Fabric Flower

Fabric Flower Keychain

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Fabric Flower KeychainSupplies needed:

Scrap Fabric measuring app. 3″ x 26″

Felt in coordinating color

4″ Ribbon

Keychain (Mine were 1 1/2″)

Glue & Glue Gun

Fabric Flower

This is a perfect gift to have around. I try to keep these around for teachers, bus drivers, friends birthdays, hair dresser, pretty much anyone! My 10 year old even loves hers. So if you’re looking for something to do with all those leftover pieces of fabric, here you go!

To start with, cut out your fabric. I made mine 3″ x 26″. This is no exact science. You can honestly make it any size and it will work out. I ended up with about a 3″ flower. If you want it bigger, make your fabric larger, likewise if you want it smaller, make your fabric smaller.

Then, fold your fabric in half.

IMG_3760Tie a knot in one end.

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Now hold the small end with the knot. You are going to twist your fabric and then wind it around the knot. The tighter you wind

the smaller it will be. I like to try to twist my fabric so the edges are on the inside and not seen but honestly I’m sure I’m the only one that notices them anyway! I like to put a few dobs of glue as I go to help hold the fabric in place.

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Next take your ribbon and fold it around the key ring. Glue the edges together.

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Place your felt on the back of the flower and cut around it so it’s the exact size. Then glue the bottom edge of the ribbon between the fabric and the felt. This just finishes the back and helps make the keychain stronger.

IMG_3767And you’re done! It’s really even easier than it looks! I did this a couple of years ago when I was the craft coordinator at my MOPS group. It was a hit. They made several each and were able to give them as gifts.

 

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Fun Spring Yarn Wreath

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Are you ready for a fun spring wreath? I was desperately in need of a new one.

So here’s what I came up with.

 Wreath

Supplies needed:

Wreath Form

Skein of Yarn

Scrap Fabric

Ribbon (I used 1 1/2″ wide)

Chipboard Letters

Glue Gun

Glue Sticks

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First start by wrapping your ribbon around your wreath form. Knot the first end and put a dot of glue to help hold it. Make sure you’re watching a good show. This will take a little time. Don’t worry about making it too perfect though. I promise you will be the only one that notices it anyway! When you get to the end, put another dot of glue on the end. Just make sure it is on the same side of your wreath as the glue where you started from otherwise one of the glue dots could show.

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Now take a strip of fabric and make your fabric flowers. Glue them on wherever you like. You can make as many or as few as you prefer. I made one large flower for the center and 4 smaller flowers for the sides.

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Now to make your banner. Cut a long string of yarn that is long enough to wrap around each side of your form and hang down in the center. Mine was about 60″. For the letters you will need six rectangles of fabric measuring 1 1/2″ by 4″. Fold your fabric over the yarn and glue. I left about 1/4″ in between each one. Make sure you start in the center of your yarn so you still have plenty to wrap on the sides to hold it on. Then I glued on some chipboard letters that I had leftover from a scrapbooking project.

I then added a ring of 1 1/2″ ribbon to hang it by and a cute bow on the top!

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Now hang it on your door and you’re all set!