Felt Flowers DIY: A Step by Step guide to Felt Flowers 3 ways

Felt crafts are fun and easy. Learn how to make these cute felt flowers diy. These are great simple crafts you can use to decorate a room.

Don’t you love flowers? Come and take a look at my felt flowers’ tutorials for a fun DIY home decor project that will last for so many years! Learn how to make felt flowers following this easy and fun step by step.

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Easy and Cute Felt Flowers DIY Ideas

A felt flower is one of the easiest crafts to do for beginner and experienced crafters. Plus, they’re great for holiday wreaths, gift wrapping, and so much more.

If you have ever wanted to try a felt project, don’t miss the DIY we’re sharing today, where we show you THREE ways to make felt flowers. The best part is that they’re all easy to do nd you can mix and match to create even more flowers.

Spring is around the corner and I can even smell it! Are you as excited as I am! Spring is usually my favorite season besides Christmas. Things start to look so pretty colorful. The fresh air, warm weather, and all the flowers started to bloom. It’s all kind of magical.

You might also love these other Felt craft ideas: Easy DIY Rustic Spring Wreath, DIY Felt Raccoon Pillowcase, and DIY Gorgeous Felt Leaf Wreath for Christmas.

Why make Felt Flowers?

These kinds of flowers are super easy to make. There are so many ways and so different techniques that I hope my way makes it a little bit easy for you. You don’t need to be a pro crafter to make these. Just need I few supplies and your hands.

Imagination is the limit, so you don’t need to stick with what I say, or how I do it.

You can vary each type of flower with your own twist. That’s what I love the most about these flowers and about handmade, imperfections make things perfect and unique.

A mix of different felt flowers diy, 3 white, 2 pink, 1 purple and one yellow

These diy felt flowers have a purpose, I made them to put them on a cute Spring Rustic felt flower Wreath, so you can take a look. It turned out so cute! But these could be used on headbands, hair clips, felt flower bouquets, garlands, and so much more. Creativity is the limit.

This cute project doesn’t involve sewing or stitching or any fancy tool. Just felt, glue, and your hands!

How to make felt flowers DIY

Thanks to a dear friend I decided to make some cute flowers. Since she’s kind of in love with the paper I decided to go for felt. Today I’m sharing with you how to make Felt flowers in three different ways. Hope you enjoy it!

I’ve always loved felt. It’s easy to work with, fairly inexpensive and comes in so many different colors. One of my favorite things to make out of felting flowers. Like I said earlier, you can hot glue them to a brooch, hair clip, or headband for a quick and easy hair accessory, use as a gift topper, or just give them as is.

My daughter and I get really excited over a few hand-made blossoms. Today, I’ll show you how to make the three kinds of felt flowers.

Supplies:

  • Felt in different colors (approx. 8×12)
  • Round-shaped guide (for perfect circles. I used a dish LOL)

Tools:

  • Hot glue gun
  • A pencil
  • Sharp pair of scissors

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Check out the video tutorial for this fun project I prepared for you. However, if you are more of a read-and-see photos kind of person, then just scroll down and keep reading.

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1. Simple Felt Rosette 1 color

1. Start by tracing and cutting a felt circle. I used a soup dish as a guide. LOL.

tracing a circle on the pink felt with black dish

2. Then with a pen trace a spiral from the edge towards the center.

tracing a spiral with a pen from the outer edge to the center

3. Cut the spiral.

cutting the spiral

4. Starting at the outer end of the felt strip, fold the tip inwards and roll it on itself to secure well. You can use hot glue if you want to make sure it’s secure.

folding the tip of the spiral strip

5. Start rolling up from the folded end.  Place the rolled end upside down between your thumb and middle finger, roll it and add glue periodically till the whole flower is formed.

rolling the tip
showing how the firs few loops look like

6. Place the rolled end upside down between your thumb and middle finger, roll it till the whole flower is formed.

showing the progress of the rolled felt
reaching the end of the spiral strip showing how the bottom looks like

7. Once your flower is rolled and ready, apply a generous amount of glue to the back and affix the small circle that you got at the inner end. Press them together well.

applying hot glue to the bottom
gluing the last piece of the spiral to secure the bottom of the felt flowers

8. Cut any leftovers from the back cover.

cutting the excess felt form the bottom of the felt flower

There you go! You won’t get anything easier than this!

cute felt flower rosette finished

9. You can make variations of this flower. Wave along the edge of the circle and then the spiral to create a more Rose look.

felt flower diy variation of the rosette with scalloped edges

Or you can also add a cute center to your rosette… or do both LOL.

Felt Flowers diy Rossete in pink felt finished

2. Felt Rossette with a cute center

1. Repeat the 2 first steps from the previous rosette but this time let’s try making the spiral without tracing it with the pencil.

