Happy Spring — Finally!
Cuoghi hosted the May Ladies Craft Beer Society meeting, the last at her Ohio City house before she moves to Chicago 😦
This month’s project incorporated one of Cuoghi’s favorite crafts — felt flowers!
April showers bring may flowers
Cuoghi was kind enough to do some prep work the day before so that the meeting could focus on hot gluing felt flowers into existence (and drinking beer.)
Speaking of beer, the theme for this month was “Something floral, fruity, or citrusy”
Craft time! Provided the full instructions here:
- Buy wood, I used a 1″x8″x4′ and a 1″x6″x5′ pine and used a saw to cut them into equal portions. Most hardware stores will cut them for you as well.
- Sand down the rough ends and stain (per instructions on the can, I used Espresso from Minwax) if you want, you could also paint them here too. These need to dry for ~8 hours
- I made a stencil out of a piece of poster board for the watering can (inspiration found here) and filled it in with spray paint using some white Rust-Oleum Primer I had around the house
- Felt! You need whatever colors you are interested in. You will be amazed at how many different, more natural looking, colors felt comes in! Your local fabric store is a great place to start but Etsy has plenty of sources for this too
- Gather you hot glue gun and glue sticks and scissors as well as any extra paint or paint brushes
- For flower patterns, I purchased these and then used other pictures online for inspiration.
- Assemble each flower with hot glue and then glue to the board. Recommend some ice water for your fingers in case they come in contact with the hot glue.
- Once done, attach frame hook to back of wood. Could also drill holes and string with ribbon or twine to hang.
Until next time, Happy Crafting – and Cheers!