Friday, May 21, 2010

Rolled Felt Flowers

This next felt project was shown to us at one of our little craft get-togethers.  Our friend Jen (not the sister), who we sometimes call our "step-sister" (not the evil, wicked or ugly type), showed us how to roll these babies up.  You'll see that, after you get that part down, the possibilities for these cuties are endless.

What you'll need:
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • green felt for leaves
  • coordinating felt for flowers
  • hair clip or headband
  • ribbon
  • cd/dvd of your choice :)
Let's start by cutting our circles for the flowers.  We found that a cd makes for a perfect template.  For this project, we cut three circles in coordinating felt.
Then, angle in your scissors about 15 degrees and start cutting.  You will want to cut in almost 1/2 inch all the way around.  When you get to where you started, keep cutting about 1/2 inch.  You will have a bit of a peak but you will see that it adds to the shape of the flower.  Stop cutting when you have a circle about 1 1/4 inch wide.
Now, back to your starting point, start rolling the felt.  Try to keep it pretty tight and keep the bottom part even, so the top of your flower can have all the character.  Continue to roll until you get to your circle.  At this point, hot glue all over the flower and fold in the circle. 
There you have it, your first flower.  Now repeat, twice.

For the leaf template, we just cut out our best looking leaf.  Not too hard (cause I copied my sisters).  We used three leaves. 
After laying it all down how we wanted it, we cut two more pieces of felt.  One to glue it all on and the other to put on top of the headband to make it look finished.  That's all folks.
Turned out pretty cute, huh!  Let the wheels start turning, because like I said, the possibilities are endless.

23 comments:

  1. Stop.
    These are darling.
    I am making them this weekend.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh my goodness - these would be so cute for my DD! She starts Kindergarten in the fall and it's my goal to outfit her cute accessories. Better get a jump on!

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  3. They are very cute! I just love the way felt looks.

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  4. LOVE this! Where do you purchase all your colorful felt at? I can't wait to make some of these adorable hair pieces!!!

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  5. I LOVE this flowers! I made these for my Spring Wreath and blogged about it here (http://whimsikel.blogspot.com/2010/04/spring-wreath.html), but I haven't figured out how to make them into a good headband. Problem solved! I'll be whipping one of these babies up SOON. Possible this weekend. :) Thanks for the great idea and tute!

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  6. Thanks for the tutorial- very cute! Featured this post today..

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  7. Thanks for clarifying I'm not the ugly or wicked step sister! I love you girls...and your blog is awesome!

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  8. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [21 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  9. These are TOOOOO CUTE! Totally trying this and posting about it (giving you props, of course) on my blog! :)

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  10. Mmmm... delicious! I want felt flowers on EVERYthing now! :) I am filing this at thecraftersfilebox.com. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. oooh - now I know what to make my sister for Christmas! It's a shame it's so far away! I'll just have to make one for me to wear in the meantime.

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  12. Ok, so I pretty much love all of your ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. OK, my hair is braided so I can't wear a headband, so I'm going to have to make this a pin, I'm running out for the felt ASAP!

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  14. I finally got around to making one of these. I love it! I posted a picture on my blog. Thanks!

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  15. love love love these - thank you xx

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  16. Thanks for the great tutorial. I was trying to make flowers like this but I didn't like the way they turned out. I followed your pictures and I will be showing my MOPS group how to make these tomorrow. I added a pin to my pinterest boards and I will share your blog.

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  17. Adorable!! Cute colours too =)

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  18. omg love these!!!
    Would I be allowed to sell these at a craft fair? not the hairband, just as brooches :)

    thank you xxx

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