DIY: Felt Rose Ring

I love to DIY and I love arts and crafts. I made a lot of things myself and for friends as gifts, especially accessories. This felt rose ring was a project that I did few years back and was my first time doing a ring using felt. It was originally based on a ring that a friend purchased elsewhere and I thought I could pay for less and make my own. So I experimented it myself at home. I am happy the way it turned out, quite versatile as I can make it as a brooch, earrings or a headpiece.

You will need: -Felt or other fabric (I chose indigo blue) -Scissors -Ring band -Needle -Matching colour thread

Cut out as much pedals as you wish. I used 11 pedals. You can cut more to make your rose to have more volume. My pedal size is within 1 inch x 1 inch.

Take a pedal and put a string at the tip of the pedal (the side that is narrower) as show in the picture

Pull the string tight so that you create a shape like this. Tie a knot to keep the shape. Repeat these steps for the rest of the pedals

You should have something like this.

Take four of them and sew them together. Tips: One pedal should overlap the other (like a fan)

You should have something like this after sewing the 4.

Repeat another set of 4 and a set of 2. Keeping one pedal remaining.

Now mold the two pedals in the center and squeeze a bit inwards and secure with thread.

Now mold the two pedals in the center and squeeze a bit inwards and secure with thread.

Use the remaining pedal and roll the tip to something like this and secure with thread. This will be used as the center pedal.

Fit the pedal into the center and sew in place. Tips: you might need to trim the center pedal a bit if it appears to be taller than the rest of the pedals.

Cut out the same size circle as the ring blank from the felt.

Sew the circle to the bottom of the rose.

You should have something like this. Now glue the circle onto the ring band circle area.

Ta la~ You're done!

I love statement rings

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Happy Chinese New Year {DIY: Felt Cherry Blossoms Tutorial}

Happy Chinese New Year & Happy Valentine’s!
In chinese culture, cherry blossom is a symbolic representation of love, it is said to help boost your love life. During Chinese New Year, the cherry blossom becomes one of the most popular flowers to bring good fortune and love. And so I decided to make a felt cherry blossom for myself. Since it will never die, it should bring me good fortune forever… haha.. I wish all of you a good fortune and a prosperous love life =D
DIY: Felt Cherry Blossoms Tutorial
1. First you need to cut out your pieces from the template. Feel free to use mine or you can adjust your own size to fit your taste*The circles are for the closures of the twig.
2. Select your colours.
I use hot pink as the main body colour and light pink as the inner part of the blossom. Brown for the twig.

3. Blanket stitch around the 2 pieces of the blossom together, leaving an opening to fill in with stuffing. I use pink thread here.Tips: I tend to use the pencil to stuff the stuffing into the tiny areas so it will look fuller when it is done.

4. Now stitch the small inner piece on top of the blossom you just did with brown thread. Start from underneath at the center and stitch at all 5 “corners” of the blossom. Continue these steps to create as many blossoms as you wish on your twig.

Tips: I stitched the same spot twice so that the brown will look thicker and more visible to see.

5. For the twig part, roll the brown felt to the same diameter of your circles from the template. Fill the roll with stuffing. Stitch the two ends with the circles for closure. Repeat with different lengths to create the “branches” and stitch them altogether.

Tips: I also stuff a bamboo stick inside along with the stuffing just so the twig will hold its place and not bend when the blossoms are stitched on.

6. Now, just stitch all your blossoms onto the twig. Make sure the blossoms are spread apart evenly.

And you’re done!