Monday, January 16, 2012

Felt Flower DIY Tutorial

Yes, another project for Madeleine's birthday party.... am I going overboard yet?  I've seen so many great felt flowers lately on various craft websites lately and I was inspired to create my own.  I thought felt flowers would be great for the party -- something I can do in advance and something I can pull out for another event later on.  I came up with my own idea for a rose, so enjoy.....

Materials

  • I made six flowers (3 white and 3 pink) out of 2 pink and 2 white 8.5 x 11 felt pieces purchased from JoAnn's.
  • Scissors (preferably fabric scissors)
  • Pipe cleaners for the stems
  • Fabric glue

I cut one individual piece into thirds (I didn't measure exactly).


Then I took a pair of fabric scissors and cut ridges into the top of all of the strips.  I didn't have a template for this -- just freehand.  I think it looks better freehand because not every rose is the same right?


Then, I went back and made a deeper slits (this allows the flower petals to flare out more).


I then glued two strips together.  This lets you create a more fuller looking rose because you'll be rolling up a longer piece of felt than just one piece.


I placed dots of fabric glue along the bottom to help hold the flower together.  Then, I placed a bigger dab of glue at one of the ends and placed a pipecleaner in that glue.  I started wrapping the flower around the pipe cleaner until I rolled it all up.


Then I folded back some of the petals to have the flower open up.


I made more and placed in a vase for a beautiful bouquet!




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