Tutorial: Felt Rosettes


I am in love with these sweet little things. They are the most simple craft I’ve ever made and cost next to nothing (I think a sheet of felt at Michael’s is about 30 cents), but the finished product has such a big impact.

So easy, even little kids and cavemen can do it.


  • Craft felt
  • Scissors
  • Glue (craft or hot glue or whatever you have laying around the house)

Cut smallish squares out of felt (smallish? do you love my precise instructions?)

They fit in the palm of my hand. Is that a better illustration?

This is just to give you an idea of how to cut your felt… you don’t have to literally draw a swirly circle pattern thing on each square. Oh yeah, now cut the felt.

After you cut out the swirly circle pattern thing, take the outside end of your felt circle (it’ll make sense once you’re there) and start rolling it up toward the center. You’re going to do this sort of like how you roll a sleeping bag. If you have never rolled a sleeping bag, you’re just out of luck because I can’t come up with anything better to describe this process. Also, you’re missing out on some joyous times because camping is fun. I’m sorry.

Once you’re finished rolling the felt, dab a little glue to the remaining end and secure it to the bottom of the rosette. This step makes me happy each time I do it because the end of the felt fits perfectly at the bottom of the rosette. Again, you’ll see what I’m talking about when you get there. It’s magical and my OCD appreciates this.

Some more swirly scrappy circle things ready to be rolled like a sleeping bag and magically glued into rosettes. Man, I need to start writing poetry. These things just come to me.

(Hi, I’m corny.)

But really, these rosettes are versatile and can be glued into a little bundle on top of an alligator clip…

Or used as adorable little gift toppers…

Enjoy. :)

101 thoughts on “Tutorial: Felt Rosettes

  1. CUTE of course. Obvioussslyyyy. Uh I had something more exciting to say and I totally forgot :( fail.

    OH YEAH! Rolling sleeping bags is the worst. Especially the kind that you had to fit back into a SMALL BAG! So mean.

    Ps, Justin make my blog awesome?

  2. your cute craftiness freaks me out sometimes, it’s like whoa. seriously, i’m freaking SURROUNDED by you amazing people!
    i obviously need to get with the program.
    also? i’m charmed by your wit. and impressed with this posts photography!

  3. three things:

    1) your new blog look is FANtastic and lovely and just perfect for you. Major props to Justin… I am quite impressed!! I love it!!

    2) You are just a tad too crafty and talented and witty and funny. It’s making me rather envious. But I’m hopeful that we can remain friends. ;) (iloveyou)

    3) I am SO so glad you posted this, because I just bought a ton of felt to make a birthday banner for Rosalie and I have so much left over. Now I know what I shall do with it, because these are the cutest ever.

    The end.

  4. Miss Blur: You can find them for pretty cheap at Sally’s! That’s usually where I get mine… we have like 15 of those stores here in town, haha.

    Heather: That dress is flipping adorable!

  5. Hi, um, these are adorable. I think I’m going to name my unborn child “Mrs Priss” in your honour. Which could be awkward if I have a boy. Maybe “Felt Rosettes.” Actually, that suddenly just started sounding awkward too. I think my brain paused too long between “felt” and “Rosettes” and then wondered “Felt Rosette’s what?”
    I think I need a nap. And some rosettes.

  6. These are so cute. I have some felt too, so I think will try these out. Just found your blog from One Pretty Thing. You are funny. I think I’ll be back :)

  7. Hi! I love this tutorial. And you’re so funny. When I read your ‘About The Mrs’, I knew I’ve found a great blog! I’ll come back often ;)
    Would you mind if I linked this tutorial to my blog? My readers would LOVE it! Thanks :)

  8. These are just adorable! I always am on the lookout for something cute and easy to ‘gussy up’ for the this and that I make for my grandaughter. This is perfect! And looks so easy and fun to make! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Those are really fun. I keep picturing them on my little baby girl’s sweater! Or a head band! The possibilities are endless! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

    Love your blog, and your fabulous prissyness!

