Monday, January 28, 2013

No -Sew Felt Flower Brooch Tutorial

Handmade Felt Flower Brooches

Want to make your own floral pins and brooches for spring? These pretty petals require no sewing or expensive materials to create. The only downside to assembling them without stitches? You will need glue, a lot of glue. The felt fabric absorbs adhesives well, so you will need to use extra glue and allow extra drying time of 2-4 days.

Please note that if you want images inside your cabochons, you will need to glue them in and trim them in advance. You can also use buttons, small rocks, star anise, or other decorative objects as the center of the flower. Make sure the back of your cabochon or object is flat and smooth for best adherence to the felt fabric.
Gray Brooch
Materials Needed:
-craft felt, 1/2 sheet per flower
-adhesive, E6000 or hot glue gun (I use E6000)
-cabochon or button for the center
-pin back
Rear of Brooch

Step 1
 STEP 1:
Obtain a cabochon or decoration for the flower approximately 1 inch (25 mm) in diameter.
Step 2
Cut a felt circle approximately 1/4 inch (6 mm) larger than the center cabochon.

Step 3
Cut 3 additional felt circles, each 1/4 inch (6 mm) larger than the first.

Step 4
Assemble the flower using a generous amount of glue, about the size of a quarter, between each layer. Press firmly on the center and hold for 60 seconds. Allow the flower to dry overnight and using a large dollop of clear glue, apply the pin back finding to the rear. Set aside and allow 2-4 days drying time before wearing.

You may pinch the edges of the flower to form a rippled texture after it dried. Doing so before fully dry could cause the layers to come apart. If your flower falls apart after drying, try using more glue and assemble it again.

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