Another pink felt circle
cutting a spiral on the felt circle
reaching the center of the circle and end of the spiral

2. Then cut a piece of felt 1 1/4” wide by any length (depending on how big you want your flower, I used 6-Inches).

folding a strip of white felt

3. Fold it in half lengthwise.

felt strip folded

4. Cut little slits into the folded part of the felt.

Cutt little slits into the folded felt strip

5. You can create different effects on this part by varying how wide you cut the slits.

6. Roll your flower center up from one end (you can glue it along the way) till you like the size of the center.

rolling the folded and slitted felt strip
white felt strip folded and rolled

7. Then cut out the tip of the outer end, insert it between the folded end of your center and roll it securing it well between your fingers. You can use hot glue if you want to make sure it’s secure.

cutting the Pontyy tip of the spiral strip

8. Place the rolled end upside down between your thumb and middle finger, roll it till the whole flower is formed.

placing the end of the felt spiral withing the filled white felt
rolling the pink felt over the white felt
Reaching the end of the pink felt shown from the bottom

9. Once your flower is rolled and ready, apply a generous amount of glue to the back and affix the small circle that you got at the inner end. Press them together well.

Applying hot glue to the bottom
securing with the final end of the spiral

10. Cut any leftovers from the back cover if needed.

Cutting leftover felt from the bottom of the flower

There you go!!!! I’m loving how this turned out.

Felt Flowers diy #2 Rosette number 2 finished

I made another in white with a smaller purple center.

Felt Flowers diy variation of the rosette number two with purple center and scalloped outer felt petals

This is how it turned out!

A super closeup view of the pink felt flower diy with white center

3. Easy Loopy Felt Flower:

I made my own version of a daisy. White center, yellow petals. You can create them in any way you love.

1. Cut a piece of felt 3 1/4” wide by any length (depending on how big you want your flower, I used 25-Inches long).

Cutting a long strip of yellow felt

2. Fold it in half lengthwise.

Folding the yellow felt in half lengthwise

3. Cut little slits into the folded part of the felt towards the edge.

Cutting little slits into the folded yellow felt

4. Here again, you can create different effects on this part by varying how wide you cut the slits or even cut the slits at different angles for the petal shapes.

5. Repeat this process with a piece of felt 1 1/4” wide by any length (depending on how big you want your center, I used 5-Inches long).

Cutting little slits into the folded shorter white felt

6. Roll your center up from one end (you can glue it along the way if you feel more comfortable) till you like the size or until the end.

rolling the slitted strip
cut excess of white felt

7. Once you are happy with the size, glue the end to make sure it stays.

hot glue the end of the white felt
showing the pieces done

8. Right where the center ends, start rolling your flower up from one end and aligned to the base of the center until you are satisfied with the size or until the end of your piece.

start rolling the yellow slitted felt over the white felt with bottom edge aligned
rolling the yellow felt
finishing rolling the felt

9. Glue the end to secure it.

hot gluing the end of the yellow felt

10. Cut a circle of felt large enough to cover the back of your flower.

cutting a small felt circle

11. Apply a generous amount of glue to the back and affix the circle. Press them together well.

Applying a generous amount of glue to the back and affix the circle

There you go! Aren’t these so CUTE??? Loving my beautiful Felt Flowers so very much!

The cute yellow felt flower diy is finished

With this method, if you remove the white center and change the color you could get felt carnations or felt chrysanthemums.

A super closeup of the yellow daisy felt flower diy

This is why I love felt flowers so much!

Making the felt leaves.

1. Take a piece of green felt and hand-draw 2 curvy lines one against the other making sure the ends meet. On one of the ends make a small shape of a twig.

drawing a leaf shape on green felt

2. Draw and cut a few of these.

cutting the felt leaf

3. Using cardboard or another piece of green felt attach in a bunch of flowers and leaves as you like the best.

Imagination is the limit for your composition and color combinations of a cute bouquet.

an small arrangement of different felt flowers diy and green leaves

In my case, I made them to decorate my Rustic Spring Wreath which you can check out right here!

Crafting Tips

  • I’ve seen many people recommending using expensive wool felt available from shops like Etsy to make felt flowers.  You’re welcome to do this, but for simple designs, expensive wool felt doesn’t really make a discernible difference in the finished product. Just make sure it isn’t poor quality felt that feels cheap in your hands and pulls apart easily.
  • If you’re working with kids on this type of project who are not experienced with handling hot glue guns carefully, make sure you use a low-temperature glue gun and stay with them all the time until they handle it well. 
  • I recommend using a good sharp pair of scissors. But if you are working with kids then use snub-nosed, classroom scissors and be with them the whole time.

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a general view of the felt flowers diy bouquet.
a super closeup of the pink felt flowers and green leaves
A close view of the pink felt flower with white center, yellow daisy and white rosette

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you need to make felt flowers?

To make your felt flowers you will need different colors of felt. You’ll also need a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun, fabric glue, or needle and thread.

What kind of felt to use for flowers?

