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Felted Sweater Flowers
January 27, 2014
Who knew felted flowers could be so easy to make? Felted flowers are a must have accessory for hats, coats, dresses and more.
Check your closet or local goodwill for 100% wool sweaters. You will need green for the leaves, a bright color for the flower and and a contrasting color for the center.
The felting process: Machine wash sweaters in HOT water. Place in a HOT dryer. This will shrink the sweaters and allows sweaters to be cut without unraveling.
Sharp scissors are a must. Cut 4 circles for the petals. Each circle should be slightly smaller than the previous.
Hot glue the circles together with a dot...not a lot!
Hold in place until set.
Cut leaves. It looks like a mustache. :)
Hot glue leaves to the bottom of the largest circle.
Glue the contrasting color to the center. I used black felt but you could also use a wool sweater.
The last step! Cut a large circle (any color) to glue on the bottom to tidy up the look. Secure with a safety pin.
Beautiful! These make great gifts, too.