October 19, 2010

The Last Felt Flower

A couple of weeks ago I showed you how to make a fun felt flower on the autumn bloom belt.  Well, today I wanted to show you one more take on that flower.  I switched up a couple of things and I wanted to share it with you.  So, here's the last felt flower tutorial.  Then there will be no more.  I don't want to beat a dead horse.  (Okay I'm probably not beating a dead horse to you, but I feel like I've done a lot of felt stuff since my sister and I did a lot of it on our headbands.  Maybe I'm just talking to a dead horse...no that sounds worse.  Forget the dead horse.  Let's move on.  I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to have this many sentences between one set of parentheses anyhow.)


The flower making process is almost identical to the flowers on the autumn bloom belt, but I used pinking shears to cut the strip first.


Then I made my slits occur in the corners the pinking shears created.  See?  It makes for a really fine, consistent flower.  Then I rolled the flower as I did on the other tutorial. 


Lastly, I cut leaves from a large grograin ribbon and melted the edges so they wouldn't fray and so they'd look cool.


I like to use the same color felt as my base so that any of it shows, you won't really notice.  I glued the leaves down and then the flower.  Then I trimmed away the extra felt of the base.


I love the versatility of a good flower.  It can go on a headband, on a shirt as a pin, on a bag, on a belt, or pretty much anywhere you need it.  This light blue one kind of has a fun winter feel to it.


Sidenote: If you don't have a strip of felt as long as you need to make the size flower you want you can always piece together a few different strips and you'd never notice. Just a tip.

Thanks for dropping by.  Tomorrow I have a post that a lot of you have asked about.  My sister is going to show you how to give a little guy a good haircut.  See you then!

31 comments:

  1. Golly you are really amazing. I'm so sad about no more felt flowers....

    ReplyDelete
  2. That's such a cute flower and it's one I surely can manage to make! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. thats completely adorable, I love the little change you did to make it pop and stand out more! So great.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm in love with your flowers! Can you make me like 500 so I can put them on everything?

    ReplyDelete
  5. I never thought I NEEDED pinking shears, but now I definitely do!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is great! Thanks for the tutorial. I can see myself making many of these :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oooohhh....LOVE THIS ONE! And I was thinking "how on earth did she get every petal the same size?" Well, question answered. (in a completely genius way) And if there's a limit to words in between parentheses.....I'm in big trouble. Why was I not aware of this rule? Awesome, as usual.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love the new edges! Thanks for sharing. The horse is still alive!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I LOVE these! How cute would they be to add them to a gift? When I was expecting my first my mom wrapped up the present and put some headbands on top as the bows.
    Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to make one of these.

    justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Loooooove your felt flower!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is such a cool felt flower! Thanks for sharing!

    Just Better Together

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your conversation with yourself about the dead horse was really funny. I love this take on the felt flower. So easy but it looks time consuming at first glance. I really need to make me one!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great idea,thanks!
    Fantastich idee, zeer goede tutorial, dank je wel!

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is adorable! I love your unique spin on the rolled flower. So cute.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oooooh looks like you saved the best for last. I love this flower!

    Jordan
    thecountrychronicles.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I never would have thought to use pinking shears! Cool!

    ReplyDelete
  17. That is such a smart technique to get consistent petals! Thanks for the tip. I am making baby headbands today. :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I felt so silly after reading this!!
    I made the felt flower but wanted the rounded petals & I DID IT BY HAND!!!! when I could have used the pinking shears!!! duh!!! :)
    THank you!!! - now I have to go & make more for my little girls!!
    can't wait for your post tomorrow. I have totally mangled my boy's hair..

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi!

    It's the first time I visit your blog, and I loved it so much! I took one of your tutorials and I did my flower through it. You can see it in my last post, where you are, of course, featured.
    http://unvagalume.blogspot.com/2010/10/flores-pompon.html

    Have a nice day! I will follow you :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Beautiful! I loved the first flowers but I love this one even more! Time for me to go and buy pinking shears!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. You are so creative! Love your site and great instructions you share. Thanks a bunch!

    ReplyDelete
  22. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  23. its cute.....
    inspired me to make it... thenkyu! :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is such a great flower and tutorial. I've featured and linked to it in a Flower Roundup on my blog: http://kinzieskreations.blogspot.com/2010/11/diy-flower-roundup.html

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thanks you very much! Wonderful working..

    ReplyDelete
  26. I LOVE your flower and featured you on my Fabulous Fabric Flowers post!! Come by and say hi! :)
    http://kirstikoo.blogspot.com/2011/04/tons-of-fabulous-flower-tutorials.html

    ReplyDelete
  27. This flower is so very cute! I can not wait to make some for our daughters. I'm new to your blog as well, glad I found you!
    Sabrina
    http://4mykiddos.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. hot diggity!! You are so smart!! I LOVE it. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Your blog is one of my favorites and love these felt flowers. thank you! Pam (http://cubcreekart.weebly.com)

    ReplyDelete
  30. That's a lovely felt flower!Thanks for sharing!Love it!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for leaving a comment! If you are asking a question and you do NOT have your profile linked to your email address, I will respond in the comment section, so just come back to check it later. Thanks!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails