DIY Quick & Easy Felt Flowers
create a bunch of these pretty flowers in a snap for home decorating
I had been curious for a while about making flowers from craft felt sheets. There are many, many shapes of felt flowers out there along with great craft tutorials. I decided to go with this style and stitch them by hand. You could speed it up by using your sewing machine to sew the straight line. Then hot glue them together as you roll them up. Or just use hot glue for all of it. I personally like sewing so it was a treat to make these.
The photo above shows them on a Fall wreath I made recently. I will be posting about it a little later in the week so please check back in or subscribe to receive my posts in your inbox.
MATERIALS:Felt craft sheets (1 per flower)
Tapestry needle and embroidery floss
(or you could use a sewing machine and hot glue)
Iron or sewing pins
FELT FLOWER CRAFT INSTRUCTIONS:1. Cut the craft felt sheet in half length-wise. Fold each of those piece in half length-wise. Either use an iron to crease the fold or pin them in place.
2. On one folded piece, use the embroidery floss and tapestry needle (or a sewing machine and/or hot glue) to stitch about a half inch from the felt sheet edges (opposite the fold), sewing them together.
3. Then cut about half inch wide slits, evenly spaced, along the folded edge. These are your flower petal rings. Cut all the way down to the stitched edge, but do not cut through it.
4. Now tightly roll up the folded sheet at the sewn edge. Secure in place as you go with stitching (or hot glue).
5. Repeat steps 2 - 4 on the other folded piece. Then add it onto the one you've already made by rolling it around the bottom edge and stitching (or hot gluing) it in place as you go.