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As part of Evie’s Farmer’s Market birthday party, there was a little ‘flower stall.’ There were buckets of real flowers, paper flowers and felt flowers- the kids loved it! And I wish I would’ve taken pictures of some of the beau-ti-ful bouquets that they made us that morning- they were both adorable and hilarious at the same time.
The felt flowers were pretty easy to make and also look great, so I thought I’d put together a little how to.
First cut your wool felt into 2″-3″ wide strips. I used the 9″x12″ felt sheets, so mine were all about 12″ long. Fringe one edge of the felt strip. The smaller/finer your fringe, the better.
*Note about the felt- I used both wool felt and synthetic felt (like the kind you can buy at Hobby Lobby or Joann’s). As usual, I liked the way the wool felt held up way better. It’s just so lovely to work with! If I did it again, I’d only use wool felt.
Start rolling one end of your felt strip. Once you’ve rolled a couple of times (to leave room in the middle to stick a pencil/stem), start adding hot glue to the solid, non-fringed side. Keep rolling and gluing until the entire felt strip is rolled up into a fringed tube.
Shake to fluff, add a floral stem or pencil to the center (we did both) and repeat until you have enough felt ‘mums’ to make a bouquet.
And if you’re looking for more felt flower ideas, check out 49 more more fabulous fabric flower tutorials here!
Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says
Love these!!! What a different take on felt flowers, a breath of fresh air! So cute 🙂
Thanks friend! 🙂
Ellen Leemans says
These are so pretty so I’ll need to make these for my vases!!
Thanks Ellen! I think Burke might take a little bouquet of these to his teachers for Valentines Day, actually, so I need to make some more too. 🙂
alicia ray says
super cute idea and something me and my 7 year old daughter can make together.. thanks
this would make a great crafting-with-your-kids activity! 🙂
Thanks so much!! I work in a senior center & was looking for easy but sophisticated project. I can’t wait to see how they can accomplish making these flowers.
Ellen, I love that SO MUCH. You’ll have to let me know how it goes. 🙂