Need a quick flower to add to a project? This one's for you. With a square of felt and a little bit of cutting, you can go from start to flower in about ten minutes. Now if you're like me, you may need to add a few minutes to find your scissors and glue gun, but that's another post...
To get started, you'll need the following supplies:
- Three pieces of felt or scraps, three separate colors (main, center and leaves)
- Hot glue gun, I prefer low temp
Note: If you're using scraps, you'll want a 6X6 piece of the main color, a 1X3 piece for the center and two 1 1/2 X 2 inch pieces for the leaves.
Prepare your center piece by running a line of hot glue along the long edge and folding the other edge over to form a strip. Press firmly to secure and let dry.
Cut your main piece from the large square of felt. Start on the outer edge and begin creating a spiral by cutting a circle, and then spiraling in about an inch from the cut edge until you reach the center. You'll be left with a little circle that is scrap. Next you'll want to scallop the edges, to do this, start in the center and create the scallops until you reach the end. Get creative and experiment while you're doing this! A deeper, shorter scallop will give you the look I've shown you today. A wider, flatter scallop can completely change the shape of your flower.
Cut two leaves from the green felt. I like to have pointy tips with a flat base, partly because those leaves take no time at all to cut out.
To assemble the flower, add a dab of glue to the end of the center piece, then fold over. Add a line of glue to the raw edge of the piece, and roll the strip up completely.
Add the flower petals by adding a dot of glue to the very center corner of your main piece of felt. Press the center onto the dot, aligning the raw felt edges. Add a line of glue along the bottom of the main piece and loosely roll the main piece around the center to attach the petals. Continue gluing sections until you've reached the end.
Add your leaves to the bottom of the flower and it's complete!