Fashioned a Felt Rose (340/366)

“I must have flowers, always, and always.”
Claude Monet

 

For yet another holiday decorating project I’m working on, I had to make a rose out of felt.  I thought of just trying to cut out a silhouette shape, but I didn’t know if it was going to be easily distinguishable – I wasn’t sure how to get more detail into the shape either – I could try drawing on the felt with a marker, but I don’t really trust my drawing skills that much.  I decided to look up other options.

I found a post on felt rose topiaries from OopseyDaisy.com (thanks, Alison!) – I had hoped making felt roses wouldn’t be too difficult, but I didn’t realize they’d be this easy!  I got to work.

I cut a circle of felt – the instructions state that the circle doesn’t have to be perfect, which is good for me (ha!) – but I also actually wanted to see if I could try to make my cuts a little “pointier” in parts, to mimic the edges of rose petals.

I started on the outside and cut the circle into a spiral shape, still trying to see if I could kind of add petal points at various places along my cuts.

When I was done cutting the spiral, I began shaping the rose from the inside out.  The instructions have you hot glue along the way, but I actually want my end flower to be flatter, so I didn’t glue the layers.  I wanted to be able to adjust the “petals” after forming the rose as needed; I’m going to be gluing the whole thing down together after I’m done.

And voilà!  A felt rose!

Again, I really was surprised at how easy this was – but it’s so pretty for having been just a jagged circle of felt a few moments ago!  Felt sheets are super cheap at craft stores (under 5o cents each), and this technique is so simple – you can make all sorts of cool stuff this way – to attach to gifts, or on hair accessories for kids, or tons of other things – this is a really affordable way to make something just a little bit more fun and special.  Awesome!

Related Links:
Felt Rose Topiaries on OopseyDaisy.com
Assorted Pack Craft Felt 9 in x 12 in – 50 PCS 

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One Response to “Fashioned a Felt Rose (340/366)”
  1. Ying says:

    You’re getting very crafty…

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