After youve made a felt project, such as the pillows that were featured in Crafty Living on Aug. 11, and have little scraps of fabric left over, do you ever wonder what to do with those pieces?
Well, have I got the solution for you.
Not too much time, not too much effort, and all you need are items I know you already have laying around the house.
These brooches are a cute little spot of color to accent your wool pea coat in the drab winter or the perfect adornment for the next gift for your gal pal.
What you need:
Needle (I used a chenille sharp-ended one)
Pin back (if you want to make it a brooch)
Ribbon (if you want it to be an ornament or basket tie-on)
What you do:
1. Cut out two same-sized circles in different colors. Then cut two more different-colored circles in another size. (My circles were about 1 3/4 inches and 1 1/4 inches.)
2. Snip three V-shapes out of the top layer of the smaller circle about equal distance around. Then cut four from the larger circle.
3. Take a length of embroidery floss, knot it at the end and go through your button twice to secure it to the center of your flowers.
4. Cut out two leaf shapes.
5. Take another length of embroidery floss, knot it at the end and go around the outside of your leaf with big stitches, starting at one corner. Knot again when you get to the other bottom corner. Repeat for both leaves.
6. Use a whip stitch and attach the leaves to the back of your flower, going through the bottom layer of felt.
7. Either sew or use hot glue to attach your pin back or ribbon to the back of your flower.