Monday, January 17, 2011

Felt Roses

Flowers and felt—two of my favorite things.  I have been looking at lots of tutorials for making felt flowers, and trying lots of techniques, but I never really loved the way my flowers came out.  Often the flowers seemed really closed, or just didn’t really look like a rose to me (rose is the shape I was trying to replicate).  I stopped to think about how I wanted to create my rose so it looked just how I wanted it to look.  Here is what I came up with.
Supplies
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Low-melt glue gun
  • glue sticks
Directions
  1. Plug in your glue gun.
  2. Cut the felt into graduated circles.  I cut one 3 inch circle, one 3.5 inch circle, and one 4 inch circle (measurements do not have to be exact).
  3. Circles 2
  4. Cut from the edge to almost the center of one circle.  Move about 1/3 around the edge and repeat.  Make one more cut between the first two.  you should now have roughly 3 even petals attached to a very small center (these do NOT have to be exact).  Repeat for all three circles.
  5. Circles Cut
  6. Use your scissors to round the sharp corners.
  7. Petals
  8. Begin with the smallest circle.  Spread glue on the bottom half of one petal.  Roll it into the center of your rose.
  9. Glue Step 1Center
  10. Put a line of glue on the bottom edges of another petal.  Glue the petal around the center covering the edges with the new petal.
  11. Glue Step 2
    I forgot to take a picture before the 2nd petal, so this is the third.
    Center  1
  12. Put a line of glue on the bottom edges of your last petal.  Overlap the edges of the last petal you glued on, and glue in place.
  13. First Circle Done
  14. Glue the next circle around the first by gluing the bottom edge of each petal to your rose.
  15. Second Circle Done
  16. Repeat with your last circle.
  17. Finished
  18. Look at how pretty your rose is.  Take a picture.  Make more!
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For the small red roses, I used only two circles, one 2 inch circle, and one 2.5 inch circle.

28 comments:

  1. I haven't seen them made this way. They're lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. So pretty!! I think I know what I'll be doing during my snow day!

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  3. Very cute! I love how perfect they look. :) I'd love for you to link this up to my linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday!
    LittleEme.blogspot.com

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  4. Very fun!! I love it, and I am going to have to try it.

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  5. Thank you for the tutorial. I've been wanting to make felt roses like this!

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  6. Cute! I've never tried it this way before! They look very real, I'd looooove to see these on a headband!
    Amie @ http://kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com

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  7. These are so pretty~ and cozy for a wintery V-Day! :)

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  8. These are beautiful!! Can't wait to try it this way!

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  9. So pretty...I've just gotten into making rosettes and such with fabric...I'll add this to my to do list=) Thanks!

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  10. Hello! I found you through Somewhat Simple. I love these roses! I've seen a lot of felt flower tutorials, but these are absolutely the prettiest. I'm your newest follower!

    Kell

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  11. Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments. I love making something people appreciate!

    Thanks to everyone who follows (I am trying to reach 150 by July).

    Malory

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  12. These are darling, thanks for sharing

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  13. These are very sweet. I hadn't seen them made this way. I'm working on a Valentine's wreath with a bunch of felt flowers.

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  14. SO lovely. I seriously need to break the glue gun out & make some.

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  15. These look so pretty! I want to make some for my girls headbands now. Found you through Tatertods and Jello!

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  16. I've been looking for additional ways to make felt flowers. Thanks for the idea!

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  17. Wow, those are the prettiest felt roses I've seen yet!

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  18. They look great! I just became a follower. Thanks for sharing can't wait to give this a try! Blessings, Vicky

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  19. these are adorable! would love to have you link them up at my hair crap party

    http://kimboscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/01/hair-crap-linky-party.html

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  20. SO cute, I just made one! I think I'm going to make it a hair clip. Great tutorial! :)

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  21. This technique is different that what I've seen. I like how they turn out much more like this! Thanks so much for sharing!
    ~Mary
    www.thecraftygals.blogspot.com

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  22. Love this!! I featured it on my blog, thanks for the inspiration!

    Lois

    www.auntielolocrafts.blogspot.com

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  23. I have seen these made just by rolling the felt, but I love the way that you made them! Thanks for linking up to Fantastic Friday, I cannot wait to see what you have for this week!

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  24. I love this flower! Gorgeous!!!

    www.livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  25. I love these flowers. Great instructions. and detail. I can't wait to make some.

    www.blissfulmeandering.blogspot.com

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  26. Love these - so simple but really beautiful :)

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  27. Perfectly clear tutorial, thank you for that. I'm about to dive in so wish me luck!By!
    Ângela Santos
    Brazil

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