Felt Flowers Details + Clip Tutorial

Felt Flower Crown (57 of 58)0330 Today, I’m sharing all the details from my felt flower crown from yesterday!

Felt Flowers // Delia Creates Felt Flowers // Delia Creates 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. :)

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Here are the tutorials and materials break down for each of my flowers…

But first,

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

Felt Flowers // Delia Creates 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.

Felt: Georgia Peach (petals), Smoke (center), Loden (leaves).

*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.

Felt Flowers // Delia Creates CORAL AND YELLOW ANEMONE

Felt Flowers // Delia Creates 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).

Felt and Yarn: Shrimp (petals), Lemon Lime Twist (leaves), Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton Yarn in mustard (center).

*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 Felt Flowers // Delia Creates 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 Felt Flowers // Delia Creates 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.

Felt: Pink Grapefruit (petals), Raw Umber (leaves).

*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 Felt Flowers // Delia Creates Tutorial: Ranunculus tutorial from Something TurquoiseEucalyptus 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.

Felt and materials: Ivory vegan leather from Girl Charlee (petals), Raw Umber (leaves).

* I probably used a 1/4 of a yard worth of vegan leather scraps to make all three ranunculus flowers.

ROSE BUNDLE

Felt Flowers // Delia Creates After making some single flowers, I made a couple of bundles of flowers. This one consists of a pink rose, a white ranunculus, varying eucalyptus leaves, and some billy balls (tutorial coming soon!).

And here is a peek at the rest of the flowers and bundles all in one place…

Felt Flowers // Delia Creates

Felt Flowers // Delia Creates Once I was done making flowers, I added clips to all the backs.

FLOWER CLIP TUTORIAL Felt Flowers // Delia Creates 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.

Felt Flowers // Delia Creates Felt Flowers // Delia Creates 2. I cut small circular pieces of felt that could be easily concealed behind the flower.

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).

Felt Flowers // Delia Creates 4. I added glue to the back side of the felt and clip, then pressed it backside down onto the back of the flower.

The felt circle conceals the messy backside/underside of the flower, while making the clip a little more securely attached.

Felt Flowers // Delia Creates That’s it!

Clip into hair or onto a wire crown.

Felt Flowers // Delia Creates WIRE CROWN TUTORIAL

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.  Felt Flowers // Delia Creates Felt Flowers // Delia Creates Felt Flowers // Delia Creates

I think that’s about it. If you have more questions, please comment and I’ll try to answer there! :)

Felt Flowers // Delia Creates


Comments

  1. Danielle says

    Delia! It was really fun to meet you today! I am super impressed with your blog! Beautiful style and I love your pictures :0 ) I feel the need to go be creative myself now. These flower crowns would make great photo props for me!

    • says

      Thanks Charity! Very good question! I should add those details to the post, but to answer here as well… For the cabbage rose, it took almost a whole sheet of felt. I could get about two roses out of one felt sheet, and the anemones…probably three. I hope that helps!

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