Fancy & Frugal Felt Flowers

One of my favorite things I love to use in my home for decorations are fresh flowers! They are just so beautiful no matter what type they are. The problem is they are a little pricey for something that only lasts about 7 days.

I came up with the solution! Why not make my own fancy flowers and why not make them felt flowers! There are so many color options these days and the fabric itself is super cheap! There are so many different possibilities when it comes to the flower style or type. To make this entire bouquet only cost me about $2! Your not going to find that deal at your local floral shop, guaranteed!

Fancy and Frugal Felt Flowers

These pretty girls are not going to wilt. They might not smell quiet as good as the real thing but they sure do add a nice touch of spring in our house! And most definitely are going to last a whole lot longer! I really like making these into bouquets but you can also leave off the stick and glue onto a clip to add a little spring fever to your hair.

I am so excited to start trying out other types of felt flowers and make more bouquets! These are the ultimate frugal décor accent for you home this spring! You need to make some for yourself! Here is how you can do that:

First thing you need to do is decide on how big you want your flowers to be and cut out 6 circles of the that same size. I simply found a cup in my kitchen whose base was the size I was looking for. I traced the base and started cutting.

To start making the petals, take one circle, fold in half, place pea size spot of hot glue, fold in half again, and place under something to hold while glue dries. Repeat this process for four more circles (five in total).

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Next, take one circle as your base, place four pea size spots of hot glue in each quarter of the circle. Moving quickly so the glue doesn’t dry, attach your four previously prepared petal pieces, one on each quarter. Hold down while drying.

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Now in the center of your flower use a medium amount of glue (I used two clicks of my small glue gun) making sure to circle glue across all four petals. Take your fifth petal, place in center, on top of hot glue, pull up the top layers of the other petals and hold until glue dries.

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Fluff your flower to make it nice and full. On the backside of the flower put a small straight line of hot glue where you would like to attach your stem. Place stem over hot glue and carefully pull the base of the flower to cover the top of the stem.

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Repeat this process for however many flowers you decide you would like for your bouquet or hairclips.

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I love how full and how many layers these flowers have! So much beauty that will last all spring long!

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  • Leanne | The Transplanted Southerner
    March 18, 2015 at 6:09 am

    I love the bouquet you put together! How crafty 🙂 These look like a fun craft.

    • Brittany Cooper
      March 21, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you Leanne! I just recently started seeing felt flower bouquets and I am excited to try some different kinds out. Thanks for stopping in!

  • Renee
    March 18, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Those look great! I know plenty of little (and big) girls who would be happy to make these. I’m going to pin this to show my daughters later.

  • Marci@TheHomeschoolScientist
    March 18, 2015 at 6:51 am

    I’ve seen those flowers before, but never knew how easy they were to make! I’m pinning this for my daughter. She is super crafty and is looking for spring projects.

  • Susie @ The Chelsea Project Blog
    March 18, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Good morning. The felt flowers are adorable. They are pinned and shared. Hope it drives traffic to your site. Good job. Hope you will check out my blog, too. I’d love to have you follow. We have a lot in common. 🙂 Have a great day, Suz

  • Jennifer Dawn
    March 18, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Those are lovely! They’re perfect for spring!

  • Kristina @ My Own Home Blog
    March 18, 2015 at 8:08 am

    So cute! Perfect for my blue mason jar that needs some flowers (it looks a lot like yours!) and these really will help bring spring inside!

    • Brittany Cooper
      March 21, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks Kristina! So perfect you already have the jars!

  • Sarah Koontz {Grounded & Surrounded}
    March 18, 2015 at 8:29 am

    These are adorable! I know my girls would love making these. I hear you on the fresh flower situation. I love spring when I can get 10 cut daffodils at my grocery store for less than $2! I always swing by the floral section to look for discounted flowers, because they make me so happy (but I can’t afford them at full price!).

    When you plant your little garden this year, add a few of your favorite cutting flowers around the edges. They will attract bees, and you can cut them and enjoy them indoors when the time is right! I am dedicating a whole section of my garden to cutting flowers this year so I can enjoy flowers in my home all growing season long!

    • Brittany Cooper
      March 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks Sarah for the flowers tips! Ill have to research to see which types of flowers will love down here in San Diego. I have been reading all your gardening tip posts today and I am feeling up to the challenge! Thanks!

  • Valerie
    March 18, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    So so pretty I love the colors!

  • Donella Crigger
    March 18, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    These would be gorgeous at a baby shower! Pinned these for the next one I host. 🙂

    • Brittany Cooper
      March 19, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks Doneela! Great idea to use at a baby shower!

  • Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com
    March 18, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    These felt flowers are so pretty, Brittany! They’d look so cheerful and springy this time of year! Would love it if you shared at our link party tmorrow please! Have a great rest of the week!

    • Brittany Cooper
      March 19, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks Kendra! They are great for any spring decor since you can pic the colors to match! Joanns has so many color options! Thanks for stopping by!