In this tutorial I am going to show you how to make these adorable folded felt flowers. The great thing about them is how super easy they are to make — no Cricut or fancy cutting machine required!
These folded flowers have a 3D look to them and would be great to add to a wreath such as the one I made below.
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Materials Needed to Make Folded Felt Flowers
- 1 sheet of felt (or enough to make 7 circles)
- Scissors or cutting machine such as a Cricut Maker
- Hot glue gun
Easy Folded Felt Flowers DIY Tutorial
Step 1 – Cut Circles
Start by cutting out 7 circles from your felt. The circles in this project are 2.5 inches across. You can use scissors or a cutting machine like a Cricut to cut out the circles. However, these flowers are so easy to make, a Cricut isn’t necessary.
If you are cutting out the circles with scissors, you will first need to trace the circles onto your felt. The bottom of a cup works well, depending on what size you want.
If you are making a lot of these folded felt flowers, using a Cricut would be a huge time saver!
Step 2 – Fold the Circles
Fold 6 of the circles into petals. Take one circle and fold it in half and then fold that half again so that it looks like 1/4 of a circle.
Step 3 – Glue the Circles into Petals
The tricky part here is knowing where to glue. After folding the circle twice, put a small amount of glue to hold the two sides together in a pie shape. There’s no need to put glue anywhere else on the petal because it will not allow the petal to open properly.
Next, take your last circle and lay it flat. Take 4 of your folded petals and lay them flat on top of the circle (see picture below). Pick up one of the petals and put a small dot of glue on the bottom of it and stick it back down to the bottom circle. Do this to the other 3 petals on the circle.
Finally, the last 2 petals will be placed on top of the flower. Cut the bottom corner off of each of the remaining 2 petals. Put a small amount of glue on the bottom of the petal that was just cut off and stick it to the top of the flower (standing up vertically). Do the same to the last petal and make sure the folds of the petal are going in opposite directions.
Fluff the petals and open them up and you’re all done! Now you have a beautiful folded felt flower.
TIP: Try making different variations of this flower by using different circle shapes- wavy, zig zag, etc. and see how the flowers change. Check out some variations below.
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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.