At my senior center our latest project was to make 3 fabric tulips and some felt green leaves. Instead of supplying us with wreaths to put them on (too expensive) they supplied large brass rings. Our group did not like the rings. One of the ladies covered a wreath she had with paper twist and another had a wreath that she covered with burlap ribbon. Three ladies used a large embroidery hoop with fabric stretched over it and edged with lace, to put their tulips on. And yet another one put hers on a purchased grapevine wreath. I didn't like the tulip pattern so I found another one on line and made them bigger. I found this wicker tray at a thrift sale. and I used plastic canvas to make a window box. I got a piece of floral foam at the Dollar Tree and I had some moss at home. This is the end result:
I'm working on a project with a few other women. We are using supplies we each have on hand and don't want to spend too much $$ for additional supplies. We are making fabric tulips and felt leaves. We can get some brass rings to use instead of a wreath but I don't think it would look well. I read that you can use pipe insulation and fit it around a wire hanger. Although the insulation might be relatively cheaper than wreath form, you would still have to wrap it with some ribbon or fabric. I guess you can also use a cheap pool noodle from a dollar store, but you would have the same problem and besides, it's out of season now. Does anyone else have some inexpensive ideas? I'd really appreciate it.
I would like to make some fabric tulips. I've searched the web and found only 1 pattern. Perhaps some of you sewists can tell me if there are any site/blogs out there that would have a pattern to sew tulips. I prefer a free pattern.
I was given a bunch of stocking heads. I'd like to use them is crafts. I was thinking of perhaps making some sort of ornaments with them such as elves etc. Does anyone have any ideas (or patterns where I can substitute the stocking heads) to make ornaments?