How to Make a Beaded Felt Flower
A beautiful beaded felt flower is easier to make than you may think! These make the prettiest embellishments to clothing, crafts, and home decor.
Use a single felt flower to dress up a project, or create several floral beauties to make a bold statement. With a metallic pop and a beaded center, these flowers look intricate, but they're so easy to make -- and our free pattern makes it even easier. For a large bunch of felt flowers, adjust the pattern to create several sizes.
Try making a gorgeous felt flower pumpkin.
What You'll Need
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- White felt
- Green felt
- Craft beads
- Hot glue
Step 1: Create the Stem
Begin by cutting a 4-inch piece of wire and placing a bead in the center. Then, bend the wire in half. Twirl and twist the wire tails together so they form a single stem wtih a bead on the end; repeat until you have 5 bead stems. Gather the beaded stems and tape together, about an inch from the top. Don't worry about the tape color -- it won't be visible once you add the petals!
Step 2: Cut Petals
Cut the petals out of your desired felt color; you'll need four small petals and seven large petals for each flower.
Step 3: Wrap Petals
Begin hot gluing the smaller petals at the base of the tape, wrapping around the stem. Continue with the larger petals until you've glued all the petals.
Step 4: Add the Base
Use the pattern's star shape to cut out a green felt base for the flower. Trim the wires or bend them into a circular shape, and then cover the ends with the green base. This base provides an ideal surface for hot gluing the flower to another project!
Want more flowers? Try making a felt rose.