Friday, January 25, 2019

Make a Simple Felt Rose


You can make a pretty little felt rose in less than five minutes. Use them to make magnets, headbands, or to embellish crafts or home decor.  You only need a few supplies.






Supplies
  1. 1 sheet of felt for the rose  (any color you like).
  2. 1 sheet of green felt for the leaves.
  3. A circle to use as a pattern, such as a Stencil, Cardboard Ribbon Cover, Jar Lid, or Old CD,  any size will work.
  4. Scissors
  5. Glue Gun with glue stick (a small one with an extra small nozzle is best when making these, to minimize excess glue and limit burns).





Instructions

1.     Lay your circle pattern on top of the felt.






2.     Trace the circle onto the felt using a pencil.



3. Cut out the circle.




4.  Cut a spiral into the circle. A small pair of scissors works best for this.



5.  Cut slowly, keeping an even, narrow pattern.




6.  Finish in the middle, leaving a small circle at the end.




7. Trim any uneven edges.




  8.  It should look like this, but if its a little wobbly at first, it will get better the more you practice cutting it out.




9.  Begin your rose, by curling the outer end into itself, as shown.




10.  Continue to roll.




11.    When you have finished rolling, hold your rose together, allowing the end to drape around the edge, and then down under the bottom.





12.  Put a dot of hot glue on the edge to hold it together




.......as seen here.




13.     You will have the small circle remaining, that you can glue down over the bottom of the rose.




14.     Put some hot glue over the base, enough to touch all the layers.




15.     Put the circle down over the glue, and press together.





16. You can trim off any uneven edges at this point, if you have any.




17.  You now have a nice simple little rose flower.




 18. Cut out an oval or tear drop shape for a leaf, from the green felt.


 19.     Squeeze a drop or two of glue onto the leaf.


 20.     Place the leaf, glue side down, to the bottom of the rose.


21.  Press the leaf into the bottom of the rose so the glue will be well distributed and adheres nicely on both pieces.




22. All done... now create something fun with it.











I love to put magnets on my flowers, and then decorate buckets, cans, frames or any metal item.
Its also fun to glue them to wall hangings, or little wooden plaques etc.





Have fun!

4 comments:

  1. What a great post! Love the step by step tutorial! You sure make it look simple to do!

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  2. Well, Thank you it looks super easy, and very pretty! I will be trying this soon!
    Hugs, Roxy

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  3. This is an awesome tutorial!! You've inspired me to make some!!!!

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