Day 11 of 12 Handmade Ornaments is here, which means it's the penultimate day of this series! It's so rare that I post on the weekends, but since this series is running for 12 days in a row, that necessitates weekend posting. Needless to say, I'm planning on taking it nice and easy next week - probably just one post. It's Thanksgiving week anyway, which is a good one for taking a break!
Also, before I get to the tutorial for today's ornament, I just want to remind y'all that tomorrow (Sunday), a LINK PARTY will be going on when the last ornament posts go up. Now it's your turn to link up your own handmade ornaments! Show off your creative skills :). Since we know not everyone has started their Christmas decorating yet, we're keeping the party open for a couple of weeks to make sure you have a chance to add yours. Many of us will be showing off our favorites in the coming weeks, so don't miss this parTAY!
Now it's onto today's ornament: a felt flower! This simple, pretty little ornament was kind of a spontaneous creation. I was actually planning on making a snowflake, but once I got going with this one I realized I was actually making more of a flower, so I decided to go with it. It turned out way cuter than I had pictured and it was really easy to make!
You only need a couple of supplies for this:
- Petal template
- Hot glue (not pictured)
- Wooden craft piece (not pictured)
First off, I made a petal template out of some card stock. There's no magic formula to this - it was more of a trial-and-error sort of thing. I folded a piece of the card stock in half and then cut a half-petal shape out of it just like you would do if you were cutting out a paper heart. Does that make sense? I trimmed the leaf shape until it looked the way I was envisioning. Then I traced it six times onto the felt for the six petals...
...and cut them out.
To give the petals their 3-D shape, I put a dab of hot glue at the base of the petal and then pinched it together.
That left me with six petals to glue together.
I arranged them so that they looked like a flower and then glued the very bottom edge to the underside of the wood craft piece.
It's quite a dainty little thing, and I think it would be pretty simple to put a bunch of these together quickly. It would be really fun to make several different petal shapes in various colors, don't you think?
Don't miss the other ornaments from Day 11. The ones from today might be some of my favorites from the whole series!!
Gold Leaf Polka Dot Ornament | The Happier Homemaker
Polymer Clay Snowflake Ornament | Remodelando la Casa
Clothes Pin Snowman Ornament | Serendipity Refined
3D Deer Head Ornament | Cherished Bliss
Glitter Monogram Ornament | It All Started With Paint
Simple Canvas Tree Ornament | Bigger Than The Three of Us
Painted Grinch Ornament | Mom 4 Real
Cupcake Sprinkles Ornament | All Things G&D
O Little Town of Bethlehem Ornament | Lovely Etc
Frosted Hot Glue Snowflake | Thrifty and Chic
Globe Ornament | Whats Ur Home Story
Felt Flower Ornament | May Richer Fuller Be