Felt Valentine’s Day Flowers :: Tutorial

Look what I have sitting on my desk.

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Okay, yes, there is a kitten… but I’m talking about the gorgeous felt flowers… the pretty poppies.

 

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I made them for Valentine’s Day. Aren’t they wonderful?!

Here’s how…

Materials ::

A word about the felt. I think it’s vital to use the highest quality felt with all felting projects. I get my wool felt from a gorgeous shop called Felt On The Fly. The owner, Janet, has been an Etsy friend of mine for many years and I can vouch that her felt is superb. She has every color imaginable… do yourself a favor and check out her shop. I use nothing but 100% wool felt for my crafts. There really is a BIG difference between cheap felt and high quality wool felt. If you are going to spend valuable time and effort making something, you owe it to yourself , and your creations, to use the best possible materials for a couple of dollars more. The outcome will be SO MUCH more beautiful. Trust me on this. Get high quality wool felt from Felt On The Fly.

 

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Step 1 ::

Cut a heart out of paper, about two inches big.

Pin it to the felt to use as a stencil.

Use sharp scissors to cut a perfect heart from the felt. Repeat until you have FOUR identical felt hearts.

 

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Step 2 ::

Arrange the hearts in a circle, overlapping slightly, so that they look like petals of a flower.

Use hot glue to stick them together where they overlap. Be careful with the glue… we don’t want it to show.

 

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Step 3 ::

Cut a long strip of brown wool felt, about 3 inches long and half an inch wide.

Use sharp scissors to cut small incisions in the brown felt. Incisions should stop about half the width of the felt so that it has a fringed look.

 

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Step 4 ::

Measure the fringed brown strip of felt so that it can fit around the felt ball. Trim it so that it does not overlap.

Put hot glue along the bottom (uncut) side of the fringed brown felt strip and stick it around the circumference  of the felt ball.

 

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Step 5 ::

With hot glue, stick the felt ball/fringe to the center of the petals.

 

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Step 6 ::

Turn the flower over and use one point of a pair of sharp scissors to make a hole in the back of the flower. Be firm in making this hole, but please be careful as if your hand slips you’ll can hurt yourself badly.

 

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Step 7 ::

Put a little hot glue onto one end of the floral wire and insert it into the hole in the back the flower.

 

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Voila! A pretty flower for your Valentine. Make a few more for a bouquet.

 

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I’m also going to be sharing this tutorial as a video so that I can talk you thorough exactly how I do each step. Check back soon for it.

Here are some of my other Valentin’s Day crafts.

Happy crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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Video Tutorial :: Needle Felted Toadstools :: DIY Instructions

Look what I made… two magical needle felted toadstools… just for the fun of it.

 

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I bet you think they are REALLY difficult to make. I bet you think I spent ages and ages on them.

Well, would you believe me if I told you that each one took less than 10 minutes… yes, from start to finish. What if I told you that they are not difficult to make at all. Once you get the hang of needle felting, you’ll be churning out needle felted toadstools like a pro.

And, to prove it, I’ve made a DIY tutorial video for you to see how fun they are to make. And I know, once you see how fun they are, you’ll want to make them too.

 

 

Mine are pretty big… about a handful, but you can use this same technique to make smaller toadstools too.

 

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If you want to give needle felting a try, I have super DIY Needle Felting Kits available in The Magic Onions Shop.

Here are more free needle felting tutorials for you.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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You are be-YOU-tiful !

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Be you!

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Love Apples and Other Valentine’s Crafts

Funny how family traditions start. Three years ago, I made LOVE APPLES for the first time. Since then, I’ve put them into Kitty and Teddy’s lunch every Valentine’s Day. It’s become our sweet tradition and they both look forward to opening their lunch bag to see that their mom loves them.

I smile as I write this as I am imagining Kitty and Teddy putting LOVE APPLES into their children’s lunches on Valentine’s Day, 20 years from now.  They’ll smile as they do too, remembering how these fun apples made them feel special all those years ago.

We are all making special memories for our children without realizing it.

Here are some other fun Valentine’s crafts we’ve enjoyed…

 

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1. Love Apples

2. Clay Heart Necklace

3. Easy Playdough Hearts

4. Yarn Love Words

5. Secret Valentine’s Day Card

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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