This tutorial is created by Jessika H., mama in charge of our window displays. She will share with us tips and tidbits on the craftiness that she brings to Nurtured.
Spring has come to Halifax bringing warmer weather, flowers everywhere, and plenty of rain!
I (Jessika) will be guest blogging occasionally with Nurtured tutorials so check back often for creative ideas using our products.
This week I am sharing a step-by-step tutorial for making beautiful and easy felt flowers out of our wool felt sheets. You can see my flower garland in Nurtured’s Spring window display at 2571 Robie Street. This is a great project for a spring day when a sudden rain shower drives you inside. Be warned-making these is addictive!
You will need:
-1 Sheet of wool felt in any colour from Nurtured
-Embroidery floss/cotton thread
-Piece of scrap paper for template
Step 1: Trace and cut out a petal shape from a scrap piece of paper in whatever size you want- I like to do at least 3 or 4 different sizes from small to large.
Step 2: Using your template trace 5 petals onto your felt for each flower and cut out.
Step 4: Pinch the petal between thumb and forefinger and thread onto the needle passing through both sides of the petal.
Step 5: Repeat until all five petals are strung on the thread.
Step 6: Tie both ends of the thread together tightly.
Step 7: Adjust the petals until they look perfect and voila! A lovely spring flower. This is a wonderful project for children 3+ with supervision of course!
Add these pretty flowers to brooches, clothes, and presents (much prettier than a bow!) or make a whole pile of them for use in a garland like this one that I made for the Nurtured window. Be prepared to cut out about 100+ petals!