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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Earth Day Crafts ! Fabric Scrap Flower Garden

Fabric Scrap Flower Garden
By: Amanda Formaro
Using craft sticks and fabric scraps, kids can create this fun and pretty flower garden activity with recycled materials – perfect for Earth Day.

What you'll need:
• Fabric scraps in bright colors
• Scissors
• 7 craft sticks
• White craft glue
• 2 green skinny chenille stems
• White craft paint
• 1 sheet pink felt

How to make it:

Cut some simple shapes from the fabric for your flowers. They should be about 1 – 1.5 inches diameter. Cut small circles and square and glue those to the center of some of your flower shapes.
Line up 5 craft sticks side by side. There should be enough space between each that one craft stick will stretch across all 5 horizontally. Glue one stick at the top and one at the bottom, about an inch from the top and bottom. Let the glue dry then paint fence white.
Cut chenille into 6 different lengths. Glue the chenille stems to the fence.
Glue the flowers to the tops of each chenille stem.
Glue the fence to a piece of pink felt. Trim around the edge to create an even border.

Tips:
1. This looks great hanging on your child's door or wall! Simply take a long fabric scrap and create a simple hanger by gluing it to the back.
2. Save fabric scraps in a zipper gallon storage bag or plastic container with a lid for future projects such as this.
3. To create a sturdy frame, glue the pink felt backing to a piece of poster board or card stock.

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