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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