How to Make Felt Flowers

I love flowers in and on just about anything.   Felt is a great medium to use since it is fray free and creates beautiful fluffy flowers.   With the cooler months ahead and scarf season almost here I made a few flower pins to accessorize my outfits.

felt flower pin

Supplies:

felt

scissors

Fabri-Tac glue

pin backs

cardboard (I used a recycled cereal box)

needle

embroidery floss

1. Cut a piece of felt 1 1/2” wide by any length (depending on how big you want your flower).   Fold it in half and glue just the edge closed.

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2.   Cut little slits into the folded part of the felt.

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Now here is where you can get creative with how you cut your felt which will give you variations in the flowers.   All of the ones pictured below are cut the same way.   The only different is how wide I cut the slits.how to make felt flowers (12)

This larger flower is done simply by adding another strip of the felt to make it larger.   Next to it the the size comparison of one strip versus two.

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This one is done by cutting the slits on a diagonal rather than a straight cut.

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This last one which looks more curvy is done simply by skipping the gluing part in Step 1 and just holding the felt closed while you cut it.   Somehow when you go to roll it up it gives it this look.

3.   Roll your flower up gluing it along the way.   Once the glue is dry fluff it in place.

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3.   Cut a 2 1/2” square out of cardboard.   Cut a large felt square.   Glue the cardboard onto the felt.   Cut at the corner and glue it down.   This will give you something nice and sturdy to glue the flowers onto.

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4.   To add a little more embellishment I cut out some leaves.   Then with some embroidery floss and a needle I stitched around it to add interest.

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5.   Glue your flowers onto the felt covered cardboard (onto the ugly side).

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6.   Once dry flip it over and glue a pin back on.   Cut a small piece of felt to cover the pin back and give it a finished look.

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Add it to a shirt, a diaper bag, your purse, a scarf, a dog…okay I am kidding about the dog part.   But really…what doesn’t need a flower????   Everything is cuter with a flower if you ask me!

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Do you like making flowers?  Check out some more of my flower tutorials…

Felt Flower Headbands

how to make felt flower headbands

 

How to Make Rolled Ribbon Flowers

 

rolled ribbon-flowers

 How to Make Duck Tape Flowers 

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  • http://www.shopjustvintage.com/blog Wanda @ Just Vintage

    Oh, those are just too cute! And they look simple enough to do — although I’ve been known not to be able to do even the simplest things. But I’m sure gonna try! Thanks for the tut!

  • http://bet1975.blogspot.com brandi

    I love your flowers, Beckie! they turned out great! thanks for sharing your tutorial!!

  • http://twiggstudios.blogspot.com aimee

    thanks for the great tutorial, i love felt flowers xxx

  • http://fussymonkeybiz.blogspot.com Crystal

    I just bought some felt today to do this very same thing! I can’t wait to get started…thanks for sharing the details!!

  • http://just2ducky.blogspot.com Kris

    These are amazing! Thanks for the fun (and easy!) tutorial.

  • http://ourfifthhouse.blogspot.com Carmel

    Cute flowers! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • http://sugarnspiceinthelandofballsnsticks.blogspot.com/ laxsupermom

    Love felt flowers! I used a bunch of them in my front doorfelt flower wreath, but really love the angled slit one you showed! Love the idea of creating pins and adding them to bags, too. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://designdininganddiapers.com Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers

    This is such a great tutorial! I love how the flowers turned out. I’m sharing this on my facebook page. :)

  • http://www.serenitynowblog.com Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Beckie, those are gorgeous!!! Great color combo too. :) You always do fantastic tutorials. Pinning this one!

  • http://greenwillowpond.blogspot.com Deborah

    Loving these! And I love that ruffled purse too!

  • Karen

    u….r….a….genius! a pure craft genius! love it and thank you soooooooooo much!

  • http://www.justdrinkacoke.com Miranda

    Aw, Beckie, thanks for linking to my flowers. I really love yours, though. They are gorgeous. We’re two birds of a feather ; – )

  • http://MLinLA.blogspot.com Michelle L.

    These are AMAZING! What a dense, fancy, fabulous fleur! Thanks for a great tute!

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  • Anna

    Found you from CentsationalGirl BOTB. These are fantastic! I am going shopping tomorrow for some felt! Thanks!

