I recently bought a new Spellbinders die that I am now in love with: Spiral Blossom One. I had seen the tutorial on You Tube and really wanted to make a felt flower. I started by cutting the spiral in red felt.
To make the blossom you simply begin rolling from the small end, and you can see a flower bud start to form immediately.
I actually decided I wanted to try mixing two different shades of red felt in one blossom, so I started over and rolled the two felt pieces together. When I got to the end I held the felt in place with 2 of my extra long quilting pins.
I applied The Best Glue Ever directly to the bottom of the flower and let it dry.
I absolutely love the finished product and it is going to look great in one of my dimensional projects:
I have played with it a lot and it holds together very well, but I wanted to see how well it would work if I used a large glue spot. I started with cream and a light wheat colored felt this time. I decided that a glue spot about the size of a quarter would be perfect, so I traced it on my release paper and filled in the circle with a thin coat of The Best Glue Ever.
When you make a thin layer it dries very quickly.
I turned the felt flower over and pressed it to the glue spot. It picked it right up and I was able to remove the pins and finish the flower by folding the bottom flaps into place.
This one also holds together very well...and here it is adhered to a canvas I designed:
The Christmas tree is something I just learned to make. It is so eye-catching and so very easy - that's a combination I can't resist! I will have a little tutorial later this week so be sure to check back.