Anything from the late 60's and 70's is the trend. Well, these flowers are completely new: felt, sequins, and beads make these retro flowers popular now!
My daughters LOVE them.
My teenage daughter can color coordinate a felt flower with her outfit when she simply clips on a matching felt flower on her favorite crocheted hat. (We'll show you how to make the crocheted hat in a future post)
The felt flowers make darling magnets for your frig AND for my youngest daughter's locker at school (that is when she can keep her friends from playing with it!)
An adorable embellishment for a girl's room: on her curtains, or mirror, or closet door, or dresser drawer (it rhymes!)
With a pin on the back of the flower, you can pin it to your clothing or handbag. With a hair clip on the back you can wear it in you hair.
So, let's get started!
First print out the pattern pieces.
(Hint -- left click on each pattern picture, then right click and select print. Don't right click on the pattern picture and select print because the pattern will print too small, just make sure to left click on the pictures first)
Cut out the 4 paper pattern pieces.
Then cut the 4 pieces out of the felt colors you like best. It helps to either trace around the pattern piece or pin it,
or tape the pattern to the felt, or just hold the pattern and cut (risky though, it might shift).
Thread your needle with 2 strands of floss or thread and knot the end. Stack felt pieces and tuck the long petal tips under the center piece. Sew each long/tucked petal in place by bringing the needle up through the back and through the tucked under petal and flower center, then get a sequin and bead. Bring needle back down through the sequin.
Continue around the flower, tucking the long end of the petal under the center piece and securing it with a sequin and bead.
Place the leaf behind the flower and sew it in place with sequins and beads filling the center of the flower.
The pins had an adhesive back, so it was just a peel and stick. I sewed the hair clips on, but the clip could also be glued on. The magnets were glued on (either hot glue or craft glue work great).
Variations on a theme: The top left flower is done with just beads, no sequins. The top right flower has the long petals pattern in the back (petals not bent over), then flower base, then flower center. The bottom left flower has long petals in back, then two flower bases, then another long petals (bent over), and a flower center. The bottom right flower has a leaf, long petals, and flower center.
A bouquet of flowers!!!