"Lines Across": Felt Spider Mums

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Felt Spider Mums




These felt spider mum flowers (chrysanthemums) are so easy to make. All you need is felt, scissors, and glue.
What you do:

1. Cut strips of felt. I cut across the short side of a piece of felt so that the strips are 8.5 inches by 1.25 inches. You can play around with different sizes to make smaller or larger flowers. (Also, did you know that you can use a good paper cutter to cut felt one sheet at a time? HUGE time saver!)

2. Cut small slits all along the strip of felt. Cut them to the width that you like. Make sure that you don't cut all of the way through the felt or get too close to the edge. (Don't worry too much, if you cut through you can just glue the two pieces together. Once the flower is rolled you won't be able to see it.)

3. Start at one end and tightly roll the strip into a flower. Add a few dabs of glue (I used a hot glue gun) along the inside base as you go.

4. Glue a thin strip of green felt along the outside of the base of the flower. Make sure that the base is flat and secure.

5. You are done. It is quick and easy to make lots of these flowers in different colors.



Fluff out the petals for a fuller look.


To finish and secure the bottom of the flower (you may not want to do this if you are using these flowers in another project), glue a small felt circle to the bottom of the flower.

To make the center of the flower stick out a little higher than the edges, slightly push the middle part of the flower in before you attach the felt circle (As in the flower on the left in the picture below).




10 comments:

  1. What a pretty tutorial. I adore the drawing...brilliant!

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  2. I love that! Thanks for sharing.


    Stopping by from the Friday Hop to say hello.
    POSH

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  3. this is fun tutorial. i just came over from 30 Handmade Days. i will definitely be making these in the near future. thank you!

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  4. AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing. These are adorable!
    M.L.

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  5. Hi Rachel, Can you share the name of the font that you used for your printable, "All You Need is Love"?

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  6. In case you need my email to tell me the name of the font for your "All You Need is Love" printable, here it is:

    primarypractice@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  7. Hi Rachel,

    Never mind-I found the font on my own! Loved your use of it!

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  8. What cute little flowers! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  9. super cute flowers..
    Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..
    Hani
    craftionary.net

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