For those of you who have not yet discovered the ease of creating with felt:
Felt requires no hemming, tweaking, or edge finishing. It hides a multitude of mistakes and doesn’t demand hours of attention for a successful project.
I had an hour to myself on a lovely (and quite golden) Sunday afternoon. My wonderful husband took the kids on a nature walk (I know…yes, he is quite awesome). I love making things with the kids, but sometimes it’s nice to start and finish a project without glue spilling on an antique chair (yep…whole bottle of Mod Podge. I couldn’t find the picture), putting paint on our dog’s tail, or just the constant questioning of my technique and whether I’m sure I am doing it the right way (Faith is very creative so she comes up with a LOT of alternatives).
What to make?
- Faith asked for a red bow for school to make her uniform less boring.
- I have a lot of extra red felt from a Christmas project I had good intentions for but never started.
- I’ve been try to find a worthy use for some lace my Grandma gave me.
- I want to actually finish this for an immediate sense of completion.
- I just got new Martha Stewart glue I’ve been wanting to test for fabric usage.
The 5 minute red felt hair ribbon with lace was created!
- Start with a 1 inch wide by 12 inch long piece of felt.
- Cut a “V” on the ends for the ribbon shape.
- Put the base of the cut “V” shape at the ends of the hair clip being used. Secure with glue along both sides until they meet in the middle.
- Take the remaining piece of felt from the middle and push down until it forms 2 loops. Glue to felt below.
- Tightly wrap a piece of lace (or even a piece of the felt) around the middle a few times and cut so the seam is underneath. Glue.