Sunday, February 1, 2009

Valentine Mushroom Brooch

How about making a little valentine mushroom brooch for your valentine? These little guys measure about 2 inches in length and width.


You'll need: red, white and tan felt scraps, red and white floss, tan thread, needle, scissors, pin backing and glue.



Draw out your favorite mushroom shape. My top is about 1 2/3 inches across, the bottom is about 1 inch across. Lay out the pieces to check proportions.


Stitch the bottom of the mushroom onto the tan felt.




Stitch the cap on to the tan felt, overlapping the white. A dot of glue in the center will keep the cap positioned where you want it.




Decide if you want a pink or white heart, one or three hearts and the size(s) of heart.....


Stitch on the heart, tie off on the back. This is what the back looks like now:


Trim closely around your mushroom leaving a small border. Now the front of your brooch is finished!




Cut around the front part of the brooch to make a back piece for the pin.



Stitch the pin onto the back piece. Make it look a little nicer with a little heart detail.


Stitch the back onto the front with a small running stich. Tuck that stich under the mushroom so it doesn't show.



Now you're done and it's ready for your valentine!




Let me know how you think this tutorial turned out, being my first, suggestions would be very much appreciated. If you make one I would LOVE to see it. ****Non-commercial use only please.*****

14 comments:

karenjane said...

these are gorgeous! i so love all your felty little things:) i am definately going to have to make some, what a perfect litle gift to go in the post with a card. do you mind if i put pics on my blog of mine?

Lisa said...

Thank you! Sure you can post pictures, make sure you let me know so I can see them! Have fun with them!

Tammy said...

Absolutely adorable!

Amber said...

Oh my they are gorgeous. What a lovely blog. Have loved coming here..xx

icybooh said...

Hi Lisa - Love your blog! This valentine project is a real winner. Thank you for sharing it.

I've added you to our blog roll on our site. Don't want to miss a single post and most certainly want to share all this deliciousness with our friends!

Best!

Cheryl said...

These are very cute......thanks for sharing!!!

Felt-o-rama said...

I just adore your blog!!! Thanks for introducing yourself to me :)
I've included a link to your brooch tutorial in my blog (under Felt for Valentine's Day). I look forward to stopping by often!

Lisa said...

Thank you all for such nice comments! They mean a lot to me!

kawaii crafter said...

Just adorable and what a great tutorial.

Nesa said...

This is a great tutorial. It's so easy and straight. I love your ideas and craft works. Can't wait to try them out.

Ginger said...

Loved your blog and Tutorials.
Great job,Ill be back looking!
Thank you so much!

Yanina said...

Hi from Argentina, South America! I'm 26 and I'm having my first baby girl in late April (27-30) I'm making crafts for her welcome and I found your blog perfect to get some ideas! Thanks a lot for posting such creative things!

Christine - said...

This is so adorable! I love working with felt and I love looking through your blog for ideas. thank you for posting this! I'm going to add you to my blogroll!

Beta said...

Thanks for this beautiful idea! I have thought about sharing it with my readers and I hope you are not sorry if I have inserted her in my post of S. Valentine (http://bimbumbeta.blogspot.com/2010/01/s-valentino-il-gri-gri-per-una.html). If you had to not make you like I will handle to remove the link to your blog. Regards, Beta