I love flowers and plants, but I love them even more when I don’t have to remember to water them! This felt flowers DIY shows you how to make beautiful lavender flowers that will bloom all year round, no watering needed.
You Will Need:
-Felt sheets, one in lavender purple and one in leafy green; I’m using the palest purple from this pack and the green was from my local market.
-Thick wire; I’m using 2mm garden wire
-Hot glue gun
How to make felt lavender flowers:
1.Cut a piece of your purple felt 10cm x 4cm. Run a line of hot glue along one of the long edges.
2.Press the edges together until the glue sets.
3.Take sharp fabric or embroidery scissors and cut into the folded side. Cut approx 5mm apart and 5mm from the glued edge.
4.I measured the first few, putting pencil lines to guide me, then did the rest by eye so I didn’t have lots of pencil marks to worry about.
5.Cut a piece of your green felt, 15cm by 3cm. Work along one long edge, cut a fringe 5mm apart and 5mm from the other edge, Stopping when you are about 4cm from the end.
6.Cut from the other end, leaving a thin strip.
7.It will look a bit like a comb!
8.Put a small blob of hot glue in one corner of the purple felt and lay the tip your 25cm piece of wire diagonally on it.
9.Fold the corner over the top of the wire and hold until the glue sets.
10.Run a thin line of hot glue halfway along the edge – I do it in two stages so I’m not rushing to do it before the glue dries!
11.Roll the felt around the wire at an angle and the loops of felt with start sticking out like petals!
12.Add more glue to the rest of the felt and repeat until all the felt is attached.
13.Now to add the leaves. Apply a small blog of glue to the end of the thin strip of green felt
14.Attach it at an angle, just covering where the purple felt ends.
15.Add a line of glue along the strip and roll it down around the wire.
16.Apply more glue along the edge of the fringed section, again working in a couple of stages and roll around the wire. The ‘leaves’ will start to stick out.
17.Once all the leaves are attached, bend them out slightly.
18.Cut the ends of the leaves into a slightly pointed shape. You could do this before attaching the leaves to the wire, but I found it easier this way!
19.Repeat for however many stems of lavender you want!
Please share this Felt Flowers DIY tutorial if you enjoyed it, and if you have any questions, leave a comment below or come and find me on Instagram ! Happy Making!