Felt flower

Some days it is hard to work on something creative because of time. Other days, it is hard because of life.  This was one of those days when it seemed that every ounce of ambition had been drained from me. The good news is that my father-in-law is being discharged and is coming home Friday. He will be so much happier back in his own house with familiar surroundings and food he may actually eat. It has been a struggle getting enough nutrition into him since he does not like the food at the rehab facility. We are lucky if we can get him to eat the desserts they send up. Did you know they have a high-protein version of “ice cream”?  It is also somehow made so that it doesn’t melt like regular ice cream making it good for him and his swallowing issues.

Anyway, I’ve spent the last two days on the phone with various home health care agencies trying to get some home care set up for him and taking one meal a day to go over to the facility and make sure he was eating. By the time things were set with an aide who could come to the house, I was spent. I needed a quick craft that did not require my brain. Fortunately, I have a board on Pinterest where I save easy crafts.

This felt flower project was so quick, my glue gun did not even have enough time to heat up before I was done cutting and wrapping the felt and I had to stand and hold it or a few minutes until the glue was ready.  I used the instructions found on Sugar Bee Crafts. Felt is cut into a spiral and rolled up, and the beauty part of this is that it does not need to be cut perfectly as the uneven edges add to the overall look. It is secured with hot glue, so no sewing is required. While you could make felt or crochet leaves, I really cheated and ripped some leaves off of a branch of silk flowers then glued them to the bottom.

This project was simple, but actually nudged my creativity and I am thinking of making some of these in white and blue to create a post-Christmas winter wreath.