This week I got a little crazy with making felt flowers. I tried a few different tutorials I found online and made some flower hair clips for Lyla, and a few to pin on her clothes or to decorate her room. I didn’t have any pink felt or cute buttons or beads when I was making these, so I definitely want to go back and make some more pink ones and embellish these a little more.
1. Round 5 petal flower. I saw this Hibiscus flower tutorial at The Little Giggler. She made hers into a headband, which is a great idea, and I really love the pink. She also has a great step by step tutorial.
First, cut out 5 large circles of light blue felt (about 1 inch in diameter), 7 smaller blue circles (about 2/3 inches in diameter), and 2 green leaves.
(For the smaller red flower, simply cut out 5 smaller red circles)
Set the smaller circle on top of the larger circle, pinch the ends together, and sew it closed.
Next, sew all of the five petals together one by one. It helps to sew from the back on the last couple petals. I had a little bit of trouble on this step because I have very little experience with sewing.
Then use a hot glue gun to attach the flowers and the little felt circle to the middle. You could also use a cute bead or button in the middle here.
I used alligator clips to turn these flowers into a hair clip. First glue a felt circle to the back of your flower. Then attach the alligator clip to another felt circle that is the exact same size (I used a hot glue gun and I sewed it on for extra support). Then glue the second circle onto the back of the first.
|Lyla showing off her new felt flower hair clip|
Next, using a hot glue gun, glue the smaller ends shut. This was a lot of fun, even though I burned my fingers once or twice.
Once you have all of your petals, start by gluing the larger petals to a round felt base. The center will look very weird, but of course this will not show in the end. Then start gluing on the smaller petals on top of the larger ones. (This is such a terrible picture. I end out doing crafty things at night after Benjamin and Lyla are asleep, and the pictures do not come out as well in the dark)
I made this flower into a pin. I LOVE the look of pink and orange together, so I plan to attach this to some of Lyla’s pink onesies. I love how this one turned out, but it would probably look even better with a better center.
I made a large white flower and a smaller green flower and then sewed them together.
4. Easy sew flowers. I’ve seen pictures of these flowers floating around the web, and I think they originated on a Martha Stewart website. They are so easy to make and were a lot of fun. I made a few, and especially like the black and white hair clip I made for Lyla.
Cut out 5 petals. Wider petals will have more depth. Sew the petals together in the exact way shown below. Then push all of the petals together and sew the fifth one to the first one. These are very simple and easy to
I made this little yellow flower using these tutorials, but I did not use the template (probably should have). Mine did not turn out as well as the ones in the pictures and I think I made the pieces a little bit small.