I'm devoting the second half of my #SixDaysOfFeltScraps notebook series to projects that can be made with the tiniest of felt scraps - the discarded offcuts, skinny strips and small remnants that might otherwise go straight to waste.
Day four is this gorgeously dainty necklace - a perfect stocking filler and a quick make to whip up in any colour to suit any outfit. In fact, the flower could be turned into a brooch, hair clip, planner clip... so many possibilities, but I do love it as a necklace!
If you've been inspired by the projects so far and you don't already have plenty of scraps to use up, why not take a look at my felt scraps project boxes? They're on special offer for a limited time, so you can stock up on all you need to make these projects and many more.
Dainty Petal Necklace
TOOLS AND MATERIALS:
- Small scraps of felt in various colours
- Felt ball (1cm) - or you could use a button, bead or rolled up skinny strip of felt - for the flower centre
- Necklace chain
- Glue gun
TO MAKE YOUR NECKLACE:
Cut two equal circles of felt for the base of the flower. This will determine the overall size of your necklace so the size is up to you, but my circles were 4cm across.
Now cut small petals from each of your chosen felt colours. You'll need 16 petals in total. The petals should measure approximately half the width of your base circle, from point to point i.e. each of my petals was 2cm long.
Glue the two base circles together. This helps to give a sturdy base to your flower and something to attach your necklace chain to.
Begin gluing your petals to the base circle. I began with two petals of the same colour opposite each other and two more in a different colour in the gaps between these. The petals should reach out slightly wider than the edge of the circle and there should be a gap at the centre.
Repeat with another layer of four petals, in the gaps between the petals from the first layer.
Continue with another four petals, positioning them slightly to the side of the gaps below so the bottom layer of petals still shows through.
Finish with a final layer of four petals, slightly to the side of the previous four.
Place a blob of glue in the centre of the petals and fix the felt ball (or your other chosen flower centre) in place here.
Cut a small tab of felt for the back of the necklace (mine measured approximately 3cm x 1.5cm). Glue along the top edge.
Fix the top edge of the tab to the top of the base circle, then slide the necklace chain underneath and seal the tab below (being careful not to glue the chain itself!).
And that's it! A super simple and sweet make that can be made in every colour for any time of year. I hope you'll give this project a go - if you do, don't forget to share your makes with me on social media using #thehandmadefloristmakes.
Thanks for stopping by today - join me tomorrow for day five when we'll be delving into the joys of crafting with super skinny felt strips!