Today, I’m sharing all the details from my felt flower crown from yesterday!
I mostly used tutorials from Something Turquoise who was my original inspiration for this project. I just love how pretty and artistic her flowers came out and wanted to make some too!
Felt flower making can be admittedly a pretty time consuming craft, but I also think it’s worth it. The more time and attention I took, and the more details I tried to add to the flowers, the more satisfied I was with the outcome. So my tip is to not cut corners! You will be a lot happier with your flowers if you take your time and pace yourself.
It probably took me about three nights and a nap time to get these all done. I found that it was a great way to unwind from the day. I’d put on a movie, plug in my hot glue gun, and settle into my crafting happy place. :)
Here are the tutorials and materials break down for each of my flowers…
NOTE: Material links link to the felt bundles I purchased (but you can purchase individual sheets). See color swatch pictures and enlarge them to find colors by name. (This post is not sponsored.)
Tip: Don’t skimp on the felt. Using a wool felt or a wool blend felt yields noticeably prettier results, so I highly recommend splurging a little. Not only is the look and feel better, but you get a better choice of colors. It’s definitely worth it! :)
PEACH AND GRAY ANEMONE
Tutorial: Felt Anemone tutorial from Something Turqouise (flower), Eucalyptus Leaves tutorial from Something Turquoise (leaves).
Changes to the tutorial: Instead of keeping the ends of the petals smooth, I cut them with an irregular wavy pattern. I didn’t have felt balls for the centers, so I tied a 3/8″ x 3 ” strip of charcoal felt into a knot and used the knot as the “ball and stem” to build the flower around.
*I would say I could get about 2-3 anemones out of one sheet of felt, and and about 4-5 leaf stems out of one sheet.
Tutorial: See my Felt and Yarn Anenome tutorial (flower). It is similar to the Peach Anemone but with changes to the center and petals. Eucalyptus Leaves tutorial from Something Turquoise (leaves).
*I would say I could get 2 anemone flowers out of one sheet of all wool felt, and 4-5 leaf stems from one wool blend sheet (the 100% wool sheets are a little smaller than the wool blends).
PINK CABBAGE ROSE Tutorial: Felt Cabbage Rose Tutorial from Something Turquoise (flower), Eucalyptus Leaves tutorial from Something Turquoise (leaves).
Felt: Melon (flower), Loden (leaves).
*One cabbage rose takes almost a full sheet of felt.
PINK ROSE Tutorial: Rose video tutorial (flower), Ranunculus tutorial from Something Turquoise (bud tutorial), Eucalyptus Leaves tutorial from Something Turquoise (leaves).
Changes to tutorial: I used a hot glue gun for the rose, instead of fabric glue. I nested the leaves closer together on the wire for the leaf stems.
*I would say I could get about 2-3 roses out of one sheet of felt, depending on how big I decided to make my roses and whether I was using the slightly smaller all wool sheets or the 8.5 x 11 inch sized wool blend sheets.
WHITE RANUNCULUS Tutorial: Ranunculus tutorial from Something Turquoise, Eucalyptus Leaves tutorial from Something Turquoise (leaves).
Changes to the tutorials: I used white vegan leather for the ranunculus petals instead of felt and I used a lot more petals than the felt version. I nested the leaves closer together on the wire for the leaf stems.
* I probably used a 1/4 of a yard worth of vegan leather scraps to make all three ranunculus flowers.
And here is a peek at the rest of the flowers and bundles all in one place…
FLOWER CLIP TUTORIAL 1. I cut the wires and stems down to about 1-2 inches from the base of the flower, and then curled the sharp ends under and toward the flower with pliers.
3. I cut a small slit close to one side and slid the alligator clip into the slit (I get my clips from Sally Hansen’s in a 100 piece box).
The felt circle conceals the messy backside/underside of the flower, while making the clip a little more securely attached.
Clip into hair or onto a wire crown.
I made this wire crown with some 16 gauge wire pieces bent into a circle fit to my head. I overlapped the ends over each other and wrapped them securely while keeping the ends as flat and tight as possible. Then I simply wrapped it tightly with floral tape. Easy peasy.
I think that’s about it. If you have more questions, please comment and I’ll try to answer there! :)