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After buying some felt flowers to make napkin rings recently, I decided to start playing around with felt and to see what I could come up with on my own. These felt flowers are the perfect quick and fun craft for any age.
Felt in a variety of colors
Coordinating small buttons
Coordinating embroidery floss and sewing needle
Pen or pencil
Safety pin (optional)
Step 1: Download and print out the free flower template.
The template comes as a pdf file. Just download it and print it out.
Step 2: Cut out the templates. Place the template pieces onto the felt and trace around them.
My daughter was so excited that she rushed straight for a giant green marker. I recommend using a pencil for a fine line that won’t show later on. If, however, your excitement gets the better of you too, just make sure to layer the flower pieces with any remaining marker lines facing towards the back.
Step 3: Cut out the flower pieces.
Step 4: Layer the flower pieces with two large pieces behind and one small piece on top.
Each flower is made from two large pieces and one small piece. You can mix colors or not depending on the look you’re going for. When I layer the large pieces, I rotate the second one so that it’s slightly offset. This way the second piece doesn’t hid the first piece.
Step 5: Use the embroidery thread to sew a button on the center of the layered felt pieces.
My local craft store was out of pin backs, so I opted for a safety pin instead. Sew down the half with the cap, as you’ll want the sharp pin half available to put through your jacket or shirt or tote bag.
Have fun making your flowers!