So after I felt in love with this whole wreath thing after making that ah-dorable Halloween Ghost Wreath, I just HAD to make a fall wreath but I knew this one would require a tad bit more work than the last one since I had to make some felt flowers. I supposed I could’ve bough them already mad but where’s the fun in that?! So today I’ll be sharing all about felt flowers how to make them and then tomorrow you’ll get to see how strikingly awesome they look on my wreath [I’d try to be humble about this but they really do look strikingly awesome]
First, you’ll gather your materials – the felt, glue, scissors, a pencil, glue, dressmaker pins, and something round to trace (as you can see I used an the lid of ol’ trusty Quaker Oats). You can get all three flowers from one sheet of felt, if you map it out all right. If you lay out horizontally, you can fit two circles on the top for the bud-like flowers and then mark out a 1.5in wide strip at the bottom for the other flowers (I tried to come up with a name but I’m worthless in this department – the hydrangea looking flower?). Anyway… below is the step by step for each felt flower.
For these flowers, you’ll use the round shapes you traced above. For the right sided one, follow the circle closely. For the left handed one, use the circle more as a guide but make it uneven… like little mountains (you can see what I mean in the picture below – top left corner of the left most picture). Then cut the circle into a spiral, roughly 1cm wide. Put some glue on the tip that used to be the center of the circle, turn it and then press it making the center of your bud. Continue to wrap around tightly all the way around. When you are near the end, add some glue and then press it down. I’m far to impatient to sit there holding it until the glue dries, so I put in a dressmaker pin and move on to the next flower.
Yay! Bud-looking felt flowers! Now onto the hydrangea looking flower!
For this one you’ll use the 1.5in-2in wide strip you marked out at the beginning. First, you’ll fold it in half length-wise. I usually put a tiny bit of glue to hold it down. Then, I make cuts roughly 0.5cm-1/4 inch apart. Once you’ve done that all the way across, start rolling it tightly. Once you’re almost to the end, like with the previous flowers, put some glue, press it down with a dressmakers pin and you’re all done!
So yeah… these are pretty easy and don’t take long at all to make. And they’re cheap too! Each felt sheet runs only about 25 cents so the possibilities are pretty endless. Tomorrow you’ll get to see my awesome wreath. Are you excited? Cuz I’m excited (name that show and I’ll send you a wreath!)
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