Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pretty, Purple Flower Tutorial

Yesterday since I had the day off, I decided to work on a Springy project, as it was snowing outside.  I haven't finished it quite yet, it's taken quite a bit longer than I thought it would have!  I did finish part of it that I wanted to share with you:)

I bet you can guess what it might be from the title of this post!  If you guess a fabulous felt flower you are correct!  I found a tutorial to make this flower on good ole Pinterest, my new, dearest love. 

Isn't it cute?
I thought that I would share with you what I did to make this lovely flower!



You will need:
Felt sheets (color that you desire)
Thread and needle
Circle templates (3" circle and 2.25" circle)
Permanent marker
Scissors



Step 1: I went onto Microsoft Word and clicked on the shapes section on the formatting palette.  Make 2 different sized circle, one bigger than the other.  I printed those circles on a thicker computer paper, but regular computer paper would work fine also.
Nothing fancy, but it worked out perfectly:)
The biggest circle was 3" and the smaller one was 2.25".   Cut the circles out. You are going to use the larger circle as the base for your flower and the smaller one for the petals.

Step 2: Use the templates to trace circles onto the sheet of felt.  You will need 15 smaller circles and 1 bigger circle.

Cut out the circles


Step 3:  Fold the smaller circle in half and then in half again.  It will split the circle into fourths.

This is what it should look like.
Step 4:  Line up the outer side of the smaller circle with the outer side of the larger circle.  Then grab your needle and thread and sew your "petal" onto the circle.
Line up the outer side of the smaller circle with the outer side of the bigger circle.

Sew the "petal" onto the larger circle.
Continue to sew on the rest of your "petals". Once the petals have completely filled up the outside of the circle, then just start to stack and overlap the petals more on the inside of the circle to cover up the base.

Start to fill in the "petals" on the inside of the base.
Your flower should look something like this when you finish it:)

It's Finished:)

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it will help you with making your own felt flowerStop back to see what I will be using this for.  I can't wait to get it completely finished and put altogether:)


Until next time!!!!


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10 comments:

  1. I wanted to come by and thank you for your heart felt comment on my weight loss post on KIm's blog. Your suppport means the world to me xoxoxo Hanna New follower here. LOve this DIY:)

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    1. Awww...thanks Hanna! I'm glad your a new follower to The Blooming Daisy:)

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  2. Aaaaah! This is a wonderful DIY and I'm crazy about the gorgeous dark posh shade of purple that you used! Thank you for your sweet comment on my umbrella gift box :)

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    1. I was glad that I saw your detailed wrapping paper! It gives me some wonderful ideas to make my own:) Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Thanks for visiting my blog!! Love all of your ideas and recipes. I definitely want to try out this flower tutorial! So cute!

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    1. Amber, it's really a pretty easy and inexpensive project:)

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