Felt Florals

Daffodil Wreath Tutorial


Daffodil Wreath tutorial

Spring is around the corner and we are getting ready with this simple Daffodil wreath. The daffodil is associated with rebirth and new beginnings, which is what Spring is all about! Maker Team member Marlena of @blossoms_bymarlena is demonstrating the steps to make a felt daffodil wreath for your front door. While you're at it, why don't you make a few more for your Spring table?

I live in a part of the country where there are many flower farms, so inspiration is everywhere! This daffodil is inspired by the variety named Fortune, which is the most common to bloom early to mid-spring. When I recreate flowers, I love to make them as realistic as possible. The only difference you should notice is that these daffodils last longer and don’t need water!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: 1 hour

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1. Cut the Canary wool felt into 2 x 18” strips. Cut these strips into 2” squares.  Cut each square into a petal shape, as pictured. Each flower requires six squares of Canary felt.

Cutting petal from felt

2. The shape of the petal should be like a leaf. Cut the bottom corner to make it flat. This step is important - don’t skip!

Trimming felt petal

3. Use a mini iron to make lines along the petals from the bottom to the top. You can use the side of the iron, but be careful to not burn your fingers. Repeat with all of the petals.

Ironing creases into felt petals

4. For the trumpet (center) of the flower, cut the Clementine wool felt into 1 x 18” strips. Cut these strips into 4” lengths. Cut along one long side of the 1 x 4” rectangles with 3mm Scallop Shears.

Cutting felt strips for trumpet

5. Put a small dot of hot glue at the bottom corner (unscalloped side) of the rectangle. Pinch the felt on either side together. Continue along the bottom length. The rectangle will begin to take a cup or trumpet shape. When you reach the other end, hot glue the two short sides together to close. Repeat for all the daffodil trumpets.

Gluing felt trumpet into shape

6. Add hot glue to the bottom (unscalloped) side of the trumpet and pinch closed.

Gluing felt trumpet closed

7. Add hot glue to the bottom center of the petals and pinch together. Start forming the flower by adding petals around the trumpet. Overlap the petals evenly so there are six around each.

Adding petals around trumpet

8. For the leaves, cut the Willow wool felt into 2 x 4” rectangles. Turn the rectangles on their sides to form diamonds. Cut leaves from diamond shape. Once cut, pull corners to stretch the leaf into an elongated shape.

Cutting and shaping felt leaves

9. Select a wreath base that best suits your style. In the finished example, I am using a grapevine wreath. You can also use a styrafoam wreath form wrapped in ribbon or a modern metal wreath base

10. Twist a length of floral wire around your wreath. Glue leaves on either end by adding a small dab of hot glue to the leaf corner and pinching the tip. Repeat process with all the leaves, working around the wreath to your liking.

Adding leaves to wreath

11. Cut a circle from Willow wool felt large enough to cover the bottom of a daffodil. Cut a length of floral wire. Hot glue one end of the floral wire between the felt circle and daffodil. Use the remaining length of floral wire to attach the daffodil to the wreath.

Adding daffodils to wreath

12. Continue adding flowers to the wreath form. As an optional step, you can make other felt flowers for the wreath. See Benzie’s other floral tutorials or my wildflower tutorial.

Adding wildflowers to wreath

13. Add a cute bow and your wreath is finished!

Attaching bow to wreath

Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers to create. They are so beautiful and instantly improve my mood. Wouldn’t this be beautiful for Easter? Or maybe a housewarming or Mother’s Day gift? This sunny wreath is sure to brighten up any spot!

Finished daffodil wreath

Thanks to Marlena for designing and writing this tutorial! You can follow her on Instagram @blossoms_bymarlena or visit her website. Stay tuned for more tutorials from the Benzie Design Maker Team!