Felt Rosette Tutorial

I have my sister to thank for getting my mental gears turning regarding felt and flowers.  She posted pictures of this project and for some reason I couldn’t get it out of my head.  I’ve now created two holiday items using such flowers and before I share them with you I thought I’d do a quick tutorial that can be an easy reference.  Basically it’s the same as the book page rosettes I used to make this wreath and pomander I made last year, only made with felt.  Since the felt is thicker, this version is much faster.

So far the flowers I’m making have been relatively small, so I’ve started by cutting felt circles which are about 3 inches across.

Here is a possible source for your felt, a mossy green and antique white (Click the images to look at them)…

Moss Green Wool Felt Fabric

Antique White Felt Fabric

I’m going to add a clip to mine, so I also need a small felt circle cut.  In the larger circle, cut a spiral from the outer edge to the center of the circle.

Beginning with the outside end, carefully roll felt.

Continue rolling until you’re at the end of the felt.

Add some hot glue to the flower and fold the last bit of felt over the glue. (This is the back of the flower we’re looking at; the front is face down on my mat.)

If you want to add a leaf, dab more hot glue on one corner of the flower and attach it.  This is some faux suede May Arts leaf ribbon that I’m using (which I love).  You can order some here , make your own with felt, or do whatever you wish.

If you’re not using a clip with the flower, at this point you can glue it to whatever project you’re working on.

To add a clip to this rosette, take the second smaller felt circle and clip it inside the hair clip.  This will prevent the hot glue from making the clip stick together and become useless.  Add more hot glue to the bottom of the rosette and simply press it onto the hot glue.

Turn the flower right side up and add whatever detail you may wish to the center of the flower.

You’re done!  Up next:  see how I used these clips to make unique napkin rings for Thanksgiving dinner !

Hopeful Homemaker

A flower and a cutie

I ran across a really cute tutorial the other day and decided to give it a try.

It’s a felt dahlia.  I have a few ideas for making some and decided to experiment with some basic pink felt I had.

The tutorial calls for glue and a lot of drying time.  I decided to try a lot of pins and my sewing machine.  I think the project turned out really cute, but I had to add a lot more petals to cover the stitches.  I like it, but I prefer the more open flower in the tutorial, so I think I’ll have to break down and use glue on my next one.

Meanwhile, my three year old is pleased as punch with it, and I loved the way she started tipping her head from side to side while I took pictures and she tried to ignore her biggest brother.

Yeah, she’s cute.

Hopeful Homemaker

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