Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Felt Flower Tutorial

Cute felt flowers just seem to call my name!  I guess because they are so easy to make and felt is super inexpensive.  I had a bunch of felt leftover from previous projects, so I decided to cure my boredom by making a few felt flowers.  If you would like to make your own one day, here's what you'll need...

-felt circles, about 14- 1 inch and 1- 1.5 inch 
-glue gun 
-2 felt leaves
-pom-pom for the center

Glue each of the smaller felt circles in half.

Glue 4 of the folded circles around the larger piece of felt, with the round sides out and the ends touching.

Glue 4 more petals on top of the bottom layer slightly overlapping each petal, creating a diamond shape.

Glue the remaining 4 petals on top of the last row, slightly moving inward with each end overlapping the other, creating a small square.

Pinch the 2 remaining petals in half and glue the bottom of petal in the center of the circle. 

*Place each petal in the center of the flower as if they're facing each other.  Be sure to leave a small opening for the pom-pom. 

Turn the flower over and glue the leaves on the back of the larger piece of felt. 

Lastly, glue the pom-pom in the center of the flower! 

If you like, you can attach a pin to the back of the flower and wear them on your clothing

...or attach a few to lampshade.

You can have fun and use them to embellish anything that you like! 


Let me know if you decide to make any.  I'd love to hear from you.

33 comments:

  1. Those are so cute, such a fun idea for hairbows too:)

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  2. They are so pretty Brandi, so many uses...Love them!

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  3. These are adorable but I have to admit I will probably never make any! I'm pinning them anyway just in case. :o)

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  4. No, I just like watching you make them. Call it a fetish! Now go organize something to put me over the edge.
    m.

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  5. I am going to make some into hairbows for my baby!!

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  6. Great tute Brandi! I love this idea :)

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  7. well now! Aren't those the cutest??? I sure do want to try some!

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  8. These are so cute!! I love them on the lamp shade. My sister has been going crazy making flowers lately; I'll have to show her this tutorial. I'm wanting to make some too; they're adorable!

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  9. I love the look of these flowers - I'll have to have a go!

    Visiting via the Practically Functional Hop :)

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Great Tutorial!! Thanks Brandi!

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  11. WOW, that looks soooooooooooooo cute :)
    xoxo

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  12. Oh Brandi, thanks so much for the tutorial. I've always admired your flowers and definitely can think of many uses for these.
    Barbe

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  13. Great project Brandi - love them on the lamp shade! They'd make good hair accessories for little girls too. Or me. If I was feeling adventurous.

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  14. Those are super cute! I have some extra felt left over from making coffee cozies and this would be a perfect project for them!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

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  15. Very cute!! I am hosting a giveaway. A chance to win a 50 dollar gift card to HomeGoods. Would love or you to drop by :)Thanks Anu

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  16. Adorbs!!! Love your blogs new look!! So cute Brandy!

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  17. Very cute! I've made all sorts of felt flowers but not one like your version. Thanks for the great tutorial.

    Sweet Pea

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  18. Those are adorable! Felt flowers are just so super cute. :)

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  19. I've seen several tutorials for felt flowers and by far yours looks the easiest to do. Great tutorial!! I've had my eye on a lamp that I want to do but haven't found the color felt that I want to use for the flowers yet. When I find the felt I'll be making some felt flowers like you did. They are just too cute! Visiting from TT&J party.

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  20. This is so cute. What a great tutorial. Loving your blog! Thanks for posting your comment on Musings of an Imperfect Mom.

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  21. Hi Brandi Love your tutorial for the felt flowers, definitely an easier one than others I've seen. I'll be making alot of these for different uses pretty soon. Just subscribed to your blog. Found it thru another blog with the jar dyeing technique.

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  22. Dropping by from the Sew Darn Crafty link party.

    These are really cute. These could be use to embellish all sorts of projects.

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  23. Never throwing any scrap of anything away, I have plenty of felt pieces. Gonna try this for sure. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  24. These are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing and for doing the tutorial!

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  25. Such a sweet flower, thanks for sharing

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  26. this is cute..I am marking this post to 'favorites" because it might be something to do with the grandkids one day...if we do it ( If I get my ACT together, ha ha ) then I'll certainly post a pic and backlink to here! :)

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  27. Gotta love Blogher for showcasing some fabulous posts. This is adorable and SO easy. New follower!

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  28. I just want to say thank you for the best, BEST tutorial ever on how to make these felt flowers. I've been trying to figure them out for a super long time and your overview is simply the best.

    Thanks again!!!!

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  29. Very pretty felt flowers. Have seen so many on blogland but think your version is one of easiest. Have to cut out all those circles but can do that while I watch the tube.
    Sure glad you shared this, I'll be making several of these with felt in my stash. Hope mine turn out as great as yours which are fantastic. Happy summer

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  30. this is so cute and when I saw the title of your blog- my mind instantly went to that song- I used to love it to!!!

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