Dec 10, 2010

more easy felt gift adornments-tutorial

some more, 
easy felt gift adornments...
(the first post is here, i case you missed it.)
two-tone roses...
and a cute and easy flower.
for the felt roses:
you will need:
felt 
(i used two shades of brown for the 
roses and some green for the leaves and strip)
scissors
marker
something round to trace
adhesive 
(i used hot glue)
twine

stack you two shades of felt, 
and take a marker and trace a round object onto the
top layer of felt. cut through both layers so that 
you have two circles.
starting at the edge, cut a spiral in each circle.
using your adhesive, secure the center of the rose and 
start wrapping, glueing as you you.
i started my darker felt first, then trimmed about 
1/2 inch of the lighter felt, and added it to the
darker felt after a few turns.
once you are all done. attach your leaves.
i glued all three of my roses onto a piece of felt,
and attached a hair clip and pin to the back
so that i could re-use it.
this is a great way to give another gift within a gift...
not only does it make your package look pretty, 
but it can be reused after the package is opened!
i think it looks adorable on this jacket, 
and my 9 year old daughter is super excited to 
wear it in her hair.
 for this package, i also cut a strip from the green felt, 
and secured it to the box with green twine.
easy, and so cheap!
and the whole thing only took about 20 minutes to make.
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and now, onto the felt flowers...
you will need:
8 small felt circles
1 larger circle
(i just used the top and bottom of a glass)
a rectangular strip of fabric for the bottom.
(there are a ton of wayt to do the bottom...
on the first package, i
knew i wanted to use a wide ribbon, 
so i made two parallel cuts as shown above)
fold your small circles in fourths,
and glue them to the larger circle.
i found it helpful to do this symmetrically...
kinda of like pie slices. or a clock.
i placed the first circle at 12 o'clock, 
the next at 3, the next at 6 and then 9.
then i tucked the remaining circles in between 
the ones that were already placed.
then i glued the strip on the back,
making sure not to glue down the middle.
then, i threaded my ribbon through and 
attached it to the gift box.
for this one, 
i also covered the top of the box with felt.
i like the simple look of this one as well. 
the twine and the cream felt are timeless.
and, when you are done making a gift look fabulous, 
you can take off the flower and add it to a headband!
these felt gift adornments really are
 the perfect two-for-one gift.
 happy wrapping friends!




33 comments:

  1. I love these! So cute and functional!

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  2. Thanks so much for this tutorial!! I think I'm going to try and make the roses. Thanks again.

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  3. Autumn - Quit IT!! You are too darned talented!!

    (don't really quit it - keep 'em coming)

    :-)

    angela

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  4. SO adorable! I am so stealing the natural butcher paper look with twine and creme rose for my Christmas wrapping! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing...that was lovely!!!

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  6. Lovely!! Where do you get the pretty boxes?

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  7. merissa, the boxes were purchased at micheals craft store.
    :)

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  8. Love this idea! I will definitely be using this as they look so elegant but are perfect for busy yet desiring-to-be-creative people like me. Have you ever tried to make these flowers with other fabrics?

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  9. So I have officially made two of the felt flowers today! I might just fill my whole house with these, thanks for the tutorial!!

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  10. great tutorial,thanks Autumn, I am inspired to try this.

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  11. just saw your link on Tatertots and Jello, very cute stuff, can't wait to check out more.

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  12. Very pretty. I'll have to try this. I recently made some felt poinsettias that turned out pretty cute :)

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  13. You always are so clever with your wrapping! I love these! Forget the present....the wrapping is all you need!

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  14. A simply gorgeous tutorial with so many options - thank you for sharing!

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  15. beautiful! I'm in love with all these!

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  16. I've seen flowers like these all over but your tutorial actually had me pull out some felt and try. Thank you! I love them and they are so easy to make. If I didn't run out of glue sticks I'd still be making these.

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  17. I made my first felt flower yesterday! Great idea to put it on a gift! Would love for you to visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a great day! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  18. Love, love, love these Autumn! So pretty and such a great idea to make them so you can reuse them as pins, etc.. Thanks for the tutorial! I'm going to share this link on facebook today.

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  19. Oooo, lovely. I'm a sucker for pretty gifts and these are gorgeous! I'm so glad you made the flowers reusable- I was thinking even before I saw the picture of it on your jacket what a gorgeous brooch that first one would make (they all would, of course).

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  20. They are just beautiful! I too am using brown paper to wrap my presents so this is a really great idea to give it that little extra something! Very clever idea on how to thread the ribbon through the back too!

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  21. These are so lovely. I'm making my 16 yr old niece a Bohemian bag and the felt roses will look great pinned to it. (that way she will have a pin to wear on a jacket if she wants) Thank you for sharing and bringing me some inspiration.

    Hugs,
    Regi

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  22. Adorable! I needed some inspiration for some gifts - love it!! Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings ~ Heidi

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  23. So so beautiful!!!! thanks for linking! I'll be featuring this amazing tutorial on BCD on Dec. 21.

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  24. Hermosas! Tambien las puedes hacer con tela de seda o cualquiera tela suave,son muy practicas,gracias por compartir,bessitos.

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  25. Thank you so much for sharing! I need to do some projects as a form of therapy, rest my mind. Having something pretty to look at and create is a wonderful way to do it. I have had a rough few weeks at work while my boss is out on medical leave. I wish I could stay home tomorrow and do this all day. Thanks again!

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  26. Hi there, just found this blog a week or so ago and LOVED these flowers to death. currently making some for a breast cancer week auction at my job and wanted to share my creations with you. you can check them out at http://ohscrapthat.blogspot.com

    thanks for sharing :)

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  27. Superb. Love it. Cant wait to make it.

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  29. Wow, so cute! I have been looking for ways to make the brown gift boxes I got more creative, I will definitely try this.
    www.americanretailsupply.com

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  30. Hi live your flowers but I'm wondering what glue you use Please xxx

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    1. karen, i used hot glue on these! i have also used tacky glue, but the hot glue gives the immediate grab that is really helpful with this project! :)
      autumn

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