The original inspiration was made with silk flowers and painted wooden numbers, but I tried to “craft it up” a bit by making felt flowers instead. If you were my mom, you’d say something along the lines of “why make more work for yourself?! It’s so complicated!”, but it enabled me to:
1. try my hand at making some of the beautiful felt flowers on Pinterest,
2. learn that my fabric scissors gives me a heck of a blister on my thumb knuckle,
3. realize that cutting about 60+ of these felt flowers is great lap activity to do while watching Hunt for Red October during J’s nap!
We also used real metal door numbers from Home Depot, since Michaels was conveniently out of the number 2 and the number 0. Of course, right?
Here’s a short picture tutorial for the big floofy white and blue flowers.
I followed this tutorial for the yellow flower.
There’s really not a whole lot more I can say about this. I hot glued all the flower pieces onto the twig wreath, and the numbers were just inserted into the twig tangle using the screws that came with them. It didn’t take a lot of time (other than cutting out felt pieces and blowing through a handful of bandaids for my thumb), and was super simple to make. I think the flowers and the bright colors really make this a perfectly FUN and PRACTICAL spring project!
What do you think?