It’s the end of March. The trees and flowers have begun to bloom. And I’m staring out my living room window watching snow flurries come down. Seriously!? This winter doesn’t seem to get it. Old Man Winter, it is time for you to go, Sir! Move it along… See you next year. Sheesh!
Well, in the meantime, I am bent on welcoming in the springtime. Even if I have to manufacture it for a couple more weeks, it is time for some fresh blooms and a pop of color around here. What better time to create a DIY Felt Hydrangea!?
I’m telling you, these things are awesome. They need no water, sun, shade, and they will stay beautiful no matter if it’s below 32 degrees or climbing into the high 90’s. Since I don’t have an ounce of green thumb in my DNA, these are the perfect flowers for me. I think you will love them too and they are so easy to make. Are you ready? Let’s do it!
Purple is one of my favorite colors, so I choose to go with some purple shades for my flower. I used three pieces of felt, one dwoll rod, a styrofoam ball, hot glue gun, and scissors as my supplies.
The first step was to cut each of my pieces of felt into three equal pieces. Each one of those pieces I folded over and used some hot glue to hold the fold in place.
I then sliced down on the fold on each of my felt pieces. Don’t cut all the way through to where you glued the sides together.
The next step was the funnest. I started creating my flower. I placed a dab of hot glue on my styrofoam ball and pressed an end of one of the felt strips on top. After holding it in place for a few seconds while the glue set, I added another dab of glue and pressed another part of the felt strip onto it. I continued in this method, wrapping the felt strip around the ball.
Once one strip ended, I started over with a new felt strip. I tried to wrap each piece around like a curvy snake, so the different colors could be weaved in and around the other strips to make a colorful, non patterned flower.
Once I got close to the end, I stuck my dwoll rod in and glued some green felt petals I cut out on top of it.
That’s it! It really was easy! Felt is so forgiving and the little flower petals can be stretched or glued together to cover bare spots.
Felt is a craft supply that I always try to have on hand! I can’t get enough of it!
Last fall, I created some felt flowers, and I have had them on my rustic recycled dresser ever since.
I love how this hydrangea came out!
What a pretty and inexpensive way to add a little color to one of your rooms! I think they would make a great gift or can’t you see them in cremes and whites for a summer wedding? How pretty!