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DIY Felt Flowers and a Card

It’s been a while since I posted craft projects. It’s not because I haven’t made anything, but because the entire cardmaking blogosphere is on Blogspot and I’m obviously on WP. There are DIY bloggers on WordPress or self-hosted blogs too. One of them, Paige, inspired me to make button art. Unfortunately, my first project turned out so bad that my husband had a hard time making out which shapes I’d made and therefore I didn’t want to ask him to take a picture. I want to make button art again, but not now.

A few weeks ago, the activity staff at my ward introduced me to felt flowers she’d bought at Action. These were readymade, but you can also easily cut them out of felt yourself. Make sure you have three different sizes. Each flower should have a hole in it. You’ll also need a button and some ribbon.

Thread the button through to the middle of the ribbon. Add the flowers, starting small to large. Tie a knot and you’re done. In the picture below, my activity staff tied the flower to a chair./PP>

Felt Flower

Last week, I was thinking about making a card but hadn’t brought my supplies and was tired of die-cut images. The activity staff suggested I use a felt flower for my card too. Because we didn’t use the ribbon, she sewed it together for me and then we glued it onto the card. I wonder what it’d look like with the ribbon on. Instead, I glued a ribbon to the card border.

Card with Felt Flower

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Making Your Own Fruit Animals

When I was a child, I had a sbuscription to a Dutch audio magazine for blind children ages five to nine. The magazine was fun and educational at once, and usually had interviews in it, informative articles, as well as activities and recipes. It was here that I first learned about making a fruit hedgehog. A fruit hedgehog is made entirely of fruit, and is therefore healthy as well as being easy to make and delicious. You will need:


  • 1/2 cantaloupe or water melon

  • Lots of other fruit, whatever is available at the moment

  • 1 pear

  • Raisins or blueberries

  • Wooden skewers

Cut your chosen fruit into bite-sized portions. Put the 1/2 cantaloupe or water melon, flat side down, on a plate. This will be the hedgehog’s body. Stick fruit bites onto the skewers and stick the skewers into the melon. Cut the lower side off the pear and use the upper side to make the hedgehog’s head. Stick it into the melon using a skewer. Lastly, stick two raisins or blueberries into the pear to make eyes and one raisin or blueberry to make the nose. Use parts of your skewers to do this.

There are many variations to the fruit hedgehog. For example, instead of just fruit, you can combine fruit with cheese cubes. You can also make other animals from fruit. For example, here is how to make a fruit giraffe. For this, you will need:


  • 1 kiwifruit

  • Seedless grapes

  • 1 strawberry

  • 4 toothpicks and 1 longer skewer


The kiwifruit in this case is the body. Stick four toothpicks through one side of the kiwifruit and put two grapes on each toothpick. These are the legs. Use the longer skewer for the giraaffe’s neck, again sticking grapes onto it. Use the strawberry for the head.

Again, there are many variations to the fruit giraffe. For exaample, you can use blueberries instead of grapes for the legs and neck. You can also make the body out of a cantaloupe cut to shape. Kastly, try adding the giraffe’s typical spots. Use strawberry slices, raisins or blueberries for this.

I’m linking up with Mostly Homemade Monday. I hope my post qualifies. I apologize for no pictures. As you may’ve guessed, I’m blind, so I can’t really use pics.