You Will Need ...
  1. Felt (3 pieces, any color)

  2. Scissors

  3. Puff ball (optional)

  4. Button (optional)

  5. Milliner's Needle (or other sharp needle)

  6. Thread

  7. Circular template (I'm using a roll of duct tape)

  8. Pen

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Step 1: 

Trace your circular template onto your felt.  I am using the inside of a roll of duct tape, but you can use any circular shape you might have. Cut along the inside of your line (so there isn't any ink left on the felt). You may find it easier to pin your 3 pieces of felt together and cut them all at the same time. 

Step 2: 

Fold each circle in half. Cut along the center crease. Repeat for each half circle to make quarter circles. Each quarter circle will make one petal.

Step 3: 

Thread your needle either by hand or using a needle threader. Tie a knot at the end of the thread.

Step 4: 

The wide end of the quarter circle will become the bottom of your petal. The pointed end will be the top. Thread your needle through one side of the bottom, create a loop with the thread and pull the needle through it to make a knot.

Step 5: 

Now we're going to create a "running stitch" (see video). Pull the thread tight to bunch the felt together at the bottom, then secure it in place by running the needle up through the felt and then down through the felt at intervals of about a pinky's width. 

Step 6: 

Make a loop with the thread and pull the needle through to secure the petal. Note: Don't cut the thread yet, we'll use it to start on the next petal.

Step 7: 

Repeat step 5 on the second petal. 

Step 8: 

Repeat this process for all 5 petals, alternating colors for each one.

Step 9: 

Attach the last petal to the first and give it a couple extra stitches to secure it. 

Step 10: 

If you decide to add an embellishment like a puff ball or a button, first thread through the center of the flower and then through the core of the puff ball, then back down again. 

Step 11: 

Here I did a puff ball on one side and a button on the other side to demonstrate. Thread through one of the button holes, then back down through the other.

Step 12: 

Move the button to the side just enough to catch the felt and tie a knot. 

Step 13: 

Cut the thread just below the know you just made.

Step 14: 

Now you have a finished felt flower! Use it as an embellishment or decoration for anything you like.

Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Duct Tape: 
Prep Time: 
No prep time needed!
1 adult per 2 children

This project is much easier when using a very sharp needle. Just be careful not to prick your fingers!