Tuesday, May 18

Retro felt flowers

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!

Here are the supplies you'll need for this fffabulous, fffun, ffelt fflower: scissors, small beads, sequins, needle (use a needle with a very small eye, so that it will fit through the beads), thread (or embroidery floss), felt, and pattern.  For the back of the flower, depending on what you want to use the cute flower for, you will need either magnets, pins, hair clips or hair bands.

Pattern pieces:

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!!!

Value #8


  1. This is so fun mom! I just love it! I am so going to make these this summer with all the wives! Love ya!

  2. realy love it to...thanks for sharing...can i make like yours? im crafter from malaysia

  3. Hi Malaysia Crafter,
    Yes, you can make these. Thank you for your sweet comments.

  4. where did you get the felt? local store? online? i have been looking for a
    'how to' for a 5 year olds bday party- thanks for sharing!!

  5. Hi JD,
    I purchased the felt at a local craft store. Good luck with the birthday party!!!

  6. I just saw this great idea. I think is great that people like you with your talent share this ideas, is beautiful. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. (I will start making these projects right now.)

  7. You are so nice and you're so welcome. Have fun making the flowers, they are a lot of fun!

  8. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to try this.

  9. You can get a pack of twenty different colored felts as Well as fun patterns like zebra print at Walmart. You can also find patterned felts at hobby lobby or Joanne fabrics. Great post, I look forward to making some flowers!

  10. Thanks so much for the info. I'm going to make some flowers with the patterned felt!

  11. Bleess your heart ...Wow 5 daughters lucky you .:)))


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