Wednesday, December 1, 2010

DIY: modern felt flower

I think I am going to do A LOT of flower  DIY's. They are typically easy and there are so many things you can do with them! Perfect for little gifts this Holiday season!

We made some clippies and headbands last night to match some new dresses their grammie sent. They were excited to model in their pj's.

The "I am so darling" look.

Trying to show just enough flower (Have I told you she wants to be a movie star?)

A bit of sparkle for our star!

We love sisters!!
 Here are a few of ours that we made last night. I love having extra to make into ornaments or to glue on packages!

Are you ready to make some of your own?
First, begin by cutting about 2 circles of felt (I like wool felt) for each flower. Do you see the tool below? Because that little tool will save hours and you will use it ALL the time (at least I do). It cuts circles, that is its purpose. You can buy one at Michael's, Joanne's, Walmart and most crafting stores. If you don't have one scissors work great too. I cut a few different sizes but start with a 2 inch diameter.  And for the second inner circle make it 1 3/4 inch diameter. 

 The size doesn't really matter as long as they gradually get smaller.

Place two or three circles on top of one another. Grab a needle and thread (I used metallic for some extra fun) and tie a knot at the end. Going threw the back first sew a small "x" and tie off on the back side.

Trim off excess string.

This step is not necessary. If you would like to make pedals. Cut out two.

Overlap them slightly and glue.

Now glue the leaves to the back of your flower/flowers.

Glue them on to a headband.

When I glue them onto an alligator clip I put the glue on the clippy...

and then add the flower (less glue on the back of the flower).

I like to finish the headbands of with a strip of felt on the back. I just think it looks more finished and helps it stay all together!
And that's it. Your all done! Try all different styles, colors and purposes!

The best part is how many you can make in such a short amount of time. You will be wanting to put them on everything!!


  1. darling! what's your source for colored wool felt?

  2. I just get it at joanne's. Nothing fancy:)

  3. nice!! will try to make this :) thanks for the diy tips



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