Monday, August 29, 2011

Felt Flowers Tutorial

What a strange weekend! Hurricanes on the east coast instead of here along the Gulf coast and the highest temperatures ever here. I hope everyone has fared well during this strange weather.

Last Monday, I stated that my new pillows needed some embellishment. I decided to try my hand at making the felt flowers I've been seeing everywhere. I found a great video at JesseKate Designs. Kris, unfortunately stopped blogging back in 2010. The template for the flowers can be found here.

Sorry about the photos. For some reason the lighting was kind of funky and the colors are off.

There are many methods to make felt flowers. Here is a tutorial on how to make this flower style.


 Print the template on cardstock, cut out, place on felt, and trace. For the largest flower, use all 5  flower patterns, tracing the largest one twice.


 Cut out the flowers. Thread needle with the same color thread and tie a large knot. (I used a contrasting color for this tutorial.)



 Start by folding one petal (heart)  in half. Bring the needle up through the felt at the base of the petal. Bring the needle back around and up through same hole pulling tight. Do this 3 times. You place the needle depending on how flat or fluffy you want your flower. I chose to go about halfway.




Fold the next petal in half and repeat. Then go on to the third petal. Tie a knot. Repeat for each of the flowers.


Now it's just a matter of stacking the flowers. Starting with the largest flower, bring the needle up through the center, and thread it through the next flower of the same size. Keep threading the smaller flowers on alternating the petals. Pull the thread tight.



Push the needle back through the center and out the bottom. Repeat this a couple of times to secure the flower. If desired, add a button or bead. Pull the thread tight and tie off on bottom of flower.




I added this pink flower to the new inspiration board in my craft room.



I made black flowers for the new pillows in the family room.


If you watch the video, check out the organza flowers. I will be trying those out for another post.

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10 comments:

  1. REALLY cute! I think I'll make some of these for my upcoming craft project! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial!

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  2. Thank you so much for posting this!! I've been looking for theperfect flower petal template for FOREVER lol. This is perfect for what I need :)

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  3. So adorable! I am sorry I didn't get a chance to visit over the weekend (I was in the path of the hurricane!) but I wanted to say "thank you" for stopping by my blog the other day and saying "hi!" :) I love your ideas here! I am going to go poke around some more :D

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  4. What a great looking flower and a great addition to your pillow!

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  5. what a great tutorial....I hope you will link up with me here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/08/sweet-saturday-v2.html

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  6. Such a cute tutorial! I'm def. pinning this for later :)

    Linda
    http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

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  7. Great tutorial! I like your alternative to the fabric rosettes I used on my fall wreath. I'll definitely try these felt flowers next time!
    Beth

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  8. Great tutorial, the flower is so pretty. Thanks for the printable. I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at www.laughloveandcraft.com. I'm your newest follower.

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  9. Yay for felt flowers! Great tutorial--I need lots of pics and you delivered.

    I'm "pinning" this for sure!

    Best,
    Rikka J.
    Ricochet and Away!

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  10. cute flower! where can i find the template?

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