These fantastic felt flowers are one of the latest makes for the craft stall at the school summer fete.
These pretty little makes are very easy and quick to do. This was our best attended craft session and we have lots, all ready for eager little or big girls to buy!
If you want to make one and this would be great craft activity to do with children, here's how you do it:
You will need: felt, something circular to draw around, scissors & matching thread, hair clip or band
1. Using a pencil draw around a circle, I used the top of an old baby bottle, but a small glass would work as well, you can use any size circle to start with -
the smaller the circle the smaller the finished flower.
2. Cut the circle out, if you use pinking shears the finished flower will look like the blue & yellow ones in the first picture, if you use normal scissors your flower will look like the yellow one.
3. Cut inside the circle to create a spiral, leaving a small bit at the end, this will form the base on which the flower sits.
4. Starting at the outside edge (as shown by the pin on the photo) roll the felt up,
5. Stop it unrolling by pinning it and then sew the bottom together
|looking at it from the top|
|looking at it from the bottom|
I used contrasting thread to show in the photo, you would use matching thread to look nicer!
6. Attach (sew or glue) securely to a hair band or clip or whatever you fancy. Larger felt flowers would look gorgeous as rings, there are lots of creative possibilities!
Don't they all look fabulous?
Which one would you buy?