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Felt Flower Garlands
It’s September, which means the first signs of fall are in the air.
The leaves are starting to turn color, there are cooler breezes at night, and sadly there are fewer and fewer blooms in flower beds.
But thanks to one of our blogger friends, Dariela Cruz who blogs at MamiTalks.com, we’ve got a great craft project that will help keep the colors and fragile beauty of summer flowers alive. Gather your kids together and have fun making Dariela’s felt flower garlands.
- About 2 or 3 8″ x 10″ pieces of felt for each color.
- Ribbon (Zig Zag ribbon makes it fun!)
- Hot Glue
Draw a flower of 5 petals on paper to make a template for cutting the felt. Pin your template to a piece of felt so you can cut around it. Double the felt so you can cut 2 at the same time.
You will need 4 flat felt flowers to start with.
Next, fold the flower petal in half and put some hot glue in the middle so you can fold again and glue the 2 halves together.
Now cut small circles (a little smaller than the felt flower you cut before) to serve as a base and glue the petal to the circle.
Repeat this with the 4 petals. Make sure to press on the center when you glue them instead of the borders. When you are done with the 4 petals, lift up the borders a little bit to spruce up the flower.
Once you are done with all the flowers (You can do about 4/5 of each color), glue them to the ribbon and then glue another flower on the other side to make a complete flower
Repeat with all the other flowers and you are done!
Hang it on a doorway, over a mantel, or better yet, string a couple and hang a bunch around your neck. You’ll be thinking Aloha thoughts before you know it.
This post was originally published at MomItForward.com on 4/23/12
Doing arts and crafts is a great way for children staying at a Ronald McDonald House to take their minds off some of the stress that they may not even be able to express. To volunteer or make a donation of crafting supplies, click here to find a Chapter near you.