Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring Felt Flower Centerpiece




I loved making my Fall Felt Flower Centerpiece so much (and I had an extra Styrofoam ball left over) that I decided to make a spring centerpiece.

I used these Felt Spider Mums, which are very easy to make and require no sewing at all.

1. Choose your colors. Each sheet of felt made 9 flowers. I ended out using 42 flowers total. I decided to use 4 different colors. This is the smallest number you can do and keep any flowers of the same color from bordering each other. I would recommend between 4 and 6 colors of felt.

2. Make a lot of flowers. I would make between 9 and 12 of each color.


3. Paint or decorate your pot. I simply painted the flower pot with a thin white coat of white acrylic paint.


4. Start to glue the flowers to the Styrofoam ball. I used a hot glue gun which worked very well. Just make sure that you put the glue on the felt and not directly on the Styrofoam or it will melt. I also waited about 5 to 10 seconds after applying the glue to attach it to the ball.

5. Start gluing at the top. If you are using 4 colors, you can use the same pattern that I did. Put one color in the middle, and surround it by 6 other flowers alternating in colors. Notice that flowers of the same color are directly across from each other.


{Keep the flowers close together for a fuller look. But also remember that you will fluff them out in the end and the petals will cover any little gaps}



6. At some point, put the ball on the pot so that you will know where to stop attaching flowers. Fluff out the petals to look more realistic.



24 comments:

  1. I love this, it could be changed up for any season!

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  2. This is such a cute idea! thank you for sharing =)
    -Kayla

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  3. This is really cute! I'm going to try a fall colored one!

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  4. Cute idea!
    KCoake
    www.realcoake.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh how pretty! I love making felt flowers too, and this is such a nice way to display them! Very nice centerpiece!

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  6. I think this looks great! Thanks for the tutorial. I've been itching to try making some felt flowers. You've inspired me!

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  7. This is beautiful! I hope you'll add this arrangement to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop!

    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  8. These felt flowers would make beautiful centerpieces for a ladies brunch! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share your creative party ideas with us?
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=27087
    Thanks, I hope to see you there!
    ---Sheryl---

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  9. This is so cute! Wonderful idea.

    Love for you to share it at my Linky Party if you get a chance :) - "Made by ME" Wednesdays here: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/04/made-by-me-25-linky-party-and-features.html

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  10. It turned out great! I like your choice of colors.

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  11. This is so cute! I would love it if you would come link this up at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party.

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  12. This is SO cute! Definitely putting this on my to-do list for Spring Decor. I'm AWFUL with live plants/flowers! :)

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  13. Love these ideas, I must share with my friends. Thank you for the great idea
    Janice

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  14. Hey Rach! Thanks for linking at my party! I'm featuring this tonight, its so cute. And by the way, I LOVE your new design. The cloud and water drops on the side is genius!

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  16. OK- This is so super cute! I love it very much and LOVE the bright colors you picked! It screams Spring! Nice job!!

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  17. Love this! Such great colors and I'm all about the fun flowers. Thanks for entering One Crafty Contest; good luck!

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