Felt flowers are a quick and easy beginner project for any crafter. You can use felt flowers in so many ways: on a wreath, embellishing a basket, hand band, etc. This tutorial will teach you how to make a basic round rosette. All you need is felt, glue and a pair of sharp scissors.
You can definitely cut felt flowers with a Cricut or other cutting machines, but for a very basic round rosette style, it’s super easy to do by hand with scissors. I actually prefer the imperfect edges created by handcutting, rather than the uniformity of scallop or straightline edges from a cutting machine! These fun little flowers are cute to embellish a wreath, headband or added to a dowel for a bouquet style decor (as pictured above). Another clever idea is adding them to your gift wrapping style- customizing a gift!
- 8X10 sheets of felt-
- Sharp Scissors
- Glue gun with glue
- Trim down your 8×10 rectangle to an 8×8 square. Do not discard the leftovers! You can use the smaller scraps to make a smaller flower in another project.
- Starting at the outside of the felt square, begin cutting out a circle. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just round out the edges.
- Once you have your circle-ish shape, start at the outside of the circle and begin cutting a ½ inch strip spiral. Again, this does not have to be perfect in size or shape. I think the imperfection of your freehand cut gives the finished flower texture and dimension.
- Continue your spiral all the way towards the center. As you get closer to the center the width of your cut should get wider to a 1” strip. Note: It’s okay if there’s a little wave in your cut.
- Make sure to leave a 1” circle at the middle of the circle- this will be your landing pad for your finished flower.
- Lay out your spiral cut to organize the felt before you begin forming the flower.
- Starting with the outside end of the spiral, begin folding with the smallest pinch. This will be the center of your flower. I hold the center of the flower between my thumb and pointer finger as I work the felt around the center point.
- Continue to roll the flower up, organizing the flow of the petals and tension of the spiral to get the look you want.
- You can glue the flower as you go or wait until the end. Just a small bead will do.
- When you have come all the way to the end of the spiral or the center, it’s time to finish the flower. Use a generous amount of glue to cover the bottom of the flower. Use the last 1” circle spiral to flip over and secure the flower.
- That’s it! Now you can adhere your felt flower to a headband, wreath, basket or any project with a little bit of hot glue.
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