Thursday, May 1, 2014

Felt Flower Tutorial

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My favorite felt craft has to be flowers -always beautiful and I love being able to use all the colors of Benzie's rainbow! These remind me of wildflowers -pretty, bright and whimsical -you'll be crafting up a whole bouquet in no time!

Handmade Felt Flowers by Benzie

DIY Felt Wildflowers by Benzie
Felt Flower Supplies and Tutorial

Supplies needed:
Benzie Felt (we love how Fern, Foxglove, Guava and Periwinkle look together)
Benzie PomPoms in Foxglove, Lemonade and Fern, 1cm and 2cm size
Oval Punch Dies from Shop We R
Wire flower stems
Hot glue

Die Cut Felt

First you'll going to want an nice pile of large and small ovals using your die cut machine and the Oval Punch Die. I love this die and find it quite versatile (check out our Succulent DIY -we can't stop using it!) -it makes so many at one time!

Felt fill stems for bouquets
To make filler stems and leaves on flowers you will use the large oval die -place a dot of glue on the bottom of the oval and pinch around the floral wire. Space to your liking. 

Felt Cosmos wildflower diy
These little flowers remind me of Cosmos -I love all the colors! We use our small 1cm felt balls and attach to floral wire with a little hot glue (you may want use a needle or an awl to pre-pierce a hole). We use 4 small ovals -place a bit of glue on the bottom and pinch along the base of the felt pom. 

Felt wildflower tutorial

Our large flowers used 12 large ovals total -but this can be varied to adjust the look and style of your bloom. The first layer uses 4 ovals -we pre-pinched each petal before attaching to the base. This helped form the flower.

Felt wildflower tutorial

To finish the flower keep adding ovals around the pom-pom -add a green leaf or two to finish it off!

DIY Felt flower bouquet

Don't forget to checkout We R Memory Keepers other diy's this week!

Aimee's Armoire
Benzie Design
Cokie Pop Paper
Cutesy Crafts
Ginger Snap Crafts
Gluesticks Blog
Kutz Paper Scissors
Making the World Cuter
Midwestern Girl
Missy Dear
One Scrappin Mama
Popsicle Toes
Pretty Providence
Scrap Time
Sew Craft Create
Snapping Monsters
The Creative Mom
Tried and true
We R Memory Keepers
Worley House

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