Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Felt Flower How To

After finding several wonderful felt flower tutorials and some trial and error I combined a few and came up with my own version.  I am all about kits and making things that I can mass produce.  I like to make all the parts then sit down and crank 'em out!  I started by using my Big Shot die cutting machine and the Quickutz squeeze along with a Quickutz flower shaped die – worked great!  For a few days I kept my gear (the Quickutz squeeze, the die, and the felt) in the front seat and punched out flowers while waiting in the pickup line at school.
I love using every possible minute of my day - most of the time (-:  At the end of the week I had a great stash of supplies for making these cute clips in a snap.

Check out my cool supply kit!

You can also make a template with cardstock, trace it on the felt and cut out the flower. Cut 12 flowers of one color and one accent color for the center.  Cut 1 leaf or circle for the base.

Now to the flower making!  Start by folding the flower in 1/2, then fold into thirds.

Cut the a very small amount off of the point of the flower to create a flat surface for the hot glue.  Put a drop of hot glue on the cut surface and press firmly onto the leaf.

Hold it in place 20-25 seconds to make sure it’s stuck! Continue attaching the
flowers in a square pattern. Fill in the gaps with the remaining four flowers
and attach the accent flower for the center.

Hot glue a hair clip to the back of the flower and share with a friend – it’s sure to be a hit!


Running with Glitter

Tip Junkie handmade projects


  1. I love, love, LOVE felt! And most of my crafts are done with it. Unfortunately I do all my tracing and cutting by hand as here in Mexico - at least in the resort town where I live - those machines are not available, people don't even know they exist! :(
    I will try making some like yours and will post about them.
    Thank you for sharing your talents!

  2. Thank you for the kind words. Resort town - I am so jealous! Have fun putting these cute flowers together!