Thursday, June 3, 2010

"The Michelle" Felt Flower Tutorial

I love flower brooches.
They are so versatile.
They add just the right amount of spice to just about anything.
a boring tee.
diaper bag.
The possibilities are endless.

So what do I do when I find something I love?
Figure out how to make it a million different ways of course.
(Is anyone else weird like that?)

I've been experimenting with a few different felt flowers creations.
Today I'm sharing my second felt flower tutorial.
(Go here to see the first one).

I couldn't figure out a name for it
so I'm just calling it
"The Michelle"
after the friend I made it for.

Let's get started.

You will need:
-one sheet of felt
-a button
-glue gun

Step 1:
Cut out 3 circles to use as your template.
One large, one medium and one small.
(please note the small circle is not pictured)
I traced the lid to this medicine bottle for my large circle and the bottom of the bottle for my medium circle then I hand drew the smallest circle.

Step 2:
Using your templates cut out
4 large felt circles
2 medium felt circles
2 small felt circles.

Then cut each of your felt circles in half.
Now you should have
8 large half circles
4 medium half circles
4 small half circles.

Make sense?

Next cut out one more large felt circle.
This will be the base to your flower.

Step 3:
Hot glue 4 of your large half circle pieces to your base circle in the pattern shown above.
Please note the edges of the half circles will overlap.
(sorry it's kind of hard to see. Black was not the best color choice for a tutorial)

Step 4:
Grab the medium sized half circles and hot glue the next 4 pieces in the pattern shown above.
These "petals" should be placed in between the first layer of petals, not directly below
(see picture).

Step 5:
Hot glue the 4 small half circles in a circular shape. They will have to overlap quite a bit.

Step 6:
Turn over the flower and add the final 4 large half circle pieces to make your flower a little larger and more rounded.

Man, I just realized this is a really confusing and hard to explain tutorial.
Sorry about that!
They flowers are really easy to make. I promise!
If you have any questions feel free to email me.

Step 7:
Hot glue a cute button to the center of your felt flower

and a pin back (is that what those are called? My mind is NOT working this morning) to turn it into a brooch.
You could also glue your flower onto a pinch clip or headband for a hair accessory.

Pin onto your
shirt, hat, jacket, etc.
and your ready to go!


LeAnn said...

Thanks for the tutorial, the flower is very nice, i cant wait to do it later.

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

I can’t tell you how much I adore this! I have been a reader of your blog for quite some time... Thank you for the fabulous tutorial!! I featured this tutorial today on my blog with a roundup of flower tutorials. Here is the link:

Thank you so much for inspiring me. Have a wonderful day!


Sarah B. said...

Thanks for sharing this! I've been looking for a simple tutorial for a felt flower, and THIS IS IT :)

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