Saturday, June 12, 2010

"The Rachel" Felt Flower Tutorial

I told you.
Once I find something I like
I make it a million different ways.
Here's my third,
and probably last (at least for a while)
felt flower tutorial.

This one
just so happens
to be my favorite yet.
See it's a good thing I didn't stop after flower brooch number 1 or 2 :)

Again, I had a hard time figuring out a name for it
other than felt flower #3
(which is way too boring)
so I named it after my friend Rachel who I made it for.

-Hot glue gun
-straight pin for brooch

Step 1:
Cut 3 petal shapes out of card stock to use as your template.
One large, one medium, and one small.

Step 2:
Using your template as a guide, cut out...

-8 large petals
-4 medium petals
-4 small petals

Step 3:
Cut a circle out of your felt to use as the base of your flower.

Step 4:
Begin gluing your large petals to your base (the circle from step 3) in the pattern shown above.

Step 5:
Hot glue your second layer of large petals in the pattern above.

Step 6:
Glue the medium petals to your flower in the pattern shown above.

Step 7:
Glue your last layer (the small petals) in the pattern shown above.

Step 8:
This is the hardest step!
Decide what to use for the center of your flower.
You could use the same color felt as your flower,

a lighter felt center,

a darker felt center

or even a button!
Decisions, decisions...

Step 9:
Glue finished flower to a straight pin (or bar pin...whatever they are called these days) to transform it into a brooch.

Now pin on your favorite,
oooo and awww over your awesome new accessory!

And just because I love you guys
and it's been way too long since I've had a giveaway
I'm giving away these 2 "Rachel" flower brooches.

So how can you enter to win...
Lots of ways!
1. Leave a comment
2. Become a follower of my blog
3. Grab my new blog button!

Giveaway will end Wednesday, June 16th at midnight.
Winner will be announced the following day.


Patrick, Ashley & Audrey said...

I Love felt flowers too! You come up with great ideas for them! I like how simple they are but how pretty they turn out. I hope I win one!:)

twolittletots said...

love the felt flowers. i have never made them, but i am going to use your great tutorial and give them a try...thank you!

Tara Milligan said...

These are so cute! I'm definitely going to give this tutorial a try!

Project Mom said...

I like that they are felt. Fun and easier to clean than those tulle ones

TZel said...

I love your flowers! And thanks for your tutorial ;)

TZel said...

and I am your follower !

dana said...

very cute! Thanks for adding it to the links!

Johanna said...

I am going to try my hand at making one of these, how fun

Waseem said...

I love the idea and the tutorial....You did a great job. The flower look pretty.

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