I love making felt flowers and I’ll find any excuse to whip out the glue gun. This method for creating felt flowers is really easy and literally takes a few minutes. You can use the same method to make paper flowers too, just substitute the glue gun for good old PVA and hold for a few more moments to dry. This is a perfect spring craft – check out these beauties from Benzie Design.
What you need:
- Two colours of felt. One for the flower and one for the leaves.
- Glue gun.
- Sharp scissors.
- Something circular to draw round (I used the rim of a pint glass but adjust to the size of the flowers).
I used sugar paper and PVA for the paper versions.
What you need to do:
For the leaves
- Cut a rectangle shape double the size you want the leaves to be.
- Fold in half.
- Cut the flower shape, making sure that the folded edge connects the leaves.
For the flower
- Draw round your circular object on the flower coloured felt. We used the pint glass and the flower is about an inch in diameter.
- Cut round the circle.
- Cut the circle in a spiral fashion – this doesn’t have to be neat, in fact, you could do it wavy, jagged, whatever, as long as you’re following a spiral pattern. Different cuts equate to interesting looking flowers. Experiment.
Putting it together
- Make sure your glue gun is ready for action.
- Roll your cut flower from the outside in. It should be quite tight but doesn’t have to be perfect.
- Once rolled add the glue to the bottom of the petals and stick them to the centre circle you have left. Hold in place for a few moments.
- Next, add glue to the centre of the leaves and stick your flower to it.
Voila. You have yourself a beautiful felt flower! These really can be added to anything. We have been making mini ones for cards.