Well, I’m tempted to say any kind, but actually, it will depend on the project. Since most of my projects are for my own home, I use normal felt (wool felt if I find it at a good price) I find in my local craft stores. Felt comes in a variety of qualities so if you are using it to sell products, I recommend higher quality for durability.

What are the disadvantages of felt?

Some lightweight felt will be more stretching than the heavier ones, but compared to woven fabrics, felt tends to be quite stiffer and resistant. Felt doesn’t drape or flow, so it’s not the best choice for some fabric projects.

How do you stiffen felt for crafts?

You can spray a light layer of starch on your felt, and using a buffer cloth, iron it as normal. Do this on both sides of the felt until you reach the desired stiffness.

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How to make Easy and Cute Felt Flowers

Felt Flowers DIY: Step by Step guide to Felt Flowers 3 ways

Camila Rojas
Felt crafts are fun and easy. Learn how to make these cute felt flowers diy. These are great simple crafts you can use to decorate a room.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course DIY & Craft
Cuisine Easy Crafts
Servings 3 pieces

Equipment

  • Hot glue gun (low heat)
  • A pencil
  • Sharp pair of scissors

Ingredients
  

  • Felt in different colors approx 8×12
  • Round-shaped guide for perfect circles. I used a dish LOL

Instructions
 

1. SIMPLE FELT ROSETTE 1 COLOR

  • Start by tracing and cutting a felt circle. I used a soup dish as a guide. LOL.
  • Then with a pen trace a spiral from the edge towards the center.
  • Cut the spiral.
  • Starting at the outer end of the felt strip, fold the tip inwards and roll it on itself to secure well. You can use hot glue if you want to make sure it’s secure.
  • Start rolling up from the folded end. Place the rolled end upside down between your thumb and middle finger, roll it and add glue periodically till the whole flower is formed.
  • Place the rolled end upside down between your thumb and middle finger, roll it till the whole flower is formed.
  • Once your flower is rolled and ready, apply a generous amount of glue to the back and affix the small circle that you got at the inner end. Press them together well.
  • Cut any leftovers from the back cover.
  • There you go! You won’t get anything easier than this!
  • You can make variations of this flower. Wave along the edge of the circle and then the spiral to create a more Rose look.

2. FELT ROSSETTE WITH A CUTE CENTER

  • Repeat the 2 first steps from the previous rosette but this time let’s try making the spiral without tracing it with the pencil.
  • Then cut a piece of felt 1 1/4” wide by any length (depending on how big you want your flower, I used 6-Inches).
  • Fold it in half lengthwise.
  • Cut little slits into the folded part of the felt.
  • You can create different effects on this part by varying how wide you cut the slits.
  • Roll your flower center up from one end (you can glue it along the way) till you like the size of the center.
  • Then cut out the tip of the outer end, insert it between the folded end of your center and roll it securing it well between your fingers. You can use hot glue if you want to make sure it’s secure.
  • Place the rolled end upside down between your thumb and middle finger, roll it till the whole flower is formed.
  • Once your flower is rolled and ready, apply a generous amount of glue to the back and affix the small circle that you got at the inner end. Press them together well.
  • Cut any leftovers from the back cover if needed.

3. EASY LOOPY FELT FLOWER:

  • I made my own version of a daisy. White center, yellow petals. You can create them in any way you love.
  • Cut a piece of felt 3 1/4” wide by any length (depending on how big you want your flower, I used 25-Inches long).
  • Fold it in half lengthwise.
  • Cut little slits into the folded part of the felt towards the edge.
  • Here again, you can create different effects on this part by varying how wide you cut the slits or even cut the slits at different angles for the petal shapes.
  • Repeat this process with a piece of felt 1 1/4” wide by any length (depending on how big you want your center, I used 5-Inches long).
  • Roll your center up from one end (you can glue it along the way if you feel more comfortable) till you like the size or until the end.
  • Once you are happy with the size, glue the end to make sure it stays.
  • Right where the center ends, start rolling your flower up from one end and aligned to the base of the center until you are satisfied with the size or until the end of your piece.
  • Glue the end to secure it.
  • Cut a circle of felt large enough to cover the back of your flower.
  • Apply a generous amount of glue to the back and affix the circle. Press them together well.
  • The cute yellow felt flower is finished
  • With this method, if you remove the white center and change the color you could get felt carnations or felt chrysanthemums.

MAKING THE FELT LEAVES.

  • Take a piece of green felt and hand-draw 2 curvy lines one against the other making sure the ends meet. On one of the ends make a small shape of a twig.
  • Draw and cut a few of these.
  • Using cardboard or another piece of green felt attach in a bunch of flowers and leaves as you like the best.
  • Imagination is the limit for your composition and color combinations of a cute bouquet.
Keyword diy felt flowers, diy felt rossette, felt flowers diy, how to make felt flowers

Would you like another way to make super cute flowers? Check out my friend Karina’s Daisy paper flowers.

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