Saturday, February 26, 2011

Felt Four-Leaf Clover Topiary-ish Things Tutorial

Ok, Honestly I don't know what to call these, but they are cute and the perfect addition to my St. Patricks Day Decor.   There isn't a lot of St. Patricks Day decor out there, so I resort to making them. So topiary/standy things/ I don't know what they are, but they sit in the middle of my table and are a perfect center piece.
Materials:
Felt-I used 3 sheets of 8.5x11
Dowels-(2) 12". I cut one into a 7" & a 5". And one into a 6".
Blocks- these are 1.5x1.5
Shamrock templates
Ribbon-Optional
Paper and Mod Podge-optional
Paint
Glue Gun
Drill
E-6000
1. Drill a hole in the middle of your block to fit the dowel. Use E-6000 to glue the dowel in the hole. Let dry.
2. Paint your stands.
3. Mod Podge your paper to your blocks. Let Dry.
4. Trace your Shamrocks on your felt and cut them out. I used different sizes, colors and cut with pinking sheers on some. I did double layers, so it has a front and back. If you opt to not do a back that's fine, just make sure you at least do two of the base that way you have something to sandwich the dowel and ribbon.
5. Hot glue your layers together. When you glue to front to the back DON"T glue the middle, that's where you'll put the dowel.
6. Add your ribbon to the dowel.
7. Now put some glue in the middle of the sandwiched layers and shove the dowel inside. Then you'll kind of shove the ribbon up to so the felt hides the knots.
All Done!
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7 comments:

Brianne said...

k so have you heard of
http://www.makeit-loveit.com

It's an awesome website and I want to make so many things on here!! Your crafts amaze me lady! you seriously are my inspiriation to craft more! thanks friend!

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

So cute! I love the black and green together! Thanks for sharing and linking! :)

Catch A Falling Star said...

These are really cute!!
I need some more St Pattys day decor. The stores just dont have alot cute stuff for that holiday.

seeRsew said...

These are so adorable! I've never been one for holiday decorating (other then Christmas) but I keep seeing all these great ideas... makes me want to change my stance on seasonal items!

Rachel said...

I LOVE FELT crafts! Your topiaries are so creative and festive!

Stopping by from Night Owl Crafts!
Rachel@ cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Hello, I love these cute shamrock topiaries you have made for St. Patrick's Day! Love them.. and I especially appreciate the great photo illustrated tutorial you have shared. I hope it's okay, I featured your cute topiaries in a St. Patrick's Day crafts round-up hub here:

http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/St-Patricks-Day-Craft-Tutorials-and-DIY-Home-Decor-Round-Up

Thank you so much for sharing!

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing your darling project that I featured on Craft Gossip felting, do drop by and leave a comment. http://felting.craftgossip.com/2013/02/22/felt-four-leaf-clover-topiary-ish-things-tutorial/

Linda

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