How to Make DIY Felt Flowers (Easiest WAY!)

Here's a step-by-step tutorial for making a totally easy rolled felt flower. There are many ways to make felt flowers, but this time, I'd like to show you the EASIEST and QUICKEST method. Really, these felt flowers are one of the easiest things you can make out of felt scraps (besides this one). All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time.  Let's start!


A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!

Let's make a bunch of cute little DIY felt flowers!

You'll Need


A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!


  • felt scraps
  • scissors, needle, thread
  • optional: a small bowl or an old unused CD as a template*


*Finally a post when I'm not bothering you with PDF templates, haha!

And here's a video slide-show for a little sewing trick that makes my hand-stitching even easier. Always! Check it out here:
I'm sure those who often do embroidery have known this for ages, but for some of the readers this might be a great new little trick. Hope you'll like it!

A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!

How-To:



1) Cut out a circle. If you like making things easier, use a small bowl or a CD as a template - anything round will do just perfectly! 
A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!


2) Then cut a felt stripe out of this circle, going in spirals.
A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!


When you come to the center, there will be a circle-like end. Leave it just like that.
 Like this:
A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!



3) Now, thread the needle to have it ready. (Or get glue if you're not a fan of stitching by hand.)
Then grab the outer end of the felt stripe and start rolling it.
A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!


4) When you've used up the whole stripe, there will only be a small circle-like portion hanging off the roll of felt. Leave it like that.
A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!


5) I'ts time to make a few stitches through the back of the flower to ensure it doesn't fall apart.
A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!


And here's a video slide-show for a little sewing trick that makes my hand-stitching even easier. Always! Check it out here:
I'm sure those who often do embroidery have known this for ages, but for some of the readers this might be a great new little trick. Hope you'll like it!


6) Back to stitching: when you've made the few stitches (possibly even without needing to make a knot if you watched the video!), you'll attach the small circle in the end. It will cover the back of the flower, giving it a nice finish:
A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!


7) If you like, you can add a green leaf or two to add color. Lovely!

A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!


These sweet little things can turn even the plainest storage box into a beauty (and this is a sneak peek into one of my other posts:

A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!

Craftsy

For me, it was a relaxing, quiet and nearly meditative activity. I enjoyed so much that I might have made in a few flowers more than care to admit.

A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!

UNLIMITED USES!

You can make hundreds of things with these flowers! Embellish a simple hair tie. An adorable piece of accessory for girls with long hair! Make a brooch. Or glue them on hair pins. You can use them as home decor: make a wreath to hang on the front door. Or make a beautiful hanging decoration if you thread them on a string.

Or toss them in a decorative bowl and you've got a nice table decoration for the days there are no fresh flowers at hand:
A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!


Embellish your bags, put them on a zipper pouch, glue them all around a simple photo frame and make it beautiful.  You can even attach a few flowers to a lampshade! Or - since Christmas is not that far away - you can use them as incredibly cute Christmas tree ornaments. (So far, we've got quite a few DIY felt Christmas tree ornaments like THESE, but none are flowers. Yet!)


They make a lovely gift-wrap topper:

A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!
I couldn't resist making a few extra, and now I need to figure out where to put them. One ended up on my KAIA Mini bin (I've made so many of these cute mini bins you can literally find them all over the house!) Couldn't resist the urge to mix and match the green with the beautiful fall scenery in the backyard. These amazing colors are the highlight of fall here!

A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!

And if you want to add a bunch of felt flowers like these, you can use my other felt flower making how-to: Folded Felt Flowers tutorial (with a free PDF template)

how to make folded felt flowers
how to make folded felt flowers

I think these felt flowers have been the fastest and easiest little hand-stitching home decoration project!


A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!

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BONUS TIPS:

CUTTING TIP:
No measuring is needed when cutting the spiral out of the felt scrap piece, and no precision either! In fact, the flowers will be prettier if you are not too precise when cutting the spiral.

ROLLING TIP: Why start with the outer end?
When making the first felt flower, I started rolling in the center of the felt spiral - and liked the result.
But then after a few flowers had been made, I (accidentally) started rolling one from the outer end of the felt spiral - an adorable result! It has something to do with the angle of the curve. So I must admit that the flowers will be prettier if you start on the outside. And the rolling is easier too!

FINISHING TIP: Sewing thread or glue, both are fine!
Not a fan of the slow motion of a needle and thread? Then felt glue will do just as well. Both ways - the flowers will look adorable!

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A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!

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A step-by-step tutorial how to make rolled felt flowers. Rolled flowers are among the easiest decorations you can make out of felt scraps really quickly. All you need is a scrap piece of felt and 10 minutes of your time. Check it out here!



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6 comments:

  1. Those are adorable! I never knew that it could be that easy to make. Definitely going to try this out for the holidays! :)

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    1. Jamie, thanks! And if you do, send me a photo, I'll post it here!

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  2. Your tutorial is a great one had fun reading it an am inspired by whole idea this is something I am going to try

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  3. Just found your blog. Love this project and others. You are so creative!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

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    1. Thank you, it warms my heart to hear this. Happy crafting!

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  4. These are so adorable and easy, and I love how that little circle at the end is just perfect as a backing! Great tutorial, Damjana! :) Lisa

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