Thursday, July 17, 2008

Tutorial : Felt Flower Pins for Summer!

I've made a lot of felt flower pins in the past 2 years (3 whole shoe boxes!). And I have added them to exchanges and sold them separately to crafters who are as obsessed with felt crafts too. Here's a simple and basic felt pin I love to make with leftover felt and yarn. They're fast to make and you can make all kinds of variations from this basic form. Have fun! And don't forget to leave a comment and send me some pictures!!!

Here are things you'll need. You'd probably have all these things in your stash already. I've some leftover yarns from my crochet cupcakes and it's a waste if I don't use them. Felt, yarn, pin backing, your sharpest pair of scissors, buttons of sorts and good ole tube of UHU or any glue you use with felt. Glue guns work fine but you've to work quick! If not, the sewing on the glue will be quite impossible!!

Cut a strip of felt around 4" thick (the thicker the bigger the flower) and 8" long in your favourite colour. I love this turqoise colour.

Spread a line of glue as shown on one side of the felt piece.

Fold down and lightly press.
Don't wait for the glue to harden and snip strips on the folding. Not to thin, or your petals will just fall out. Not too thick, or your petals will be too lumpy. : )
Spread another row of glue at the ends.
With your leftover yarns (use any contrasting colours you like) line them as shown here. Start about an inch away from the left end (this ensures you have a space for your button). Making sure the yarn does not flow out to much on the top and keep the bottom neat.
Snip off the end.
Another thin row of glue on the top of the felt and yarn.

Start rolling from 1" space at the end.
Snugly and with your fingers try to tap the bottom lightly so that it is even.
This is how the bottom looks like. Yarn should not be jutting out on this side.
To further secure your roll. Stitch a few lines here and there to secure the joining felt and yarn.
Attach button of your choice with yarn or any thick embroidery thread.
Cut a circular piece of felt that fits the bottom of your flower.
Attach felt and pin backing with glue to the flower.
And you might just end up with a stashful of these wonderful felt flowers like I did! Enjoy!!!

50 comments:

Ciyou said...

easy and lovely, nice for sharing it

Janet C said...

Must go home and make one. Thanks Mel. :)

ANGIE said...

I must definately try it..A Very clear tutorial. Thanks Mel!

biblo said...

Lovely, thanks Mel!!

Paul Lionel said...

They're so easy Mel! Thank you!

LittleByLittle said...

Wow! so colorful!

Zuleika said...

They are so pretty and full of color. You are so crafty! :-)

macati said...

hiiii!
thanks so much for your tutorial!!!

Lisa said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing!!

Za said...

Hi Mel! I have a surprise for you at my blog! Check it out!

BTW, thank you for thelovely tutorial!

Nik

tini said...

mel.. i too giving you the award.. :)
its on my blog.. :)

kitkat said...

Adorable flowers, thanks for sharing the tute!! I think J would love this.

rya said...

so cute!

Weiling said...

wow...love it!

Jenny said...

That is THE COOLEST idea! I bet they might make cute bows too! I will have to find my felt and pick up some glue. Thanks!

Dani Pires Vellozo said...

Love it!

Supercool Hotmama said...

Wow! You are a crafting genius!

joanieponytail said...

This is just about the cutest thing. I would never have guessed how you made them. Thanks for sharing.

Snippety Gibbet said...

These are adorable!

P£nny said...

Very nice! Thank you, I'm gonna try it!

Alice said...

So nice....thank you !!!
Alice

sibelmuru said...

it's so nice thank you ─▒will trythis evening

bombamagagna said...

wonderful!
sono bellissimi! li ho realizzati per attaccarli su di una sciarpa da regalare ;)

bombamagagna said...

sono bellissimi! e facili da realizzare se perfino io ci sono riuscita ;)

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SekociNorlie said...

wah so simpleeee....... need to try this meh....

nayandra said...

Thanks for sharing with me as beginner:) keep up the good work.

Alison said...

Just found your blog! You inspire me! Thanks! -- running out the door to buy some felt---

claire said...

Hey thanks for this (and your other) tutorial! I just made one, so easy with your instructions. Lovely!

Bows n Tutus said...

Hi thanks for sharing your beautiful craft work. You are so talented and very creative too. I especially like all your felt crafts. May I know where you buy your felts in KL?

ijapian said...

nice, beautiful & lot of ideas..

The Cairns Family said...

These are so cute, I am making them into clippies for the girls in my daughters preschool class for St. Patricks day. Thanks for taking the time to make and share the tutorial!

Wander said...

ADORABLE!

ana said...

Que lindo!!!
Agradecida pela good idea!
bjs

Alison said...

I stumbled across this tutorial today and featured it on my blog today featuring 3 dozen flower tutorials.. Here is the link:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/04/wednesdays-wowzers-3-dozen-flower.html

Tricia said...

Just discovered this tutorial. How cute. Can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing. You are very good at making it crystal clear.

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

I found this tutorial today and featured it on my blog.
Hugs from Brazil

irinka said...

Love it. Now I need to run ti Joann to pick up some felt. Thank you for idea

RITA said...

I just featured this tutorial on my blog, since I used it to make a part of my fabric flowers.

Here is the link:
http://faccioedisfo.blogspot.com/2010/09/voglia-di-fiorinonostante-lautunno.html

Many thanks!

Princess Samantha said...

Thanks for sharing!! =) These are so adorable

Raffy said...

wow it's beutyful...
Raffy.

Amazing Flower said...

love it you make it into different bright colors.

i want that mountain. said...

thanks for the tutorial! blogspot.com/iwantthatmountain

Diana Fisher said...

Such a cute idea. Great tutorial, too!

Vanessa said...

Those are really cute!

Pam W. said...

So stinking cute! I bet my girls would love to make these. Thank you for sharing!!

Debby said...

This is awesome. They would make great hair embellishment for this summer.

Rosangela Brino said...

Thank you for sharing. I loved the idea and will make some for me and gifts also. hugs from Brazil

poppy lovesaparty said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I have the supplies, just like you said, and will be making a pin today!

* ROSITA * said...

Amei essa ideia. Que linda flor.
Obrigada por compartilhar. Um abra├žo