Thursday, 6 January 2011

An Easy Felt Flower to Make


These felt flowers are so easy to make. No sewing or glueing involved...!

You Will Need (For each flower)
two pieces of coloured felt (largest template is 9cms wide)
one button with a shank (see photo)
one pipe cleaner
two Pony Beads (optional)

Print out the two flower templates  (when a new page opens click on File and then Print) and cut them out as your patterns.
Pin pattern onto your felt and cut out your felt flowers - one of each size.



Fold each felt flower in four and nip off the point to make a small hole in the centre of the flower.



If you have a suitable punch, you can use that instead, to make the hole.






Lay your felt flowers on top of each other, the small one on top.
Take your button and push it through both holes, from the front.

Shank Button - this is a brass one, but any kind will do, as long as it has a shank.


Turn your flower over and then take your pipe cleaner and push it through the shank of the button, so about 2.5 cm is through.


Bend the short piece of the pipe cleaner over and twist it around the long piece.


Take your Pony Beads and thread them onto the pipe cleaner.

Finished Felt Flower!


Make a bunch of these Felt Flowers and put them in a jam jar. We used coloured cotton wool balls to pack around the stems.