Jan 25, 2013

Dear Chicago House,

Back when Chicago teenager was a babe in arms I was not much of a decorator but I did produce some fun artwork for her sunny yellow bedroom. It was unearthed the other day in my grand sort out of framed art  lurking in the basement.




It is super easy to make and you could select any colors to match/accent your kids room decor.

What you will need

  • A selection of felt squares in colors of your choice
  • A larger piece of felt for the background - I chose black as it really made the primary colors I used pop.
  • Elmers glue
  • A pair of small sharp scissors - I think I used hair cutting scissors!
  • Picture frame with matting


What you do

  1. Cut your backing felt to be a little larger than your frame matting. 
  2. Cut simple circles from your colored felt  then cut them again to add petal shapes. You could make all the petals the same sort of shape or mix things up a bit as I did
  3. With a dab of Elmers glue stick the petals in random fashion to the backing felt.
  4. Snip small random shapes of felt in a contrasting color for the flower center. Stick on with a tiny dab of glue.
  5. Cut out leaf shapes - I used two shades of green for this and stick down to fill in any large gaps.
  6. Frame and hang.
I really wish I'd had photographed her bedroom, as I said it was a sunny yellow with random stencils of butterflies and flowers dotting the walls. I made curtains and all her crib bedding .. maybe I was more of a decorator than I thought! This piece of art had an accompanying larger piece .which I still have and will share with you another day.. if you look carefully at my basement haul you''l be able to spot it!

Love from

Creative in Chicago

XX

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