Felted Wool Flowers

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I have been making a few felted wool flower brooches, and hair bands to sell at my sister’s store La Petite Fleur, and I needed a way to better display them.  One morning on a little trip to Value Village, I came across a styro foam mannequin head.  Odd, but useful to me, so I paid my $2.99 and brought it home, knowing it needed a little make-over, but that it would be perfect for displaying the hair bands.  I also used an old tray, for displaying the pins.

The tray is from the dollar store, and while I was working on the Yellow Dessert Table, I painted it bright yellow thinking I might use it as a serving piece.  I didn’t use it, and it’s been in the basement on a shelf for awhile.  I wanted a shallow tray, and thought it would be perfect. 

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I decided to cover the head and the tray with simple torn brown paper.  I ripped up some brown butcher paper into small pieces, and applied them to the tray and head with some watered down glue.  I simply painted the item with glue, stuck on the paper, and painted over it again with the glue.

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Here is the finished product, displaying the handmade felted wool flower brooches, and hair bands.

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I filled the tray with black turtle beans, for texture.  I love the way the white flowers look against the black.

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Maddie wanted to model her hair band, I think it’s so cute with her new hair cut, I can’t guarantee yours will look quite this good 😉

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The brooches are $19.95, and the hair bands are $24.95 available at La Petite Fleur in Uxbridge, or shipped to where ever you are, at an additional charge.  I think they’d make a cute stocking stuffer.  I think I’d like a pink one, is it bad to make your own stocking stuffer? Santa can use the help, I’m sure 😉

Merry Christmas!

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Comments

  1. alice cocanougher says:

    your flowers are so beautiful and the display very interesting. I love the black beans to showcase the pale colors.

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