Tutorial: Felt Flower Embellishments

by Jessika Hepburn, O Happy Day Handmade

Flowers are blooming all over the city and summer still feels like it is in full swing. Here is a great, fast and beautiful project suitable for making with children that I originally shared on the Nurtured blog after creating them for a spring themed window display. Since then I have made thousands! These felt flowers are lovely embellishments for hair bands, brooches, shoes, room decor-anything really. Making them perfect for a last minute handmade gift. Slide one onto a bobby pin for a quick accessory to match your outfit or secure to a pin for a corsage that won’t wilt.

What You Will Need:

-1 Sheet of wool felt in any colour I use the Mercurius felt from Nurtured
-Embroidery floss/cotton thread
-Piece of scrap paper for template
-Fabric pencil/marker

Step 1: Trace and cut out a petal shape from a scrap piece of paper in whatever size you want- I like to do at least 3 or 4 different sized flowers from small to large.

Step 2: Using your template trace 5 petals onto your felt for each flower and then cut them out carefully.

Step 3: Cut a foot long piece of floss/thread and tie both ends together with a knot.

Step 4: Pinch the petal between thumb and forefinger and thread onto the needle passing through both sides of the petal.

Step 5: Repeat until all five petals are strung on the thread.

Step 6: Tie both ends of the thread together tightly.

7. Arrange the petals gently until the flower looks like the ones above and you are finished. If you plan to make a garland like the one below from my Etsy shop be prepared to cut out over a hundred petals!

  • http://www.confessionsofapaper-craftschick.blogspot.com/ Paper-Crafts Chick

    These are lovely felt flowers. I love a new project, so looks like I know what I’ll be creating next. Beautiful job! :o)

  • http://bloomingnihon.blogspot.com Jacqui at Mee a Bee

    Those really are pretty. I was an exchange student in Tahiti when I was a teenager, you see this flower everywhere (frangipani). Lovely!

  • http://bumpkinbears.blogspot.com/ Bumpkin Bears

    Thanks so much for this tutorial, I have often wanted to make those, they’d be a lovely compliment to a little outfit for my niece. x

  • http://www.exquisiteinvitation.com Chonte

    Nice work and thanks!

  • http://www.hopelovescards.etsy.com Kim Gosney

    thanks for the great tutorial!

  • http://oneprettything.com Rachel

    They’re so pretty! They remind me of plumeria. Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  • http://creativemind-zeshuregi.blogspot.com/ zeshuregi

    thanks for sharing this is awesome…no doubt…hmmmm

  • http://ahootandaholler.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/11/april-showers-b.html Jennifer

    These are the most adorable flowers I have ever seen in my entire life:)

  • http://www.tapuz.co.il/blog/userblog.asp?foldername=liatvarsano Liat Varsano

    They’re so pretty.

    10X 4 sharing.

  • http://ami-eggs.blogspot.com Clara @ amieggs

    that is so nice!!!! thanks a lot =)

  • Ernesta

    Absolutely gorgeous…exactly what i was looking for..you a star 🙂

  • http://www.todomini.net Marta

    cute flower!!! thanks a lot!! 🙂

  • http://www.papelecores.blogspot.com Graziela

    This is very lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  • Laura

    Thanks so much. I made a pillow for a friend that had a baby and added these as en easy embellishment. It made me look much better than I really am at this sort of a thing. Thanks for the inspiration and the clear instruction! I used a button as the center on one of them and it is adorable!