Felted Flowers

Each year I try to come up with a fun, cute and inexpensive gift idea for my girls to give their friends.

Last year we made those cute decorative clothes pins.  The year before that we decorated picture frames for their friends.

Now, I know a few of Tessa’s friends read my blog so girls, if you don’t want to see what you are getting for Christmas this year, don’t read any farther!  You know who you are!

This year we are making felt flowers.  I found a great tutorial over at Tatertots and Jello and the directions were simple and easy to follow.

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I purchased wool felt in all different colors at the fabric store.  It comes on a bolt, just like fabric.  I did not use the felt squares in the craft section.

I just cut out the felt using the template provided in the tutorial and used my hot glue gun to put them together.

Felt Flowers

For some of them I added leaves for others I didn’t.  I also used old buttons I had in the center of a few of them.

Felt Flowers

I glued pins to the back of them so they could be pinned on a shirt or jacket.

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Or they could be added to a belt for a fun touch.

Felt Flowers

Or it could be worn in the hair and even glued to a headband.

Felt Flowers

Lots of possibilities!

Do you have a quick and easy gift idea for holiday gift giving this year?  Please share!

Comments

  1. Jaci says

    Oh my goodness, I read that you were going to be in Chicago for 3 days!!! That is so exciting. I’m in Crystal Lake which is a northwest suburb. Will you be coming for a family, a special public greeting?? My daughter and I would love to meet you. Enjoy your trip and bundle up…brrr! Merry Christmas, LeighAnne!

  2. kelly says

    i made these too!, i used the felt squares to try it out on and it worked fine but i think a nicer quality would be a nicer gift.

  3. says

    Congratulations! What fun!

    Large Marshmallows dipped in melted white chocolate colored with pink food coloring and then dipped in crushed peppermint candies OR homemade peppermint ice cream with Trader Joes Candy Cane “oreos”.

  4. Ellen says

    We had a mother/daughter ornament exchange here yesterday and made these(thanks to your timely post!). Thirteen girls and their moms working on the project together. It was so much fun. They all loved the craft and the results were wonderful! We took lots of cute pictures, too.

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