Saturday, July 24, 2010

Felted Flower Tutorial

These felted flowers are simple to put together and can be used to decorate a purse, shirt, headband or whatever you just feel like jazzing up!

Even if you've never tried felting before, this is a great project for both beginners and advanced felters (I'm just a beginner felter, myself!).

For this project you'll need:

-Wool roving (in as many colors as you want flowers)
-A felting needle (can be purchased at any craft store)
-A "punching pad" for the felting process (I used a kitchen sponge)
-2 heart shaped cookie cutters, 1 small, 1 slightly bigger

Step 1: Take a few pinches of the wool roving and roll the fibers into a tube-like shape.

Step 2: Set this tube-like shape into your heart outline (or cookie cutter) and begin punching through the roving with your felting needle. Do this until the fibers don't break apart, approximately 45-60 seconds of quick stabbing. Flip heart over and repeat. Continue until you have your desired firmness in your wool.

Step 3: Make 4 of the large size hearts and 2 small.
Step 4: Once you've completed all your hearts, take the 2 smaller hearts and punch the sides together until they become connected.
Step 5: Fold the left side of the heart over and punch together again. Do the same for the remaining right side. It should look like this when completed:

Step 6: Start connecting the 4 large hearts by punching each side together. It should look like this once all 4 hearts have been connected together:
Step 7: Place the smaller hearts in the center of the larger 4 connected hearts. Take your felting needle and stab directly in the center several times to connect them together.

Step 8: Turn your flower upside-down and stab through the bottom of the flower in different directions, securing the individual hearts/petals together at the base.
Step 9: Turn your flower over - you're finished! Now you can attach it to anything you want, enjoy!

I've linked this post to Metamorphasis Mondays at Between Naps on the Porch, Just Something I whipped up at the Girl Creative , Mad Skills and Mad In Crafts, and Making Mondays Marvelous at CRAFT. Check them out!


  1. Very cool, thanks for sharing the tutorial! I've never tried needle felting before.

  2. Thanks AJ, I think once you try it you'll be hooked! :)

  3. that is very neat, i've never done this needle felting before. thank you for the lesson!

  4. Oh my word that is fantastic! Thank you for such a great tutorial. I have some roving just begging to become flowers!!! So cool.

  5. Now those are cute! Thanks for the tut on how to make them.

    Thanks for stopping by and visiting me over at Pittypat paperie and leaving a nice comment. Come again anytime Ü

  6. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  7. This is wonderful... I MUST make a bouquet of these...thank you SO much,

  8. Thanks everyone, hope you get around to giving them a shot, they're so quick and fun to make! :)

  9. This is so neat. The outcome is very pretty. I'm starting to really, really like felt. Thanks for this.

  10. This looks great, might give this ago myself.

  11. Do they fall apart if they are not washed in hot, soapy water a bit? I have never done this before.

  12. Nope, they should stay perfectly intact as long as you needle-felt them together (approx. 1 minute of quickly punching the petals together). Hope this helps! Happy felting. :)

  13. Thanks! I am going to give it a go then. I appreciate your help.

  14. Super cute! I'm a knitter, as well. My Danish grandmother taught me on a trip back to Denmark. I've never needle felted before, but I sure want to now!

  15. These are adorable! Thank you for this tutorial! I have started needlefelting a couple of days ago and this will be very useful.

  16. These are so simple, yet effective. Can't wait to try one.

  17. Thanks for an amazin tutorial - I've given you a mention on my site

    Love your blog!! :)