How to Make a Felt Carnation

This adorable felt flower is so easy to make! These pretty felt blooms are the perfect addition to any crafts or home decor project—and all it takes is some clever felt folding and a few dabs of glue.

finished coral felt bloom project

This pretty felt carnation is seriously easy to make. Use our free flower pattern to cut perfectly sized petals, and you'll have a whole felt bouquet in no time. All it takes is a few simple folds and dots of glue. Add one to a fabric project or glue a small bunch to a crafts project for a big pop of color.

Try making a beautiful felt rose.

What You'll Need

glue gun felt square and scissors

Step 1: Cut petals

imperfect coral felt cutouts

Start by cutting the petals, using our downloadable pattern as a guide. You'll need four large wavy petal shapes and two small wavy petal shapes. Make a colorful bouquet by creating carnations in different colors, but keep in mind that because of how they're folded, the carnations look best if the whole flower is made from the same-color petals. 

Step 2: Fold petals

felt cutout folded twice

Fold one of the large petals in half and glue; then fold in half again and secure with glue. Repeat with all of the large petals and one of the small petals. You should have only one small petal left when you're finished. 

Step 3: Attach to base

creating coral bloom with felt cutouts

Using the leftover small petal as a base, glue all four of the large folded petals to the base with the triangular flat side down. After you've glued the large petals all the way around, add a dot of glue to the center and attach the smallest folded petal. It's that easy!

Pretty Felt Flower Garland

holiday flower garland

Create a stunning holiday garland with just a few bold blooms. Simply glue felt flowers to faux leaves and glue onto jute string. Add to your Christmas tree as a garland or display on the mantel. 

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Try making another gorgeous garland.

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