Tutorial: Felt Pom Pom Flower Thingamabobs


I’ve been asked to give some instructions on how to make the felt pom-pom type flower thingamabobs I used on the yarn wrapped wreath a few weeks ago.

Note: They’re a lot easier to make than they seem.

Note: I need to just toss out that gross old glue gun already. You might gag when you see the photo below.

Note: It happens to be 1:00 in the morning and I’m in a zombie-like state, so pardon the mumbo jumbo ramblings. I was laying in bed and was all, “NEED TO DO POM-POM THINGAMABOB TUTORIAL OR WILL NEVER FALL ASLEEP”, so here I am.


  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Step 1:

Cut a strip of felt about 2 inches wide. The longer your strip is in length, the larger your flower will be.

Step 2:

Fold your strip in half and glue the edges together. Make sure ONLY to put your glue right at the edges, not in the center of your fold.

Step 3:

Cut little notches along the length of the felt, only going about halfway through to the other end. You’ll be cutting on the fold… WHERE YOU DIDN’T PUT ANY GLUE! Right? You listened to me before, right?

Step 4:

Start at one end of the strip and start rolling it up, like you would if you were rolling a sleeping bag. Dab a few dots of glue along the way to hold things in place.

This is the back of your flower. It doesn’t look perfect or pretty, but no one’s going to see it. Make sure you secure the outside edge with a generous amount of glue so it doesn’t unroll on you.

All done!

That’s it!

To make the larger white flower, I just made 2 strips of felt and went through the cutting and gluing steps. When I finished rolling the first strip, I glued on the 2nd strip and continued to roll it up. Does that make any sense? I hope so!

Use these little babies as gift toppers, brooches, shoe clips, hair clips, on wreaths, string them up as a garland… whatever you do, it’s going to be adorable. I love making these and you will too!

And now I sleep.

74 Comments Thus Far

  1. LOVE! Girl you are so flower talented it's crazy!

  2. Cute! But really the only thing I paid attention to was how fabulous your thumb nails looked!

  3. those are cool! i have had the uglist glue guns, one even caught on fire randomly. haha. i also like the title. thingamabobs, i wanted to type thingamajigs for some reason.

  4. These look great! Fun and easy to make. I think I might make some hair clips/headbands for my newly short hair!

  5. Tara, I knew you'd appreciate that! hahaha

  6. Amy, that sounds adorable! I'd love to see the finished product!

  7. These look great! Fun and easy to make. I think I might make some hair clips/headbands​ for my newly short hair!

  8. OMG! So cute and it looks so easy! Okay, I’m going to try this today :) Thanks!

  9. Thanks for sacrificing your sleep to share this cute flower with us. This is so cute and unbelievably easy. I can’t wait to make my own!

  10. So glad you posted this! I was looking for tutorials on these flowers and couldn’t find one.

  11. Thank you Morgan! I just bought all the supplies to make a yarn wreath and now this will help. Just wanted to say that I’ve been following your blog for awhile now and never commented. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and delivery of Jack!

  12. Thingamabobs, I love you. :) Now, SLEEP!

  13. I have made these with a needle and thread but it’s a pain. I am going to try with the all might glue gun! :)

  14. those are super cute! and they look so easy to do! Felt is now on my shopping list next time I hit up Michaels!

  15. Thank you!! I was wondering about those flowers… love them!

  16. My glue gun looks pretty much the same. But if you really want a new one they actually are pretty cheap. So I saw these headbands in the dollar section at Target yesterday and they basically take the yarn wrapping idea, but do it with ribbon. So more ideas for you… Ribbon wrapped wreath or yarn wrapped head bands for Maddie with these cute felt flowers. :)

  17. I want to make a bajillion of these! So cute!

  18. Wow, so easy. Thanks!

    By the way, Martha Stewart’s glue gun at Michael’s is really cute, affordable (especially with a 40% off coupon), and has two heat settings. I highly recommend it.

