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Cheery Christmas Blooms

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No fussy measuring here! I simply cut a strip of felt, then cut one petal and use it as a guide to measure the rest. Make them big or small, red or white, and use them to decorate anything. I love how these flowers have a number of layers and plenty of dimension. In this post, I’ll show you have to make this flower two different ways. One way makes a lovely semi-flat flower, while the other technique makes a beautiful, more dimensional flower. Leave your thoughts/questions in the comments below!

Mary

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Boxy Petalled Flowers

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I just love the squarish petals of these flowers! If you recall the easy felt roses I made last Christmas, you might agree that rolling and gluing the flower can be a bit cumbersome. (Not to mention burned fingertips!) Today I’ll show you a technique that is a bit faster, and your fingertips will be spared from the wrath of the hot glue. Since these flowers are light (no glue weighing it down), they are great for making brooches or hair clips

Holiday Ribbon Rosette

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This festive rosette is perfect for dressing up gifts in a jar, a ribbon replacement for gift boxes or gift bags, a holiday sweater pin, or even a hair barrette. If you give a jar gift with this magnetic rosette on top, the recipient can reuse the flower as a fridge magnet.

Use whatever color ribbon you like, but I recommend using non-wired, fabric ribbon, such as double-faced satin or grosgrain. Found ribbon you love, but it’s wired? No problem. Simply cut a length of ribbon and take out the wire from either side.

Dainty Silky Flowers

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I love these flowers! These delicate flowers get their shape from sealing the edges with a flame. I used a polyester beige-yellow satin and a white lining material for the petals, but you could try another type of synthetic material. (NOTE: Natural fibers will not melt the same as synthetic materials. In fact, they will burn.) Purchasing new fabric for crafts can become pretty pricey, so here are some tips so you don’t break the bank: sift through the remnants bin at your craft store; look around your home for garments you no longer wear; or shop at a local thrift store.

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Create Your Own Iron-On Transfer

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Iron-on appliqués are so easy and versatile! In this tutorial, I am ironing one onto a bread basket liner. You can purchase a liner (or a thin towel) from the store and quickly iron your hand-made appliqué. You can also personalize napkins, T-shirts, aprons—you name it! With fusible webbing, you can easily make decorative home goods (pillow covers, table runners, etc.) to match your color scheme.

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