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I’m subconsciously willing on the arrival of Spring via craft.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that this Spring Felt Flower Wreath came about as a result of my daughter’s random birthday request.
She has developed an obsession with Angelina Ballerina books. Particularly with a spread in “Angelina at the Fair” showing Angelina dancing around a maypole.
When she asked if we could “make” a maypole in the backyard for her party, who was I to crush this dream?
So my husband and I fashioned a maypole out of the clothesline.
Unfortunately I have no photos to prove it’s existence, just some grainy, poor-quality videos (that I’ll spare you from!) Here’s a pic of the cake maypole instead.
It was indeed Maypole Central here on Party Day.
As the sun set and the candles were blown out, I watched the felt flowers fluttering on the clothesline maypole.
There was no way I was letting all that effort go to waste.
So I decided to turn them into a keepsake for the Birthday Girl and a reminder of “That One Time Mum and Dad Turned the Clothesline Into A Maypole for Me.”
Here’s how you can make your own Spring Felt Flower Wreath.
What You Will Need
Felt in different colours
Fabric (If you are choosing to lay fabric in your hoop)
What To Do
Cut your felt into petals of various shapes.
An older child who is proficient at cutting can definitely do this, with adult supervision.
If you have a younger crafter, I’d suggest you cut the petals and let them do the “flower arranging.” (Discuss the shapes of the petals they want, because Hello Vocabulary Development!)
Let’s be honest- the flower arranging stage is the best part of the whole process.
This next step gives you an insight into how much of a “fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants crafter” I truly am.
I was hoping to use the hot glue gun. Alas I could not find the glue sticks.
Then I thought I had some fabric glue, but alas I did not.
In the end I used super glue. Not necessarily recommended, but that felt stuck together REAL good as a result.
I DO NOT recommend using super glue around children.
If you are working with older children, I’d suggest a low-heat glue gun under close adult supervision.
If you are working with young children, I’d suggest the adult does all the gluing at this stage.
To make a rose-like flower, trace around a small bowl.
Cut out your circle and cut it into a spiral.
Roll the felt from the centre outwards.
If you hold the roll tightly, you should just need a dab of glue at the end to hold form.
(You can always dab dots of glue on the felt as you roll it, should you wish.)
Lay some fabric into your embroidery hoop and trim.
Once the glue has dried on your flowers, arrange them on your embroidery hoop and glue down.
Stare lovingly at your Felt Flower Wreath as you await the arrival of Spring.
(Whilst you’re doing that, you might like to check out my Spring Gratitude Challenge.
Or some Spring Sensory Play for Kids.)