Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Watch Us Wednesday with Karen: Felt Flowers

Design Team Member, Karen Letchworth of My Cup Runneth Over, is sharing a quick tutorial with us today about how to make easy and very affordable flowers from felt, canvas, and even paper.
This technique works very well with wool felt, but you can also use the 8 1/2 x 11 felt sheets from your craft store.  Wool felt just cuts through die-cut machines easier.  If you have any straight die-cuts, such as this heart die-cut from PTI, it will work great for making rolled flowers.

Once you've cut your strips of felt, you simply roll them into little flowers (or roses).  If you put just a touch of craft glue on your fingers, it seems to help.  The craft glue will also hold the flower in place once it's completely rolled.
Here is a sample project showing how these rolled die-cut flowers can easily embellish a page or card.
Now, I'm sure you're wondering......what if I don't have a die-cut like this?  Not a problem!  You can make these hand-made rolled flowers by using all sorts of techniques and fabrics.  You will see here how Karen has taken a simple piece of felt, and by cutting it with pinking sheers in a constant circle, and then rolling it up (with a touch of craft glue), she has made a simple little flower.

And here, Karen has taken the The Canvas Rectangles from The Kraft Outlet and used a simple straight-edged scissor, to make a rolled canvas flower.  You can add all sorts of centers to these flowers such as Chipboard Buttons, brads, gems, etc.

There's no end to the possibilities.  So, get out your Kraft Outlet Canvas, felt or other materials, some pinking sheers, scissors, and a few center embellishments......and let's make some flowers!


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