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How to… make pretty 3D Felt Flowers

| February 11, 2011 | 33 Comments

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And now.. to the How To:

I went to the Knit & Stitch show a couple of months ago – a craft fair that tours the UK – it was LOVELY! Amazing to see so many crafty peeps all in one place and wonderful crafty materials! One lovely lady, showed us a technique for making simple 3D felt flowers. Her creations were stunning and so pretty you could use them on jewellery! So take a look today. Have a go and if you get really good, just think of all the pretty things you could make: necklaces, hat decorations, pins etc etc.

The photos I am showing you, are from my FIRST go ever. So you will see, it really is easy! I made a hair slide for Pip Squeak. I also think the photos don’t do the final creation just. So DO DO DO have a go!

Materials: Felt (with natural fibres, such as wool or cotton), PVA or Wood Glue, scissors, a bed or felt bobble or a button, a hair slide or brooch.

I did have a go with normal acrylic felt that you use for crafting with children. It DID work, but the effect was different – less whimsical maybe? But still pretty.

1) Cut a circle

2) Cut petals (I did four on the small ones and 6 on the large one)

3) Apply glue to both sides of the felt (I used my finger, but you can use a brush)

4) With a brush or pen, shape the felt by folding it round the pen

5) Put to one side to dry

6) Revisit and reshape several times (I may have done this 4-5 times throughout the course of one day. If you place these under a light, with some foil underneath, it should speed up the process, so am sure you can get these done during one “TV” session)

7) Play with the different petals and buttons and see what looks nicest. I found a little pearl button that was just too cute

8 ) Sew on the button/ felt bobble and then sew onto your slide.

Done.

Enjoy!!!

Now that I have had a go at this little flower, I really have the felt bug! And I would love to give some other felty crafts a go. My sponsor, Blooming Felt, is a great first stop:

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  1. Gattina says:

    That looks very cute ! A very nice idea !

  2. Liz Burton says:

    That hairslide is so pretty (although no way near as purdy as your lil girl!)

    Yet again, you have inspired! x

  3. Love that !!! and pip is SOOOOOOO cute :D XXXXXXX

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Aaaah thank you :-) but don’t speak “too soon”, have a “cute” pic of Pip Squeak where she drew a “tash” on her face… lovely!

  4. Brandi says:

    That is adorable!

  5. Gorgeous! I love working with felt, off for a look at their site right now!

  6. Michelle says:

    A cute idea.
    You have a lovely daughter!

  7. Amy says:

    Those are neat. Thanks for sharing this.

  8. becky says:

    What an easy craft and so cute! Youve done it again Maggie!

  9. maryanne says:

    That felt looks lovely, and the flowers are super cute!

  10. Rachel says:

    these are too cutez1 great job! I would love it if you joined our link party over here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-heart-shaped-ice.html

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Aly says:

    Very cute and easy to make.I must get back to messing about with felt again.I have redirected the traffic from Blogger to my Word Press for the gingerbread men tutorial.Don’t worry about changing it as I’m going to self host soon and the URL will change again.

  12. Love these flowers and can’t wait to try this! Thanks so very much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to have you!

  13. This is so cut! I bet there are hundreds of ways to use the flowers.

  14. Melanie says:

    Thanks for the directions on making these beautiful flowers! They are super cute! I found you through Made By You Mondays and am now a follower.

    Melanie
    youmadethat.blogspot.com

  15. these are so sweet Maggy! LOVE!! :) Rebecca

  16. Red Ted Art says:

    Aaaah what lovely comments – thank you all!!! :-)

  17. Kizzy says:

    Love the flowers, will have to have a go when I find the time!!!

  18. Lisa Hodson says:

    Love these! Am thinking of using them to create nail/pin covers for hanging things on the wall.

  19. Kelly says:

    So cute I would love it if you linked up to the Glitter Party! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/running-with-glitter-3-link-party.html

  20. These are sooo cute!! I love making flowers out of felt.

    I’d love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-1.html

  21. Very cute and clever.

  22. Molly says:

    They are lovely, and so gorgeous in your little girls hair. I have some felt so will have a go!

  23. Amanda says:

    I have some black felt I’ve been wondering what to do with, think this might be a perfect project to use it with x

  24. mummiafelice says:

    wow – fabulous!! I love the hair slide! Might have to have a go at these. I have two girls who would LOVE them!

    Thank you so much for linking up with me – I am honoured!

  25. Rachel says:

    Those are so sweet! Thanks so much for sharing these at last week’s For the Kids Link Party!!

    :)rachel at SunScholars.blogspot.com

  26. Becky says:

    I love how these hold their shape. Thanks for sharing at Beyond The Picket Fence.

  27. These are great! I’m sharing on FB today! ;)

  28. Karen says:

    No sew- this is the way to go (for me)! I would like to have a girl and decorste with these- I still make this stuff. my son likes pretty flowers! goobyecityhellosuburbs

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