Every year we struggle to find just the right gift for Mother’s Day. Candy is great...as long as it’s not a diet month, that spa gift certificate seems to still be gathering dust somewhere in a drawer, and we can’t quite seem to find flowers that will stand the test of time. This year we decided to take matters into our own hands with a felt flower craft project that will wow mom for sure! Paired with a heartfelt note, these crafty buds will be a keepsake for years to come.
Here’s what you’ll need to create a gorgeous bouquet:
- Your Hobby Holster (If your mom doesn’t have one you need to get her one too...bonus!)
- A glue gun
- Colorful felt
- Wooden skewers
- A cute vase or mason jar to display your handy work
Okay, now here’s the secret to felt flowers...they don’t need to be perfect! Take a look at the flowers blooming in your yard. They’re all different, all
imperfect, and all gorgeous! So don’t worry about getting these just right...they will be! Here are a few different techniques you can use to add a
little variety to your bouquet. Depending on how you cut the felt you can end up with looped flower, a starburst flower, a scalloped flower, or one
of your own creation.
Take a piece of felt and cut a strip about 12” long and about 2 ¼” wide. Fold the felt in half lengthwise and run a line of hot glue along the seam. Press
down on the seam to secure the glue, then make cuts along the opposite side. If you want wider “petals” cut wide strips, and if you want thinner “petals”
cut thinner strips. Once you’ve cut all of your strips it’s time to form the flower. Starting from one end tightly roll your “flower” up using hot
glue to secure it along the way. Once you’ve finished rolling it up you can fluff up or flatten out your flower, depending on how you like it.
To make the starburst flower you’ll want to cut a piece of felt about the same size as before but this time instead of folding it in half you’ll want to
cut it in half lengthwise. Secure the cut pieces together with hot glue so you have a piece of felt that is roughly 24” long. From here you’ll follow
the same process of cutting strips and rolling up the flower. For the scalloped flower repeat this same process, but instead of cutting strips into
the felt you’ll want to cut a scalloped design (sort of like a wave) along the top of the felt. Once the flower is rolled up you’ll have a beautiful
Once all of your flowers have been cut and glued together you can attach them to the wooden skewers with a good dollop of hot glue. Play around with colors
and styles to create a bouquet worthy of the greatest mom EVER! We promise you that your mom will love these flowers...especially because you made
them. Now to make this Mother’s Day gift even more special, be sure to clean up your mess!
Happy Flower Making!