Who doesn’t love flowers, especially flowers that don’t wilt. These felt flowers would be the prefect accessory for a cork board, plus you can do them in three different sizes. You could also use these flowers to decorate a headband or a hair clip. The flowers would be great for a broach or a felt flower wreath. I’ve even thought about using the smallest flower to embroider a 18 inch doll dress.
One of the best things about this pattern is it’s a no sew pattern. That makes it perfect if you don’t like to sew.
When making the flowers you use two colors of felt and a button of whatever size you like. I like to do a dark green for the leaf and the flower in a bright color. But, you could do any color for either flower or leaf piece. The same is with the button, you can do any size and color you want for the flower. I will put what size of buttons I use for each of the flowers under the picture below. The great thing about these felt flowers is that you can make them in just a couple simple steps.
The large flower has a 3/4″ button. The medium flower has a 1/2″ button. The small flower has a 3/8″ button.
Here are the flowers sizes. The large flower is approx. 3″ wide. The medium flower is approx. 2 1/8″ wide. The small flower is approx. 1 1/4″ wide
You can also experiment with different color combinations with the flowers and leafs. Like, an orange leaf with a hot pink flower and orange button, or a hot pink leaf with an orange flower and hot pink button.
What different kinds of felt are there?
When doing felt crafts there are different kinds of felt. These are the three main types of felt.
The felt you can buy from the craft store is acrylic felt. Plastic and synthetic material is used in making acrylic felt. Also, this is the cheapest felt you can buy and this is what I use and I’ve never had any problems with it. I know a lot of crafters do not like acrylic felt, but I love it. Yes, it may be a little thinner than other felts, but to me it works great.
100% wool felt is the second felt. Wool felt is more expensive, but it’s said to be more durable than acrylic. Some say you can even wash wool felt, but I’ve never washed any felt so I don’t know.
The last felt is wool blend felt. Wool blend felt is a blend of wool and rayon. This felt is durable and it’s more affordable than the 100% wool felt.
You can use whatever felt you prefer for your crafts. When crafting there really is no right or wrong way, it just come down to preference. Right now I have been using acrylic felt, but I may get into using a more expensive wool or wool blend felt. But, acrylic felt is a really good starting felt. Because it’s the most affordable felt so you don’t have to spend tons of money on something you may not enjoy.
Plus, using acrylic felt is perfect if you need an affordable craft for kids.
Commonly asked questions about felt
I thought I’d answer a few question commonly asked about felt.
Does felt have a right or wrong side? No, felt doesn’t has a right or wrong side, since felt is non woven. So, when you go to sew two pieces of felt together, you can sew the felt with either sides facing together.
What felt should I use for my project? This question’s easy to answer, It’s entirely up to you. You can use more expensive felt or you can use more affordable felt, whatever fits your budget.
What can you make with felt? You can make a variety of different things with felt. Here are a few things, plush toys, coasters, magnets, gift tags, ornaments, bookmarks, key chains, felt appliques, and that’s just to name a few. There are many other things you can make with felt.
Do you need a sewing machine? No, you do not need a sewing machine, because you can hand sew the felt projects. I prefer to hand sew my felt crafts.
Can you hot glue felt instead of sewing it? Yes, in fact this pattern is a no sew pattern. You use hot glue, instead of sewing the pieces together.
What is the softest type of felt? The softest felt is 100% wool felt, because it is made with merino wool.
Here are what you need to make the felt flowers.
- 12″ by 9″ felt sheets in a couple of colors
- Hot glue gun
- Buttons in different sizes
- You can purchase the ad-free, downloadable, printable PDF pattern in my Etsy shop Here Thank you so much for your support!
Also, the free printable flower template you print out is right below.
Step 1: First, cut out one flower and one leaf piece.
Step 2: Hot glue the felt flower piece on the leaf piece.
Step 3: Pick out the button you like for the center, now glue the button to the center of the flower piece.
Now, you have a finished flower. Thank you for looking at this easy no sew DIY felt flowers tutorial.
Extra: If you do not want to hot glue the flower, you can just stitch the felt together by sewing the button on the felt and stitching through the two layers of felt.
Also, be sure to check out all my other felt patterns
- Easy DIY Felt Bunny Sewing Pattern: Free Printable Template
- Easy Easter Egg Felt Pattern: Free Printable Template