Saturday, March 19, 2011

Felt Flower Earrings Tutorial

When I turned 9, my mom took me to get my ears pierced
I'm not sure if my mom was blind, or the person who actually pierced them was
but they are uneven. SUPER uneven.

Drives me nuts. 
Which is why I only like dangily's harder to tell that I have circus freak ears

There's no moral to the story. I was just thinking about it while I made these.....

Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: Less than a dollar

Glue Gun
Earring Back
Rotary board and blade (optional)


Step 1: Prep your Felt
Cut a strip of felt 1 inch wide and 8 inches longFold it in half (hot dog style) and hot glue both sides together, just along the edges (it may be easier to just look at the picture). Once it's all glued, fold it in half again (hamburger style) and cut it into two separate 4 inch pieces. Cut both pieces a little bit thinner (less wide). It shouldn't open up if you used enough hot glue the first time, but if it does, just hot glue it back shut. 

Step 2: Making Your Flowers
Cut tiny notches all along the folded side of your felt. Since you only glued the edges together, when you cut along the edge, it should form little loopies (My describing skills today are sub-par at best). Once you've cut both strips, roll each strip hot gluing as you go. This will make your flowers


Step 3: Finishing it off
Take your earring backs and twist the bottom loop (shown below). Hot glue it onto the back of the flower, and then cover with a round piece of felt for a secure and finished look.

And that's it!

See how high my earring is?? It's ridiculous!


Caitlin said...

Great tutorial, those are very cute earrings! My piercings are uneven too, so I totally understand only wearing dangling earrings!

April Showers said...

Cute! I've made brooches and pins the same flower style. I'll have to try earrings now!

Jenni Renee said...

This is such a great idea. I have so much felt around my house that I couldnt figure out what to do with. Im going to add this to my list of proejcts to try. Thanks for sharing!

Erin Shakespear said...

Yep. I'm rockin' the uneven ears as well. So. Sad.

BUT these earrings are very cool. I love 'em and if I can find a tutorial for making more time, I'll have to whip some up. :)

Isreview said...

Really neat! I'm totally gonna try that! great job!

Lolly Jane said...

ha ha! i didn't even notice until you said something- kinda funny :) those are SUPER cute. thanks for the tutorial. i can just see mine in every color of felt in my closet...... ;)
we'd love for you to link this @ our weekend party :)

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

I lurveeeeeeeee these. totally going to make a pair this afternoon.

Amy said...

Those are darling!!! Very creative!

Jackie said...

I made some and love them! Perfect earrings! :) Great idea and great tutorial!

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Those are really cute! I'll have to give it a go!

Heidi Perez said...

Yay for easy Christmas presents!! I've made those flowers before, but never thought to make earrings out of them! Thanks!

Just Jaime said...

Cute! You could use the flowers for tons of other things too!

Georgie said...

Great tutorial! I definitely have try it sometimes :)

Sandy Ang said...

I laughed when I read about your ears. never had mine pierced. But I can defintely use these flowers on my card craft

jmarie said...

my grandma pieced my ears when i was a few months old. they are uneven too. i feel your pain! hahaha. great tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Your project ROCKS! I just wanted to let you know I featured it today on "You Sew Rock Me Fridays" on my blog Sew Rockin'. You can view the post here:

Sam said...

Very cute! My friends took me to get my ears pierced the day I left home (parents wouldn't allow it). They are uneven, too - I prefer studs because when I wear danglies, one faces forward while the other faces sideways... I guess one of my piercings is sort of diagonally through my ear! But at least they're in the same spot :)

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