It's Mother's Day in the UK this coming Sunday. I just found out that in the US its in May and that made me wonder about all of the other countries in the world. Well according to this site, Mother's Day can fall anywhere between February and December, depending on the country! Whenever you are celebrating, why not give your mum some flowers that will last forever?
These are the most amazingly simple, but sweetest flowers ever. I have seen lots of tutorials for felt flowers but none as simple as this. Unfortunately I can't remember where I first saw this idea - I know it was from a book sometime last year but I'm at a loss for specifics as I take out about 10 craft books from the library every week!
- Felt in contrasting colours (scraps are ideal as you will be using small pieces)
- Scissors and Pinking Shears
- Needle and Thread
Taking the larger piece, cut down the middle through the longside with Pinking Shears to give you 2 Petal pieces.
Curl the smaller (Centre) piece into a tight spiral and pin it to stop from unravellingSecure with a stitch, and then begin to curl the bigger (Petal) piece around, securing with stitches as you go right to the end.
Shape the petals into place and you are done!
Last year I gave my mum a small bunch of these when she was in hospital. She still has them in a "vase" (empty bubble bath bottle) in her bedroom.
|The picture is my first ever Cross-Stitch project I made for a previous Mothers Day!|
My mum keeps everything I make for her!! xxx
- attached directly to clothes, bags, cushions, photoframes etc
- stuck or sewn onto a brooch backing piece
- fixed to hair grips/clips or bands
- the list could go on for a while - any ideas?/!!
16th March 2013: Update - this post was featured here at Nap-time Creations!