Thursday, December 17, 2009

Felt Flowers and Cozy Giveaway!!

I would like to show you how to make some simple felt flowers that you can use to fancy up just about anything. These are a wonderful way to fancy up a simple Christmas Present. You can sew them on a plain hat, an old sweater, you could glue one to a barrette or headband or sew them on a pillow! They are so so simple to make in the middle of winter you could have blooming flowers everywhere!
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Cut out your petals you will use 5 on the large and I do 2 of these large flowers and then you can use 5 or 6 petals for the small flower.
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Next you get some matching embroidery thread and needle and you sew through the bottom of the petal as shown and join all the petals together.
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Then you will take the ends of the thread like in the picture and join them to make your flower.
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When you are done your flower should look like this.
You sew all three flowers the same way and then you layer them one on top of each other with the smallest flower on top. Then you will sew near and around the center through all three flowers to join them together.

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The next step would now be to cut out your leaf from some green felt and pick out a button for the center of the flower.
I like to use a button that is contrasting in color to the flower.

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There you have it!!
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Some very simple very pretty flowers. I have not tried it but I am sure that you could also use polar fleece as well to make these flowers. Which would be a great way to use up scrap polar fleece pieces.
Click the picture to print the pattern from my photobucket!

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Now that I have all these flowers what better place for them than on a tea cozy!!
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For a chance to win this tea cozy all you have to do is leave a comment.
The Tea cozy is made out of 2 layers of soft gray polar fleece if this doesn't keep your tea warm your in big trouble!! We also made the tea cozy tall so if you have a fancy tall tea pot or a round short one it will be sure to fit.

The drawing for the winner of Tea Cozy will be on Dec 26th. Be sure to check back to see if you win!
Merry Christmas and Many Blessings Love The Watts Family
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16

18 comments:

  1. Dear Heather,

    How adorable! Do I dare show the girls, or will we have a meadow growing around the house if I do? :)

    The cozy definitely looks cozy, too!

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  2. Oh how very nice! I love them and the tutorial was just great :)

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  3. I love your felt flowers! I can imagine them all done up in red looking like a beautiful Pointsettia! (sp?)
    And the tea cozy certainly does look cozy! ;~}
    Christmas Blessings!

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  4. Good Evening! It has been so good to be able to sit and read your blog again.

    Merry Christmas,
    Paula

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  5. Such a cute idea. My daughter would have so much fun making these. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  6. DROOL...even *I* could make these...LOL. I was thinking they would look pretty on a scrapbook page! LOL

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  7. wow I agree perhaps even "I" could make these! Simple and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  8. Oh, Heather, these are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing!

    I would love to win your sweet tea cozy. I drink tea all winter long and I am forever reheating in the microwave.

    Kindly, ldh

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  9. Those flowers are adorable! I never thought of making a tea cozy out of fleece. What a brilliant idea!

    I just finished knitting a hat that needs a floral embellishment. I like your flowers much better than the one I cut originally. I'll post a pic when I'm done! Thank you for sharing how to make them!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  10. awesome! Thanks for the tutorial. I'll have to try these out....hope I win your tea cozy.:)

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  11. Oh, I just love your tea cozy! And I think that in my "spare time" (what is that?) I need to make some of your beautiful flowers-for what I just don't know yet!

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  12. Heather,
    Hi, I'm dropping in on your part of the world to wish you seasonal greetings from our family to your family.Wishing you all lots and lots of happiness for Christmas and the New Year.

    I have just loved the flower tutorial. You know I love flowers. Your instructions were so very easy, how nice of you to share them with everyone. They look so beautiful on the tea cozy. I shall have to get my machine out again I see it in the back ground on your photo. Do you have much spare time for your crafts?

    You have some beautiful photos on the side bar of your family, and your part of the world looks wonderful. I always feel very honoured to peep into peoples lives.

    Wishing you Happy Christmas from our house in the UK. (Cold, snow) to your house.
    Hugs and Love Suex
    P.S. Thank you always for your wonderful comments on my blog.

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  13. These are lovely flowers and a well done tute! I can think of many ways to use these. I'll be linking on FaceBook. I will also mention your give-away. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  14. that is a great tute that I am SURE to try today!!! I like making pins for the moms to wear on the holidays here (made turkeys at Thanksgiving).. those would make great poinsettias! Please include me in the drawing - I would LOVE to have that cozy!!

    Courtney Short-Prudhomme
    cshortprudhomme@yahoo.com

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  15. So cute! Tea never seems to stay warm long enough! Thank you for the great tutorial!!

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  16. Red and white ones would make nice "bows" for gifts. Just what I've been looking for! Guess I'd better get busy. Thanks for the great pattern.

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  17. I hope I am not too late to join in the fun! What a lovely tea cozy!!!

    Also, the flowers are so pretty and I am going to have to make some with my girls. Felt is so cheap too! Thank you for the lovely idea! :)

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  18. Beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing!

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