Hoop Art & Felt Flowers!
You all know by now, little projects are my absolute favourite. My favourite craft magazine at the moment is the UK based Mollie Makes, a fab source of small projects in all sorts of styles by small business makers and contributors from all over the world.
One in particular has been on my work bench since the issue came out. The Embroidered Terrarium pattern is by UK crafter Helen Wilde from Ovo Bloom. So cute, I love a good hoop art project.
I did want to change it up a bit, I wanted to incorporate a couple of felt succulents that I've been crushing on by Flohra Design, Deidre is a felt florist from the US, she is so clever and makes the most beautiful felt flowers, she also has great tutorials on making your own.
To use my larger felt flowers the hoop needed to be 25cm. I used three shades of brown DMC embroidery thread for the french knots, my 100% Merino Wool Felt Sheets in Fern, Spring and Moss and my brand new Sizzix Dies.
Follow the instructions to outline the terrarium and start on the french knots.
And the super fun part of making the felt flowers!
I used Deidre's gorgeous DIY Felt Succulent with Sizzix Die for the large Fern coloured flower, she has a few other succulent tutorials using dies and hand cut techniques. Check them out and see which ones suit you. She also has a list of the dies and other supplies required to make all her projects.
Place your flowers on the hoop, gluing to fix them. Tidy up the back of the hoop and voila! Done and dusted.
Have fun with this, I sure did.
DIY Letters with Felt Balls
With the school holidays around the corner, we are wishing and hoping for fine weather,
however, as usual I have a few activities up my sleeve for a rainy day.
These letters are super fun and easy to make in an afternoon.
I choose my letter from a great selection in my local craft store. They are available in a few cute fonts and a whole lot of shapes. In papier mache or wood they are around 15cm tall for around $9.
Then for the felt balls! I have used 1cm balls for this project in 14 colours with six of each.
Starting in one corner, glue the balls on in any order you please.
Such a fun little project.
PS I absolutely love my new glue gun, its perfect for all my little bity projects. It’s a Rapid precision point with a removable cord, so handy!
Hi! I'm Rebecca.