I've been inspired by all the huge sunflowers which are just opening out here in N.Ireland as there hasn't been much sun this summer :-(
So I thought I could brighten up my craft room sewing station with another pinkeep. I don't know about you, but when I'm sewing I tend to move from one area to another and pinches dotted about help me keep track of the pins and needles!
So here's what you need and probably have in your supplies:
I used a small paper mache round box - its about 3" in diameter and 1.5" tall.
Some dark brown fabric for the centre approx. 6"x6"
Some yellow felt for the petals - they need to be cut from fairly stiff felt so that they sit well.
Take your square of 6x6" brown and a good sized fistful of fiberfil and cover it to make a ball shape
Make sure all the fiberfil is tucked into a ball shape -
Now tuck this ball into the paper mache box firmly
Next cut at least 12 petals from the yellow felt - as you can see mine were about 2.5" tall
Now begin to tuck them in down the side of the box and the brown fiberfil ball. Make sure they go down firmly; you can use a knitting needle or even a blunt pencil to push them down in. As you place each one, make them overlap slightly.
I also used a strip of matching felt to wrap around the outside of the box and tied it with jute.
Now you're all done and how easy was that! Just stick some pins in it and you're good to go!
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Thanks so much!