  19. all of your craftiness is always so inspiring to me :) thanks for taking the time to share with us.

  20. You rock! I love your touts! Haha!

  21. Yay!! Thank you!

  22. Super cute…these are totally going on a hair clip for my or my chicks hair!

  23. Wow! That’s a LOT easier than I thought it would be.

  24. thanks so much for sharing! they are adorable and SO easy to make!

  25. my glue gun looks exactly like that.actually.its worse..they look like that when they are well loved :)..great tutorial!

  26. my glue gun looks exactly like that.actually.i​ts worse..they look like that when they are well loved :)..great tutorial!

  27. I think these are so cute. I have made the one on Living with Punks, but I love this one too! And it’s so pretty on the wreath on the black frame. And the name…awesome. :)

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  29. I absolutely love this – and your blog as a whole! Seriously, I get so excited every time you post something crafty because they always look like things I can do – even if I can’t quite replicate the awesomeness!

  30. I love these, I don’t have a glue gun, so I used fabri-tac glue. worked great! now I am off to make 100 more!

  31. Really cute! I made a similar tutorial last month. Great minds think alike! :)

  32. Ohhhh… thank you! Can’t wait to make these. Time– time .. where are you??? :)

  33. Thank you, thank you, thank you for these simple, cute tutorials. I have done a few and they turn out great.

  34. Ha! I just made one with a scrap of felt I had – I love how fun and easy they are…wow, I need to go stock up on felt BIG TIME. I also love you for crazy late night escapades – I’m so guilty of these – especially when pre menstral (which is obviously not the case with you!)

  35. Wow! I tried this and ended up making a whole whack of ’em as pins for all the girls for Valentine’s day. So easy, cheap AND adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  36. this is so cute! I love finding flower tutorials. Seems simple & easy :) I want to make a bouquet!

  37. I absolutely love these adorable wreaths! Thank you for sharing your tutorial for the pom pom flowers and the wreaths. I cannot wait to get started on my own–It will look great on my door!

  38. So glad you posted this! I was wondering how you did these and since I’m a fellow yarn wreath addict I was very appreciative! I just finished up my Spring front door wreath using mainly this style. Now I need to stop being so lazy and do leaves!

  39. thanks SO much for sharing!!!!

  40. […] used the tutorial from Mrs. Priss found here for the wreath. I made the little pom-pom flowers from this tutorial. My wreath is 12″ and took about an hour to wrap (while watching a Glee marathon!). The great […]

  41. […] to Mrs. Priss for showing us all how to do […]

  42. These are so cute and SO easy to make. I’m trying to restrain myself from putting them on everything. Thank you for posting!

  43. […] Felt Pom Pom Flower Thingamabobs by Mrs. Priss […]

  44. great post! totally understand the “gotta do before I can sleep” thing! thanks so much for sharing

  45. My girlfriends and I got together for a day of crafty fun. On the menu? Yarn wreaths and cute felt flowers (we were drawn to yours from pinterest). We stood around our iphones, following your tutorial for pom pom flowers and made them like mad women once we discovered how simple and amazing they are. Thank you for the inspiration and direction! Your pom pom felt flowers are now gracing 3 homes in the Reno, NV area.

  46. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for this tutorial. These flowers are awesome and will look so cute on my wreath. I will definitely give you a shout out so everyone knows where I got this idea from on my blog. Again, thank you!

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  48. must go buy felt right now… or at least some time this week!! :) great idea

  49. […] looked at quite a few different tutorials for different kind of felt flowers but felt like this one was the easiest and sturdiest- two year old hands are far from gentle. . […]

  50. Funny story.. I have the same glue gun… and it looks just as gross! But I just keep on using it! For $3.00… who cares! Love the flowers!

  51. These are so amazing and cute and simple!!! OMG!! So easy its crazy!! I’m going crazy making them and the only thing that’s stopping me is my fear of my hot glue gun (It’s mini so I tend to get burnt more often)!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  52. So glad I found your mum tutorial. I love making yarn wreaths and want to make a fall wreath for teacher appreciation. I have been searching for felt mum tutorials and this is the best one yet!

