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!!!