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 thoughts on “Tutorial: Felt Pom Pom Flower Thingamabobs

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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! :)

  5. 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. :)

  6. 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.

  7. 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. :)

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!)

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. 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!!!

  19. 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

  20. 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)

  21. 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!

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

  23. 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. :)

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