Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Get Crafty with Leftovers

        I have a LOT of craft supplies! And, probably half of them are left over from projects I've worked on over the past 30+ years...  Hate to admit that I hardly ever throw anything away, resulting in an infinite resource of crafty leftovers.  (I cook the same way. I always make too much, then have meals for the next few days......)   So, if you check my previous post, you'll understand why I had enough cut pieces of felt to make more of those fun felt flowers......  for another project!

You will need
  • Kunin® Classic Felt, 9” x 12” – Baby Pink, Lemon Frost and White
  • Kunin® Premium Felt, 9” x 12” – Kelly Green 
  • Cricut® Maker™ with Rotary blade
  • Zots® clear adhesive dots - singles
  • 8" x 10" Mixed media canvas
  • 12" x 12" Green striped burlap paper
  • 10" Strip of decorative border (cut from a piece of scrapbook paper)
  • Lo Temp glue gun
  • Extra strength glue stick, or other glue
  • Jute


1. Please refer to my previous post for step by step instructions on how to make the rolled roses and the free pattern for the leaf.  You will need 3 roses and 3 leaves.

2. Cut the burlap paper to fit into the opening at the back of the mixed media canvas. Cut the paper about an inch wider then tuck the ends between the wood frame and the canvas and it will stay in place.

2.  Cut a 9" piece of border pattern from a sheet of scrapbook, or other paper. Place on top of the burlap paper then tuck the ends behind the wood frame to secure. You may need to glue the strip to the burlap to prevent it slipping.

3.  Position, then glue the roses to the center of the strip with lo-temp glue.  Glue the leaves between the roses. 

4.  Cover the staples with strips of burlap paper. You can glue the strips with either the green side up, or the back.  Overlap, then trim ends to fit.  I chose to have the plain side facing up.

5.  Wrap the length of jute 3x around the top edge of the frame, tie the ends in a bow et voilà, it's finished and it took hardly any time at all. Note: It took longer to decide which papers I wanted to use than it did to make the project!

I really love how easy these roses are to make and can think of lots of different ways to use them; decorate baskets, headbands, summer hats, bags, wreaths and a whole lot more.  Wonder what you'll come up with - enjoy!

Yours truly,
Julie :)


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