Felt Flowers Tutorials {5} to choose from

I have done a lot of projects projects using felt flowers like my Fall wreath HERE, Felt Flower Ring HERE, and my Valentines Day wreath HERE.  I love felt, it is no secret!  It is super inexpensive, comes in great colors {even if it’s just from the local craft store and not the fancy stuff}, and there is so much you can make with it.  I thought today I’d give you a refresher course in how to make the {5} different felt flowers featured above.  They are all easy and simple.

What you need:
- Felt {whatever colors you want}
- Scissors
-  Glue gun / and or / thread
- Buttons or Rhinestones {optional}
Flower #1 – Looped Mum Felt Flower
Start with a long strip of fabric. For these big ones I typically use felt by the yard, if your making smaller MuM style flowers like in my previous ring post you can use the 8.5 x 11″ felt sheets from the craft store.  This particular flower is about 4″ in diameter and I used a 26-28″ long x 1.5″ wide piece of felt.
Using a glue gun, glue the edges together all the way across.
Once it’s glue along the edges take your scissors and snip every 1/8″ – 1/4″ depending on how big you want your loops to be.  You can have bigger loops if you want, I prefer them closer together. Snip the entire length of your felt.
It should look like this when your done.
Starting at the end place a small dab of glue from your glue gun and begin to roll your felt like this. And continue to glue as you go until you reach the end.
When your done it should look like this.  You can place a rhinestone or button in the middle if you’d like, but they are pretty plain too!

Flower #2 – Straight Mum Flower
Exactly the same technique as the previous flower, except you don’t glue the edges together to create the looped look.  Start with a strip of felt, again this was using felt by the yard to create a larger flower.  I cut the width on this particular one to be about 1″ wide.  A little wider would also create a nice whispy looking flower.
Same thing as before snip it all the way across evenly.  I like them closer together to create narrow strands.
Again using your glue gun to place a dab of glue at one end, begin rolling it like so until you get to the end.  You will be left with a flower looking like the above picture.
Flower #3 – Rolled Rose
For this you will need the template from HERE.  If you use the template at the size it comes in you will get roses about 2″ in diameter.  You can enlarge your template bigger to create larger flowers. Start with your felt.

Your template should look like this when cut out.

Trace your template on to your felt.  FYI – using a pink or dark marker isn’t the best choice, white colored pencils on darker colors are ok or pencils maybe.
Cut out the template. And starting at the end you will place a dot of glue with the glue gun and begin rolling it all the way around gluing as you go.  You should end with the large round circular piece that is the bottom of the flower.  Sorry I forgot to take a pic of this process.

Flower #4 – Frosting Flower {couldn’t think of a better name}
You will need to cut a bunch of circles out of your felt.  I used a medicine measuring cup to trace for this particular flower since I wanted it small, but any round small cup or bowl is a great size for larger ones.  For my small one I used 12 circles of felt.  You will also need 1 slightly bigger circle as your base.

This is your base.
 Start by taking your circles of felt and folding them in half and gluing a dot in the middle to hold it.

Place another dot of glue then fold it over like this.  Then take the extra and fold it back the opposite direction.  It should look like an “S” shape.
Like this.

Start gluing them to the base like fitting pie pieces back in to the pie.  6 pieces on the bottom.

Then another 6 on top of the first layer of 6.  This will create a very full ball of frosting look.  You can add a button or rhinestone with hot glue if you’d like.  Fluff it up when it’s dry and it will look like the top picture.

Flower #5 – Scalloped Frosting Flower
This is the exact same flower as the previous one except this one has scalloped edges.  You’ll need to create a pattern for yourself on card stock and cut it out for the scalloped edges.  For this small flower I only used 4 scalloped circles, and 1 base circle.
Make the “S” shape petals again and glue on to the base.  I placed a small button in the middle. Feel free to add leaves like I did to the top picture as well.
I hope all these tutorials helped you.  Have a great week.

Comments

  1. says

    These are great Rebecca! I have been dabbling into more crafts these days. I made Elle a rolled flower tee the other week but it did not hold up at all in the wash.
    DO you use the wool felt or the .33 cent felt at Joanns? i used the cheap .33 cent and its been great for headbands but I made a mistake with her shirt. Oops.

    Your tips are very good which I like. I like how you tell us the measurements. Half the time I find a project and I am left having no clue in how much fabric I will need.
    I can’t wait to try some of these out!

  2. says

    I love making felt flowers. These are adorable! I love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing your projects over at The Winthrop Chronicles.

    You have an amazing blog I love the layout, your projects, everything! :)

  3. says

    These are gorgeous! I love felt flowers and yours are really beautiful :) I love to make paper flowers too! Coming from the Pinworthy party over at Just Us Four and Broken Treasures! Thanks for linking up – I’m your newest follower and for sure am pinning these :)

  4. says

    Oooooh so many possibilities where to put these!! I can see some pinned on my fav blazer or handbag… ;) Great tute! We shared w/ our readers @ this weekends party! Woot woot!

    xoxo

  5. says

    What an adorable idea. I wish I had a mantle. I’m glad I found your blog at The Shady Porch party. I’m a new follower too, so I can keep in touch. I would love if you stopped by and followed back on LF and GFC. Nice to meet you,

  6. says

    Thank you so much for posting these 5 felt flower tutorials. I am in the process of redecorating my home, and I am going to decorate some lamp shades with felt flowers. When I complete them, I’ll post them on my new DIY blog: zurirevisions.blogspot.com I hope you will stop by and check out my blog.

  7. Cecelia says

    how is felt washed? or is it? Would like to add these to shopping bags that I make. Also, can you point me to how to attach these to items? Would you use a pin or sew it?

  8. says

    Thank you for such great instructions on making these adorable flowers! Any recommendations on best felt to use to make these? I’ve tried a couple of widths and types and not happy with either. Suggestions on quality, dimensions and where to buy would be most appreciated!

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