Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pom Pom Flower from Amy @ Ameroonie Designs!

Hi there Fireflies and Jellybeans readers! It's nice to be here today. When Fawnda announced the news about their new addition to the family, I was so excited! And I'm glad to help out in a very small way by helping fill her schedule while she spends time with her family!

To introduce myself, my name is Amy and I blog over at Ameroonie Designs (aim-er-oo-knee). My grandmother used to call me Ameroonie Bamboonie while I was growing up and I decided when naming my blog, to use something that was special to me.
I have four children and I love crafting. I mean I LOVE crafting! From knock-offs to my own original designs, creating things is what brings me joy and happiness in my spare time. So, here is a tutorial that you can whip up in your own spare time- and since it's pretty simple, even if you don't have much time you can create something spectacular!

Pom Pom Flower Tutorial

Even though this tutorial uses Christmas colors, you could simply change the colors of your felt and you'll get totally different results! I have used these flowers on tote bags as well as ornaments. Let your imagination and creativity run wild with them!
The first thing you will need to do is cut your strip of felt. I cut mine 4" X 32" for a solid colored flower. (cut two strips 4" X 16" if you're doing a two tone flower).
Fold the strip in half and cut slits down the folded edge. They should be between 1/4" and 1/2" apart, and try to end the cut approx. 1/2" from the edge (so the strip doesn't tear).




(repeat with the second color- if you choose) The finished strips should look like these.







Line up all the straight, uncut edges (if you're doing one color- there are 2, if you're doing 2 colors, there will be 4) and begin rolling at one end. Take your hot glue gun and dab some glue as you roll up the flower. I glued the layers together in some places, in others I just glued the bottom layer. Continue up the entire length of the cut strip, keeping the edges even as much as possible.
If you're making a flower, you're done, I just cut a circle of felt to cover the bottom and put a generous layer of glue on the bottom. If you're making an ornament, you will need to make a second "flower". Then, take a ribbon and glue the ends to one half. Put a bunch of glue and press the two halves together. Fluff the "petals" and you're finished.





This is a side view, you can't even see where the two pieces are! These would be fun in a garland, or hanging from a light fixture. You could add some embellishments- like holly sprays, or beads or even bells and hang them from a door knob. Run with them and have fun!
Thanks for letting me come over and spend some time with you today!
xoxo,
Amy

2 comments :

Farah Muzaffar said...

Looks interesting... but its not clear to me that how you line both the colour...
Wish you a very Happy Christmas …
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Farah

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Great tutorial, Amy! Looks pretty easy to put together.

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