After a pretty cold week I’m pretty sure the weather is supposed to be getting warmer and drier. Such a late Spring has really affected our garden and it is pretty devoid of colour. Thankfully our roses have sprung into life, they are one of my favourite plants, and I love watching them cover our back wall. They’ve inspired our latest craft activity – using colourful wool and lots of glue to make pretty yarn wrapped flowers.
We didn’t do much crafting whilst we were away. We had fun with sticker books and decorated some painted rocks but nothing like our normal crafty output. As much as I love to be away, I’m a bit of a home person and am so happy to be home. I spent the afternoon making some pretty yarn wrapped flowers with my daughter.
Bostik White Glu
Green pipe cleaners
How to make yarn wrapped flowers
We decided to make three roses and we cut the pipe cleaner into short lengths to make the stems of the flowers. She drew a pencil line where she wanted them to go. Then my daughter used the Bostik White Glu and covered the area where she wanted to make her flower heads.
We cut a piece of the wool, about 30cm long, and she carefully laid it onto the centre of the glue.
She wrapped it in bigger circles until it was all used up. She pressed it lightly into the glue to make sure it stuck down.
She did this three times with the different coloured pieces of yarn.
When she had finished putting down the wool she added the pipe cleaner stems. We made leaves with the excess pipe cleaners.
The glue dried clear and we were left with a really pretty flower craft. My daughter lover getting her fingers messy with the glue!