How about making felt flowers on a hoop wreath for Mother’s Day? I like playing with felt once in a while to take a break from sewing and jewelry making. With spring and all the early pretty flowers blooming, I decided to make this cheerful floral hoop.
First you’ll want to choose your felt colors. You’ll need a hoop. Mine was purchased in the macrame section of our craft store and is 10 inches diameter. You’ll need a glue gun, a ruler, scissors, and some leaf templates.
Let’s start with the mums. Cut out a strip of felt about 12 inches by 1.5 inches. Fold it in half longwise, and glue the long sides together with your glue gun.
Now make little snips all along the fold.
Now start rolling it and put dabs of glue as you roll to hold it together. When you’ve reached the size of flower you want, just trim off the end.
Here is the under side of the finished mums.
And this is how it looks on the top side.
Onto the Dahlia. Cut yourself 3 different size templates of petals. I just drew mine free hand, and they aren’t perfect. The width of my first one is 1.5″, second one is 1.25″, third is 1″.
I cut out 8 petals of each size for a total of 24 petals. Then I folded the 2 bottom sides together and glued in place, for all petals.
I cut out a circle of yellow felt about 1 3/4″ diameter, and glued the largest petals along the outside of the circle. I then glued the medium petals a little further into the circle on top of the largest petals. And repeating that idea, I glued the smallest petals next.
Here is the finished Dahlia. I glued a small pom pom in the center. You can glue a button or a round piece of felt if you want.
I wanted a small blue flower for contrast, so I cut out 8 petals about 1″ up and down, and 3/4″ wide. I ended up only using 6 of the petal. For the center of the flower, I cut a piece of yellow felt about 4″ long and 3/4″ wide. I made some little snips on one side of the strip.
Roll and glue the yellow strip. When you’ve reached the size you want, trim off the end.
Then start gluing the blue petals up against the yellow roll. You can add as many as you want to.
Here is my finished flower.
To finish your wreath, cut some leaves in various colors using various templates. You can find plenty of free ones on Pinterest. Once they are all cut out, play with your pieces until you decide how you want it arranged. Then glue the flowers to the leaves. Once that is done, glue your leaves to the hoop.
Hang and enjoy your felt flowers on a hoop!