DIY Felt Bloom

I first showed you these crafty felt blooms on my question jar:

And today we’re making them! I have two versions to show you. . . . To make both versions of these cute felty blooms you’ll need:

  • Fabric (I used felt ’cause you know I love it!)
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun (and glue!)

1. Start by cutting six to seven flower shapes. These DON’T need to be perfect, but if you are nervous about freehand cutting, make yourself a cardstock template to cut around.

2. Use a scrap of fabric to cut a small(ish) circle. Again, no perfection needed. This piece will not show.

 3. Fold a flower shape in forths and snip off the end.

4. Squirt hot glue on the edge of the circle and place the folded flower (petals).

5. Rinse and repeat. . .

. . . until you’ve gone all the way around.

6. Fill the center with 2-3 more flower shapes. . .

. . . until your bloom is full.

Pretty, right?

Version two is easier because you just need to cut circles (and seriously, don’t worry about them being perfect!).

Then follow the same process as above.

Still very pretty!

Get creative and try different fabrics for different looks (shown with satin and burlap).

. . . Top a gift . . .

. . . Tie on a set of notecards. . .

. . . Decorate your tree . . .

. . . Pin on a sweater. . .

. . .clip in a sweet baby’s hair. . .

So many ideas. . . Can’t wait to see what ideas you come up with!

Comments

  1. Eeek!! THANK YOU for sharing this!! My SIL and I were trying to make some felt flowers over Thanksgiving, and did something kinda similar to your second one (although . . . kinda not). I love your method!! I’m totally going to Walmart to buy some felt today. LOVE this!!

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  2. Oooh, I love this, and the instructions make it seem so easy!

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  3. Loved this tutorial! They looked so cute in my daughter’s hair.
    http://theloganfamily.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/felt-flowers/

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  4. OK, your tutorial is so good, I KNOW I can totally do this. Plus, I have an 18 gallon Rubbermaid of felt just waiting to be used…thanks for the cute idea! I am also thinking of napkin ring holders, add a few leaves and glue on a wide ring. The possibilities are endless…

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    pameladonnis Reply:

    @Momma Mindy, Napkin rings would be soooo cute! If you make them, send me a picture!

    I made some napkin rings for Thanksgiving with a (different) silk flower, glittery leaves from the dollar store and a ring of paper from an old book. {In my humble opinion} they turned out super cute! Will post pics soon!

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  5. these are darling! I have tons of felt too… I’m going to make some of these! :)

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  6. I made five of these tonight to go with the question jars I’m putting together. So happy and excited that I stumbled upon your blog! Thank you so much!

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    Pam @ Keeping Life Creative Reply:

    @Jamie, I’m so glad the tutorial was helpful! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate knowing how people feel about my projects :).

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  7. I’m making my jars and blooms today, and they turned out so cute!! One is with red felt and one with burlap. I am SO excited to make more! I want lots of colors of felt, now! Watch out, world!!

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  8. Thank you for the great tutorial! So simple.
    I included some fabric blooms with my Christmas gifts this year…
    http://myjourneyasablog.blogspot.com/2011/01/hand-made-gifts.html
    Thanks!

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    pameladonnis Reply:

    Those turned out really cute! I love them with fabric. All your other handmade gifts look great too! Thanks for sending me the link :).

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  9. Mari Koegelenberg says:

    Seriously girl!!! I just love this! While I was away I made some fabric flowers but these are seriously to die for! Lol! I love them and I have loads of pretty fabric still left to try these out!

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    pameladonnis Reply:

    Good to see you back! Hope you had a great trip :). Show me anything you make!!

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    Mari Koegelenberg Reply:

    @pameladonnis, I sure will…now just to make a space on craft table! lol!

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  10. Your tutorial was great! I made a few flowers for a wreath {http://paisleysprouts.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-wreath.html} and I have a few more projects in mind for these little beauties :) Thank you!

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  11. Hi Pamela,

    I made a mistake…I had set up your final days at Little Dreamer Designs for today, and guess what? You’re already gone. I was hoping to buy your ‘Just my Type’ kit for half price. I’m so sorry I missed the sale and your final day.

    Could you possibly direct me to the kit and is it possible that it’s still half price (she asked breathlessly)???

    Anyway, darling, fun kit and I’d love to be able to get it.

    Thanks so much … I looked but didn’t see another way to contact you.

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  12. Great tutorial :) I looove felt flowers! Shared this on my own blog with link back! Hope you don’t mind :)

    http://salttree.blogspot.com/2011/05/craft-felt-flower-tutorials-compilation.html

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  13. Thanks for the great tutorial. I just made one of these for my daughter’s St. Patrick’s Day dress.

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