Felt Flowers

A week or two ago I found a felt flower tutorial on fun little blog, Killing Time by Tiffany! And then I lost it… So my original post left out the credit to Miss Tiffany… So here you go ma’am!!! So sorry to have left you out in the beginning! To see the inspiration for my felt flowers, you can go here. And just for good measure, here’s a photo from Tiffany’s post!!! Good work lady! 🙂 You have now been featured on Truly Lovely!

Don’t you think they look like a great idea?? While home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Kayli and I tapped into our mom’s felt stash to try it out. Here’s our version. As you can see Tiffany used five petals instead of four… Note to self, that might make our next trial better!
Felt Flower Clip Tutorial
First I traced a large circle onto my base colored felt, in this case I chose purple. I just traced a measuring cup.
You can use any circular object of your choosing.
I then traced a smaller circle onto the top colored felt, in this case yellow (for a purple and “gold” flower, Kayli’s school colors). I used a smaller measuring cup for those. Again, your choice on size.
I hot glued a smaller circle onto each of the larger circles, right at the bottom of the larger circle.
Then I folded each set of circles in half and ran a sewing needle and thread through the bottom of each folded piece to sew the circles together.
(I thought I took a picture of this step… but can’t seem to find it. Sorry!)
You can fluff out the petals in the shape you want them to be. Then I hot glued a barrette on the back of the flower so that you can wear it as a hair clip! Now that I think about it, it may have been wise to glue a flat piece of felt to the flower, than glue the clip to that just to make it more uniform…. but you live, you learn! 🙂
I hot glued a cute button from Granny’s button box onto the middle just for an extra shot of pizazz! And now Kayli has a fun accessory to wear to ball games at school in her school colors.
I made one for myself in black and white, just for fun. 🙂 These ones are kind of big… To make them smaller just trace smaller circles!
Right after I made these I found a tutorial on Tater Tots & Jello for a slightly different method that seems a little easier and comes out looking a little fancier… But these were fun. I might try the other method sometime soon…
So what do you think?? What fun things have you made out of felt?
Have you seen the felt bows Kayli made? If not you can check them out HERE.

Comments

  1. Hey, that was my little ole blog! I feel totally kinda half famous now that I've somewhat been featured, :). Here's a link to my post if you need it..http://justaboredmom.blogspot.com/2010/11/pretty-felt-flowers.htmlYours look great!! I love the idea of using the school colors.

  2. I wore that to a basketball game on Tuesday and got tons of compliments! I even had people ask me to make some for them! The question of the day was- "Whoa! did you make that?" and the answer of the day was- "No, but my sister did!" 🙂

  3. YAY!!! Tiffany it WAS you!!! You have been featured on Truly Lovely! 😉 We need to make you a button or something!!! Thanks for letting us know!!! So sorry to have lost you to begin with!!!

  4. Oh hey I didn't mean you needed to change your post or anything, but thank you though!

  5. Those are super cute! I think I can pull those off. I think. ;)I'm now following you through the Boost My Blog Friday Blog Hop! I hope you'll do the same! You can find me @ http://sofiasideas.com/Sofia's Ideas

  6. so sweet! love them!

  7. SOOOO cute! Thanks for linking up at Sassy Sites for our felt party! Have a wonderful Friday! :)xoxo!Marni