Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Felt Flowers - my favorite project of the year!

This adorable felt flower is - by far - my favorite project of the year. Just imagine the things you could do with some of these: headbands, brooches, gift toppers, itty bitty magnets, a giant holiday wreath for your front door, glue them on picture frames...the list goes on and on. This is the first one I've made, but I'll be sure to overwhelm you with everything I glue them to in the near future.

I originally saw this on Pinterest (can you say obsessed?) linked to a half-arsed how-to description. I used that and my own creative genius to recreate this one. The felt is made from recycled pop bottles.

After burning my fingerprints off with a hot glue gun all evening, it suddenly dawned on me that I could actually look for a tutorial...but what's the fun in that, right? I was able to find these amazing versions on Flickr by Coco Rose1~

Love, love, love the brown/green/orange one at the top. Did I say L-O-V-E!?

{Photo: Megan Reardon}

From there I found the original tutorial on Holidash by Megan Reardon. (Next career: P.I.)

My dahlia has been sewn to this throw pillow to cover a certain little boy's slobber mark. The pillow actually goes on my bed, but it's way too messy to photograph up there. And I'm having fun admiring it in the living room today.

 Off to rummage through my felt stash so I can make these in mass quantities!


allenaim photography and design said...

beautiful! Love that it is covering up a slobber mark :) Ah the life of Mamas...

Jill said...

I love it on the cushion!

c.w.frosting said...

Beautiful flower & great pillow fix =)

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love this - found you on craftgawker and now am your newest follower :-)

Love the "cover up" kids drooled so much I was thinking about a whole "Drool art" line :-)

Kellie said...

Thanks all! We have slobber and marks of all other origin around here. My house may be covered in flowers soon!

Tracy @ said...

Hi Kellie,

These are GORGEOUS! I'm so happy I found your blog through Kara's linking party today.

I'd like to invite you to share your projects at my weekly linking party sometime also. I'd like to grow my weekly party with nice quality projects just like this one. Here is the direct link if you'd like to check it out sometime. Thanks for the consideration.
T.G.I.F. Linky Party

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I love it on the pillow, such beautiful serene colors. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

KT said...

I love this craft! Especially since my niexes name is dahlia! So fun to make!

Linda said...

Talk to my family and my fascination with Pinterest. It's amazing - the wonderful things on pinterest. Amazing.
Best wishes, Linda

Lula Lola said...

I was on Pinterest today and found a blog with lots of cute projects. But, I started recognizing that they were projects I'd seen in other places. I think this post has been copied exactly on this site. But, it doesn't give credit. You might want to take a look!
I used to blog and this would have made me nuts!
Here is a link to the post that I think was lifted from you.

Kellie Brown said...

Yikes! Thanks so much for letting me know.