I seem to have fallen into a slightly chaotic time at the moment, with moving house, the blog and lots of other projects we’re getting involved with. Everything feels like a big ball of tangled up wool and both me and Laura have been feeling a bit stressed! I haven’t really had a lot of time for craft, and definitely not enough time for long and complicated things. I’m all about things that take under half an hour!
I wanted to show Amelie how to make some paper bows, and we found some nice felt so we made some felt ones too. This project takes about ten minutes, making it well under my craft-time-budget
You will need:
- fabric paint
- small split ring (if you want to make it into a pendant)
- Small hair clip (if you want to make it into a hair clip!)
- Cut two rectangles of felt – one large and one small. If you want to turn the bow into a pendant, attach a split ring onto the smaller piece as shown below.
2. Put a bit of glue along the smaller piece of felt (note – if you want to turn the bow into a hairclip, leave about a centimetre at one end of the rectangle unglued). Fold the larger piece, concertina fashion, along the length, to create 2 folds. Pinch the fold in the centre, then wrap the smaller piece tightly around it to glue in place.
3. Then all you need to do is open up your pot of fabric paint and dip the bows into the paint. FUN. If your pot isn’t wide enough, or its in a tube… well you can paint it on with a brush on too. Not as much fun. Leave on a piece of clingfilm to dry – paper would probably stick to the paint.
4. For the hair bow, add glue to the loose (previously unglued) bit of felt. Then open your hairclip and glue it inside the strip and press down. Leave the clip open whilst it sets.