paper to make a template
felt in a matching or complimentary color
glue (I use either Tacky Glue or hot glue)
hair accessory to complete the flower (headband, clip, pin)
(P.S. Ew, gross-- forgive my dingy college-era mini-ironing board that is the backdrop for these photos. It is old and not-so-pretty. I apologize!)
Take your first flower and fold it in half.
And then in half again.
Do this with your first four petals, and arrange them so their corners all meet in the center of the felt circle.
1. Tacky Glue
2. Hot glue gun
In this tutorial, you'll see both glue techniques.
Glue the petals onto the felt. Then glue the folded flap to itself. (This pic shows Tacky Glue).
See the sides? Lots of fun texture from the multiple folds and layers!
You're making a rosebud type of effect, shown here:
(I'm mushing it down in there pretty hard, if you can't tell.)
Glue dots in place:
Petals now attached to rosebud:
If you are ready to finish, you just need to attach your preferred hair accessory to the felt circle on the back.
Headband: If you want this to go on a headband, cut another felt circle and use a glue gun to glue the flower on top of the headband. Ring the second felt circle with glue and attach it to the first felt circle, with the headband sandwiched between. Don't be skimpy with the glue!
Hair Clip: Sew or glue your clip onto the flower back, centered on your felt circle.
Pin: Sew the pin onto the back, centered on your felt circle.
And VOILA! You have your own Anthropologie-style T-Shirt Fabric Flower! The fabric won't fray, and the color will stay fresh, and you'll be hip and ready to go!
To enjoy my other flower tutorial, the handmade singed fabric flowers, click HERE. Remember, if you get crafty and make some of these, blog it and let me know via comment or email. Also, you can email me a photo of your flowers and I'll blog about you in a future post and link to your blog if you like! Fun, right?