Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Felt Heart Art

I've seen a lot of separate tutorials for this one, but never a combination of the two. It actually turned out to be one of my favorite decorations, so I hope you guys like it, too.

Sorry it's not all that organized, I'll make it all pretty when I'm actually supposed to be awake.

You will need: felt, burlap, a board, and a hot glue gun (cold setting is best).

Start with a felt circle. Whatever size you make it. Just be consistent. The bigger the circle, the bigger the flower.

Cut it up in a spiral, making a long strand. Leave the circle in the center. That's what you'll glue your base to.

Roll it up starting with the pointed end. Then place a dab of hot glue in the center of the circle part we left and place it on the bottom of the rolled up flower.

That's it. The rosette is done. Now do more!

Cut your burlap to the side of your board with about an inch of overhang on each side. Lay it flat and place the board centered on top of the burlap. Run a string of hot glue down the back edge of your board one edge at a time. Fold the burlap over onto the glue and press down (if cold glue, you can use your fingers like I did, but if you have hot glue, don't do that! Use a Popsicle stick and a spoon and work fast so the spoon doesn't glue to the project). Glue the next side, and then the top and bottom, and then pull the corners tight and glue them down.

Lay your flowers out to get the shape you want and when you're happy with the shape, glue your flowers onto the burlap into that shape.

Our point was a total accident. Seven-year-old help. I had her cut the circles into strips. But it was a happy accident, no? It worked out perfectly!

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