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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.

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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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78 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!!

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  10. 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

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  13. Hola, este trabajo de flores me parece increíble y se le pueden dar muchísimos usos, también en decoración de interiores, en el trabajo con chicos, con personas que necesitan ocupar su mente en algo bonito y creativo, felicitaciones es algo realmente muy útil y práctico.

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