felt dahlia flower


I’ve been wanting to make more of these flowers ever since I made one a few months ago, but my plans always fell by the wayside. (along the wayside are also my plans for world domination and the best chocolate chip cookie recipe in the world, but what can you do?)

When I asked Sadie if she liked this flower, she said,”yeah…? It’s a circle.” Well said, darling.

Here’s how I made it!

You’ll need:
felt (I use a wool felt blend)
hot glue gun
pin back
scissors

First you’ll need to cut out a bunch of leaf shapes, mostly large pieces, plus a few small ones. I used this die on my Go Baby! cutter, which was great. I also cut out two 3″ circles with this die.

Then Cut the leaf pieces in half.

You won’t need this many small ones, but I wasn’t sure so I cut a bunch.

Then dab some hot glue in the center of the flat end of the petal. Squeeze the flat end together and let it dry.

Then dab some glue and fold back the two loose ends to create a petal that looks like this!

Keep gluing until you can glue them around the outside of the circle!

Then add another circle on top of the first circle.

I added a circle of small petals on top of the last circle, then made a tiny scalloped flower and glued that on top.

Then cut two slits on the other circle piece near the top, to fit the pin through. Put it through the slits, then dab some glue between the pin back and felt circle.

Then glue the pin circle to the back of the  flower, and you’re done! (well, except for picking off all the glue strings. Have fun with that)

You could of course add these to a headband or clip as well, and they’d be cute in any size!

Comments

  1. Wauw!!!!

  2. Really nice! And pretty simple, surprisingly.

  3. This is BEAUTIFUL! I can picture it with a mustard yellow scarf, or pinned to a winter hat :)

  4. Love it! Thanks!

  5. This is beautiful! I love working with felt!

  6. Thank you! I love all of the flower tutorials you’ve posted.

  7. Love!!! I’ve had that die on my wish list forever because you just keep coming up with awesome stuff to make with it :)

  8. Where can we buy a wool felt blend?

  9. So pretty!

  10. Gorgeous. So nice to see a flower that is a bit different from the pansy or rose style ones. I think it looks a bit more modern and funky.

  11. World domination! That’s awesome. I used to say I’d be a domestic goddess one day but we all know that’ll never happen.

    love the flower color choice!!

  12. Too dang cute. Love the color as well.

  13. Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Many blessings! <><

  14. This is a wonderful flower and excellent tutorial – thank you so much for sharing it! I will certainly use it.

  15. Thank you so much for that tutorial. I know my mum will love it and I know of a bag of mine which will love it too!

  16. Hi Jess!

    I’ve loved this project and i will post it in my blog as a weekend project, ok? I’ll link it to your blog and i’ll give you the credits, of course! :)

    Kisses and have a nice weekend,

    Pipinha

    (asnotasdapipinha.blogspot.com)

  17. Hi Jess,

    Love this flower. I’m an avid reader (I will figure out how to subscribe one day).

    Quick tip for those glue strings – take a hair dryer to all your finished projects – they’ll disappear :)

  18. I love this idea, it’s so cute, am definitely going to give it a try!

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  41. This is so cool. I used gold wrapping paper to make them and they came out wonderfully!
    http://craftsycreations.blogspot.com/2014/01/golden-paper-dahlias.html

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