Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Felt, Flannel, and Velvet - Oh My!





Felt is so much fun to work with.  It also come in zillions of colors, so you can make a felt project for almost any season or celebration.  This centerpiece, just like my pumpkin, was inspired by flannel.
My theme this year for Thanksgiving is jewel tones.  I decided to make jewel tone felt flowers incorporated with the flannel to make this centerpiece.



The centerpiece really wasn't hard to make.  

First, wash out an icing container:




Next,  cut out a piece of flannel 5" x 11 1/2".
Attach the flannel to the icing container using spray adhesive or a hot glue gun.  Make sure that you fold under at the seam, and glue securely in order to have a clean finish.  Glue the top edges into the container, and the bottom edges securely underneath the container.  Cut a 2" diameter circle and glue it onto the bottom of the vase.  This will help cover all the rough edges, and give it a finished look.




For the ribbon cut  a 6" piece of black velvet then secure it with an 1/2" buckle.  The ribbon does not need to be glued on because you can secure it by synching it tight.



For this centerpiece, I made 2 small flowers and 4 large flowers.  I have a complete tutorial on how to make these flowers here.



In order to keep the flowers standing up in the vase, I glued a popsicle stick to each one.  Then I glued the popsicle sticks of the four larger flowers to the inside of the vase.   Because I wanted the small flowers to fill up the empty spaces I simply tucked in the smaller flowers wherever they looked best, without glueing them.



How about you? Have you decided on a Thanksgiving Theme?



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7 comments:

  1. really cute! I'll have to look at you felt flower tute. New follower!

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  2. That is so neat, I don't know if I would be able to get the felt to look that nice though. These would also be cute hair bows =)

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  3. Very cute! And I love the idea of using jewel tones for Thanksgiving!

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing your project on A Crafty Soiree! I've featured yours this week and it will be in the post up this Thursday at midnight EST. Please come by and check it out and thank you again for joining us.

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  5. These flowers are just beautiful, Melissa--I want to try making some!

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  6. So cute! I saw something almost exactly like it at Target, but yours is even cuter!

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