large felt flower headband tutorial

for christmas, i may or may not have decided to make some of my family and/or friends some nice little gifts.  i guess they won't know until christmas rolls around.  which is soon...holy cow.  it all depends on whether they are naughty or nice in this last week before st. nick comes.  start buttering me up, family.  anywho, i've decided to share my limited infinite knowledge on felt crafting to any of those who are so inclined to break out the scissors.

what you'll need:

  •  felt - i used some scraps from two pieces, but i believe one whole piece would suffice
  • heart/apple shaped patterns in three different sizes.  i just free-handed these.  it doesn't have to be perfect.
  • glue gun - the best ones are pink!
  • elastic headband
  • scissors
  • small beads/pearls
  • needle and thread (not pictured)
step one:  cut out your petals.  you will need 5 large, 5 medium, and 3 small.
step two:  overlap the bottom right side of each of your petals over the bottom left side and hot glue into place.  this will add some dimension to the petals:
i know the quality of this picture is sad.  if you buy me an slr, i can make it better :)

step three:  once all of your petals are glued, create a circular base for your flower out of felt and glue all five of your large petals to it, slightly overlapping, as pictured:

hint:  i made my circular base larger than it needed to be and then trimmed the excess off after i had glued down my petals

step four:  now glue all five of your medium petals to your base, arranging them so that they are staggered with the first layer of petals:

step five:  glue the three remaining petals, arranging them so that they slightly overlap at the center of your base.

step six:  using your needle and thread, sew a few beads or pearls in the center of your flower.

step seven:  cut another felt circle about the size of your base.  place the elastic headband on the back of your flower.  hot glue your felt circle and adhere to base, sandwiching headband between the layers in the process:

and voila!  now, this flower ended up being a wee bit big for headware (unless you're making it for a baby, in which case i believe bigger is better/cuter).  rather than use it as a headband, i think i'll pass it along as a really pretty bookmark.

if you're my mom and you're reading this, i borrowed your book about three years ago.  i have every intention of finishing it within the next three years or so and returning it to you once i do.  i love you!

and as you can see from the picture at the top, i displayed it on a gift that i may or may not be giving to that same family member/friend in place of a bow.

and there you have it.  easy, peasy lemon squeezy.  enjoy!

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3 Responses to “large felt flower headband tutorial”

  1. Hey. :) I love this, and I love your blog. I'm writing a post about blogs that I think will be the next 'big ones' and yours is on my list. I'll let you know when it's up and running. :)

  2. oh my goodness! i don't know what to say except thank you! i've really been enjoying your blog, too.

  3. Very pretty! I love the felt flowers.