Felt Flower Tutorial

Flowers, flowers, flowers…I just can’t get enough of flowers! And today, Cherie is sharing the most awesome bouquet of Felt Flowers around. Using three different techniques in bold and beautiful red, white and blue felt colors, not only are these flowers perfect for hair or an accessory on a shirt or bag…they are patriotic and ready to help you celebrate all of your 4th of July festivities! Enjoy!

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If your up for a super quick and easy craft these Felt Flowers are the perfect project for you!
I thought it would be super fun to make some red, white and blue flowers to put on a wreath.

These flowers would be cute in any size and could be used as a hair accessories or home decor too. They would even be fun to put on a brooch and pinned to a bag. Oh the possibilities!


  • Felt
  • Buttons (optional)
  • Needle and Thread
  • Hot Glue

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All the flowers I’m going to show you are made with a strip of felt. They are all stitched at the bottom and gathered. SIMPLE!

The first flower is made with a strip that is folded in half and cut about every 1/2″.

After you cut the strip, gather it at the bottom with your needle and thread.

Tie it in a knot after you have cinched it the way you want it.


I cut a felt circle just a little smaller than I wanted the flower to be and glued myย strip in a spiral to the felt circle.

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When it is all glued down it will look like this.

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I added a gold button. I couldn’t help myself!

Flower #2 is just cut with pinking shears.

Again gather the bottom with a needle and thread.

Hold on to the center of the flower and wrap the rest of the strip around until you get to the end.

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When you get to this point you can either glue it or stitch it into place.

Flower #3 is pretty much the same as #2, but I just cut the top into petal shapes. You could cut it into pointy petals or in a wave, whatever you want!

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Again I added a button! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have fun with this technique. ย The longer you make the strip the bigger the flower. This is a fun flower that you can just eye ball and go with the flow. You can have many flowers that look completely different using this same technique!

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Thank you Cherie! Thank you for sharing this fabulous felt flower tutorial with us today! Felt flowers are so popular right now and these flowers are some that are sure to be a favorite of all. I love that they can be used as a trendy hair accessory or a lovely embellishment on your favorite bag or top or even a decoration for your home!

Are you also a fan of flowers? Here are a few more incredibly cute flowers that you and all of the ladies in your home and life are sure to love!

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It’s all about flower power today, and The Ribbon Retreat has everything you need to complete your beautiful flower bouquet! We have ribbon, tulle, felt, gems and so so much more for you to complete all of the flowers you can imagine! Make sure to drop by our one stop crafty stop HERE to get all of your flower making supplies!

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  1. Pat C.
    Posted June 22, 2015 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Who knew what a difference pinking shears and petal cuts would make in the look of the more standard straight cuts into a folded strip of felt flowers?!? I love your new take on rolled felt flowers, Cherie! Just a change in felt color makes these flowers perfect for any holiday or season… or to coordinate with an outfit, whether on a headband/clip or as a brooch! And I also love your wreath-embellishment idea, Michelle!

    Just to confirm, the red and white felt are *not* folded first before cutting??

    Thanks for your wonderful tutorials, Cherie! xoxo

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 23, 2015 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

      Hi Pat! Thank you for your sweet comment. Isn’t felt so awesome and these flowers gorgeous? I also love the pinking shears look. No, she did not fold before cutting on the white and red…but she did on the blue one! Thank you Pat! Have a wonderful day! Michelle ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Pat C.
        Posted June 26, 2015 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

        Thanks, Michelle! xoxo

  2. Laura
    Posted June 29, 2015 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    How much felt did u use for each flower?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 3, 2015 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

      Hi Laura! Thank you for your question. Cherie used approximately 24″ felt strips to create each of the flowers. I hope this helps. Have a great day and thank you again! Michelle ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Posted June 29, 2015 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    This looks so amazing! I canโ€™t wait to try it. Pinned and tweeted! Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you, tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 29, 2015 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

      Hi Girls! Thank you so much for the pin and tweet! We will see you again soon! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Michelle ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Posted June 30, 2015 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Nice Tutorial!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 1, 2015 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

      Thank you! Have a great day! Michelle ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Rhonda
    Posted July 15, 2015 at 2:52 am | Permalink

    Very cute! What brand of pinking scissors did you use? Thanks.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 3, 2015 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

      Hi Rhonda! Thank you for your question. The pinking shears Cherie used are Fiskars. Thank you and have a wonderful day! Michelle ๐Ÿ™‚

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