Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring Flowers and Felt

Check out these cheerful spring flowers made by Kelly Purkey. I found them on the American Crafts website and thought they were so cute! I even love that she displayed them in a pop can...why don't I ever think of things like that?

Here's the link to the American Crafts blog where you can read all about making them. If I ever get caught up on my projects, I might have to whip some out.

Think about how cute these flowers would look on a card or layout. If you don't have access to the pre-cut felt flowers, try using a die cut machine, such as an Accucut. (Check your local scrapbooking store...they might have die cut machines you can use for free or for a minimal fee). You can make all kinds of cute embellishments with felt and die cuts for a fraction of the cost compared to buying pre-packaged ones.

I made some similar ones on this layout. But instead of sewing the buttons to the felt flowers, I threaded long lengths of thin green wire through the button holes and the flower. Then I twisted the leftover wire into stems. I also die cut the title from felt. It adds such a fun texture to any layout and is very inexpensive.

(Layout was made using papers from DCWV, stamps from Inque Boutique, ink by ColorBox, felt, rickrack, and buttons from my craft supply, Accucut dies, and a sketch from CTMH).

I found that glue dots and felt don't mix...the felt just ends up getting fuzz on the glue dot and it doesn't hold very well. So I either use Terrifically Tacky Tape or a tiny dab of liquid glue. So have fun and experiment! You might be surprised what cute embellishments you can make with felt.


  1. I am so happy for you. Congratulations for the good job.
    I miss your class. I'm going to add you in my blog.

  2. Thank you Marcia! We miss you lots and hope everything is going well for you and your family! I need to check out your blog again, too. :)

  3. Those flowers are adorable! Which of the die cut machines cut felt? That would be awesome if I already owned it! LOL Cute LO too! Happy Easter!!!

  4. Joni, I edited my post to say try using a large machine like an Accucut that might be available to use at your lss. A sizzix might work also, although I haven't tried one. I don't think machines that use thin dies would work.