Have you ever made something and you just can’t believe you made it ’cause it turned out so nice? That’s what happened with this felt rose bud bouquet. I just couldn’t believe what actually materialized on my kitchen counter from some felt and a glue gun! So run out now and get yourself lots of felt, in all the colors that you love!
- Felt in three coordinating colors
- A styro-foam ball that sits exactly in the opening of your vase or pot
- Pearl beads
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- An 8″wide bowl and a 6″wide bowl (to use as a tracing guide)
- Using mouth of bowl as your guide, trace around rim of 8″ bowl onto felt with your pen. I used a total of 30 flowers, but I cut and glued as I went.
- Cut out each circle, and then cut the circles into spiral shapes according to the diagram above.
- Starting with the tail, and with the cut line as the base, roll spiral onto itself to create the bud. Secure with dabs of hot glue as you roll, and at the end, the round center becomes a base for the rosebud, which you secure with glue.
- With ball sitting in your vase, glue flowers to foam ball, starting at the top. Place flowers such that there are no gaps. Use 6″ bowl and trace smaller circles to make smaller flowers to fill in gaps at rim of vase.
- Using a tweezers, apply pearl centers by applying a dot of hot glue to each bead and inserting into middle of flower. For large flowers, you may want to use three beads in the center.
…and that’s it!
This project is so simple with such great results, and could be done in so many amazing color combinations. And you can make a centerpiece size, like I have here, or choose to make tiny bouquets in tea cups to place at each place setting or scatter along the table. So what are you waiting for? Make one today!
About the Author: Sara was born and raised in California, educated in New York and is now living in the gorgeous rolling hills of Northern Israel with her Israeli husband and five children. She is an Interior and Graphic Designer by profession and has worked in the clothing industry on 7th Avenue and in advertising in Soho. She left a high profile designer life in Manhattan for spiritual pursuits and ended up falling in love in Israel. Sara and her husband have chosen to live in the North of the country to give their children a quiet upbringing close to nature and away from the distractions of commercialization. Sara documents her creative endeavors on her blog, Creative Jewish Mom.
This post originally published on Somewhat Simple as a guest post from Creative Jewish Mom in January 2010.