Updated on April 16, 2020
Felt flowers are so fun and easy to make. You saw these flowers on my back to school wreath and I wanted to show you how to make them. You only need a few simple supplies. Felt is so inexpensive you can make these for many of your crafting projects – to decorate wreaths, hair clips, bookmarks, or presents.
How to Make Felt Flowers
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Create a paper template so that your circles are all an equal size. I usually just trace a small glass or other round object I have to create the templates on a piece of paper. Here I am using contact paper because it is what I had on hand.
Cut out 8 circles out of felt using your paper template. You will also need one circle that is slightly larger and one that is smaller for a total of 10 circles of felt.
- Add a strip of hot glue across the middle of one of the circles
- Fold the circle in half and hold for a few seconds.
- Add a dot of hot glue in the middle of the flower
- Fold in half again and hold for a few seconds.
Note: Be careful not to burn yourself with the hot glue when pressing it together.
Repeat for all 8 felt circles.
Using the small circle as a base, begin hot gluing your folded circles to the small circle until you have added four of the folded felt circles to your base.
Hot glue the other four folded circles to your flower base. This time, glue them down in the middle of two of the base folded circles. This offsets the ‘petals’ of the flower so that they are not all lined up from one row to the next.
Next you need to create a rosette for the middle of the flower.
- Take the larger circle you cut out from the felt and cut a spiral shape (it doesn’t have to be exact).
- Take the outside edge of the felt spiral and start wrapping it around itself, securing with hot glue as you go.
- Use the center of the circle to create a base for your rosette and hot glue it to the bottom of your rolled spiral.
Attach the rosette to the middle of your flower base with hot glue. Fluff the petals a little to create a full flower shape.
These are so easy and fun to make. What would you use your felt flowers for?
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