Who doesn't love a little flower now and then. These little babies can be made a bunch at a time (porque they are so easy) and be used for all kinds of projects. Jewelry, hair pins, jackets, t-shirts, dolls, collages, ok, you get the picture. I'll hush now, and get to the tutorial.
Here is a pic of the finished product. (of course you can do so many variations, but I will keep it basic for now.)
felt in assorted colors
cut your felt in long strips. the longer your strips, the larger your flower will be. These strips are about 10 inches and length. You will want to give your strip a nice soft wavy cut.
Step 2 (this is the fun part)
Grab your strip and drag it slowly across the flame of your candle. This will give your felt a nice curve to your strips. Be careful not to go to slow, or the flame will eat up your felt. Also be careful not to burn yourself.
When you are done, your strips should look like this.
On the opposite side of your burned edge, make a simple loose running stitch across your strip.
Pull the end of your string and your felt piece will form a circle.
Your felt strip should look like this. (note, I used a contrasting thread so that you can see it more easily, but you may want to use matching thread) Once your circle is in place seal it shut with a small stitch.
For my Flower, I stacked to circles together to form my flower. After I stacked my two circles, I added a button in the center to finish it off. I also can envision a little clay face in the center too. The possibilities are endless.
I glued this to a hair pin for a purrdy hair flower, however I would love to see or hear your ideas!