  53. AHHHHH!!!! I’m back. If you noticed, I made a comment up there ^^ not 2 comments ago. Sorry for coming back again, but I need help. I am not really a wreath person, so what the flip do I do with these flowers?? I am a teenage girl so I’m not really going to be putting these all over my wardrobe because they look more suited for small children…. But if you can prove otherwise, PLEASE DO!!!! Thanks…. :0

  54. […] these felt, loopy embellishments for quite a while, but haven’t actually MADE any yet. (original from pinterest) But with some leftover felt from another project, I finally settled down to create! It was super […]

  55. […] I was searching for new ways to make felt flowers I ran across yet another crafty blog…Mrs Priss.  Here she gives a great tutorial on how to make felt mums.  She calls them pom poms but I needed […]

  56. I found this tutorial on Pinterest a month or so ago. Bought my felt today, and I’m off!!!! THANK YOU for an awesome tutorial.

    Btw, your glue gun looks clean next to mine!!!! ;0)

  57. This tutorial makes me giddy with excitement to try this. I have some great scraps left over from some halloween costumes and I can’t wait to try these! They are so cute, and I love all the different styles you’ve tried! Thanks for the inspiration!

  58. […] see that I used one of my first black, felt flowers. I learned how to do those flowers from this website. It’s fun to experiment with this felt flower tutorial; the flower will take a completely […]

  59. […] combination of your choice. If you only want one type, that’s fine too. I made rosettes, a pom pom, and an 8 petaled flower. To make the flowers, I used ivory fleece for the rosettes and scraps of […]

  60. I love all your projects and they are super cute. I did the pom pom felt flower in a slightly different way according to another tutorial I found and made a bib necklace out of it. Just sharing it here http://phattgurll.blogspot.com/2012/02/colour-block-bib-necklace.html

  61. These are great!! I am definitely going to try this! They seem fairly easy and are so pretty!

    I would love for you to stop by and link this up!

  62. Hey I am so glad you taught me how to make these and that you linked up to last weeks party! I wanted to let you know that you are featured on our blog party this week! Stop by and check it out and link up some more great stuff!


  63. […] 2: Make the felt flowers. You can find instructions for those HERE. I absolutely love these flowers; so very cute. The big flower is made with long strips of yellow, […]

  64. Thank you for coming by my log. I so appreciate this tutorial and absolutely love these cute felt flowers. Love your creativity!

  65. […] giving credit where credit is due.. I need to mention Mrs. Priss and her Felt Pom Pom thingamabobs.. If you don’t read her – you should. She’s so fun and creative. Also, her […]

  66. […] time I have and what my craft limits are.  I used this blog tutorial for the jute base and then this tutorial for the felt […]

  67. […] It was easy peasy, and I plus was I already had all the supplies on hand! I used the tutorial from here. […]

  68. Hey! I love your tutorials and I love your blog! You have such a lovely family. Your kids are so lucky to have you as their mother. :)

  69. Oh man, I just pinned like five of your different fabric flower tutorials; they are all so amazing! They turned out super cute, thanks for sharing the steps! I’m your newest follower now :-)

  70. […] It was easy peasy, and big plus was I already had all the supplies on hand! I used the tutorial from here. […]

  71. […] land.  And I want to make them ALL!  But I digress, as usual.  I decided to go with the rolled pom pom from Mrs. Priss and Make It and Love It’s dainty flower. These too were very easy to […]

  72. Just wanted to Thank you for your easy peasy tutorial. I too made a wreath using your technique. Just wanted to let you know I linked back to you on a recent post. Come check it out:


    Btw- you’ve got a new follower =)

    Sapphire @ Life with My Pollitos

  73. […] combination of your choice. If you only want one type, that’s fine too. I made rosettes, a pom pom, and an 8 petaled flower. To make the flowers, I used ivory fleece for the rosettes and scraps of […]