There are so many beautiful ways to craft with felt.
Felt brings such an earthy rich texture into your home. I recommend crafting with the the best quality felt, always. There is such a huge difference with using the best felt. You are spending time and effort in your crafting and using the best possible materials will make your crafting experience that much more enjoyable. Plus, the results of your crafting efforts will be all the more beautiful when you use better mateirals.
I get my felt from the most delightful shop called A Child’s Dream. They have a huge selection of the prettiest colors. Choose the naturally dyed wool felt if you want to use extra special felt in your projects. It’s simply gorgeous to work with.
Kitty and I have just made such lovely felt blossoms that we glued onto a few twigs and have put in a vase on the mantel.
Best of all, you won’t believe how simple these felt flowers are to make and I’m sharing the quick and easy tutorials with you today.
TUTORIAL : FELT BLOSSOMS
1. Use scissors to cut the felt into a scalloped spiral about 6 inches in diameter. My favorite felt-cutting scissors are small and sharp and I turn the felt as I cut instead of the scissors.
2. Roll the scalloped spiral of felt into a flower. Start with the outside of the spiral. Roll it up on itself, keeping the petals even on top.
3. You can let the center (bottom) of the flower span outward a little. And even pull the petals a little to widen your flower into an open shape.
4. When you come to the round center of the spiral at the end, put a little glue onto the underside of the felt and stick it over the bottom to hide the messy rolled up felt.
5. Choose pretty twigs from the garden and glue the felt flowers onto the twigs.
Put your pretty felt blossoms into a vase in a pretty place in your home to brighten your days.
I love the soft and gentle colors that Kitty chose with the brighter POP colors of the mustard and the bright pink. I would never have grouped these colors together but they are utterly perfect and I’m glad I trusted her intuition.
Here’s an image for you to Pin to Pinterest if you are wanting to save this tutorial for later.
Lucky you! I have a DIY tutorial to share with you today!
Big Tip : use 100% wool felt. Believe me, there is SUCH a huge difference between polyester felt and wool felt. Wool felt has a MUCH richer texture and the colors take to wool felt in a much more authentic hue. Wool felt might be more expensive but, if you are going to take the time and effort to MAKE something, you might as well start with materials that are worthy of your time and help you achieve the most beautiful creation possible. Wool is real and real is better.
Here is the tutorial in a pinnable graphic for Pinterest… you’ll want to pin this graphic to save you wasting time searching for it later. Trust me… you WILL make these wonderful felt flowers at some point in your life… so pin it now!
Here is the full DIY tutorial with BIG photos to help guide you through each step.
All you’ll need is wool felt (here is my favorite place for wool felt), scissors, glue and hemp string.
Use chalk to draw a concentric, scalloped spiral onto an 8 inch square of wool felt.
Use sharp scissors to cut out the scalloped spiral.
Big Tip : use freezer paper when cutting felt. Draw your design onto the freezer paper. Put it, waxy-side down, onto the felt. Iron it until the freezer paper has bonded to the felt. You’ll find the felt much easier to work with now. The freezer paper makes the felt sturdy. Use sharp scissors to cut the felt and the freezer paper together. When you have cut our your design, peel off the freezer paper and throw it away. The freezer paper will give your felt cuts lovely clean lines. You’ll never go back to cutting felt without freezer paper.
When you have cut out your concentric scalloped spiral, you will roll it into a flower shape.
Start with the outside of the spiral. Roll it upon itself, keeping the petals even on top.
You can let the center (bottom) of the flower span outward a little. And even pull the petals a little to widen your flower into an open shape.
When you come to the round center of the spiral at the end, put a little glue onto the underside of the felt and stick it over the bottom to hide the messy rolled up felt.
Looking at my photo below, you wouldn’t know that if you lifted up the round center-of-the-spiral, you would see a very messy looking inside of my flower.
Cut the hemp string into a 3 inch length and stick it to the back of the flower.
If you don’t like the look of the glue on the back of the flower, you can cut out a small circle of felt and stick it over the glue to hide it.
Admire your ADORABLE felt flower… isn’t it the cutest thing ever?! And YOU made it!!!
These felt flowers look wonderful in any color.
Hang them on your Christmas tree and count how many times someone gasps in delight when they see them. In fact, you’d do well to make double to give away to envious friends who just-have-to-have-them!
Have you seen the wonderful Christmas ornaments in The Magic Onions Shop? They’ll make your smile for sure.
Looking for more crafting ideas? You can find awesome (and free) needle felting directions on my Needle Felting Tutorials page.