Thursday, October 16, 2008
These instructions are shamelessly adapted from those by Blair of Wise Craft, but the flowers have so much versatility! You could use them to decorate purses, as Blair has, or you can attach them to a wall decal as I have, below. The before & after with these great pops of color is pretty dramatic! (or so I think!). Of course, the DIY Wall Decal , DIY Upoholstered Headboard, hand-painted grey furniture, and DIY desk chandelier certainly play a role in this transformation, as well. Even with an artwork swap, it comes out awesome.
I'm really, really pleased with this update!
If you're interested in making other kinds of fabric flowers, check out my other tutorials below:
- BYOV's Chiffon & Tulle Flower Tutorial
- BYOV's Satin Rose Tutorial
- BYOV's Pointed Kanzashi Flower DIY
- BYOV's Fluffy Fabric Flower DIY
- BYOV's Melted-Edge Chiffon Flower
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for, the felt flower tutorial!
Some felt or fabric or clothing that you wish to cut up
The template from Wise Craft, although I made a bunch freehand in smaller sizes
Step 1: Cut Fabric Using Template
You'll need two larger and two smaller flower pieces.
Step 2: Fold Larger Pieces and Place Next to Each Other
Step 3: Fold Smaller Piece and Place Under & Over Larger Pieces
Step 4: Place Second Smaller Piece Under & Over Larger Pieces
It's easiest to think of this method like how you would close the bottom of a cardboard box. Each piece is under another piece, but over a different piece as well.
Step 5: Sew All Four Pieces Together
This can get tricky. I try to hold the four pieces together the best I can, and then sew them all together as quickly as possible.
Step 6: Finish
Wise Craft shows how to add a button center, attach a pin backing, etc. But for my purposes (as seen in the first photo of this post), my finishing technique is simply to fluff the flower and tape it to the wall using double-sided adhesive.