When looking up ideas for Brylee's chore chart, I knew I wanted to skip the stickers and opt for something that could be reused. Magnets are perfect for that. And I happened to have a whole set of small magnets not being used. However, my magnets were a little "boring" for something I was hoping to get Brylee excited about.
Cloth Flower Inspiration
We (mom, sister and I) headed to Hobby Lobby for inspiration. Have you been to a craft store lately? Oh my, so cute! Seriously, you don't have to be creative or crafty, just go find what you like, glue it to whatever you're trying to redo and you've got a fancy new update! I narrowed all the adorable options down to these flowers...
Then, as I waited for my mom and sister to get what they had gone for, I started looking at them and thinking the usual "I can make that." These cute little flowers were just fabric, ribbons, felt and buttons. How hard could it be?
I know this is the part of the story that I'd usually confess how wrong I was and how I attempted to do it myself but it just wasn't worth it. Not this time!
I bought a sheer pink fabric remnant for $.40, a purple and a pink felt rectangle for $.50, then used some of my sister's ribbons, random buttons and fabric scraps I held onto despite my conviction to throw them away. That's a grand total of $.90 to make 16 flower magnets that would otherwise cost $17.97 + tax to purchase.
Cloth Flower Tutorials
Here are some of my favorites with links to the tutorials...
All of these flowers were resourceful, cheap, and fun. They will be a perfect check for Brylee's preschooler chore chart. More about why I DIY later. And, I'm sure, more fabric flower projects to come :)