DIY No-Sew Felt Flowers
What You Need to Make Felt Flowers:
- Felt, cut into various sized and shaped flowers and circles – we used our Sizzix Big Shot and the Flowers, Leaves & Stem #5 Die to make quick work of it, but you can also purchase pre-cut felt flowers to save time or simply use scissors and cut by hand!
- Buttons in assorted shapes and colors
- Felt Glue
- Wooden skewers, painted green (green paper drinking straws or floral wire will also work!)
- Green ribbon
- Low-Temperature Glue Gun
How to Make Felt Flowers:
Select the colors and sizes of felt pieces that you want to use (3 to 5 work best) and start layering. Add a dot of glue to the center of each layer to hold your flower together, but do not glue all the way to the outer edges. This will create a flower with more depth and dimension.
(My kids had a TON of fun with this part and really took their time selecting their favorite color and pattern combinations to make their flowers!)
Finish the center of each flower by gluing on a colorful button, or layering two different sized buttons to create even more dimension.
Glue a wooden skewer or paper straw to the back of the flower to serve as the stem. Felt glue will work, but hot glue will work even better as it holds strongly and dries quickly. (Always use caution and have adult supervision when working with hot glue!). Tie a short length of green ribbon to the skewer to create leaves.
Bundle your flowers together and place them in your favorite vase. Hint: if the mouth of your vase is too wide to hold the flowers upright, try placing a small piece of floral foam or playdough in the bottom of the vase to hold the stems in place.
These felt flowers are SO quick and easy, and they are SUPER cute! They make a sweet Mother’s Day gift, but really, they’d be a lovely and welcome gift any time of the year!
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SO CUTE AND COLORFUL….I am actually going to make them for toddler math counting work as well as a mother’s day craft for my grandson.
Instead of gluing, could you sew it all together?
Cindy Hodge says
What tool did you use to cut the felt shapes so exactly?
I used a Sizzix Big Shot/Ellison All-Star Machine (read more about it here), but you can also purchase pre-cut felt flowers to make things even easier! 🙂
Kylie Lawson says
I have many somewhere places lol ????The Flower are Gorgeous ???? You could use them for any Occasion ???? I would prefer to receive them than Fresh flowers Cheers Kylie in Australia ????
Susan Robins says
HI Heidi (and everyone)! these flowers are a perfect Mother’s day craft! I think I will try it with my Cub Scouts Pack. Can you tell me what kind of glue you got your boys to use to glue the felt and buttons together? thanks, Susan
Hi Susan, that sounds like a fun idea! We used felt glue for the flowers (you can find it on Amazon here), and it works much better than other glues. 🙂
Thanks Heidie, that explains whythey are so perfectly uniform 🙂 I was concerned my girls would fall short. I went ahead and tried it using some templates and sme freehand. Thank You for the inspiration!
Hi,this is BEAUTIFUL! I’d like to adapt it to a felt flower necklace project I’ll be teaching 2nd-4th grade girls. Did you use a template for the flowers, and did your boys trace and cut?Thanks foryour lovely work!
Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space says
It would be rather simple to cut a template out of cardstock and then cut the flowers out of your felt. I have to admit though, that since I knew my finished flowers were going to be published in a magazine I went ahead and purchased pre-cut flowers from http://www.etsy.com/shop/bbdsupplies to save time and make them look extra uniform and pretty 🙂
Can we see the rainbow pots, pretty please?
Heidi @ Moms Crafty Space says
I’ll post a picture tomorrow, Laura! 🙂
Seriously.. this is Hilarious! And only because this is totally something that I would do! I have an awesome idea.. make it happen and then um.. yeah.. lose it! So you didn’t FAIL persay.. you just put it hold until a later date.. but as far as the project.. I think you guys totally nailed it!
Amie @ Pinkapotamus
Heidi @ Moms Crafty Space says
Thanks Amie! Glad I’m not the only one who would do something like this LOL! 🙂