Three Simple Felt Flower Tutorials

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Felt flowers are easy to make with just scissors and felt, no special tools or templates necessary.  Make these easy DIY felt flowers and use them to make headbands, embellish gift wrap, and accent all sorts of crafts.

Tutorial for making three different styles of felt flowers, including a spiral rose, carnation, and layered petal flower.

I started out deciding to write a tutorial on how to make these unicorn horn headbands from the My Little Pony party:

Unicorn headband with felt flowers.

And, in fact, I did write that tutorial, but I realized that I had to teach you how to make the felt flowers first, and doing it all in one blog post would be just too much.  So today is all about the super easy felt flowers.  Three types of them, in fact.

Three styles of felt flowers on a wooden background.

Felt Flower Tutorial:

Three squares of pink felt being cut into layers of petals for a felt flower.

To make a basic layered petal felt flower, start by cutting a square of felt.  Fold into quarters.  

Square of pink felt being cut into petals for a felt flower.

Two sides of the folded square will have folds, two will have raw edges.  Trim the folded square into a petal shape, but be careful not to cut that folded point--it will become the center of the flower and hold everything together.

Pink felt cut into three layers of petals for a felt flower.

Don't worry about getting the individual layers of petals to look good.  Really.  All of mine look like deformed butterflies, but when you layer a few of them, especially if you kind of pinch the middles as you glue them together with hot glue, they look fabulous.  

And that's all you need to do to create these basic felt flowers with layered petals.  Just put a dab of hot glue in the center of each piece of felt, stack them, and pinch together as the hot glue is cooling down to create extra dimension.

Spiral Rose Felt Flower Tutorial:

red felt cut in a circle, and the circle cut into a spiral.

Cut a circle of felt.  Don't worry if it's not a perfect circle.  Cut the circle into a spiral, but make the cut line kind of wavy.  

Spiral of red felt being rolled and glued together to make a felt spiral rose.

Start coiling the felt up at the end on the outside of the circle.  Once it's all coiled, put a blob of hot glue on the bottom of the coiled felt and glue the last bit of felt (the part that was at the center of the spiral) to the bottom of the rose.

Small coiled roses also make great flower centers for the basic petal flower in the tutorial above, too.

Easy Rolled Felt Flowers:

Red and pink felt cut into a rectangle to make a felt carnation.

Cut a long rectangle of felt.  Fold in half, so you have an even skinnier long rectangle of felt.  Use scissors to cut the felt along the fold, being careful not to get too close to the edge of the the felt.  You don't want to cut all the way through and make lots of chibbles--you just want to make horizontal slits in the rectangle of felt.

Pink felt carnation being rolled up.

Keeping the rectangle of cut felt folded in half, start coiling the felt from one end (it doesn't matter which end for this flower).  Use a hot glue gun to secure as you go along.

Little girl wearing a felt unicorn horn headband with blue and purple felt flowers.

These are the only kinds of flowers I used to make my unicorn horn headbands.

Two girls wearing felt unicorn horn headbands adorned with felt flowers.

Rainbow of simple felt flowers on a white marble background.

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Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido

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