Felt Flower Tutorial




How adorable are these felt flowers? I still swoon when I look at these pictures. I'm pretty jealous my bestie gets to see them everyday!! You can see the full shower here.

So originally I made these with no intention of doing a tutorial. It was my first go at it and I am no professional felt flower artist. We had a water color floral image for all the prints and I wanted to make them come to life in 3D. I used no tutorials but just played with felt until I got what I was looking for. After posting the shower I had a lot of interest in a tutorial. So ask and you shall receive!!

 (PSA: This may not be the professional way to do it, I really have no idea. This tutorial serves to show how I made these specific ones. I hope this is helpful to some!!)





 




S U P P L I E S:



I purchased the felt sheets from the etsy seller- sweetemmajean
I ordered the following colors:

ENGLISH ROSE 
NAVY 
TERRACOTTA MIST 
MAJESTIC PLUM 
RASPBERRY SORBET 
CAMEO PINK 
LICORICE
ENCHANTED FOREST 
BLUE SPRUCE 
GRASSY MEADOWS 
ANTIQUE WHITE 
PINK
CARNATION 
CORAL 
PEACH SKIN 

I purchase all of my wool felt balls on IG from @vintagekitchn
Just tell her Rachel Elizabeth Creates sent you and you'd like the ones I get for my flowers! She'll hook you up!




M I D D L E:
Start with a 4 x 5.5 inch (quarter sheet) square, cut a 1.5 x 4 inch strip, fold in half and hot glue, then cut little slits a third of the way down.
P E T A L S:
Cut 1.5 inch x 8 inch strips, then cut into 1 inch squares, then I cut the top petal shapes of each square, you can do a couple at a time if you have a great pair of scissors
F L O W E R:
Add a bead line of hot glue to the bottom uncut section, then roll the strip into a circle. Then you can glue each petal on overlapping slightly. Make sure your outer petals are a hair taller and wider then the inner petals.





M I D D L E:
Use a 2 cm wool felt ball.
I N N E R   L A Y E R:
Start with a 6 x .5 inch strip, then cut little slits a third of the way down.
P E T A L S:
Cut a circle about the size of a drinking glass, then go around the edges cutting waves. Then start on the outside cutting a wavy line all the way around until you get to the middle. 
F L O W E R:
Add a bead line of hot glue to the bottom uncut section, then roll the ball on the glue line wrapping the strip around as you go. Then you are going to wrap the cut circle around that, you will start with the end that was the middle of the circle (NOT the outer edge) adding glue dots every little bit. You can add a large glue bottom to make sure it holds together well.







M I D D L E:
Use  a 1 cm wool felt ball.
I N N E R   L A Y E R:
Start with a 3 x .5 inch strip, then cut little slits a third of the way down.
P E T A L S:
Cut a circle about the size of a drinking glass, then go around the edges cutting waves. Then start on the outside cutting a wavy line all the way around until you get to the middle. 
F L O W E R:
Add a bead line of hot glue to the bottom uncut section, then roll the ball on the glue line wrapping the strip around as you go. Then you are going to wrap the cut circle around that, you will start with the end that was the middle of the circle (NOT the outer edge) adding glue dots every little bit. You can add a large glue bottom to make sure it holds together well.





M I D D L E:
Start with a 3 x .5 inch strip, then cut little slits a third of the way down.
P E T A L S:
Cut a circle a little smaller than the size of a drinking glass, then start on the outside cutting in a circle all the way around until you get to the middle. 
F L O W E R:
Add a bead line of hot glue to the bottom uncut section, then start at one end and roll the strip into itself wrapping around as you go. Then you are going to wrap the cut circle around that, you will start with the end that was the middle of the circle (NOT the outer edge) adding glue dots every little bit. You can add a large glue bottom to make sure it holds together well.





M I D D L E:
Use a 1 cm wool felt ball.
P E T A L S:
Start with a 6 x .75 inch strip, then free hand cut little spikes along the edge. 
F L O W E R:
Add a bead line of hot glue to the bottom uncut section, then roll the ball on the glue line wrapping the strip around as you go. 




M I D D L E:
Use a 2 cm wool felt ball.
P E T A L S:
Cut 1.5 inch x 8 inch strips, then cut into 1 inch squares, then I cut the top petal shapes of each square, you can do a couple at a time if you have a great pair of scissors. For this peony I used two colors, darker outer petals and lighter inner petals. 
F L O W E R:
 Glue each petal onto the ball overlapping slightly. Make sure your outer petals are a hair taller and wider then the inner petals.




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