I was compensated in exchange for this post, however, all opinions and ideas are my own.
Spring is coming and even though the people from the east or north might throw rocks at me, we had one heck of a winter her in San Diego this year. We went from most of the state being in a severe, glare at your neighbors when they water their lawn, drought to being able pretty much stable. Yesterday it rained allllll day and night while I worked on these large felt flowers and set them up to photograph in the morning and I don’t know if it was the sun or the bright cheery flowers or both, but it certainly felt like springtime when I walked out this morning. Here is how I made them!
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Eggs in various sizes
- Felt in a number of colors (I used light and dark pink, purple, yellow and green)
- Hot Glue gun
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Cutter
To start, I took each one of the FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Eggs and cut off the bottoms so they sat flat on my work surface.
Next, I gathered the felt and started cutting leaves. You are going to need more leaves for larger eggs and less for smaller but I found that at most I was using 3 pieces of felt for each flower. Each one uses 3 small for the center, 12-18 medium for the bulk of the rose and 4-6 large for the last layer at the bottom. I cut two layers thick to save time and then I saved the last piece of felt for each color as an extra to fill in where needed.
I also cut a small square from the scraps to glue it to the top of the egg so you can’t see any of the foam in the finished flower.
To start with the center of the flower I took the three smallest petals and put them on one at a time with the hot glue. I overlapped as I went to get a more realistic shape.
After the center is done, I started adding the medium sized petals, making sure I was staggering them so they weren’t all right on top of each other. I put them on one at a time until I was about a half inch from the bottom.
Once there is just a small bit at the bottom, I used the largest petals to finish it off. I lined them up with the bottom and made sure to stagger them while still covering up all the foam.
After all the pieces are glued I went back, starting from the bottom, and pulled the leaves out so it looked more like a full and open rose.
The last step was to make the leaf. I free handed this like I did the rest of the petals and just used a simple shape.
I put glue on the very bottom of the leaf and attached it to the side of the rose.
When they were done, I just clustered them all on my table as a centerpiece and couldn’t be happier with the outcome! They are a fun and bright accent but would also be great in my craft room on my craft table or maybe even on the mantle!
Where would you put them? Let me know in the comments below!