I was in a crafty mood the other day and took on two crafts in one day. After doing the No Bake Felt Cookies for Kids project I was browsing the internet and decided to give felt flowers a try. Now I like felt flowers because you can use them for so many different things. You can hot glue an alligator clip on the back and use it for a hair clip, you can hot glue a pin on the back and wear it as a broach, you can even add it to a crochet hat or use it to make fun jewelry. They also aren’t too complicated or time consuming to make.
Step 1 – You’ll need green felt for the leaves and your choice of another color felt for the petals. You’ll also need scissors, some thread that’s the same color as your petal felt and a sewing needle.
Step 2 – Cut out your leaves. This is easy to do and you can do it without drawing them out unless you want to make fancier leaves. Then find a small round object to trace. I used a lipgloss tin. That will be your middle piece you attach everything to. For the flowers you can either draw them freehand or trace a small flower shaped cookie cutter. I drew mine freehand onto a piece of cardstock and used it as a template.
Step 3 – Cut out all your pieces and gather them together. You will need 2 leaves, 1 circle and 4 flowers. Make sure for the flowers that you trim off any ink from the pen you use to trace them so it doesn’t show when you assemble it. I had to trim mine to get the ink parts off. They don’t have to be perfect or evenly matched.
Step 4 – Sew your two leaves onto your circle so they overlap each other a little. This is what it will look like from the back.
Step 5 – Fold one flower in half and then fold it in half again. This is what it will look like when folded.
Step 6 – Sew the folded up flower onto your circle keeping it folded and just sewing the pointed tip of it down. I only used 2 stitches on it.
Step 7 – Fold up the next flower the same way and sew it right next to the first one. You want the points all facing the middle and placed evenly. Again, only sew the point with one or two stitches. Repeat this step for the third flower.
Step 8 – Sew on the fourth folded flower the same way, completing the flower. This is what it will look like when you are done sewing.
Step 9 – Push up the petals so that it looks like a flower and voila, you are done! Now you have a lovely felt flower ready to be used!