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Five Ways With Felt: Flower Headband

These clever simple-to-make flowers need no sewing and can be turned into gorgeous accessories. You can find the rest of Rebecca’s felt projects in our autumn 2019 magazine, on page 10!

  • Home Crafts
  • 1-2 hours
  • Intermediate

Tools and materials required

  • Corinne Lapierre felt bundle: English Garden collection, Raspberry Pink, Dusty Marl Pink, Gold Yellow, Cream, Moss Green, Soft Meadow Green; Seaside collection, White
  • Sewing scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue gun
  • Set of compasses
  • Plastic headband

Instructions

To create a rose, draw and cut out a 6cm radius circle from Raspberry Pink felt.

1

Cut a spiral starting with a fine point on the outside, until a small circle is left in the centre. This does not need to be done neatly or evenly.

2

Squirt a small amount of hot glue along the edge and start to roll up the felt.

3

Add the occasional pleat to help the petals of the rose fan out.

4

When the whole spiral is rolled up, glue the small circle at the centre of the spiral to the bottom of the rose. Repeat this process with Dusty Marl Pink felt, with a 2cm radius circle to make a smaller rose.

5

To create a carnation, use the template to cut six carnation shapes and a small circle approximately 2cm in diameter from Cream felt.

6

Place a small amount of hot glue in the centre of one of the flower shapes and fold it in half.

7

Add another drop of hot glue at the base of the folded flower shape and fold it in half again.

8

Repeat steps 7 and 8 with the other five flower shapes. Add some hot glue to the small circle and place four of the folded flower shapes onto the circle.

9

Add some additional glue to the centre of this and place the remaining two folded flower shapes point down into the glue.

10

To create a daisy, use the template to cut three large daisy shapes from white felt. Place a small amount of hot glue in the centre of each flower.

11

Pinch the daisies’ middles from the underneath until the glue sets. Cut three small circles from Gold Yellow felt and stick one in the centre of each daisy with a small amount of hot glue.

12

Cut out various leaf shapes from the two shades of green felt. The more leaves you cut, the fuller your headband will be.

13

Add some of the leaves to your flowers with hot glue.

14

Hot glue one end of the remaining leaves and pinch the sides together until the glue sets.

15

Cut a strip of Moss Green felt approximately 1” wide that covers roughly half your headband. Glue it to the headband off centre. Trim the ends to taper them into points.

16

Hot glue the flowers to the headband, starting with the largest flowers in the centre and then adding in the smaller ones around them. Once all of the flowers have been added, glue the leaves in any gaps.

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