Making flowers out of felt is a fun and simple craft, and you can find your inspiration in so many different types of flowers.
This is definitely an activity your kids will love, as it allows them to get creative, and they can do so many cool things with the finished product: add them to a headband or a barrette, use them to decorate their rooms, or even give them away as little presents.
Crafting with felt is ideal for several reasons:
- It's not that expensive
- It's easy to mold and work with
- It doesn't fray
- Because it's thick, you can get the right shape and volume
We've compiled an awesome list of 16 DIY felt flower tutorials to walk you through the process. If you want to make roses, daisies, peonies, zinnias or camellias, we've got you covered. And you can always adapt the various techniques here to create your own unique-looking flowers.
Some approaches require sewing, some require gluing with a hot glue gun, some use buttons, other use beads—but wherever your kid's interests lie, and whatever his or her skills are, there's something here for them.
Let's get to it then!
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How to make felt flowers
Here's a great tutorial on making daisies out of felt, from Fumika Saku. All you really need is some felt, scissors, a hot glue gun and the stems (which is probably optional). In the end she makes a lovely-looking bouquet of daisies.
Another great tutorial comes from Little Things Bring Smiles, which shows us how to make several different felt flowers: roses, flowers with round and pointy petals, and also flat and layered flowers.
Again, you only need a handful of items, and there are step-by-step instructions to guide you through the whole process. We also love the idea of attaching the flowers to a headband or a barrette.
Lia Griffith, whose blog we adore, is an expert crafter, and she has several great ideas for making your flowers. We especially love how she walks you through the process of making a felt rose bud. It's very easy, so you should definitely check it out.
Since you're already in Lia's neighborhood, we should mention another great tutorial she has if you're very particular about your felt flowers and are specifically looking to make some peonies, like the one pictured below.
At The Magic Onions, Donni shows us how easy it is to make felt poppies with some floral wire, wool felt, a felt ball, and scissors. She specifically recommends wool felt due to its superior quality. After all, you and your little crafters will want your flowers to last as long as possible.
Vermillion Lane is going to help you take your felt flower game up a notch or two.
Are you read to make some zinnias (2 different looks), ranunculus, roses and pom-pom flowers? Because if you are, then you need to check out her awesome video.
She'll walk you through the entire process so you end up with the prettiest felt flowers ever.
Jessica, from Craftiness is Not Optional, has a felt flower tutorial that we love for three reasons.
First, we especially like the center piece of the flower; second, she includes a link so you can grab her pattern, for free; and three, the flower looks fabulous on a little girl's headband!
Miles of Sunshine makes some killer-looking flowers, using a technique we haven't yet covered in this craft post round-up, so if you're still unsure about how to make a flower out of felt, keep reading.
There's very little hand-holding on this tutorial, but if you follow along with the pictures, you and your kids will have some good-looking flowers when you're done.
Laura, at Bugs and Fishes, has a tutorial on how to make a felt flower brooch. Your kids may be a little young for brooches, but they're sure to enjoy making this pretty flower.
She starts out by drawing the flower on paper, and then tracing over it to identify the various parts. After you cut them out, you can use them as templates to cut your felt.
She sews the pieces together, but another option might be gluing them. Check out her approach to felt flower-making.
The Online Fabric Store has a video tutorial you need to see if you want to make some beautiful 3-tone no-sew felt flowers.
They teach you, step by step, how to cut and glue the petals and then how to make the center of the flower. We especially like their use of a ruler to ensure that the petals are the right size, which might be a great opportunity for your child to practice using one.
Joy, from the How Joyful Blog, has a very simple tutorial on how to make Camellias.
Her process is dead easy, and she even has the pattern available for download. You'll essentially but cutting 3 pieces, glueing them together and then adding a pearl (like she does), or some other embellishment.
Ashley Picanco has a neat video , as she shows us how to make 4 different flowers: a simple rosette, a fancy rosette, a simple pom pom and a wild pom pom.
You don't need a whole lot for this craft, just some felt, a glue gun, and some scissors. Oh, and imagination too!
Carlitto Crochet has a very short 3-minute video on how to make felt flowers, specifically a small rose. All you need is a 4-inch circle of felt. It doesn't get much easier than this, folks.
Expert crafter Torie Jayne has an easy tutorial on making felt roses, and the end result is totally lovely, we think you'll agree. All you need is felt, a hot glue gun, a water erasable pen and the pattern, which you can download through her site.
Here's a "flower" we haven't seen yet? And although dandelions are technically weeds, Simmy Bains shows us exactly how to make some pretty darn cute weeds. You're going to need yellow and green felt, a pipe cleaner and some florist's tape.
In just a few easy steps, you too could have some pretty dandelions
And last but not least, we wanted to feature a tutorial from Charlie on Cookie Louise Pleaze. Grab some felt, scissors, a needle and thread, buttons, and thick paper to make the stencil (she suggests using a cereal box).
After all your hard work, you should end up with some fabulous-looking daisies.
You should now be fully versed on how to make felt flowers, and a wide range of them at that! We hope these tutorials appealed to you, and that you were able to do some awesome crafting with your kiddos!
Featured image: Aubrey