  • Meredith

    Love these! Where is the best place to order felt? I have not found much to choose from at local craft stores. I would like to order online because we don’t live near a big city.

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      I am not sure I actually go to Michaels, Joann Fabrics and Hobby Lobby. I am sorry I can’t be of more help.

  • http://[email protected] Amy Dow

    Oh goodness…I shouldn’t even be on the computer right now but I saw these ADORABLE flowers on Centsational Girl’s blog and had to see how to make them…needless to say I will be making some tonight! LOVE IT! And the how to video was awesome! Just one question…where did you get that adorable ruffle purse?? Me likey! Thanks so much for sharing…I am bookmarking your blog!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      I got it last year at Charlotte Russe. I am not sure if they have it this year. I adore!

  • http://[email protected] Amy Dow

    I just left a message but it didn’t post. THanks for sharing those cute felt flowers! I will have to make some asap! The video was a huge help! Also…gotta know…where did you get that cute ruffle purse??? Love it!

  • http://[email protected] Amy Dow

    Thanks for sharing :) Girls do love a CUTE purse!!

  • http://www.sweetavakate.blogspot.com Alicia

    Hi! Just wanted you to know I featured this tutorial. Thanks for sharing! Hope to make these soon! :) Please stop by for a visit. I’m following you now!

  • http://www.whatremainsnow.com Lori – What Remains Now

    What a wonderful tutorial. I came over from One Pretty Thing. I appreciate how you showed some simple variations. I love making flowers and I’m definitely doing some of these.

  • Lisa Hartman

    Thank you so much for sharing. I want to make a headband for my daughter for Christmas using various felt flowers so this is perfect! Hoping it turns out well.

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  • may

    I am so excited…this Christmas was going to be tight as I am unemployed right now. Since you shared this I can now make some cute little things for my nieces and friends:). Thank you for sharing!!!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      You are most welcome, i am glad I inspired you!

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  • http://www.dollarstoremom.com breanna

    this is perfect! I adore felt flowers, but most of the tutorials i’ve seen are more labor intensive than i’m willing to do! I want it quick, easy and cute! thanks so much for giving me exactly what I wanted!

    I’ve linked to you here: http://dollarstoremom.com/2011/11/pinterest-picks-16/

    • Salena

      I couldn’t agree more. Thanks for the link.

  • Salena

    These are awesome! I just made one and it looks great. I’m going to use them on headbands for my neices. Thanks Dollar Store Mom for the link.

  • LoeLaLoep (Heidi)

    These flowers are so wonderful! Thanks to your explanation I was able to make one. I made it out ouf fabric though, for my pinboard. You can see it here (http://www.loelaloep.nl/?p=1621) and ofcourse I linked to your tutorial :) Thanks!

  • Bre

    I LOVE this! Simply because I cant sew and because felt is CHEAP! thanks so much for sharing!

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  • Dianne

    Thanks for showing us how to make these wonderfully cute flowers. I hate to sew – it makes me cry when I constantly have to rip my stitches out, and I generally have to somewhere in the making of things – and the fact that I can just glue these is GREAT!! It’s also an inexpensive craft, which is great for all of us nowadays. You are generous to share your ingenuity and I greatly appreciate it!!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Dianne, I am glad you enjoyed it. They are painfully easy and a no sew is always a plus in my book too.

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  • http://crazydazedesigns.blogspot.com/ Andi S

    I love your tutorial. I made these to decorate my stockings this year and I could not believe how fun and easy they were. I had to share them today on my blog. Here is the post: http://crazydazedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/12/flower-power.html

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  • http://beeleegoescrafty.blogspot.com Ann Lee

    love this tutorial. You make it look simple enough to follow and I’ll definitely give it! a try. Thamks for sharing

  • http://www.ourgrowinggarden.com OurGrowingGarden

    Thanks for an awesome tut!! So helpful!

  • shaheen

    thnkxx to tute ….i had made felt flowers in cadigan…..it luke n locks d beauty of things

  • http://www.pureHOMEandBODY.com Susan P

    What fun these were to make! While I love felt I tried it with some polar fleece and it worked out very cute too. I know fabric will fray, but that will be my next try, thought it’d be a fun way to recycle some fabrics for gift bags

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Yay! i am glad you found it helpful!

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    I love these, They turn out so pretty!

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