For sale, $5 each.
For free, instructions.
Say what? "You are offering up free instructions on how to make the very item you are trying to sell?"
Why, yes I am. Here's why. For those of us who are crafters, don't we often look at someone else's work and just know we can make it ourselves? Sure, we do. With that being said, don't we also appreciate it when another crafter creates something that we cannot and we gladly purchase it. Sure, we do! That is why I am listing my felt flowers for sale and giving you the instructions.
Granted, I didn't take the time to post step-by-step instructions with pictures, but we're crafters, we get it! Right?!
All of my flower pins were made from leftover felt or fleece. The flower pins pictured to the right, I used Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tattered Florals to cut out the felt -- two large 5-petal flowers and one small 6-petal flower. I stitched the two large ones together with embroidery floss, layered the smaller felt flower on top, stitched it on and added a button to the center.
The next two felt flower pins were made by using a Spellbinder's Die -- Blossom. The fluffy flower is made with seven medium sized flowers. This one is a little trickier to explain without pictures, but I'll try. Two flowers are for the base and the other five make up the fluffy blooms. For the blooms, take one flower pedal, fold in half, and with the fold at the bottom, start at one end and roll to the other end. Hold onto the bloom and stitch the bottom together. Once you complete the five blooms, stitch them onto one of the bases -- stitch four around the base and stick the last one into the center. Once all the stitching is done, add the other backing pedal to cover up all the stitching.
The last one is super easy. Cut two larger blooms and one smaller one. Layer the three and stitch around the edges. Stitch a button in the center.
Now, if you'd rather buy one than make one, let me know. They are $5 each. If you're local, we'll touch base. If you're not, I'll mail it for another $1. Let me know!