Friday, December 3, 2010

Winter Blooms - Felt Dahlia

I finished one of my Creative Space projects last night.
I am rather pleased with it, even though Mr. Riley thinks its rather gaudy. I have big plans to use it for a belt for a holiday outfit - but we'll see.  I made it out of sparkle felt.  You can find the tutorial here - from Megan Reardon of Not Martha.  She used Fabritac for gluing the petals.  I went ahead and used my glue gun.  I think it worked just fine.
I think you could make all sorts of beautiful flowers based on this tutorial.  Just different petal shapes.  Paper might be a neat way to go as well.





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10 comments:

Clara said...

Oooh, I think it's wonderful!

Anita said...

I think it turn out rather nice Mr. Riley.

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Sofia's Ideas said...

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To Sew With Love said...

This is so fab! It would really look nice on a belt! ^^)

Erin said...

I think it's gorgeous!!!

But I have been accused of the occassional gaudiness (and proud of it!)...so I might not be the best judge. LOL

Lisa said...

I made one too! I clipped mine on a pillow, but I've worn it too. I think it's super cute. http://lisasroombyroom.blogspot.com/2010/11/pillow-talk-ii.html

Yolanda @ Miss Refashionista said...

I want to make these as gift for teachers but can't figure out how to cut the petals.. SOS!!

You're looks fantastic, by the way!

Amanda said...

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missbossypants said...

I've made numerous felt dahlias for teacher gifts (lots of daycare teachers too), and I've loved every single one I've made. I used hot glue as well - I'm not patient enough to wait for fabric glue! Sparkle felt is a great idea for a holiday-themed pin - well done!