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.
Low-melt glue gun
Plug in your glue gun.
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).
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.
Use your scissors to round the sharp corners.
Begin with the smallest circle. Spread glue on the bottom half of one petal. Roll it into the center of your rose.
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.
I forgot to take a picture before the 2nd petal, so this is the third.
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.
Glue the next circle around the first by gluing the bottom edge of each petal to your rose.
Repeat with your last circle.
Look at how pretty your rose is. Take a picture. Make more!
For the small red roses, I used only two circles, one 2 inch circle, and one 2.5 inch circle.