Classic Felt Flowers – Tutorial

First of all, I have to give credit where credit is due. This amazing lady inspired me to try my hand at a different type of flower than usual, and I sort of switched it up a little to make it my own. Enjoy!

Now, I know I say this pretty much every time, but I LOVE THESE FLOWERS. I would jump into a big pile of them, roll around, toss them joyfully into the air and have them flutter down all around me, I adore them so much. (I’m weird, but that’s why you love me.)


  • Felt
  • Glue (I used a hot glue gun because I apparently like the excruciating 5 second pain it causes my fingertips, but try whatever you have on hand)
  • Center: A cute button, vintage earring, cluster of beads… other ideas?
  • Backing: Alligator clip, pin back, headband, etc.
  • This is another versatile craft and you can pretty much glue it to anything. Use it as a gift topper, maybe? OMG CUTE.
  • Also, notice how I didn’t say ‘needle and thread’?? These little babies are no-sew!


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75 thoughts on “Classic Felt Flowers – Tutorial

  1. You girls are really sweet and encouraging… thank you so much!

    Rachel – I found them at Joann’s in the button aisle, and they come in a pack of 3. :)

  2. omgo(r)sh!!! this are so much easier than i thought they might be! the only thing that could make it easier is if you had a pdf of the petal shape for me to copy LOL!! i really love the center button you used, i think i want to try!

  3. Martha Stewart always has a bowl of cold water nearby whenever she uses a hot glue gun. She has mentioned this many times……..just in case hot glue get on her fingers, she dips her fingers immediately into the bowl of cold water. p.s. Love, love this DIY!!

  4. I love this tutorial. I have tried it and it is sooooooo easy.

    and I also like the way you explain about the glue gun
    “Glue (I used a hot glue gun because I apparently like the excruciating 5 second pain it causes my fingertips, but try whatever you have on hand)”

    I also like the feel of it :))

  5. These are cute and seem easy enough… BUT where’s the tut for the awesome flower that Miss Madeline was wearing (head band?) in your previous post? Can’t wait to see that one. Thank you for sharing! Great blog.

  6. Just used this tutorial to make a fabulous headband. So fun, easy, and adorable. I put a cluster of glass beads and crystals in the center with a folded piece of tulle. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love these. I made them tonight and put a tutorial on my blog and linked back to you. What I really wanna know is, that necklace! Im druling over it. I love it. where did you get the stuff to make it? or can you sell me one?

  8. Thanks Tiffany! I found that little pendant at Michael’s in the jewelry section, actually! It was so simple to make… I just put it on an old necklace chain and I was good to go. I gave it as a gift or I would definitely have sent it your way… sorry!

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  10. I seem to collect cute fabric floral tutes but I have yet to do one. Maybe I’m starting an internet collection. At least this one won’t take up any room.LOL

  11. Muchas gracias por el tutorial, aún no me he atrevido a hacer nada en fieltro, pero voy a empezar con esta flor. Muchas gracias!!

  12. First tutorial I’ve seen on felt flowers that I will actually use! So elegant and pretty! Thanks a ton!

  13. where did you find such pretty colors of felt? I searched joann’s website and they just had the bright bold colors.

  14. @Lynn: I buy all the pretty felt from an Etsy shop called Giant Dwarf. It costs a little more than the regular craft store kind, but it’s SOOO much easier to work with. It’s totally worth the money!

  15. I just stumbled across your blog love it!!!!! You have inspired me I just started my first yarn wreath and love it!

  16. These look absolutely beautiful, but I’m worried about using glue in place of a needle and thread. Will these hold up?

  17. Meredith, Thank you! They hold up just fine with hot glue! Feel free to hand sew them though. I usually do that when I have more time.

  18. Diane: Yes, I just freehand everything. :) Same goes for the rolled flowers you asked about!

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  20. These are too cute, Perfect for napkin rings! Any chance you want to share a stencil for the petals (small and big)? Pretty please? I’m a horrible free-hand drawer but these are just so cute… and I even found the buttons.

  21. Jennifer, thank you so much for the sweet compliment! These would make adorable napkin rings! I’ll work on getting a template up… I know I’ve said that for over a year now, but I promise I will soon!

  22. i love these! thank you so much for sharing and the great tutorial! well done! they would look great on a wool coat or a hat. well no, not a hat. (can you tell me why we dont wear wonderful hats anymore?)

  23. I loved the tutorial! Very simple and I’m thinking about posting on my blog too. But hey, the small circle is for what? o.o

  24. I am all over this! I just got several pairs of earrings at a garage sale yesterday that will be perfect. One for me and one for that other lucky person!

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