Here's a step-by-step tutorial for making totally easy rolled felt flowers. 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!
Rolled Felt Flowers
- felt scraps
- scissors, needle, thread
- optional: a small bowl or an old unused CD as a template*
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!
Rolled felt Flowers Tutorial
When you come to the center, there will be a circle-like end. Leave it just like that.
Then grab the outer end of the felt stripe and start rolling it.
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.
5) I'ts time to make a few stitches through the back of the flower to ensure it doesn't fall apart.
7) If you like, you can add a green leaf or two to add color. Lovely!
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:
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.
Rolled Felt Flowers Are BeautiFul Tabletop Decor
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:
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:
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?
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!