Felt flowers are simple to make and they make a great accessory! You can glue a hair clip or ponytail holder to the back, or sew or clip them onto a headband. Very cute for little girls and you can make a variety of colors to match different outfits. Of course I made these with my baby girl in mind. I hope that she has some hair when she is born!
For this project I used 9×12 basic felt sheets found at most craft stores. I purchased mine at Michaels. You will need your glue gun, a pair of scissors and beed or button for the middle if you wish. I used small glass pearl beads but only because I couldn’t find pearl buttons when I was t the craft store.
Step 1: Cut a square out of your felt. My square is about 3.5×3.5. Larger squares make larger flowers, smaller squares make smaller flowers.
Step 2-3: Cut a scalloped spiral into your square. Don’t worry about perfecting your scalloped edge. You can alway go back and trim the petals later.
Step 4: Starting from the center, roll up the spiral scallop. At this point you can either glue as you go or wait until the end to hot glue the layers and bottom together. You don’t need to go crazy with the glue gun. Just enough dabs here and there to hold it together so it doesn’t unravel.
Step 5: After you have glued your flower, feel free to trim petals or awkward pieces that are sticking out the back.
Step 6. Glue or sew a pearl bead or button in the middle.
Now you can add a small hair clip to the back (or elastic ponytail holder, headband, ribbon, clip and more!)
I had a couple small alligator hair clips lying around (similar to THIS one). I hot glued the flower to the the top of the clip and then cut a small strip of felt and hot glued it over the inside top of the clip and back onto the flower for a secure hold.