I’ve been looking at the calendar and have been told that Spring is here, but with getting snow last night here in the mountains of Arizona, it makes me wonder. I figured that if maybe I made a Spring craft, that I might fake out Mother Nature and get her to give us some sun, instead of snow? What do you think?
I saw something like this on a “The Creative Imperative Tried” blog post and thought it would be fun to make for my home. Using my Silhouette Cameo, made it a lot easier than cutting by hand, and it turned out great! These would be perfect to use to decorate your home, outdoors (when the weather cooperates) or to give to friends as a gift.
I sure hope that you like it!! I hope you have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks so much!!
- Plastic Yellow Plate
- Craft Foam Sheets (Yellow & Orange)
- Brown Felt
- Silhouette Cameo
- Coffee Beans
- Glue Gun
- & Time!
Instructions for the Sunflower:
I started by using this template to cut out some petals with my Silhouette Cameo. You will need about 16 pieces for the biggest petals, about the size of 2″ x 6″ in yellow craft foam, about 16 pieces for the medium petals, about the size of 2″ x 4″, in yellow craft foam, and for the smallest petals, you’ll need about 12 that are 2″ x 2.5″ made out of light orange foam.
When you have those all cut, you can begin making the petals. Using your glue gun, attach the bottom sides to each other to give some depth. Do this for all of them – it will take some time, but I found it easier to do all, than one at a time.
When you have all of them done, you can start gluing. Space the large ones out evenly and glue about 1.5″ from the edge of your plastic plate. Then start on the medium inside of that, and after that the small – being sure to stagger them a bit to fill up the open spots. Let me know if you join the “rip some off of the plate to evenly space them club” – I’d love to know if there are new members. :/
When you have all of the petals on as you like, you can move on to the center. I figured I would try out cutting felt on my Silhouette Cameo, but obviously didn’t read the directions all that well. It ended up not cutting very well and I had to trim it a bit. Oh well, now I know how to do it for next time! 🙂
Once the felt is in the shape that you want, use some hot glue and attach it to the center. This will cover up all of the edges and the glue fragments from your work before.
When that glue dries, add some dots of glue all over the brown felt, and drop the coffee beans on to adhere. This will take a couple of times to get them evenly spaced, and the empty spots full, etc. Don’t be afraid to layer some for depth. (…and be sure to get all of the extra glue fragments off, which I promise I did after this photo. :/ )
Now you can add a hanger to the back, set it on a shelf, or display it wherever you wish. The colors are beautiful to brighten up your home, and this would even be great for making a bunch to celebrate a summer birthday, etc. I hope you like it! Be sure and pin this, and try it for yourself!
I hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment. Let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc. Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!
“May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. Then all nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed.” –Psalm 72:17
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