Monday, September 12, 2011

felt flower tutorial

Last fall I made my first yarn and felt flower wreath.
I loved it so much that I made 5, and we use them above the TV in the living room.

(I had already taken down one)  oops. just pretend you see the last one in that hole.


when I made them, I was still new to crafting, and was not very good.
the flowers sucked.  they were weird cone looking things.  
i sewed floral wire to the bottom of them and then pushed them into the styrofoam wreath.
hot glue now solves all of my problems.
but it was my early crafting days.  i was thrilled.


about a month ago, I sat looking at the flowers and really hated them.
so, I started re-making all of the flowers.  
here's how to do it.

First, cut circles out of the color felt you want.  
cut as many circles as you want, in any size.
don't worry if they aren't perfect circles. mine are far from real circles.

then, cut a spiral in your circle.  
you want to have pretty thick "strips" in  your spiral.

once you have your strips cut, you have to "scallop" your felt.
to scallop, first lay out your felt in a circle (like it was before you cut it).  
this makes it easier to find the outside edge.



start at the outside edge, and start cutting scallops along the felt.
you want to make pretty high mountain tops, and pretty low valleys.
scallop the whole circle of felt.

once you have finished scalloping, you need to roll your flower.  Start at the center of the circle, and fold and roll.  Use a dot of hot glue every few turns to secure.

horray! much prettier felt flowers.
now...it looks so much better and so much more ready for fall in my house!







7 comments:

  1. Those are really pretty! I like how the felt flowers look. I am planning on making a wreath for my mom for Christmas, so hopefully it comes out as nice as yours! :)

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  3. Love the roses!! Ill have to try those. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. OMG I love this! I'm obsessed with DIY wreaths. Can't wait to try this!!

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  5. beautiful! i'm actually getting ready to make a yarn wreath for our house so i'm super glad you posted this. :)

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  6. It is one of the pretty creation. The mixer of colors, fabrics, and textures are best, That last one is so excellent and eye catching work.

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