One of my favorite things I love to use in my home for decorations are fresh flowers! They are just so beautiful no matter what type they are. The problem is they are a little pricey for something that only lasts about 7 days.
I came up with the solution! Why not make my own fancy flowers and why not make them felt flowers! There are so many color options these days and the fabric itself is super cheap! There are so many different possibilities when it comes to the flower style or type. To make this entire bouquet only cost me about $2! Your not going to find that deal at your local floral shop, guaranteed!
These pretty girls are not going to wilt. They might not smell quiet as good as the real thing but they sure do add a nice touch of spring in our house! And most definitely are going to last a whole lot longer! I really like making these into bouquets but you can also leave off the stick and glue onto a clip to add a little spring fever to your hair.
I am so excited to start trying out other types of felt flowers and make more bouquets! These are the ultimate frugal décor accent for you home this spring! You need to make some for yourself! Here is how you can do that:
First thing you need to do is decide on how big you want your flowers to be and cut out 6 circles of the that same size. I simply found a cup in my kitchen whose base was the size I was looking for. I traced the base and started cutting.
To start making the petals, take one circle, fold in half, place pea size spot of hot glue, fold in half again, and place under something to hold while glue dries. Repeat this process for four more circles (five in total).
Next, take one circle as your base, place four pea size spots of hot glue in each quarter of the circle. Moving quickly so the glue doesn’t dry, attach your four previously prepared petal pieces, one on each quarter. Hold down while drying.
Now in the center of your flower use a medium amount of glue (I used two clicks of my small glue gun) making sure to circle glue across all four petals. Take your fifth petal, place in center, on top of hot glue, pull up the top layers of the other petals and hold until glue dries.
Fluff your flower to make it nice and full. On the backside of the flower put a small straight line of hot glue where you would like to attach your stem. Place stem over hot glue and carefully pull the base of the flower to cover the top of the stem.
Repeat this process for however many flowers you decide you would like for your bouquet or hairclips.
I love how full and how many layers these flowers have! So much beauty that will last all spring long!
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