Monday, January 2, 2012

Loopy No Sew Flower Tutorial


It is a new year, new beginnings, new projects, and new diets! But one thing hasn't changed with the new year, my obsession with making flowers continues. I am pleased with how this one turned out. It is very easy to make and cute with all the loopty loops...enjoy!

Supplies
Felt, 30" long x 4-5" wide
Button (preferrably a shank style about and inch round"
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Measuring tape
Pin back

  1. Cut a piece of felt 2" wide by 30" long. Fold the felt in half widthwise and hot glue the bottom open edge of the felt.

  2. Make small cuts long the folded edge of the felt (roughly an eighth to a quarter of an inch wide). It will look like fringe. Make sure to leave about a quarter of an inch uncut along the unfolded edge.

  3. Put a line of about an inch long of hot glue along the bottom (unfolded) edge of the fringe and start to roll up the felt into a circle around itself. Continue gluing and rolling the fringe until the felt forms a circular shape.

  4. Push back the fringe in the center of the flower to make room for your button. Hot glue the back of the button and place it in the center. Make sure to hold it in place til the glue is cooled.

  5. Download the pattern below and cut one heart and one circle out of the felt.
  6. Glue the circle to the back of the flower.
  7. Glue the pin back to the center of the circle. Next, glue the heart over the pin to cover up the the icky oozy glue that comes threw the holes.

13 comments:

  1. What a great tutorial and design! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Awesome tutorial and super cute brooch! I've got my supplies in front of me right now to make one! Thanks!

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  3. great tutorial and love the look - it looks like a giant chrysanthemum - will def give it a go!

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  4. very cute! this is on my to-do list now!

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  5. Lovely tutorial and you make it look so simple!

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  6. Kolleen, I spent almost the entire morning yesterday enjoying your blog. I have a page long list of supplies I need and the projects I want to try. My son passed away in 2010 and a friend is having a fund raiser in his memory for equipment for the recreation dept, where he played sports in our local community. I was looking for some new ideals to make for the craft/bake sale that will be in the spring. Thank you for your wonderful easy to understand tutorials.

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  7. Very useful idea and beautiful directions. Just ordered some hair clips and will try these. Thanks!

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  8. Way too adorable~I love this one, fits perfectly in our island lifestyle! thank you. A wonderfully blessed and creative 2012 to you! Aloha, Connie

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  9. Thanks to everyone for the comments! Sometimes I do these things and wonder if anyone really ever makes them and now I know they do. I would love to see pictures of your flowers!

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  10. Hi Kolleen!!! Beautiful blog!!!!Nice to meet you !!!
    I will be happy to visit my blog http://www.chrysanthisart.blogspot.com/

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  11. Dear Kolleen, I'm so happy because find you and your ideas! I'm crazy for flowers.It's more that perfect.I am a beginner and will learn from you.Thanks!!!

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