20 minute crafter-ANYone can makes these felt flowers!

I've made a gabillion types of fabric flowers in my crafty life, but these are by far the easiest to make ever.  Ever.  Ever.  My five year old could make them if I managed the hot glue for him. 
You could easily make them for barrettes, brooches, ornaments, headbands, etc.  You can vary how they turn out by how thick you make the cuts and how wide the piece of fabric is that you start with. 
Clockwise from the top...the pink flower is cotton fabric and not felt (3in by 12in to start), yellow loopy one (4in by 12in) felt, orange (2in by 10) felt and the last one (3in by 12in).  I bet if you play around, you can come up with some pretty lovely combos.
 Here's how you do it.  Cut a strip of fabric.  This one is about 9in by 1 1/2in.
 Fold in half length wise.
 Cut almost to the edge in intermittent amounts.  For this flower I did about every 1/4in.
Put a bit of hot glue along the edge of the start...
And roll it up like so...kind of tightly, but don't go crazy.
Glue the other end down when you get there.
Cut a felt square a tad bigger than the back of your flower...
Cover the back of your flower with a generous amount of hot glue. 
Press the back onto the flower and trim when dry.
Flower is done!
You can add leaves by cutting out a simple leaf shape and glue to the back. :)
Glue to a barrette or pin back and you are done!
Fabulous and simple teacher gifts. :)
Add a covered button to the middle for a different funky look. :)
 Have fun makings something new!

xo
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17 comments:

Tara said...

Love these! What kind of felt did you buy? Did you just get the 'sheets' you can get at hobby lobby or is this the fancy wool felt? I am definitely going to make my daughters and niece some of these for Christmas!

tgoeser@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

Ill have to give it a try sometime. So adorable!

derekcindyterp said...

Seriously PERFECT timing for this post. I was JUST taking a break from crafting some flowers and saw this post. SO now I just made one, SUPER easy and I can't wait to whip up a bunch more in a matter of minutes!!! LOVE IT!! :D Glue gun is still hot...better get back at it! Thanx for the post!!

Ben and Taryn said...

So cute...I love the cotton fabric one. I think these would so cute atop a Christmas present too.

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

AWESOME, I am going to pin these for flower making! Thanks for sharing!

derekcindyterp said...

You can use these for ANYTHING, I love to put magnets on the back to pretty up my fridge :D

Amy Bell said...

alright...this is adorable......wish you were my neighbor and we could coffee and craft....

April b said...

So cute, I think I will make some to top special Christmas gifts (not that every gift isn't special). Thank you again for sharing your amazing creativity.
A

carey said...

LOVE these! thanks for the tutorial. :)

Amy said...

Love these Crystal!!! Thank you!!!

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

.jimaie.marie. said...

Ooo, I do believe even I could do these! I'm excited to give them a try!

Stacia said...

I just found this on Pinterest. Thank you! I've made so many terrible flowers in the last week that I was beginning to think I was a big fat felt failure. Then I made your version, and voila!

v said...

Thanks! I'm going to try this!:)

~Vanessa W

April said...

Cute! They'd also make cute present toppers since felt is inexpensive-I think I have Christmas on the mind.

Mary and Estella said...

Crystal! Hey.. I know you! I found this through Pinterest- very cute. I'm going to make some hair bows with this, Thanks!

Mary

TheCraftBarn said...

Love it! I posted a link to this on my blog...thru my pinterest board.
Thanks!
Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

Hani@Craftionary said...

I just featured your awesomeness on my blog.. Be sure to check it out and enjoy grabbing your featured button.. :)
Take care
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Hani
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