gray felt flowers TUTORIAL

here’s how i did these simple felt flowers. they’re quick and easy and great to add to headbands, handbags, brooches, shoes, etc. they would be cute present toppers too! :o)
Supplies: felt, scissors or rotary cutter, needle and thread, and embellishment for center. {i used pearls}
first, knot your thread and needle. then cut one strip of felt 1.5″ by 12″ for each flower.
start by folding over the top corner width wise about 1/4″ away from the bottom corner as shown. don’t fold the entire length in half, just the small section.
fold over the remaining length to create a corner. pinch your 2 fingers together to hold in place.
from now on, you will twist the next section to create the corners instead of simply folding. you can see it better in the next photo.
keep twisting over small sections of the length until you have create a small circle.
while pinching the first circle in place, twist the felt around to create a little larger circle behind the first circle. pinch in place to hold together.
it took me a couple tries to get the desired shape i wanted, so play around and see what works for you.
once your flower looks the way you like it, use your thread and needle to stitch the layers in place. be sure to catch all layers and to stitch the twists until the flower is held in place.
you could make these with longer pieces of felt for different looks and maybe more layers. i just the standard 12″ of a small piece of felt that you find in craft stores.
using your thread and needle again, stitch the flower to your desired object. here i stitched mine to a handbag. the bag’s material was soft enough that i could stitch on it, luckily.
then hot glue or sew your embellishments to the flower’s center.
and there you have super easy and cute felt flowers!
happy crafting!!
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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    Kelli @ RTSM

    Very cute! I have been working with felt this week too. I'm making t shirts for my boys' to wear for Thanksgiving.

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    Kim's Treasures


  3. 3

    Adorable! I'd love to try making these! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

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    Kari @ Ucreate

    These flowers are just GORGEOUS and I just have to say I'm lovin' your new blog design…I'm so addicted to the color gray right now! I'll be sending my readers your way!

  5. 5

    Prekrasno draga Linda i hvala što si nam pokazala kako to radiš :)))

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    The Answer Is Chocolate

    These are gorgeous!

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    Thanks! This is just the kind of tutorial I love; it's simple, easy, and makes something lovely. I am thinking about making a wreath of these, although I can think of many other ways to use this versatile project. Thanks again!

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    The Clarke Family

    I love these!!! I'm going to make them and put them on a shirt for my daughter :)

    What type of felt did you use?? Regular craft felt?

    kelly1076 at hotmail dot com

  9. 9

    These are so cute! I must try these out. I have tons of felt! Thanks for sharing. :)

  10. 10

    I . adore . these. I'm so making up a batch tonight after kiddos go down. THANK YOU!

  11. 11

    Love it!!

  12. 12
    she wears flowers

    Love these!! Thanks for sharing the how-to!

  13. 13
    ★All Thingz Related★

    They are perfect!

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    Mama Jill

    I am soooo glad that you posted this girl! I was wondering how you made those when i saw your SUPER cute purse. :)

  15. 15

    Wonderful tutorial!! Thanks so much!

  16. 16

    This is a great tutorial…thanks for sharing your creativity.

  17. 17

    Those are so cute! i was making felt flowers last night for teacher gifts and was wishing my felt rosette had more pizzazz! Ill have to try this out!

  18. 18

    You do amazing work! I'm so glad I found your blog!

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    My Daily Creation

    what a great idea! I am inspired to make these felt flowers. I have been making felt rosette hair clips this week for my daughter and her friends. Think I am going to have to branch out and embellish something!

    Love your blog!!

  20. 20

    How pretty! Perfect for hair clips. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

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    Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue

    What a fabulous way to dress up a purse.

  22. 23

    Very nice Linda!! I'm gonna try!! Thnaks for sharing!!! :))

  23. 24

    Wow! Were you reading my mind? I’ve been looking for something like this, NO, make that exactly like this! Super clear instructions – thanks so much for posting. I’m your newest follower, too, by the way.
    Joy @ tomorrow’s memories

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      That’s awesome! I’m so glad you found exactly what you were looking for!! :) And thank you for the follow! I really appreciate it. It’s good to meet you! I hope you’ll stop by and say hi often!
      happy crafting,

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  25. 26

    wow these flowers are totally cute thank you so much
    .i had this project at school and i needed to do fabric flowers asap and your tutorials were so helpful .so thanks again

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