No-Sew Felt Flowers

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A fun and easy tutorial for how to make felt flowers, perfect for adding to a variety of craft projects: felt flower headbands, wreaths, magnets, picture frames, etc.

An easy step-by-step tutorial for felt flowers. You can add these flowers to a variety of crafts for a customized embellishment - headbands, magnets, picture frames, etc.

DIY Felt Flower Craft

Today I’m sharing a simple felt flower tutorial for how to make simple felt flowers to add to your crafting projects. This tutorial also includes a free felt flower template that you can download and print off as many times as you’d like. Make the template bigger or smaller to change the size of your flowers.

While I used hot glue to make our felt flowers, you can use white school glue or felt glue if you’re nervous about hot glue burns. Have some binder clips on hand to hold the flower petals in shape as they dry, since other types of glue don’t dry as quickly as hot glue.

You can also use our template to make paper flowers using pretty origami paper or cardstock paper. I also think it would be cute to replace the yellow part (the pistil and stamen) of the flower with pretty beads, jewels, glass rocks, etc.

Whenever we need to cut out intricate shapes from felt, I always grab some freezer paper and use the freezer paper trick to cut out our felt shapes, but good-quality felt and a sharp pair of scissors also makes all the difference.

Crafts You Can Add these Felt Flowers To:

  • Attach a magnet to the back
  • Glue onto a headband or hair clips for a pretty hair accessory
  • Use to make your own felt flower bracelets
  • Attach to a picture frame for a sweet gift idea
  • Add to a painting for a 3D touch
  • Glue to a cup or empty container for a pretty, customized pencil holder
  • Glue in a pattern to a cardboard shape for a pretty piece of decor
  • Sew or glue onto a throw pillow for a custom touch

No-Sew Felt Flower Materials

Tip: change the size of your template when printing them out to make bigger or smaller flowers.

How to Make Felt Flowers

Print out the felt flower template and cut out the flower shapes.

Use the freezer paper trick or use a felt pen to trace the flower shapes onto your chosen felts.

Take the felt petals and cut a small (1 cm) slit in the bottom of each petal.

If using hot glue, prepare the glue gun and when ready, apply a small dab of glue to one side of the slit and then fold the other side of the slit over the glue to form a rounded, cup-shape at the bottom of the petal.

If using school glue or felt glue, use a binder clip or strong paper clip to hold the petal in place as it dries.

Repeat with all petals.

Take the rectangular and spiral felt pieces.

Fold the rectangular pattern into half and cut thin, even fringe along the closed end of the fold. Take the spiral pattern and start rolling it from its outer end. Continue to roll towards the center and after reaching the center glue the roll with the center of the spiral pattern to secure it.

Wrap and glue the fringed pattern around the rolled spiral pattern.

Take the round pattern and place it on a flat surface. Glue a petal on the round pattern near its outer edge. 

Glue 3 more petals one by one, near the outer edge of the round base.

Glue the rest of the petals (4 more petals) near the center of the round base to fill out the flower.

Now glue the center part of the flower (with the roll and fringe) in the center of the petals.

If desired, you can glue a small bead to the center of the flower.

Glue the felt leaves to the bottom of the flower. Allow to dry completely.

 

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These pretty no-sew Felt Flowers are super simple to make thanks to our free printable felt flower template and can be added to just about anything to give them a customized touch! Add to picture frames, headbands, magnets, etc.

Grab your free printable for our felt flower tutorial:

Yield: 6 flowers

No-Sew Felt Flowers

No-Sew Felt Flowers

An easy step-by-step tutorial for felt flowers. You can add these flowers to a variety of crafts for a customized embellishment - headbands, magnets, picture frames, etc.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Felt
  • Small Beads
  • Hot glue gun
  • Felt Flower Template

Tools

  • Pencil or fabric marker
  • Scissors
  • Freezer paper and iron (if using the freezer paper trick)

Instructions

  1. Print out the felt flower template and cut out the flower shapes.
  2. Use the freezer paper trick or use a felt pen to trace the flower shapes onto your chosen felts.
  3. Take the felt petals and cut a small (1 cm) slit in the bottom of each petal.
  4. If using hot glue, prepare the glue gun and when ready, apply a small dab of glue to one side of the slit and then fold the other side of the slit over the glue to form a rounded, cup-shape at the bottom of the petal.
  5. If using school glue or felt glue, use a binder clip or strong paper clip to hold the petal in place as it dries.
  6. Repeat with all petals.
  7. Take the rectangular and spiral felt pieces.
  8. Fold the rectangular pattern into half and cut thin, even fringe along the closed end of the fold. Take the spiral pattern and start rolling it from its outer end. Continue to roll towards the center and after reaching the center glue the roll with the center of the spiral pattern to secure it.
  9. Wrap and glue the fringed pattern around the rolled spiral pattern.
  10. Take the round pattern and place it on a flat surface. Glue a petal on the round pattern near its outer edge. 
  11. Glue 3 more petals one by one, near the outer edge of the round base.
  12. Glue the rest of the petals (4 more petals) near the center of the round base to fill out the flower.
  13. Now glue the center part of the flower (with the roll and fringe) in the center of the petals.
  14. If desired, you can glue a small bead to the center of the flower.
  15. Glue the felt leaves to the bottom of the flower. Allow to dry completely.

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