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 earrings....it'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

Materials
Felt
Glue Gun
Earring Back
Scissors
Rotary board and blade (optional)

Directions

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!
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