Hello Sugar Bee Craft readers! This is Nancy from Small Things with Love and I am back, once again this month, with a felt project. It’s back to basics this month. I thought I would share a simple project–making a wrapped felt flower. This project can be used as an accessory or it can add embellishment to a larger project, like I did in this project. What is cool about this type of flower is that you can make single, double and triple wrapped flowers–all in the same way.
Here’s a look at what a single, double and triple wrapped felt flower looks like:
As you can see, as you add layers you add fullness (And color!)
So, get your felt out, because we are going to get busy making some felt wrapped flowers!
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Felt (I used acrylic for this project)
- First, depending on the amount of layers you want to do, cut circles of your felt in various sizes. (Clearly, the circles don’t have to be perfect). The biggest circle will be the dominant color, and the color on the outside of the flower.
- Next, starting at the edge of each circle, cut in a spiral until you reach the center. **Note–you can control what parts of the flower “stick up” by how thick you make your spiral. Very thin cut spiral will hide in the finished flower (like the white in the pink flower above. Thick cut spiral will stick out above. If you cut both spiral to be the same thickness, all colors will be at the same height.
- Next, grab the part of the spiral that was on the outside of the original circle. Line up all your layers, and, working from the bottom of the eventual flower, start wrapping.
- Once it is all wrapped up, hot glue the entire flower unto a piece of felt. Add hot glue to any part of the flower that remains loose.
Here are just a few of the flowers I have made with this technique:
Fun and pretty. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial–and that you find lots of places to add these fun and easy flowers!
Thanks, once again, to Mandy for having me. I’d love to connect with you in some way!
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- Felt Hexagon Coaster - January 4, 2014