Today I have a fun project that is quick, easy and takes only a minimal amount of supplies...
Autumn Felt Flower PinI only had one color of felt in my stash (the light brown behind the colored swatches) so rather than go out and buy more I decided to see if I could dye it to the colors I wanted!
I tried a few different methods and the two that worked best are shown...
The second method that worked well was to rub Distress Inks directly on to the felt. The brown and orange swatches were created using this technique.
Both worked very well and didn't fade much as it dried. I tried a few other types of ink and most faded or didn't dry well on the felt.
Die-Cut or Scissors
Hot Glue or Fav. Adhesive
Poker Chip or other Pin Base
Embellishments (for flower center)
1. Die-cut or hand cut several different flower shapes in a variety of sizes. I used a couple different Sizzix dies. I also cut a few branches from the bare tree and some leaves from the sunflower die.
6. Glue a pin back to the base of your flower pin.
And here is how they turned out....
(NOTE: the glue wasn't quite dry on the pearls so one is out of place...I moved it back into place to dry as you can see from the individual photo.)
What do you think?
Pretty cool for something so quick and easy huh?
How would you like to grab one of these little Autumn beauties for yourself?
To be entered to be one of three winners all you need to do is post a comment telling me what your favorite fall flower is!
You have until 10-3-10 to post your comment!
Good Luck Friends!!!