CAKE: Felt Flower-bombing

Are you ready for more CAKE?

One Artsy Mama

If you missed out last month, it’s not too late to join in the fun! CAKE stands for Crafty Acts of Kindness Everywhere. Let’s use our crafting skills to bring smiles to strangers. Amy at One Artsy Mama and I {Morena from Morena’s Corner} host a month long CAKE party every month. In February, we went heartbombing! Check out some of our reader’s work:

Doesn’t it look fun? It is! Are you ready for March’s crafty act of kindness? Here’s Amy to tell us more:

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This month, since we’re headed into Spring, I thought it would be fun to make some cheerful little felt flowers we could leave in various places for people in our lives.  I’ll show you the basic tutorial, then you can choose where to go from there!  Ready?
Materials:
- assorted felt
- buttons
- glue, scissors
Optional:  {everything in this list was provided by Craftprojectideas.com}
- clothespins
- round magnets
- craft sticks
- fine glitter

STEP 1: Cut out a pattern.  

You can download and use this design document if you have a cutting machine like my “Cammie”; otherwise you can freehand or trace something.  You want two flowers that are the same shape, one smaller than the other.

STEP 2: Cut flowers from felt.

STEP 3: Glue smaller flowers onto larger ones.

STEP 4: Glue a button in the center of each flower.

That’s all there is to making the flowers!  Now, it’s time to decide what you want them to become!

At this point, you can also “bling-ify” them with some fine glitter if you like.  I put some glue on the button, then sprinkled the glitter on and shook off the excess.
Here are some ideas to help you decide what your flowers can be used for!  

A magnet, pin, or hair clip 
{simply glue the appropriate piece to the back}

A bookmark 
{cover a craft stick in washi tape and glue your flower on top!  Or, you could glue ribbon streamers to the back of the flower}

A clip
{cover a clothespin with washi tape and glue your flower to the top…you can add magnetic tape too}

Once you have your flowers made, it’s time for the fun part!  Flower-bombing!  
Stick a magnet on your friend’s fridge when she’s not looking!
Put a clip on the tip you leave on the table for the waitress.
Clip them onto your kids’ backpacks, or stick one in a lunchbox.
Tuck one into a friend’s book…or stick it in a book at the library or bookstore.

We can’t wait to see your flowers, and most of all, where you leave them!  Share your flower-bombing stories with us by linking up in this post, by emailing us, or by commenting on our Facebook pages!  We’re excited to hear and share your CAKE stories!
Hugs & Glitter,

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3 comments on CAKE: Felt Flower-bombing

  1. Grandma
    March 4, 2013 at 11:26 AM (2 years ago)

    I love these…What a great idea to spread a smile…

    Reply
  2. Cindy
    March 5, 2013 at 3:45 AM (2 years ago)

    May need to do these tomorrow–just got notification school is cancelled–YEAH FOR SNOW DAYS!

    Cindy

    Reply

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