Monday, January 30, 2012

Felt Flowers and Pinwheel Straws {tutorials!}

Lifestyle Crafts have some fun new dies to show off at CHA this week! 
Check out the fun projects I made with them!
(Be sure to check out the discount code at the bottom of the post too!) 
I got the Nesting Clovers and the Pinwheel dies.

Here is what you will need:
Nesting Clovers Dies from Lifestyle Crafts
Die Cutter {not pictured}
Glue Gun

For this project I used the 3 smaller clovers from the nesting clovers (lets say the smallest clover is size 1, and the largest is size 4... I used sizes 1,2 and 3)  I cut out one black size 3 and one black size 1, and three white size 2.
Yes the dies will cut through felt.  I use my Epic 6 Die cutter.  But, these dies work in most die cutting machines.  If you are having trouble getting it to cut all the way through... try shimming it with a piece of card stock under the die.  My felt cut most of the way and I had to use a scissors to cut some stings off.

Put a dot of hot glue in the middle of the inside of the size 2 clover and fold in half.  Then, put a dot of glue on the outside in the middle of the top 2 petals. and fold over the glue.  This will create the 3-D petals.  Repeat on all 3 of the size 2 clovers.

Glue the three 3-D petals in a circle on your size 3 clover.

Glue the size 1 clover over the top of the corners of the 3-D petals, and you are done! 
Use this flower to embellish a bag, or a headband, a t-shirt, etc...

Here is what you will need:
Pinwheel Die cuts from Lifestyle Crafts
Die Cutting machine {not pictured}
Brads {not pictured}
Hot glue gun {not pictured}

1. Use your die cutter to cut out your pinwheel.  Use a Brad to push through all the holes on the petals and then through the center of the pinwheel.  Secure the brad on the back.

You could make on big pinwheel by putting these together, but I liked the little less full ones for this project.

Use hot glue to glue the straw onto the back of the pinwheel.  Then use a scrap of felt to cover over the straw for a nice finish.

I think these would be ADORABLE at a baby shower or a spring/summer party!

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1 comment :

laxsupermom said...

Cute projects! I didn't realize the diecutter machines could cut through fabric as thick as felt. Thanks for sharing.

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