Felt is a soft material used to make crafts, for clothing and accessories, in toys and on scrapbooks. Felt is sold in craft stores, discount stores and fabric stores by the sheet in a variety of sizes and colours. Cut felt into geometric shapes, hearts, clouds, animals and even flowers. Cutting felt into shapes is not difficult, making it a good project for beginning crafters or children.
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Things you need
- Writing utensil
- Old scissors
- Optional: button
Choose a pattern for the shapes you wish to cut out. Patterns may be purchased or printed from online sources.
Use objects from around the house as patterns if the pattern you want is hard to find or unavailable. Examples include cookie cutters, blocks, cups, and bowls.
Trace the outline of the pattern onto your felt with a writing utensil, or cut directly from the pattern if using a printable or purchased pattern.
Use old scissors to cut the felt shapes. Felt dulls sewing scissors, so old scissors are best for these projects.
Use a pattern or freehand draw a tear drop shape onto your felt. The tear drop will be a flower petal on your felt flower, so make sure your petal is the right scale for your project.
Cut out at 6-12 teardrops from the felt.
Cut out a round middle for the flower from your felt, or use a button if your flower is smaller.
Lie the felt circle or button on your work surface. Arrange six of the teardrops on the circle, with the pointed ends of the teardrops resting in the centre of the circle. Secure the teardrops to the circle with glue.
Place one of the remaining six teardrops (if using) so that it rests over the small space between the petals beneath it. Repeat this with the other remaining teardrops. Secure the teardrops to the flower with glue.
Tips and warnings
- Cut out additional teardrops in green felt and glue the rounded ends to a green pipe cleaner, then glue the pipe cleaner to the backside of the felt flower to create a stem and leaves.
- Exercise caution when using scissors, especially if working with children.
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