Friday, February 18, 2011

DIY Felt Flowers

My mom asked me to make a few felt flowers to embellish a plain felted purse she recently bought, and of course I was happy to. I think these might be my favorite type of felt flowers. They are definitely more time consuming than the roses I made for my yarn wreath but completely worth it.

You will need to cut 13 circles out of felt. 1 of them should be 3" in diameter and 12 should be 2" in diameter. The larger circle is for the bottom.

I like to use wool felt because the colors are usually more muted and I love the marbled look.

Now take your smaller circles and add some hot glue to the center. Press the sides together so they look like this.

Hot glue four of the these around the edge of the large circle.

Glue four more of these in between the four that are already attached to the large circle.

Glue the last four in wherever they fit, make sure to fill all the holes. When you're done, use nice sharp sewing scissors to trim the flower if some of the petals stick out too much. I added leaves with some leftover green felt I had from the turtle I sewed.

The finished product...

I love these!


  1. Thanks Elizabeth! I'll definitely be making more soon!

  2. I'm going to try it! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Yay! It's really not too difficult! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. i'm making a couple of these for birthday gifts this weekend and i'm really excited about it! they're so cute and, if i can do it, anyone can!

  5. I love it, your coloring is awesome, sometimes I don't have any idea which colors to use for the perfect skin!!!

  6. Those are so pretty!! I've never thought of making them that way before. I'm an amateur at flowers and bows.... here's my first giveaway for fabric bow clips:

  7. hye. i am from malaysia. the flowers are so nice. i will definitely try this. thanks