Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sweet Felt Roses~Tutorial

I've been making a lot of felt flowers lately!
My friends keep asking how I make the cute
little roses, so I thought I'd share this
with YOU too!

They're very easy, it's also a GREAT way to use up
some of my felt scraps!  Believe me, if there's a way
to simplify a pattern, I'll find it!!!

What you'll need:
  • scissors
  • assorted felt colors for flowers (green for leaves)
  • Tacky glue (or glue gun)
  • a CD (for pattern)
  • skewers (for flower stems)
  • buttons (to embellish with)
  • glitter


1. I don't take time to trace, I just cut around the CD.



 Notice it's not totally perfect...(it's okay, REALLY)!



2. I cut aprox. a 1/2 inch spiral all the way around,
until I get a small circle about the size of a quarter!



3. Now the fun begins!



4. Start with the point of the spiral, and tightly
wind it around and around, keeping the bottom
flat, the top will be a little bit looser.



5. Wound tight and the bottom is flat!



6. I place the tacky glue right on the flower, and use my finger
to smear it over the flower evenly, then I place the round
bottom piece over it and press down tight!


It will look like a lot like this!!!
Now, this is when I stick the skewer inside.
it's kind of hard to make the hole, just
make sure it's in the center, and use tacky glue
to hold it tight!



Remember I told you, I will ALWAYS
simplify whenever possible...:)

These leaves are the easiest!
No pattern necessary, just cut two leaf
shapes, with a narrow center and tie
them in a knot around the skewer!

Easy peasy!


Now for the fun part!!!

BUTTONS & GLITTER!



I looove how sweet the pearl looks!



Simply adorable!



You can also make other simple felt flowers to add
to your bouquet!



Notice, I've played around with different leaves? I
really think the way I show you up above is the
easiest! :)

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

I'm linking with Kathleen at Faded Charm

and

Cindy's blog, My Romantic Home

Please visit as many of the participants that
you can, they have some fabulous
posts to share with YOU!

Thank so much for visiting,
and I'd looove it, if You'd
FOLLOW ME!

Always, Debbie~

11 comments:

Crystal said...

Wow....that was easy!!!! I'll have to make some of these too!! I'm going to have flowers....EVERYWHERE!!! LOL

De tout, de rien said...

Love!!!

victoriantailor said...

Very good, love the sparkles on the flowers, Celeste, thevictoriantailor.com

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

thanks for visiting me. these blooms are adorable--what a sweet tutorial!

following.

michele

Olivia said...

Oh my gosh! ADORABLE! Love it.
Hugs,
Olivia

Shelia said...

Hi Debbie! Oh, this is so darling! I've made roses like this using book pages. I made a wreath and it took forever! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sana said...

wow, its so easy and so effortless, i really love the idea of making flowers myself and putting them in the vase.. they look so cute

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Simply Bungalow said...

SO sweet. Can't wait to try these.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is so beautiful. Have a lovely weekend! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Those are so pretty! Thanks for giving such good directions! Happy Easter!

The Tablescaper said...

I'm so happy that you joined Seasonal Sundays as now I'm enjoying wondering around you wonderful blog. Terrific instructions. These look wonderful.

- The Tablescaper