Crafty.. aka: Very good at following directions!

Well I've been a tad quite because I got into this mood to try to make a few things. I found a few tutorials online (will post links soon) and immediately rushed out to get supplies and spent every free moment I had trying to make something fun!
It all started at Hobby Lobby. I bought some cream felt and cut them into little circles..

I had some left over material in white that had a little stripe down it but once I cut it up, it really didn't matter if it had a design or not...
Then I cut the material into the same size circles... a bunch of them! Got my hot glue gun out and folded the circles in half and then in half again and glued the pointed edge to the felt... After nearly burning my fingers and getting glue all over myself, I came up with this cute little pom flower..How stinkin' cute is that!? I only wish I had other material in the house so that I could make it in other colors! The weather got bad and kept me in so I couldn't venture out to get any.. but watch out, I'm on the hunt! I think I got overly excited here and forgot to take pictures of the steps I took to make into an actual necklace.. but basically I bought a chain (18in') that already had a clasp on it. I split it in half and hot glued it to the last pom and then glued them all down to another layer of felt and then cut the whole thing out to make this cute necklace.. Voila! Now, I just need to find the right kind of shirt for it... or maybe just get it in a better color..
The necklace tutorial I got this from said it was inspired by Anthropologie... pretty cute! What do you think?

And then.... I pulled out another tutorial that I thought looked super cute and fun, especially for the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday!

The tutorial I found showed thier supplies with a white plain heart which later they say they used ribbon to cover but I didn't want to mess with that, so I found this cute glitter heart at Hobby Lobby instead... Its styrofome. Got some straight pins and red felt.

I then enlisted the help of my little man to fold the cut circles which were about 3' in diameter and let me tell you, I cut a TON of circles.. I used an entire yard of felt!

Close up example of the fold effect before you pin it into the heart... You'll take a straight pin and put it into the bottom of the point and then stick it into the styrofome. Easy!

I started at the top and worked my way around. Very time consuming, especially if you have a 6 month old and a very demanding 3yr old who wants to be chased stopping you throughout your project.. but well worth it!

I don't know why I didn't use my real camera to take the final shot, so this is a tad fuzzy, but this is my final result! Rosey and fun!! I love it!!

Who's up for crafting!?

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3 comments:

Snuzi said...

Found it! I thought about this wreath last night and remembered to come and look for it on your blog so I can make it today. If i do...meaning if the boys actually nap long enough for me to do it...do you care if i link to your blog from mine?

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

Ohh I love the wreath! It looks amazing, now I want to make one, maybe in spring colors!

Carrie said...

These were so cute I had to feature them on my blog's Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/MakingLemonadeBlog

The necklace is especially cute, I might need to go make one myself... but I'm not sure I can pull it off as well as you do!

 
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