Learn to create your own beautiful felt magnolia flower to display as-is, or in your next craft project!
We also have a gorgeous farmhouse felt magnolia wreath project that utilizes these beautiful flowers coming soon, that’s perfect to display in your own home or to give as a gift!
To make your own felt magnolia, you’ll need to download our free SVG or PDF cut files for felt magnolia leaves and petals, cut them out with a Cricut or scissors, then follow our easy step-by-step instructions to put together your felt magnolias below!
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Materials Needed to Make a Felt Magnolia
- Magnolia Flower and Leaf Patterns (Templates)
- 1 sheet of white felt ( here we used Kunin Premium White felt from Hobby Lobby) 1 sheet of green felt (Kunin Classic Felt in Olive from Hobby Lobby)
- 1 sheet of cream or yellow felt (Kunin Classic Felt in Cream from Hobby Lobby)
- A small pom pom (you could also use a bead as a flower center instead)
- Hot glue gun
- Scissors or a cutting machine that can cut felt, such as Cricut or Silhouette
Download Felt Magnolia Leaves + Petals Templates
Felt Magnolia Template Instructions
If you are using scissors to cut out the pattern…
Use the PDF version. You can also change the size of the pattern, by adjusting the Scale on your Print screen. You can use the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to open up the PDF file. Click Print, then under Page, Sizing, & Handling, click Custom Scale and change the number.
If you are using a Cricut to cut out the pattern…
Use the SVG version of the pattern. Then upload the SVG file into Design Space. You can adjust the size of the pattern by clicking and dragging the lower right corner. Use your sheet of felt with the pink fabric mat (for the Cricut Maker). Click “Make It” and insert the mat into the Cricut. Be sure to use the rotary blade (which is best for cutting felt) then press GO on your machine. (Use the DXF file for your Silhouette machine.)
For this demonstration the petal sizes for Cricut were:
Large petals – 3.147 x 1.875
Medium petals – 1.859 x 2.188
Small petals – 1.258 x 1.48
Leaves – 3.147 x 1.875
The entire flower measures about 6 inches across.
DIY Felt Magnolia Flower Tutorial
Step 1. Cut out flower parts
Use the correct file to adjust the size and cut out the flower parts. See above for more details on how to use and cut out the flower pattern.
Step 2. Make the petals
Make short cuts up the bottom of each petal.
Place a small dot of hot glue on one side of the cut and overlap the 2 sides for a 3D effect to the petals.
Use a small felt circle as the base.
Starting with the MEDIUM size petals, put a small amount of hot glue on the 3 medium petals and arrange in a triangular shape on the circle base.
Step 4. Arrange the middle petals
Next, use the LARGE size petals and arrange in a triangular shape again.
Glue each petal down ON TOP of the bottom petals. Be sure to STAGGER the middle and bottom petals.
Step 5. Make the flower center
Use a pom pom and a small square piece of felt (1 in x 1 in). Glue the pom in the middle of the felt square.
Fold a corner of felt over the pom and glue down. Continue folding over the square and gluing down until the pom is covered.
Step 6. Arrange the center petals
Glue the SMALL petals to the SIDES of the center ball (not under) so they stand up around the flower center.
Glue the center piece on to the middle of the flower.
Step 7. Make the leaves
Make a short cut up one end of a leaf.
Place a small dot of glue on one side of the cut and overlap the 2 sides to make a 3D effect to the leaf.
Do this for each leaf.
Step 8 (optional). Fold the leaves
You can use a hair straightener or iron to make a crease in each leaf.
Fold each leaf lengthwise and run the iron over it a few times to make a crease.
Step 9. Arrange the leaves
Fan the leaves out in a circle and glue the leaves together.
Glue the flower to the middle of the leaves. Or, glue each leaf directly to the bottom on the flower.
Enjoy Your Adorable Felt Magnolias!
Video Tutorial (Coming Soon!)
Idea to Use Your Flowers: Felt Magnolia Wreath (Coming Soon!)
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✎ Written By: Stephanie
Stephanie is passionate about creating beautiful easy DIY crafts for the home. On Indoorzy she shares felt craft tutorials and templates to make felt flower decor by hand, or with the help of her Cricut Maker.