Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Five Minute Scrappy Fleece Flower Ring

Today's craft: a DIY ring made from scraps of fleece and felt.




A five minute craft for any age and skill level.  I like it plain...



And I like it patterned.



Aw heck, I just like it.


The How-To is particularly fun, and involves a dog biscuit.  So now you have to try it, right?  Ready?  Here goes!

You will need some floppy scrap fleece (the green stuff) and some slightly-stiffer felt. You will also need scissors and a tiny piece of string.



Cut a fleece leaf and a felt petal.  (The petal can be a simple circle or a more flowery shape if you like.)  Poke a hole in each as shown here:



Now make a dog biscuit out of fleece, like so:



Fold the biscuit in half and insert the string at the fold.



Stack the leaf and petal, then use the string to pull the folded biscuit through the holes.




Pull until the biscuit ends are bunched in the center of the flower and you can't go any further.



Done and done.





For the fancy version, I just Sharpied the heck out of both the felt petal and the fleece leaf (or leaves).  Here you can see some potential different shapes for both elements:


And that, you guys, is my Scrappy Fleece Flower Ring.  Sure hope you like it!  

Oops, gotta go, someone has been waiting patiently while I wrote this post.



Thank you for coming by!




10 comments:

  1. cool! do the pieces (esp the dog biscuit shaped fleece) stay in without glue?

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    1. Hi, Divya! Yes, surprisingly well. I think because the holes are so small, the fabric grips the dog biscuit and it stays put.

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  2. Just too cute and clever. Oh no, my blue fleece pull-over I'm wearing is in danger now.

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    1. Haha! Do it, Betsy! Sacrifice for the crafty!

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  3. Very well done Michelle dear. By the way you can paste some bling sequins or rhinestones to make it more fancy! This is such a cool idea indeed :) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Only you! Seriously, I use these kind of scraps to store things like pins and needles. You create jewelry. Unreal! Featuring tonight!

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  5. What a great idea, K! I would love to see your version!

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  6. Hi Mich!
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Round Tuit post this week!
    A Round Tuit 346
    Thanks again for linking up to A Round Tuit Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  7. Love the little dog bone! It's like a secret nod to our canine companions.

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