It turned out to be even cuter than I had imagined it in my head. Sometimes my ideas out-do my abilities...not this time though.
I got the idea when I was cleaning our master closet.
Lot's of wire hangers got me thinking. I dug through some scrap remnants and found my felt stack and that's when it all came together.
So here's the little tutorial for you:
I took a flimsy wire hanger. I cut a several pieces at different lengths and wrapped them with some floral tape. Sticky process.
Then I started making some lovelies to fly away.
Cut a strip about 2" wide and fold it over. Cut into the felt leaving a nice edge like so. Next, you'll apply some hot glue and begin to roll the frayed strip. Roll until you have no more. Then you'll want to cut a circle to use as your bottom. Make a small slit half way through to be able to wrap around your hanger. Apply your flower-let on to the hanger with glue and attach the circle like below. Wrap it around pulling tightly as you go to keep it nice and snug.
A 4" circle of felt will create this lovely. Cut a spiral pattern into the circle and roll away. Apply bits of glue as you go and wrap it around another hanger piece.
I cut these out freehand. No specifics here. Layering the colors was a last minute idea that turned out pretty cute. For the single colors, I glued a little piece of felt on the back to attach the hanger.
The hubs got home early and offered to help me. I used a random piece of fence left overs that I found in my wood stash. The hubs drilled some holes in it for me. Big enough for the hangers to fit snuggly into with out falling out. I sanded the block down as well to prevent any splinters. No paint though. I like the raw look.
I took the hangers with all of the flitter flutters attached and inserted them into the block. I was so pleased with the outcome. I liked the straight look, but LOVED the wibbly wobbly look better.
I can't wait to showcase it in the playroom.
What do you think??