Afterwards I thought "what am I going to do with these flowers?" It seemed wasteful to just throw them away. So I decided to use them to make some felt flower cards (well, postcards really) similar to this simple flower card.
They're super cheerful!
Making your own felt flower cards is easy. Just cut out some flower shapes from felt - draw your own designs or use this pattern.
Stitch the layers together with embroidery thread (floss)...
... you won't need many stitches to hold the layers together!
Then cut out some green felt leaves.
Stick each flower to a card blank using double-sided sticky tape or craft glue, and draw the flower stem with a green felt tip. Use more tape or glue to add two leaves at the bottom of each stem.
I'll be using my cards for work, but they'd make great cards for birthdays, Mother's Day, or just for saying a summer-y hello to a friend.