What to do when it’s 8pm the night before “Orange and Black Day” at school, and you realize that you are seriously lacking in the orange department? You run into your craft room, dig through your fabric stash, come out with a sorry looking piece of orange felt and a small piece of orange broadcloth, and you start getting creative!
First, I used the idea from the pillow I made a couple of weeks ago, and used the piece of felt to make this little orange flower that I pinned onto my daughter’s black dress. I simply cut 5 large petal shapes, four smaller petals shapes and a one-piece petal thingy for the center, hot-glued the bases together, then hot glued them into a flower shape on a small circle of felt. Not sure that made ANY sense, but it didn’t to me at the time, either! I like how it turned out, though…
The next thing I did was take that piece of cloth, tear it into long strips, and twist and glue them into these little pretty rag flowers for their hair:
The nice thing about orange is, you only need a little to make a real POP! After making four of those (one for each girly!) I used the remainder of the fabric to make a wrap for TJ’s waist. I then searched through my jewelry and stickers to dress up the girls further. A little face paint, and voila! You can’t get much “orange and black” -er!
Even daddy wanted in on the action – minus the orange and black, though. I don’t think showing up to help move a single mom dress all in orange and black flowers would go over well 🙂 Happy Orange and Black Day!