felt flower craftMonday, July 08, 2013
Don't ya like a good craft? I sure do. This craft came about as a way to add a little embellishment to a mirror I had painted. Turns out I liked the mirror just painted - no embellishment. But I thought I would share how to make these felt flowers anyway because they are too cute not to share.
They work great on headbands, as a brooch, or an embellishment for something. This project in total cost me around $0.25. Yep, that's right! I had everything I needed except for one piece of felt. You do need a button for the center so unless you have some buttons this project may hit around $1.00 - awesome right!
Items You'll Need:
- Glue gun and glue
- Something to trace a circle - approx. 3" depending on desired size of flower
Step #2: Take one felt circle and fold in half. While holding in half apply a drop of hot glue to the center and pinch. Carefully not to burn your fingers.
Step #3: Holding the half circle - fold forward one third and add a drop of glue in the bottom corner (right where my thumb is) and pinch.
Step #4: Flip the circle around and fold forward the other side. Tack with glue.
Holding it from the top the top should form an "S" shape
Step #5: Repeat steps #1-4 to make 6 petals total.
Step #6: Glue each petal to the smaller circle. I like to lay all of the petals loosely on the circle prior to gluing just to gauge my spacing.
Step #7: Glue down button in the center
These felt flowers are so easy and inexpensive! I love the way they turned out. My plans for this flower changed so I am pondering what I can do with it.. In my search I found these great ideas that I wanted to share.