Coconut Robot http://coconutrobot.com turn me into something beautiful. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:46:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 http://coconutrobot.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/cropped-favicon_coconut_robot-50x50.png Coconut Robot http://coconutrobot.com 32 32 LEARN: how to make a felt flower daffodil | tutorial http://coconutrobot.com/2017/04/make-felt-flower-daffodil-tutorial/ http://coconutrobot.com/2017/04/make-felt-flower-daffodil-tutorial/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000 http://coconutrobot.com/?p=28376 Good morning! I have another felt flower tutorial for you today! Below I have for you all the materials listed along with the step-by-step video tutorial! This daffodil is one I’m definitely most excited to share – you can use some of the petal variations on other flowers as well to show wear and tear […]

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Felt Flower Daffodil Tutorial

Good morning! I have another felt flower tutorial for you today! Below I have for you all the materials listed along with the step-by-step video tutorial! This daffodil is one I’m definitely most excited to share – you can use some of the petal variations on other flowers as well to show wear and tear and just irregularities that you find with flowers.  You can check out my last felt flower post here – and subscribe to my YouTube channel to be the first to know when a new video is posted!  Life definitely hit me hard this past month as we battled everyone getting sick at one time or another — spring, please stick around and leave the sickness at bay!

I think the less perfect they are, the better they look.

This felt flower daffodil using 2, 1.5″ strips of felt cut from a 9×12 sheet, thick floral wire for the stem and 2, .75″ strips of green felt for the leaves along with thin floral wire.  I have all the supplies linked for you down below.

So let’s hop to it!

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FELT FLOWER SUPPLIES


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FELT FLOWER VIDEO TUTORIAL


Felt Flower Daffodil Tutorial

Felt Flower Daffodil Tutorial

Thanks for checking out today’s tutorial! Like I mentioned in my last flower post, be sure to let me know what flowers you’d like to have me tackle next!  Dahlias have been requested a few times in the last week, so those have been climbing on my to-do list!  It’s a fun challenge, so throw the flower types at me!

I hope your spring is off to a great start!  Besides the coyote that won’t leave our yard…UGH….we are loving the warm weather around here!

xo

Felt Flower Daffodil Tutorial

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How to make felt flowers - a step by step tutorial DIY with video!

 

Good morning!  I definitely feel a bit like I’m learning how to ride a bicycle again when it comes to carving out moments to write in this space.  I have a slew of photographs ready go, along with video tutorials to share.  It’s that riding a bike and working out bugs with the new site design and a combination of time …and the fact that my body requires me to at least pretend to sleep.  <– wish that wasn’t the case! But I’m working on that whole choosing-to-rest piece as well.

I digress, as I always tend to do.

I’m excited to share the first of the felt flower tutorials I’ve been creating!  I got totally hooked on making felt flowers last year when Harlow asked to have a garden party to celebrating turning five.  I spent late nights and early mornings crafting a felt crown, various bouquets to display and little flower barrettes for each of the girls attending.

Hooked, I tell you.  Absolutely hooked.

How to make felt flowers - a step by step tutorial DIY with video!

I was a bit underwhelmed with what I could find as far as tutorials go on this here world wide web of ours, so I thought I’d push myself to improve the flowers I have been making along with teaching myself how to make new varieties, all so I can share these tutorials with you!!

I’d LOVE to hear what you think as well as what flowers you’d love to see me create next.  Leave a comment with some of your favorite flowers, so I can add them to my list! I am hoping to publish a daffodil, 3 more daisy variations and an anemone in the next few weeks.  Dahlia and Gerbera daisy will be following after that.  I should have (now that I’m realizing Easter is this Sunday) done an Easter Lily…because you know, that would have been smart.  But c’est la vie.  I did not. Goals for next year, right?


First off, supplies!  These are just a few of my favorite things when it comes to felt flower making:

SUPPLIES


This first flower isn’t as much of an actual flower, but more of a good foundation for how these flowers are made.  I hope you enjoy!

(To watch the video, click here!)

 

To watch other video tutorials, check out the WATCH section!  You can find it here.  Also, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to be the first to know when I publish new videos!

Happy Tuesday! The sun is shining here, and we couldn’t be happier.

xo.

 

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I’m always looking for creative ways to help our kids – and our family as a whole – focus on the reason we celebrate various holidays.  We’ve spent time learning about the history of Saint Valentine, celebrating Advent at Christmas together, and of course now, Easter.  I’ve been wanting to make these Resurrection Easter Advent Eggs….for 3 years now!  Whoops!  Better late than never.

As a parent, it’s fun incorporating traditions Andy and/or I had growing up as well as new ones.  The Easter Advent or Resurrection Eggs tradition wasn’t one either of us had, but we are excited to incorporate it into our family moving forward.

Keep reading for instructions on making your own set, along with links to supplies, as well as links to various ready-made sets for purchase!

The funny – maybe not haha – thing is that I bought these wooden eggs, oh, I don’t know….three years ago?  I had really good intentions.  I really did.  A post for another time, yes, but I am often paralyzed by my drive for perfectionism.  I had an image in my head of how I wanted these to look, and I would always find something else to work on before them.  Well, I finally tackled it!  And guess what: they aren’t how I envisioned, but they are perfectly imperfect.  

You could definitely use plastic eggs for this – it’ll be way cheaper! Heck, you can probably make 12 sets of them for the same cost, but I wanted to make something that would last for years (and I’d enjoy putting out on the table each year!).

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The eggs were really pretty easy once I decided on a plan.  I used my ScanNCut (not affiliated with Brother, just still love it) to cut out numbers from painter’s tape.  I’ve included the SVG file along with the PDF of verses below.  You don’t need a ScanNCut or cutting machine for this project!! Here are some other ideas:

  • use an x-acto knife to cut out numbers with painter’s tape
  • use acrylic/watercolor paint to simply paint numbers on each egg
  • use permanent marker to write the numbers – on either plastic or wooden eggs
  • if using plastic eggs, you could get vinyl numbers from any craft store (like these)
  • paint the eggs with watercolor (no masking), and us a marker/pen to write the numbers after paint has dried

….or do whatever your pretty heart desires!

Next up is filling them!  I spent entirely way too much time one night figuring out what to place inside — and I definitely changed my mind a few times.  I ended up mixing a few lists together!  Feel free to do the same or use the list below.  If you google “advent Easter eggs,” “Resurrection Eggs,” or “12 days of Easter eggs,” you should find plenty to choose from.  I used the new CSB Bible translation for my printed cards – the PDF has very light lines for you to cut them out.  I just rolled each one up and placed inside.

WHAT TO PLACE INSIDE

  • Day 1: leaf (I cut from paper, but you could use a real one or silk); Mark 11:8-10
  • Day 2: bread; Matthew 26:26-29
  • Day 3: 3 dimes; Matthew 26:14-16
  • Day 4: rope; Matthew 27:1-2
  • Day 5: chunk of soap; Matthew 27:24-26
  • Day 6: red fabric; Matthew 27:28-30
  • Day 7: nail; Matthew 27:31-32
  • Day 8: dice; Mark 15:24-27
  • Day 9: strips of white fabric; Matthew 27:57-60
  • Day 10: flat round rock; Matthew 27:65-66
  • Day 11: cloves or cinnamon stick; Mark 16:1-3
  • Day 12: empty; Matthew 28:5-8

He is not here. For he has risen, just as he said.

And that’s that!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with – be sure to tag me on Instagram or wherever you post photos!

Have an awesome weekend!  It’s fun writing and sharing again: thanks for sticking around!

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