Sunday, October 9, 2011

Felt Flower Tutorial

I know we are in Fall and not Spring, but I just love spring flowers! I am always looking for new ways to create adorable hair clips to wear all year round. After experimenting a bit, I finally came out with my own felt flower tutorial! It works for me and they are so simple to make! I hope you enjoy it :D

Step 1: Gather Your Materials:

For this project you will need the following items:

Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Felt (floral color and leaf color) or crafting foam
Alligator Clip

Step 2: Cut out a medium sized felt circle

The base of our clip will be a felt circle approximately
2 inches wide depending on the size of your rose.
These clips are completely customizable
so you can make them as large or as small as
you would like. Just put this aside for later.

Step 3: Cut out a large sized felt circle

This circle will be cut into your rose.
It should be a bit larger than your base circle.
Mine came out to about 4.5 inches across.

Step 4: Cut your large circle into a wavy, spiral pattern.

I started my scissors on the outside and worked my way
towards the center in a spiraling motion. Please
refer to the following picture for a better visual.

Step 5: Recoil your spiral.

You are going to carefully recoil your felt spiral making
sure to overlap each ring. This is the rough draft of
your rose, so it should be a semi-tight coil.
Refer to the next pictures for a visual.

Step 6: Add some glue

Carefully hold down your rose (have that medium circle you
 cut earlier on standby!),  and completely cover the backing
with glue, before the glue dries, quickly cover the glue
with the medium circle you pre-cut at the start of this project.

Step 7: Cut out your leaves

Cut out 2 leaves in either felt or crafting foam. Place two small dots on
the base of the leaves and glue them to the back of your hair clip.

Step 8: Cut out one more small circle

Cut one small felt circle. This will reinforce your leaves and hold your
alligator clip in place.

Step 9: Create your backing

Apply enough glue to cover your felt circle and then place
the circle between the alligator clip prongs. the place the
glue side of the felt onto the back of your bow. This should
leave one prong glue to the felt and the other free to place in hair.

Step 10: Wear your bow!

Your bow is now complete. Be sure to give enough time
to allow your glue to fully dry and set. Have fun wearing your
own custom made hair piece!


Thank you for watching our tutorial!
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