    Off topic…(but I read in your about me…)
    PS. I love vintage hankies! At our wedding we hand oodles of vintage hankies so that each female guest could take home their own hankie- and use it for the tears of joy during our ceremony, natch.

  10. Oh I meant to say this in the other comment post: other ideas for the felt rosettes can be pins/brooches, pen toppers (glue on top of a pen), and headbands. I’m definitely trying all of the above!

  11. super cute!! i’ve been crafting with felt like a madwoman lately – making poppy flower hair clips & decor for my little one’s upcoming first birthday party. these little roses are so cute! thanks for the tip! love it!


  12. i love this tutorial and your precise instructions =) i have so much excess craft felt lying around (bought the wrong kind a long time ago to try my hand at other felt crafts that required wool felt) and now i know what to do with it!

  13. Goodness, I think I died and went to heaven when I found your blog. Not only am I an Etsy addict, but I have a major thing for flowers and tutorials. And here they are…all wrapped into one.

    Thanks so much for posting this!

  14. i just randomly came across your blog and i love it! so crafty and random. anyway, i was completely inspired to make my own little rosettes. i have no clue what i’m going to do with them yet… but i’ll figure that out later.

  15. I love your pretty felted flowers. I’ve wanted to try this for awhile and appreciate the clear and simple tutorial you provided. I’ve heard of people using old sweaters to make felted flowers too so I will have to put this on my to-do list. TFS!

  16. You are SO MUCH FUN! I feel as though I received a GIFT this morning when I found your blog! Thanks for a super tutorial & I hope you won’t mind if I visit often AND link your blog on mine! SMILES! Kai (the craft-crazy Comanche)

  17. Thanks for this tutorial! I wouldn’t recomend drawing on the felt after the initial one. I drew about ten on yellow felt and now my flowers are wrecked with black smudges all over them :(

  18. These are so easy to make. I made yarn wreaths this year for Christmas. I must have made a hundred of these & put them on headbands, pins, bracelets, stockings…
    I went crazy!

  19. Totally cute will feature these on my blog http:kraftstreet.blogspot.com Check it out its called 24 Kraft Street!

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  21. Hi
    How do the centres stay intact? Do they not pop up after some time?

    Do you ever add more glue along the way than just at the end?

    Thanks! :)

  22. thanks so much for the tutorial, it was helpful for our craft night. I love really like your other tutorials and might have to give them a try in the near future.

  23. Great tutorial–I’ll definitely be adding more rosettes to my fascinators and hair clips from now on! I usually use a roll and sew method, but these seem so much easier.

  24. Oh my gosh, so easy! Thank you for posting this. I googled how to make felt rosettes, and found your blog. Super cute, thanks again!

  25. very cool :D

    also, if you start rolling the felt starting with the inside end it makes a slightly different shape, though you dont have that awesome little piece to cover the bottom.

    also, if, rather than smooth cuts, the cuts were wavy or some other pattern, it would give the flower a completely different look.

  26. when i made this and got to the end and understood the “fitting perfectly” comment you made i started cracking up. esp when you said your ocd appreciates it. i totally understood it. lol. oh by the way it turned out super cute so thanks for the idea and the laugh :)

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  29. Hi, just stumbled upon your site…love it! not only did i finally get how to attach shoe clips (your other post – thank you!), but i found these to be cute too… your witty and corny banter is LOL hilarious… :o)
    btw, when shoe clips are attached, isnt it uncomfortable when they touch the feet?

  30. I’m so glad I found this tutorial (and that I’ve had a chance to roll up a sleeping bag..lol). I am going to give this a try very soon. Megan

  31. What a great and easy way to make such elegant and beautiful flowers! Thank you for sharing!

  32. This is so easy and adorable. I am a preschool teacher and I have 11 little princesses in my class…I am going to make these for Christmas!!!!

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