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

Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned crafter looking to add some skills, this guide will you accomplish a DIY felt flower project easily.

How to Make DIY Felt Flowers

Here are the supplies you need to prepare and the steps you need to follow o make handmade flowers out of felt:

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  • Felt
  • Sharp pair of scissors
  • Fabri-Tac glue
  • Pin backs
  • Cardboard (I used a recycled cereal box)
  • Needle
  • Embroidery floss or thread

Basic Instructions

Now that you have the materials and tools ready, let’s start making your DIY felt paper flowers!

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 apply glue at the edge.

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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 difference is how wide I cut the slits.

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This larger flower is done simply by adding another strip of felt to make it larger. Next to it is 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 curvier, is done simply by skipping the gluing part in Step 1 and just holding the felt closed while you cut it. Somehow, when you roll it up, it gives it this look.

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

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4. 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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5. To add a little more embellishment, I cut out some leaves. Then with my needle with embroidery thread, I stitched around it to add interest.

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

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7. 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 flower embellishments???? Everything is cuter with flower pieces if you ask me!


FAQs About DIY Felt Flowers

1. Can I use other types of glue instead of Fabri-Tac for making felt flowers?

While Fabri-Tac is a popular choice for its strong bond and suitability for fabric, you can experiment with other fabric glues or even hot glue guns. However, be cautious to choose a glue that dries clear and is compatible with felt.

2. Is it necessary to use cardboard as a backing for the felt types of flowers?

Using cardboard as a backing provides stability and durability to the elegant flowers. It prevents them from becoming floppy and helps them maintain their shape. However, you can explore alternatives like stiffened felt or pre-made flower backings available in craft stores.

3. Can I wash felt flowers?

Felt flowers are generally not meant to be washed, as the water and agitation can cause them to lose their shape or color. However, spot cleaning with a damp cloth or using a fabric freshener spray can help maintain their appearance.

4. How can I store my felt flowers when not in use?

It is best to store felt flowers in a dry, dust-free environment to prevent damage. You can place them in a box or container with tissue paper or bubble wrap to protect them from being crushed or flattened. Avoid storing them in direct sunlight to prevent fading.

5. Can I make felt flowers in different sizes?

Absolutely! Felt flowers can be made in various sizes by adjusting the width and length of the felt strips. Experimenting with different sizes will allow you to create diverse flower arrangements and add visual interest to your projects.

Start Making Your DIY Felt Flowers!

Making felt flowers is a delightful and creative craft project that adds a touch of charm and elegance to various items.

With just a few simple materials and basic techniques, you can create beautiful and fluffy flowers to accessorize your outfits and home decor and use them as a gift topper. The versatility of felt flowers allows you to explore different flower shapes, sizes, and embellishments, enabling you to personalize your creations.

It goes without saying that these felt flowers are a fantastic way to unleash your creativity and bring a pop of color and joy to any project. So gather your supplies, follow the steps outlined above, and get ready to experience the joy of making your own felt flowers!

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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  1. 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!

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!!!

  10. 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.

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

  14. 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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  17. 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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