We’ve had the most beautiful week of weather here. It was so wonderful, but outside (at least around here) things are brown and ugly. Spring will hatch soon, but I am anxious to shake off winter and dive into the beautiful colors of spring. So, while outside is still brown, my house is bursting with spring thanks to these felt flower collages I made. They are simple, modern and add a much needed pop of spring to any space.
What is more, these felt flower collages combine my two favorite crafting supplies–felt and embroidery hoops. I love these craft supplies because they are inexpensive and you can do so much with them!
Ready to make some felt flower collages?
Supplies needed to make your own felt flower decor:
- Assorted Felt (a variety of springtime hues)
- Matching Embroidery Thread
- Embroidery Hoops (I used 4″ and 6″ hoops)
- White Scrap Fabric
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Most of the work required for completing this project is involved in making the little felt flowers. Also, since I wanted a variety of shapes and sizes of flowers I free-hand cut my pedals, so there is no template. But, don’t worry! You want each of your pedals to be roughly the same size and shape–no need to be perfect!
Here are the steps for making these pretty felt flowers: Cut, Stitch, Pull Tight and Secure.
- Cut. For each flower, cut 5 pedals that are basically the same size and shape. As you can see from my finished flowers, the shapes of the pedals can vary, but I like how the flowers look when I use a pedal sightly longer than it is thick and with a rounded top.
- Stitch. With needle and 1 strand of matching thread, stitch one long stitch along the bottom of each pedal. You will want to be stitching on each pedal in the same direction, so lay them out as pictured above.
- Pull Tight. Pull the thread tight and stitch through the 1st pedal again to make a circle.
- Secure. To finish off the flower, sew through the back several times and then tie off your thread.
Once the flowers are all made, you are almost done! All you have left to do is stretch the white fabric in the embroidery hoops, hot glue the flowers to the fabric and then trim the excess fabric from the edges of the embroidery hoop.
These cute felt flowers can, of course, be used in any number of ways. Especially with spring and Easter finally on the way, I plan on using these flowers in several projects. I hope you find a way to use them too!
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Nancy is the play-at-home mom of 3 little ones, ages 3 and under. When she gets a chance she blogs at dosmallthingswithlove.com about the intersection of motherhood and creativity. She has a special passion for embroidery, something she has been doing and experimenting with since she was a girl. A farm girl at heart, she now lives in Minneapolis and enjoys gardening, reading, stitching, traveling and painting. Most any day you can find her with a baby on her hip, barefoot, chasing her kids around the yard and eating beans fresh out of the garden.