This is a cute little last-minute stocking stuffer idea from Homemade Ginger. You can do it with either hot glue or a needle and thread, and make all sorts of nifty floral accents.
What you need is an old cotton t-shirt, or any other jersey material. The Pie wore this shirt for Hallowe’en. He dressed as Peter Parker, the alter ego for his hero Spider-Man, so he just needed to paint the collar of a red shirt to look like he was hiding a Spider-Man costume under his street clothes. So while he painted the top, I’m just going to use the bottom.
You’re going to cut the hem off the bottom, and cut several circles out of the main fabric. You’ll also need a circle of felt, about the same size as your circles. If you’re making a ring you’ll want the circle to be relatively small, whereas if you were making a brooch then the circle will be a bit bigger.
Take a pencil or toothpick or the end of a paintbrush and jab it into the centre of one of your fabric circles. Scrunch it up around the paintbrush or whatever. Put a dab of hot glue on the tip of that.
Stick the circle onto the circle of felt.
Repeat, sticking the circles close together, until you’ve filled up the felt.
Trim the result with scissors for tidiness.
To make a bracelet, measure your finger with the t-shirt hem and cut off an appropriately long piece, with a bit of overlap.
Glue the overlap down, then attach it, with the seam side hidden, to the felt.
For a ring, simply make the hem loop a little smaller.
For a brooch, and if you don’t have any of those handy jewelry backing pieces around, take a safety pin, cut two slits in another circle of felt, and slide it through so the working pieces are exposed.
Glue that to the other piece of felt.
That’s it. Easy and fun.