Flowers are always a good idea! Maker Team member Marlena of @blossoms_bymarlena is sharing an easy felt wildflower that is sure to become a favorite! You can use it as a pin, bookmark, headband or hair clip. It is a perfect little floral touch.
I can’t stop myself from making flowers and what better version than this lovely ecru wildflower? These wildflowers are so easy to make and a statement accessory for sure. They will be stealing the show as you send your children back to school! Grab some coffee or tea, find a good podcast and let’s start cutting.
Time: 20 - 30 minutes
Skill Level: Beginner
1. Cut ten 2 x 2" squares from the Ecru felt. To make the petals, cut a U shape from each square leaving the bottom part flat.
2. Add a dab of hot glue to the bottom middle of a petal. Pinch until it is glued in place. Repeat with the rest of the petals.
3. Carefully cut your felt ball in half. These will be the center of your flowers. The inside part of the pom-pom will be exposed and look perfect as a wildflower center.
4. Use hot glue to start attaching the petals around the center. You need five petals for each flower. The petals will overlap slightly so they can be joined to the center but still keep their shape.
5. Once the petals are attached, your flower is complete but let's add some extra detail! Use a dark permanent marker to add dots to the inside of the pom center for added realism.
6. You can also make creases on the petals and pull the felt gently to the sides to give them the shape you want. Be very careful to not detach the petals from the center.
7. Set aside your flowers and start cutting your leaves. Cut out six rectangles 2 x 4”. An easy way to make the shape is to cut from a corner and go up, moving the scissors in a leaf form. You can make this shape as big as you want.
8. Add a thin line of hot glue to the center of each leaf and attach the floral wire. Close and hold for a few seconds until the sides are attached. Make three leaves per flower.
9. Attach the leaves to your wildflower using hot glue. I liked the fuller look of three leaves for each flower. You can use just one or two depending on what you like.
Your wildflowers are finished! If you'd like to make them into hair clips, glue a 2" Olive circle and snap clip to the back of the flower. How you use them is up to you! Wouldn't they make a wonderful teacher gift?