We're all about felt these days and the different ways to use it for nursery & children's decor! I made these felt flowers to go on our felt leaf garland, but they can be used for so many other things too! I love them because they are completely customizable. I'm sharing a DIY for a basic felt flower and four variations below. You can cut your pieces into different shapes and sizes though so that they work for you! In the next few weeks I'll share how to make headbands, wreaths, and garlands with them, but for now here is how to make the flowers themselves!
Step One: Cut out six petals. Mine were approximately 1x1.5 inches, but the sizing can be adjusted for how large or small you'd like your flowers to be.
Step Two: Cut out a 2 x 6 inch rectangle for the center of your flower
Step Three: Make your flower center. Fold your 2x6 rectangle in half and hold in place. Cut along the folded edge 1/2 inches in and approximately 1/4 inch apart.
Step Four: Roll up your flower center, keeping it folded in half, squirting hot glue as you go to hold it in place.
Step Five: Glue on your Petals. Squirt a line of hot glue along the bottom edge of each petal and carefully press and hold it onto the bottom of your flower center. Glue on one side first then on the other to keep it symmetrical. Rotate as you go so that the flower looks even when finished.
What will you use your felt flowers for?
(more variations below, click "Read More")
Variation #1: Cut your petals into different shapes, like these rounded petals above, to create a different type of flower.
Variation #2: For step three, rather than cutting along the folded edge turn your rectangle around and cut along the open side to create more texture in your flower's center.
Variation #3: In step three, rather than using one 2x6 inche piece of felt to create your flower center, cut two 1x6 inch pieces of two different colors. Glue together along the bottom before rolling it up.
Variation #4: Use pom pom balls for your center instead! Start with step #5 and glue your petals carefully together trying to make a cupped shape. Then glue the pom poms in to the center of your flower.