Look what I made!
Wanna make some, too?
Here’s what you need:
Felt – a color of your choosing and then something that would work for the inside part of flower, like yellow
The first thing you have to do to make these lovely flowers is to cut up the felt. Yes, you have to use a ruler. No, it’s not my favorite part either. I’ll break it down as best I can. With the felt horizontal, you will cut three strips that are 1.5 inches wide, then two strips that are 1.25 inches wide and one strip that is 1 inch wide. Not so bad, right? Next you’re going to cut each strip into squares. Measure the 1.5 inch strips into 1.5 inch segments, the 1.25 inch strips into 1.25 inch segments and the 1 inch strip into 1 inch segments. Get it? Just sort of? Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be exactly right as long as you end up with three different size squares.
2. Now you’re going to cut out a circle. I used a spaghetti sauce bottom to trace out a circle and my circle was about 3 inches in diameter.
3. Up next are the petals. I read tutorials on how to do this and was advised that using a hot glue gun would result in burnt fingertips. And it does. But I did it anyway because I am not patient. So, if you choose to use a glue gun, as I did, be prepared for a few hurt fingertips. My other piece of advice with the glue gun is a little goes a long way. Too much glue will look messy. Trust me on that. To make the petals you are going to take your squares and cut them into little pentagons, or some shape close to that.
Once you’ve cut out the pentagon, place some glue in the bottom middle and then fold the two bottom sides into the glue. It will look petal-like when you are done. Repeat this about 4 million times. Just kidding. But it will feel like that before you are done with all of the petals.
3. Now the fun part! Assemble the flowers! You’re going to attach the largest petals to the outside rim of the circle that you cut out. Place it so that where the petal starts to open is at the edge of the circle.
Attach them all the way around with the glue gun keeping them as close together as possible. Once the outer rim is complete, use the second largest petals for the middle and then the smallest petals for the inner part.
4. The last part is to make the inner yellow part of the flower. I basically just cut a really skinny strip of yellow felt. It was as thin as I could cut, sort of a little thicker than embroidery floss. I took that and rolled into a little ring and glued it in the middle.
And voila! It’s done. I have plans for these pretty little flowers. Stay tuned!