Summer time in Arizona is really like January in Minnesota, only brown instead of white. We lack living vegetation and long for flowers, which we’ll have to wait until February to see. So I decided to use the Flower Shoppe Cartridge to create a Felt Bouquet. These are also all pins so they have a dual purpose! I used my Cricut to cut card stock to use as templates to cut out the felt pieces. I also used my Cuttlebug and some of the flower dies to cut out the felt flower shapes. Once I glued all the felt pieces together with Tacky Glue, I attached vintage buttons and then glued pin backs to all of the flowers. They are ready to wear or gift.
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It’s coming up on Independence Day and that means this crafting girl needs something red, white and blue to wear. I used the cartridge Just a Note embedded in the Cricut expression 2: 5th Anniversary Edition to cut pin wheels out of while shrink plastic, colored them red and blue with Sharpie markers. I used a hole punch to make a hole in the centers and shrunk them. I also create circles and gears in this same fashion. I used T-Shirt yarn, braided and knotted to make the “chain” part of the necklace.
Happy 4th of July!
Simple summer necklaces are a must. When you don’t want to wear much in the way of clothing because it’s damn hot, accessorizing really makes a difference.
This little number is inspired by Anthropologie’s Merit Badge Necklace. Theirs is $88, but you can make your own for a couple of bucks.
Learn how to make a painted wooden necklace from my piece at The Phoenix New Times Jackalope Ranch blog: Inspired Restyle: A Merit Badge Necklace