Monday, 24 January 2011

flying the flag

I have a bit of an obsession with bunting, I can't get enough of it. With that in mind I've been meaning to make some of these for soooo long I finally had to make these this morning. I normally hold a little Valentine's Day kids' tea party and have wanted to make some cute felt cupcake toppers to decorate this year's cupcake creations, although these could be adorning a plate load of teeny sausages or heart shaped sandwiches too. They are so incredibly easy to make too...
Firstly I drew a small diamond shaped template on graph paper and cut it out. Using this template I pinned it onto red and white felt and cut out lots of diamond shapes. In the meantime my trusty glue gun (this has become my companion of late while I've been working on my fabric flowers) was warming nicely and I raided my kitchen cupboard for some cocktail sticks. Next stage was to put some dabs of glue down the centre of the diamond and one blob on the pointy part only on one end though. Then I placed a cocktail stick in the centre along the glue line, not right to the top though as I didn't want the sharp pointy cocktail stick poking out. Carefully fold the felt over, the glue WILL be scorching hot so mind those fingers. Keep it pressed for a few seconds and there you have it....
It's so simple, you may even find yourself slightly addicted...
Enjoy!

5 comments:

Jades Craft Crafts said...

How simple, yet how lovely are these, they would really brighten up any tea party!

Xxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

You have inspired me to make some heart shaped cake toppers! Thanks xx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Fab idea, may have to steal that one for my daughters birthday in March :-)

Traceyr said...

What a cute and colourful addition to the party table these will make.

:)

Sara&Eva said...

Perfect idea!