After how adorable my first felt flower tutorial came out, I figured as I made new flowers, I would do additional tutorials for different flowers.
So today, we’re gonna do a poppy! One of those big colorful ones with all the beautiful petals! In fact, this same petal technique can be used to make magnolia flowers as well, as long as you change out the center and make the petals white. Lots of options here for beautiful spring bouquets!
I used pink, black and green felt for this flower.
Start by taking a strip of black, folding it in half lengthwise and cutting fringe, similar to the flower in the other tutorial. Place you stem in the center and roll it up, adding glue at intervals to keep it tight.
Next you need to cut out your petals. You will need 5 of each sized small, medium and large. Start by creating a square, approximately 1×1 for small, 2×2 for medium and 3×3 for large, but you could make them bigger as well. Cut out the petals in a ruffled edge shape, like below.
Beginning with the small petals, glue them around the base of the flower center, slightly over lapping each other.
Continue with the medium sized petals, filling in the empty spaces between the smaller petals.
Finish off the flower by adding in the large petals.
Cut 2 leaves and a base, shown above. Make a small slit in the base piece and slide it up the stem, securing with glue. Add a dot of glue to the base of each flower and pinch around the stem.
All done! How easy was that?
If you want to use this tutorial to make a hair clip, omit the stem and add a clip when you secure the back piece. To add to a headband, secure headband between flower and back piece.
They would look great on a wreath and add a bit more visual awesomeness than just the cute rolled flowers I see everyone doing. What other flowers would you like to me do tutorials on? Have you attempted these flowers yet?