Susan Budge recently received a gift from her father in the form of a handmade wooden vase, and after contemplating its use for months, she decided to put it to some decorative use. Her home naturally has a fall palette, so she thought she would create a fall felt bouquet to lend a decorative hand to her home decor.
The felt bouquet turned out to be adorable and just stunning! The felt lends some unique color and texture to her home as well as just simply adding to her father’s gift. Check out how she did it!
Susan got most of her supplies from Hobby Lobby, in her backyard, and her local grocery store.
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The first thing you’re going to do is get some branches to work with and take any pre-existing foliage off so that you have a clean base to work with. We find that thinner branches work better since they are easier to work with. You can also get some fake flowers of your choice to add to your felt bouquet for more character, just be aware of the colors you choose and that they correlate with your felt.
Once you have your branches you can start assembling your felt foliage. Susan decided to use templates from the Tiny Nature accessory set to create four different types of elements on her branches; the flower, the bloom, the leaf, and the butterfly.
To get started on these elements you’re going to want to iron some wax paper/freezer paper to your felt (shiny side on the felt) so that you can trace your templates out and then cut them.
To create the flower, you are going to be using Tiny Nature 6T. After you’ve ironed your wax paper to the felt of your choice, begin by tracing the template onto it and then cutting it out. Then you’re going to peel the wax paper off and take the felt flower and cut it in a spiral, making sure not to cut it to thin. After you’ve cut it into a spiral, bunch it together until you get the rose looking bloom.
For the leaf, you are going to trace and cut out Tiny Nature 1T on your felt (after ironing the wax paper) and then run hot glue down the bottom half of the center. Once the hot glue is applied, pinch the two side of the leaf together where the glue is and watch as it becomes a bit more dimensional!
For the bloom, you are going to trace and cut out Tiny Nature 5T on your choice of felt. Once cut out you peel the wax paper off and apply a generous amount of hot glue in the center of the felt piece. Then bunch the piece together from the bottom using your fingers as a clamp. Once dried, you can add an embellishment to the center to give it some more glam.
The butterfly is pretty self-explanatory. After ironing wax/freezer paper to the felt of your choice, you are simply going to trace Tiny Nature 2T out and then cut it. Then peel the paper off and add it anywhere on your branch so it can add a majestic fairy feeling to your felt bouquet.
Give It a Try!
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