Day 215: Make a Yarn Flower

by thecraftaholic


“There is nothing to trust seeking happiness from outside, you will only become exhausted with suffering, with is without satisfaction and without end.”

Why do we insist on doing this, actually? We live our lives trying so hard to find happiness in things.  But everything on the outside eventually lets you down. Why?

The bottom line is this: nothing in this world will make you happy exept you. Nothing in this world has the ability to heal you, help you, make you happy or at peace but you. Only you. You can choose to be happy, and enjoy life, or you can choose to hate life and be miserable. It’s your choice.

Today’s crafty thing for the day, is a cool yarn flower!

Cool looking, right?

Take two strands of DMC brand tapestry wool. Lay it out flat.

Then wrap it around your hand, leaving about three inches or so free. Then, take the free strand, and wrap it around the center and tie a knot. Then, fluff it out like so:

Then, cut a circle out of a matching piece of felt, like so:

The next thing, is to pick out a pretty button for the center, and then sew the felt piece and the button all together. I happen to have an embroidery needle that is extra long, so I just sewed them all together.

Like so. Here’s the back, so you can see:

Cool, right? This is fun to make as a brooch, or to use in your altered art. I’m going to make another version of this flower too, perhaps.

What else? No much to tell. I have a new piece I’m working on. I’m really excited about it. But more on that another day.

The Craftaholic