“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”
Rachel Joy Scott (1981-1999)
Student, First Victim Of The Columbine High School Massacre
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on Monday, January 21st this year. After the tragedy in Newtown last month, I am more inspired than ever to help spread goodness and peace in our communities. The random acts of kindness that people across the world are doing in memory of the victims lost is inspiring and something Martin Luther King Jr. would be quite proud of, I believe.
These simple and beautiful felt flowers can be made easily with the children in your care and left behind wherever you do a good deed as a reminder to pass it on (here is an example of cleaning someone’s car window after the snow before they wake up).
As you can see, we used the colors of Sandy Hook Elementary, however; you can also use this tutorial as a way to make pretty pins and hair clips for the little girls in your life in various colors.
100% Wool Felt
Needle and Thread
Pipe Cleaner (only if you want a stem)
Tag with Message if you Desire
Making the flowers is very simple. Begin by cutting out a long wavy, pointy or fringed strip out of your felt. There is no right or wrong here. Experiment and see what types of flowers different designs make.
Simply roll this strip into a little flower bud and put a few stitches in the back in order to keep it together.
Next cut out two flower shapes with four petals each (or experiment with more petals!). Make one larger than the other and layer them placing the little bud in the center. Add a few stitches to the back of your flower to hold everything together.
Next wind green wool roving around a pipe cleaner and clip at the correct length to create the stem and when done attach the stem to the back of your flower with a few more stitches.
Your ‘Pass the Peace’ flower is now done.
Don’t forget to add a tag and spread the love.