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It is time again for Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge, and I have made a deer head wall art with felt roses that I can’t wait to show you. This challenge is one of my favorite challenges to be involved in. It is where my blogging friends who think like I do pick up something at the thrift store and turn it into something beautiful and useful.
For this project, I wanted to use a deer head them. Also using felt roses for the head.
I knew that I wanted to make some roses in a cream or off-white color, and I knew I probably wouldn’t be able to find felt at the store. After looking for felt, I found a perfect cream-colored scarf that looked like it had never been used. People donate things that they have bought or received as gifts and never used so you can usually find things in perfect condition.
People also donate leftover material from their craft projects or sewing projects often. I usually grab up remnants when I find them in the material that I would use later.
Now I need something to put my art on. The tray was $2, the scarf was $2, and I had thrift store fabric at home.
I cleaned my board well with soap and water. After removing the handles, I had four small holes. Wood putty fixed the holes.
I picked out my fabric scrap, and I thought a plastic coat hanger might make a perfect template for my deer antlers. Placing the hanger on my striped fabric, I traced out the antlers and glued to the board.
The reason I use hot glue is that it is easy to remove if you make a mistake. You can lift it up and peel the glue off and start over.
I used a 2-inch wide measuring cup to trace my circles for the roses. You can use anything round like a bowl or a lid.
I cut a spiral shape out of my circle and rolled it into a rose. Super Easy!
Start at the end and roll the felt up.
The rolled felt will start to resemble a rose.
Roll it all the way to the end.
Glue the end of the rose to the end of the felt.
I use liquid stitch glue because it is incredibly durable. You can use any glue or even hot glue for this project. Be careful not to burn your fingers if you use hot glue.
I glued each rose to the board with hot glue, and I found that it was easy to make the roses stand up using the hot glue.