt in a variety of colors, cut into various flower or circle shapes in different sizes
- Embroidery Floss/needle
- Baker’s Twine
- Hot Glue
Once your shapes are all cut (I used my Accu-Quilt Go! Baby and the Rose of Sharon Die), start stacking them into layers. I made as many flowers as I could with my cut shapes, and just arranged them into pretty stacked piles to wait for the next step.
With your embroidery floss, start stitching around some of the shapes in each stack. For most of them, I did a running stitch around the edge of one or two of the shapes. My running stitches on this flower also tacked down my leaves.
Attach the button, using it as an opportunity to attach all your flower layers together. If you don’t use a button, just do a decorative embroidery stitch in the middle of the flower to hold all the felt layers together.
Arrange your flowers upside-down in your desired order and spacing, and lay out your twine . Cut small circles from coordinating felt.
Use your hot glue gun to glue the string to the back of the flower, making sure it is attached near the edge (so the flowers don’t flip around when you hang the garland), and then cover the glue with your little circle. A bigger circle would cover the stitching, if you wanted to do that.
Repeat with the rest of your flowers!
Find a place to hang it where it will bring the most cheer! For me that was the shelf above my sewing station in my craft room.
It is a cheerful addition to my little space!
This is a great evening project, with feet kicked up and while watching a favorite show. Lots of cutting and stitching, but the overall look is just adorable. Enjoy!