I just love flowers – real, fabric, felt, paper, you name it – and I’m often incorporating flowers into my craft projects. I even made the flowers for my daughter’s wedding! (Of course, the boutonnieres and corsages were lost at the venue and we had to make a last minute dash to a florist to buy replacements but that’s a story for another day). These ideas for quick and easy felt flower jewelry are inexpensive to make and perfect for kids to make too. If they’re old enough to safely handle a pair of scissors, they can make these flowers!
For these projects, the flowers are the focus of the whole creation. They have so many different applications.
In the picture above, you can see two pretty little projects I made with felt flowers. First is three little felt flowers attached to a hair barrette. For the second project, I attached a pin-back to one of the flowers to create a brooch. I then attached it to a greeting card – birthday card and gift all in one!
For this last project, I made a felt flower ring. I used a white pull tab from a juice container as the base.
Quick and Easy Felt Flower Jewelry
To make these flowers, all you need is some felt, a pair of scissors, and some glue (I recommend one of Aleene’s Tacky Glues).
For a folded felt flower (the one with the loopy petals) about 1- 1 1/4 inches in diameter, you’ll need a strip of felt roughly 1 inch by 6 inches. Place some dabs of glue along each of the long edges of the felt strip and fold it in half lengthwise. Make little snips along the folded edge to form a fringe.
Then roll up the felt, adding more dabs of glue along the straight edge to hold it in place. Fluff out the “petals” (the fringe you cut).
Another Option for Making the Flowers:
For the flower with the fringed petals about 1 – 1 1/4 inches in diameter, you’ll need a strip of felt roughly 1/2 to 3/4 by 6 inches. This time, you don’t fold the felt strip in half. Instead, simply begin making the little snips along one long edge of the felt to form a fringe. As with the first flower, start to roll up the felt strip, adding dabs of glue along the edge as you go. Fluff out the petals.
Variations on the Technique:
For more variation on either of these types of flowers, you can make diagonal cuts instead of straight, all in one direction or in alternating directions. You can also vary the look of the flowers by making the fringe cuts wider or narrower. Try out these same flowers using paper or fabric in place of the felt. Use on picture frames, to top a gift box, a headband, and for many more projects beyond just jewelry!