Have an hour to kill while you catch up on Downton Abbey? Want to make some versatile flower pins to be clipped anywhere your heart desires?
Well here’s a short tutorial, that I hope, meets your crafty needs.
- Felt (one 8.5×11 makes one flower) and an extra piece for the flower back
- Hot glue gun and lots of glue sticks
- Pearls or embellishments
- Favorite TV show/movie
Step 1: Prepare to cut and cut and cut.
There are three sizes to this flower.
Large petals: 12-14 (depends on how you cut and glue)
Medium petals: 8-9
Small petals: 6-7
Step 2: Begin to glue
Squirt hot glue along the bottom of petal. Fold bottom petal edges over and glue down. Make a flat bottom with folds. Do this with large, medium, and small petals. Take bathroom break.
Step 3: Cut small circle (about two inches in diameter) from another piece of felt. Start gluing around edge and applying large petals first-one at a time. Line each petal snug against glued petal.
Step 4: Once the perimeter is covered with large petals, it’s time to move inward. Begin gluing medium petals below large petals. Make sure the medium pedal reaches at least half way up the large petal.
Step 5: Repeat with small petals. Bottom of small petals should come together in the center. If not, do not fear. . .that’s where embellishments help!
Step 6: Add embellishments. I chose pearl beads.
Step 7: Glue an alligator clip or pin on the back so you can pin your flower on anything (or anyone) you want!