Crocuses are the first wildflower to brighten up the pastures around my yard, and are one of my favourite flowers. The soft purple petals poking out of the grass are a sure sign that Spring is here. I haven't seen any yet this year, but the kids and I check the back yard daily. In the meantime, I wanted to create a felt bouquet of these purple beauties for the windowsill in my workroom.
I set up this Invitation to Create for me and Yummy. (Ignore the spool of wire -we tried using that to attach the felt to the dowels, but quickly switched to hot glue -soooo much easier). I set out Yummy's favourite colours (pink, blue, and yellow), in addition to the purple I would use for the crocuses.
You will need:
- Felt (purple, yellow, green)
- Dowels (I got a package of 12" dowels at the dollar store and cut them in half for my flowers)
- Hot Glue
- Vase (I used some spice jars that I found at a thrift shop -the lids were super nasty, so I threw them away and kept the little jars for small vases)
Yummy got to work cutting felt with her little sewing scissors. She decided to use a pink pipe cleaner as a stem at one point. I helped with some of the cutting (rounded petals for a pink rose, pointed ones for a crocus) and did the hot glueing to avoid burnt little fingers.
I saw the idea for a handprint lily brooch over at wild olive and thought it would be fun to do the same with the kids' handprints as a Mother's Day gift for the grandmas.
As you can see below, I just added a dowel for the stem while I was hot glueing and rolling up the felt.
Yummy chose her favourite colours for her three prints and I chose a bright blue and a bright pink for Dooter's to compliment the others. I like how the two different hand sizes add some variety to the bouquet!