Wednesday, September 19, 2012

How To Make Felt Flowers

  
This is probably the easiest DIY....once you've done it a few times. 
I had to post this first because I'm getting ready to post about my fall wreath that I made using these flowers. 

So pay attention! If you like my wreath, you may want to try it out for yourself!

There are so many different colors of felt to choose from. Don't panic! Just choose a few basic colors and make sure you have some practice sheets to experiment with! It took me a few times to come up with a length and thickness that I liked, so be patient with yourself!

TUTORIAL
 Start with a round (does not have to be perfect) piece of felt. 
Look at mine, it looks like a tear drop!
Size depends on how big you want it to be. This flower will end up being small, but that's what I wanted.

Begin cutting around the outside edge of the circle (thick or thin depends on how you want your flower to look as well).
Keep cutting around your circle until you have made a little spiral out of the whole thing. 
Notice that I left a little of the circle there in the middle to back the flower with.
Once you have your little spiral snake cut out, then take the end you started cutting it at and begin to roll it up like this:
Yup! That's all you do...just keep rollin that felt in a circle until...voila you have a lil' felt flower!

To seal the deal, take that little flap I told you to leave at the end...
Smother the back of your flower with hot glue.
*Caution the hot glue is hot! Don't burn yourself:)*
Once the glue is dry, flip it over and admire your work!

If you want your flower to turn out more wavy rather than flat with more distinguished petals (like the one pictured at the very top), then you simply cut your felt out in a wavy spiral snake with curves like this:
 The curves don't even have to be even or "petal like", they will show up when you wrap the felt around itself.

You can make so many things out of these flowers. I will show you later this week how to use them to make a festive wreath, and next week I will show you how to make them into cute baby headbands:)

As always, let me know if you have any questions!
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5 comments:

  1. Wow you made seem so simple! I will have to try these out. Thanks for posting!

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  2. Cute! Happy to have found you via the Naptime Review Facebook link-up and am following. :)

    ahumblebumble.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks easy, but mine would turn out horrible :)

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  4. I just found you through the blog hop!! (:

    Wow who would have thought doing these could be made look so simple!! I can't wait to give it a try though! I hope you have a happy Thursday <3 xoxo

    http://heatherfrostx.blogspot.com/

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  5. This is so awesome! Thanks for this DIY, pinning and making some tomorrow! Thanks for this post!
    MommyCrusader.com

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