Blog Swap with 30 days!
Hi everyone! I’m Mique from 30days and I was flattered when Jamielyn asked me to blog swap with her here on I♥naptime. I spend my time chasing 3 kids around and in my spare time I share ideas on 30days. I also host giveaways and product reviews. I absolutely love all things craft related.
Today I’m here to share a felt flower that can brighten up your outfit, your purse, your hair. I know there are several different felt floral tutorials out there but this one is a tad different. Enjoy!
scissors, glue gun, 1/2 yd felt (whatever color you want)
scrap of coordinating fabric, button (I used size 30) & button kit,
needle, coordinating embroidery floss & an alligator clip
First, you’ll cut 5 circles. My circles are approx 2″.
I’ve used all different things in the past to create a template
but I usually use a cup or bowl.
Here are my 2″ circles all cut out.
These will be our petals.
Next fold one circle in half.
And then into quarters. It should look like this.
Pinch it at the bottom.
Thread your needle with embroidery floss.
Quick tip- instead of licking the end of your embroidery floss and trying to thread it, lick the eye of the needle- works like a charm.
Stick the needle through the layers.
Create a stitch by going up and then back down.
And then up and back down, creating an X.
After sewing an x, tie it off with a knot in the back.
Do that with 4 of the circles.
At this point, you should have 4 “circles” that look like this.
Next take two circles and hold them together.
Then stitch them together. I just went back and forth a few times.
Then take another circle and stitch it together in the same way.
And finally the last one.
They should look like this.
Set it aside for a minute.
Using the last circle, cut two parallel slits.
This will be where the alligator clip goes.
Using your coordinating fabric scrap
and button kit, make your button.
Take off the shank on the back of the button-
I use pliers for this.
Using your glue gun, load up the back of the
button with glue and place in the middle of the
flowers quickly, covering where you stitched.
Lay the remaining circle w/ the alligator clip on the glue.
Make sure all the flower petals are glued to the backing.And that’s that!
Thanks Jamielyn for having me.