My 4 year old and I combined forces to create two of these vases full of fall felt flowers for her preschool teachers. My original goal was to create the Fall Felt Flower Centerpiece by Rachel from Lines Across My Face but in the end the centerpiece was too aggressive a goal for Kara (almost 3 years old).
Here’s what we used to make these two of these vases:
- 6 felt sheets (one in each color)
- glue gun and hot glue
- 24 thin wooden dowels cut at 7 in length
- glass beads
- 2 vases
Here is my lovely assistant checking out the colorful felt. I had many sheets for the original planned project but did not use all of them.
I followed this felt flower tutorial by Rachel of Lines Across. I traced a CD onto each sheet of felt and was able to yield 4 felt flowers per sheet.
Kara used her safety scissors to cut the circles out. She took breaks between every 2 sheets. It was interesting to watch her cut because when she was tired of cutting with one hand she just put the scissors in the other hand and cut. That is definitely not something I can do! After all the cutting was over we ended up with a colorful stack of felt.
The felt edges were very rough because Kara cut them. If I do it again, I will use a marker color closer to the color of the felt to mark it so the color could not be seen on the felt. (You can see little fringes of yellow on the white colored felt.) I traced the pattern to cut the circle into a long spiral onto each felt circle and Kara set off to cut again!
Next, I rolled the flowers almost like the instructions in the felt flower tutorial except that I put one end of a dowel where the flower started and secured it with hot glue. As I rolled the flower I would periodically add a dob of hot glue to help the flower keep its shape. After all the fall felt flowers were done I put the glass pebbles in the bottom of the vase and arranged the flowers.
These fall felt flowers are an inexpensive craft that can become a home decor item or hostess gift! Enjoy!
Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been says
This is such a great little way to use up extra felt (which I have a ton of) and you can easily change up the color combo for the different seasons or even occasions. And your daughter looks so young here! Nice to see she’s always been of fan of crafting with Momma. 😉
Thanks Christine. My girl has always liked “helping” me craft. She likes to do projects on her own now.
Emily @ Two Purple Couches says
I love the look of these sweet little felt flowers; I need to try making them for myself! I love that your daughter switched hands when she got tired of cutting. I don’t think I’d be able to do that either!
Thank Emily. I think we can learn a lot from watching kids craft. I think their minds are just open to more possibilities.
Love the switch hands when you are tired trick. As a lefty, I do that all the time 😉
gretchen/june at noon says
Very sweet! My kiddie would enjoy this. Bet the teachers loved it!