How do you make felt flowers step by step?
- Cut the felt. Cut your 8×12 inch sheet of felt into four equal 2×12 inch strips.
- Fold and glue. Glue the two long sides of your 2 x 12 inch strip of felt together, forming a long tube.
- Cut the petals.
- Roll and glue.
- Add a leaf.
- Clean up your flower.
- OPTIONAL: Add a magnet.
What can I do with felted flowers?
One of my favorite things to make out of felt are dimensional flowers. You can hot glue them to a hair clip or headband for a quick and easy hair accessory, use as a gift topper, make a felt flower wreath, or just give them as is.
How do you needle felt a small flower?
Basically, you just stuff a cutter shape with loose roving or tops and then keep prodding and poking it with a felting needle until all the fibres felt and mesh together into a solid shape. Materials needed
- Wool tops, roving, sliver or shredded pure wool yarn.
- Felting needles.
- Thick foam or felting brush to felt on.
What is the best felt for flowers?
Our favorite is Benzie’s wool blend felt and it is made up of 20-35% merino wool with the remainder rayon (or viscose). Rayon and wool are both renewable sources! These two fibers work well together making a strong durable felt that is available in all colors of the rainbow.
How do you shape felt flowers?
The simplest felt flowers are made by arranging petal shapes in a circle. You can make daisies, poinsettias, dandelions and many more this way. Simply choose a petal shape, rounded or pointy, narrow or wide, and cut it out in a variety of sizes. You want some of your petals to be long and some to be short.
How do you make big felt roses?
Let me tell you how.
- Cut out a large circle from felt.
- Draw a spiral shape starting from the center as in the picture below.
- Make petal shapes along the spiral lines ( inside).
- Start cutting it out.
- This is what you have.
- Start rolling the felt piece starting from the middle.
- Glue or stitch in place.
How do you make felt animals?
Use a fine, soft wool such as merino sheep wool. Felt thin layers of the wool to the body of your animal using a very fine 42 felting needle. Make sure the wool is aligned with the position of your animal to avoid a “striped” look. Felt it evenly and ensure all areas of the rough roving are adequately covered.
How do you add color to felt flowers?
Watercolors – If you want to achieve a soft color wash, watercolor may be applied to your felt in a diluted solution. The water can affect the texture of the felt, so experiment on some scraps of felt first. Acrylic Paint – I use acrylic paint for a few flowers.