Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cheesy Crafts

In November I learned how to make those cute satin flowers that you see everyone wearing in their hair. It was perfect timing because I was able to make a bunch for my sister(13) and sister-in-law(16) for Christmas. I tried to find a picture of them so I stole some pics from my sister Dana's facebook page :)

It's a little dark but she is wearing a satin one. These are made by cutting out circles of some polyester-based fabric and burning the edges over a candle's flame. pretty simple and very easy to make. I must have made 3 dozen.

I taught myself to make the felt ones. I wish I could get a more up-close picture because they are really quite adorable and on they were $15 a piece!! insane.

Anyway, on Saturday for our Relief Society activity we made a bunch of fabric flowers- all shapes and sizes. I spent most of my time helping the other girls make theirs but when I got home I was in one of those "crafty moods". So I spent a few hours on making some more. I really like how they turned out!

On most of these I put both a bobby pin and safety pin on the back so that they can be attached to hair or clothes.

These are so EASY to make, require very few materials at little cost, and look fantastic in your hair, pinned onto a sweater, glued onto a belt, or even attached to a diaper bag.

The possibilities are endless :D

I am so glad that so many sisters in the ward enjoyed this cheesy craft and it brought a lot of us closer together. I don't care if its cliche to do crafts for RS activities and say that it makes us better people. Because I truly think that it does. Today at church I saw lots of girls, including new ones that just moved in, wearing these darling little flowers in their hair. It made me smile :)


The Garlands said...

so i think that will have to be one of those things we do with bree-ann too. to help get her ready for that little girl.

Miqmi said...

Thanks so much for leading the activity! I had so much fun, and it was nice because I never feel like someone who can make anything worthwhile. You guys did a great job and now I'm not afraid to try!