Friday, January 20, 2012

The Amy Flower- A felt flower tutorial

This beautiful, full flower, named after my baby sister, is one of my absolute favorite felt flowers. It is easy to put together, but it looks exquisite. With three simple supplies, you can make as many of these statement flowers are you want.

You will need:

  •  a sheet or two of felt in one color
  • hot glue
  • scissors

The first thing you need to do for this flower is make your center. You do this by taking a strip that is about a half inch wide and a couple inches long and folding it on itself. After you glue the fold to itself, roll the rest of the strip around the fold to create your center.
After you have your center created, you will need to cut your base and petal. Cut a medium sized circle, an inch or two in diameter. This circle will be what you glue all of your petals to.
You will need eight petals to create this flower. Four big ones and four small ones. There is not a pattern for the petals, rather just create small curvy clouds. The large ones should be 2-3 inches across and the small ones 1-2. 
After you have cut your curvy clouds, fold them in on themselves and glue, like in the photo above. You will then layer them on the felt circle. Glue the large petals about the circle and then glue the small petals on top of the large petals. Finish my glue your center to the middle of the small petals. 
Complete your flower anyway you want, with a hair clip, pin or head band glued to the back. This finished flower is larger, about 4 inches across and so it makes quite the statement! 
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