This month for the Craft Challenge, I’ve been making lots of felt flowers and Decorating DIY Felt Flower Fabric Bags and Handmade Felt cupcake Cards. Well, I actually only made one cupcake card because it took longer to make then I hoped but they’re so pretty that I’m going to aim to make lots more over the coming weeks!
Way back at the beginning of the year when I made my kid’s flower door signs for their rooms for the first craft challenge- I made too many felt flowers in a bid to use up some felt I had. I’ve had great fun looking up a ton of different ways to make felt flowers.
Here are my top 3 favourite felt flower tutorials. (As you can see I favour ones that require you only to use a glue gun and no sewing required!)
I used some larger thicker felt that I had which worked just as well for the blue flowers and with large brads in the middle. They hold up a bit better on the bag but needed a ton of glue to make them stick so I ended up having to add a few stitches in the end. And so, I’ve decorated some hessian bags with the felt flowers and made some handmade cards. This is a little bit of a bid to get organised before I return to work from maternity leave. The hessian bags are brilliantly strong to carry all the books I need to mark and teaching related paperwork, but I like the fact that they have a few felt flowers on to brighten the day! I decorated one of the bags with some left over fabric and twine made as bunting and think I’ll continue to make some more of this mini bunting as it would look great on some handmade cards.
I like having the odd handmade card to hand at work too. There’s always someone at work with a birthday that I’ve forgotten about or who I want to write a thank you to! So I keep a couple of these cards in my desk drawer to use for any occasion!
As I also have some birthdays coming up, I used some of the spare felt to make a handmade cupcake birthday card too.
If you’d like to make your own DIY felt cupcake card- here’s how!
- Cut a cupcake shape out of felt in two different colours. One for the base and a cloud like shape for the top!
- Sew a brightly coloured piece of ribbon onto the base of the cupcake.
- Add brads on the top of the cupcake. You can see the ones I used from Hobbycraft here, although you could use contrasting colour brads which would look great too.
- Sew a button to the top like a cherry!
Please check out the rest of the Craft Challenge Participants and see what they made this month!