Sunday, March 17, 2013

DIY Felt Flowers

Hello lovely readers and welcome to another week!  Today I'm going to show you how to make these adorable felt flowers that you first saw on my tote bag tutorial.

The first thing you want to do is gather your supplies: colored felt, hot glue, fabric scissors, a button for the center, a clip for the back, and two circle templates.  To make my circle templates, I used my 3" circle punch and my 2" circle punch and used card stock so they would be easy to manipulate.  You could use any size really, as long as one of the circles is larger than the other.

I also grabbed an old magazine to catch any glue spills.  Once you have your supplies, you want to cut out six of your larger circles and one smaller circle.

 Take one of the larger circles and fold it in half.

Take the right side and fold it over so it touches the middle of the half circle.

 Fold the left side behind so it touches the middle of the half circle.

Looking down from the top, it should look like an S.

Put a dab of glue on the tip of the triangle and attach it to the center of the smaller circle.  You might also want to put a tiny bit of glue in between your folds so the petals stay together.

Repeat the folding for each of the large circles, gluing each one to the center.  Make sure the triangles are as close together as possible.

Take your button, or whatever you want to put in the center of your flower, cover the back in hot glue and attach it to the center of the flower.

Once you have the button glued on, you can gently pull up the flower "petals" so they are nice and fluffy.  Then attach your clip to the back of the flower.

Once you get in the rhythm of these babies, you can crank them out pretty quickly.  And, you can use them for so many things, hair pins, bag decor, the sky is the limit!  Here's the finished product one more time:

Get to crafting and have fun!


  1. I've done several projects with the folded felt circles, but never seen them turned into flowers. Great idea! Pinning it!

    1. Thanks Emily! I love working with felt, so versatile and easy! I will be sure to check out your site :o)

  2. Such a cute idea...looks like it wouldn't be too hard. And the end result is adorable! I'm pinning too!

  3. Too adorable,love it!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

    1. Thanks Ana! Wow, all the way from Portugal! I will definitely be checking out your blog :o)

  4. Beautiful flowers! Thanks so much for sharing at Crafty Tuesday this week. :)

  5. Your project as been features :)!

    Thanks for stopping by.