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Learn how to make felt mum flowers in this easy step-by-step craft tutorial with photos. All you need is felt, scissors, and hot glue!
Today, we’re going to use felt to make beautiful felt mum flowers! All you need is felt, scissors, and hot glue to make them.
Here’s how we do it!
How to Make Felt Mum Flowers
Step 1: Gather Supplies
Step 2. Cut felt into a rectangle.
This rectangle of felt pictured below is 3″ x 12″.
Step 3. Put hot glue along the rectangle’s top long edge.
Step 4. Fold the bottom long edge up and secure it in the hot glue.
This will be folding the felt rectangle the “hot dog way”, and you will end up with a 1.5″ x 12″ strip.
Step 5. Starting at one end, make small cuts in the felt from the folded bottom, up.
Stop cutting before you get to the glue line; you don’t want to cut through the whole strip.
You just want to create a fringe in the felt.
The fringe here is roughly 3/8″ wide, maybe a little wider.
Continue to cut fringe along the length of the felt.
Step 6. Put a line of hot glue on the top edge of the fringe, and begin to roll the strip.
Add more glue and keep rolling the felt strip as you go.
Secure the end with glue, and you’re done!
You made a felt mum flower.
You can change the look of the felt mum by changing the thickness of the fringe you cut.
In this light green flower below, the fringe is slightly thinner – closer to 1/4″ wide.
And in this teal flower below, the fringe is very thin – as close to 1/8″ as I could get.
The look of the finished felt flower changes, depending on the thickness of the fringe.
All of these three mums pictured below were made from felt strips that were 3″x12″. The only difference was how wide the fringe was.
Blue on the left: approximately 3/8″
Light Green in the middle: approx 1/4″
Teal on the right: approx 1/8″
You can also use different-sized rectangles of felt to make mums that look different too.
Below is a 6″ x 12″ felt rectangle.
Following the same steps, cutting fringe that is closer to 1/2″ wide.
The finished felt mum here is big and floppy, compared to the others which are small and more compact.
You can create lots of variety using the same method of making the flowers, but by changing the size of the felt and the thickness of the fringe.
Felt fabric is so versatile and easy to work with!
It cuts well and is easy to manipulate into different shapes.
That’s why it’s the perfect fabric to use to make these beautiful and quick mum flowers!