Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up, with optional adult supervision for hot glue gun
Things to do:
1. Cut one piece of felt that measures 3″ x 4″.
2. Add a thin strip of hot glue on the long edge of felt, then fold the felt piece in half lengthwise. Press to secure.
3. Using a marking tool, mark 1/2 ” increments into the long edge of felt.
4. Using scissors, cut 1 1/4 ” into the folded edge of the felt at each marking. Do not clip all the way across the felt.
5. After clipping the last marking, cut between each cut you made in step 4. Tip: If you do not feel comfortable clipping between the existing cuts, you can add 1/4 ” markings instead; I made 1/2 ” markings to make my pen marks less visible.
6. Cut a second piece of felt that measures 2″ x 5″.
7. Repeat steps 2-5 to create a second flower, this time cutting 3/4 ” into each marking. You should now have two fringed pieces of felt in different sizes.
8. To create the flower shape, add a line of hot glue across the bottom of the shortest felt fringe, on the uncut edge. Being rolling the flower across, adding glue as you roll.
9. Secure the last bit of felt with hot glue. You should have a rolled flower shape.
10. Add a thin line of hot glue to the tallest felt fringe piece, then begin rolling it around the first flower.
11. Continue adding glue and wrapping until you have wrapped the entire second flower.
12. To create a backing for the flower, place the bottom of the flower on a scrap piece of felt. Trace a circle around the bottom and cut it out.
13. Hot glue the flower onto the outside of the headband, on the side.
14. Place hot glue on the bottom of the flower and on the headband. Press the felt circle backing to the bottom of the flower, with the headband sandwiched in the middle.