DIY Felt Flowers

INSIDE : Calling all black thumbs!  Learn how to make gorgeous DIY felt flowers with these simple to follow instructions! They would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift or even bouquet because these flowers can live on forever.

Cheerful DIY Felt Flowers

DIY Felt Flowers

I love felt.  Once I found a source for really lovely felt colors, I have noticed I have been drawn to felt over paper crafts!  Something about felt feels more forgiving and I think the texture adds something that paper just can not provide.  

Yesterday, I sat down with my favorite felt colors and a bag of straws determined to come up with a fun and colorful Mother’s Day idea… and out of that came these adorable DIY Felt Flowers!

 

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What supplies do I need to make DIY Felt Flowers?

Colorful Jumbo Straws
Sewing Scissors
Assorted Cheerful Shades of Felt
Hot Glue Gun

DIY Felt Flowers supplies

How do I make DIY Felt Flowers?

Finding a good felt source, is half the battle with felt crafting.  I never could find non-crayola crayon colors at my local craft supply stores.

For these DIY Felt Flowers, I just had fun.  I created a basic Calla Lilly flower using Something Turquoise’s felt tutorial as a guide.

DIY Felt Flowers Green Steps
Then, I just started making up flower shapes as I went!  I cut the pink felt into thin pieces and slowly rolled it, gluing as I went.  It created the most lovely flower center.  Then, I created a Calla Lilly shape around it.

To create another fun center, I took a 1″ strip of felt and folded it in half.  Then, in varying distances, I cut small slices halfway of the width.  Then, I slowly rolled it, gluing as I went.

I had fun adding petal like layers to each of the flowers, not really worrying if it was a real flower or just looked pretty and colorful.

DIY Felt Flowers Pink Steps
Once, the main flowers were completed, I added a generous amount of hot glue inside my straw tip and gently pushed the felt flower into the straw.  A final strip of green felt, secured around the base of the straw acts like the sepal of the flower and also covers the flower to straw connection.

Felt Flowers

These felt flowers would be a perfect Mother’s Day craft.  My daughter is already asking me one, but honestly I am so smitten with them… I don’t think I can part with any of them!

DIY Felt Flowers
These soft green shades play so well together.

Craft Easy Felt Flowers
And the fun straws are the perfect touch of whimsey and color!

How to craft DIY Felt Flowers, Delineate Your Dwelling #feltflowers

DIY Felt Flowers
Now, I’m on the lookout for the perfect permanent vase to set these on display.

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Cheerful DIY Felt Flowers

DIY Felt Flowers

Yield: 5 Flowers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

Learn how to make gorgeous DIY felt flowers with these simple to follow instructions! They would be the perfect Mother's Day gift or even bouquet because these flowers can live on forever.

Materials

  • Colorful Jumbo Straws
  • Sewing Scissors
  • Assorted Cheerful Shades of Felt
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions

  1. Cut the pink felt into thin pieces and slowly roll it, gluing as you go. This creates the most lovely flower center. Then, cut out a Calla Lilly shape in a contrasting felt color and glue it around the pink center.
  2. To create another fun center, take a 1″ strip of felt and fold it in half. Then, in varying distances, cut small slices halfway of the width. Then, slowly roll and glue as you go. Add simple folded petal shapes behind the main center piece.
  3. Once, the main felt flowers are completed, add a generous amount of hot glue to the inside of your straw tip. Gently push the felt flower into the straw. A final strip of green felt, secured around the base of the straw acts like the sepal of the flower and also covers the flower to straw connection.

Notes

- Have fun adding petal like layers to each of the flowers. Don't worry if they really look like real flowers - they just need to look pretty and colorful!


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10 thoughts on “DIY Felt Flowers

    1. Thank you, Rachel! I loved making these so so much. I think the succulent looking one is my favorite, too. 😉

    1. Thanks girl! I’m not sure I could sell them on Etsy… I’d make some and want to keep them ALL for myself. =)

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