I love brooches. Any kind, fabric, vintage, sparkly - you name it and i've probably fashioned a brooch out of it. They are really great little makes, and make a quirky statement... Here is a little tutorial on how to use up scraps from your felt stash and make a textured, cute and colourful brooch.
You will need:
Felt scraps - as many colours as you like, I like to use clashing ones
Wooden shape - I get mine from Ebay or sometimes here (this one is a 5cm heart)
Strong glue - I LOVE, love, love GemTac. You can get it from Fabricland or online. Its super strong and dries clear. I especially love that its designed to stick on rhinestones and diamante to dance wear(!)
Brooch pin - get from most haberdasheries
Paintbrush or Glue spreader
Scissors - small and sharp preferably!
1// Pick the colours of felt you would like to use. Cut into thin strips with nice straight cuts. Make sure when positioned together they have enough area to cover the wooden shape with an overlap.
2// Put glue all over one side of the brooch - don't be too generous as it can seep through the felt.
3// Lay the felt strips one by one over the glue, butting up the next colour against the piece you have stuck down. Make sure they overlap the edges of the wooden shape.
4// Turn the brooch over and trim off all the excess - get it nice and neat.
5// Put some glue on the brooch pin and stick it on the back, leave for a few hours to dry.
Put it on your coat and add a pop of colour on your Parka!!!
P.S if you are in Salisbury on Sunday 1st March we will be making these on our stall at the Salisbury Artisan Market - stop by and make one for only £2!