For a very fast, spring time carpet, stitch together a fun silk flower carpet. Use it in a gnome house or as a flower garden for the doll house, wee ones will love playing in it.
Neutral felt for backing
Silk flower petals
Small pieces of felt for flower centers
1] Buy silk flowers and take apart. Each flower will need a large petal, a medium petal and a small felt circle cut for the flower center.
2] Cut a piece of felt the size you would like your carpet. Unless you are trying to create a formal flower bed, cut your felt in a random manner, imitating nature’s “randomness”.
3] Starting in the center of the carpet, place the large petal, then the medium petal, then the small felt center on top of each other.
4] Using 3 strands of floss, tack the flower to the carpet, stitching through all 4 layers, and making an “x” in the flower center.
5] On the back, tie off the flower.
6] Continuing from this point, keep adding flowers until the carpet is completely covered. Overlap the outer petals slightly, and use medium petals with the small felt center to fill in “bald spots”.