Look what I have sitting on my desk.
Okay, yes, there is a kitten… but I’m talking about the gorgeous felt flowers… the pretty poppies.
I made them to brighten the Sunny House. Aren’t they wonderful?!
- floral wire (from a craft shop)
- red wool felt (from Felt On The Fly)
- brown felt ball (from The Magic Onions Shop)
- brown wool felt (from Felt On The Fly)
A word about the felt. I think it’s vital to use the highest quality felt with all felting projects. I get my wool felt from a gorgeous shop called Felt On The Fly. The owner, Janet, has been an Etsy friend of mine for many years and I can vouch that her felt is superb. She has every color imaginable… do yourself a favor and check out her shop. I use nothing but 100% wool felt for my crafts. There really is a BIG difference between cheap felt and high quality wool felt. If you are going to spend valuable time and effort making something, you owe it to yourself , and your creations, to use the best possible materials for a couple of dollars more. The outcome will be SO MUCH more beautiful. Trust me on this. Get high quality wool felt from Felt On The Fly.
Step 1 ::
Cut a heart out of paper, about two inches big.
Pin it to the felt to use as a stencil.
Use sharp scissors to cut a perfect heart from the felt. Repeat until you have FOUR identical felt hearts.
Step 2 ::
Arrange the hearts in a circle, overlapping slightly, so that they look like petals of a flower.
Use hot glue to stick them together where they overlap. Be careful with the glue… we don’t want it to show.
Step 3 ::
Cut a long strip of brown wool felt, about 3 inches long and half an inch wide.
Use sharp scissors to cut small incisions in the brown felt. Incisions should stop about half the width of the felt so that it has a fringed look.
Step 4 ::
Measure the fringed brown strip of felt so that it can fit around the felt ball. Trim it so that it does not overlap.
Put hot glue along the bottom (uncut) side of the fringed brown felt strip and stick it around the circumference of the felt ball.
Step 5 ::
With hot glue, stick the felt ball/fringe to the center of the petals.
Step 6 ::
Turn the flower over and use one point of a pair of sharp scissors to make a hole in the back of the flower. Be firm in making this hole, but please be careful as if your hand slips you’ll can hurt yourself badly.
Step 7 ::
Put a little hot glue onto one end of the floral wire and insert it into the hole in the back the flower.
Voila! A pretty flower for your Valentine. Make a few more for a bouquet.
Here’s a step-by-step graphic for Pinterest so that you can save this project for later…
I also have a video tutorial for you here :: Felt Flower Video Tutorial.
Here are some of my other Valentin’s Day crafts.
Blessings and magic,