Since we are planning to host our first Thanksgiving this year, I set out to “fall-ify” our house this weekend with a little fall decor. One thing on my wish list was a fall wreath for out front. I knew I didn’t like fake, silk flowers or leaves, so I was looking for something a little different. I found lots of cute wreaths with fabric flowers on Etsy and decided to try to make my own.
After searching tutorials for no-sew fabric flowers online, I decided felt flowers would be easy to make and had a look I loved.
Here’s how to make no-sew felt fringe flowers.
- A few sheets of felt
- Hot glue
- Optional: Floral wire for attaching to wreath or other items, grapevine wreath
The first thing you’ll want to do is cut strips of felt. The longer the strips, the bigger the flower. For the finished flowers you’ll see in this project, the largest took the full length of the sheet (11 inches) and the smallest was about 7 inches. The width is up to you, but my strips were about 1.5 inches or so. Your lines don’t have to be perfectly straight.
Now, cut your strip into fringe leaving just a very small border of solid felt along one end. The more fringe, the more petals.
Roll up your felt strip and use hot glue to attach the end. I then also squeezed some hot glue in the middle and between the layers so that the roll stays tights.
When the glue has set, turn over your flower and fluff out the fringe. That’s it, you have a pretty little fringe flower.
For this flower, I repeated the same process with a tiny, tiny felt strip to make a little center for the flower. You could also use a small felt circle, a little felt roll or even an embellishment like a button or a rhinestone. Just hot glue it in the center.
If you are putting your flowers on a wreath, like I did, you can add some floral wire to the back of your flower to stick it into the wreath. I wrapped it around the base of the flower and then secured with a bit of hot glue. Then just wrap the wire around the branches of your wreath (if using a grapevine wreath) or stick them into the foam wreath base. If your wreath will be exposed to the elements, you will probably want to secure the flowers with a bit of hot glue.
Alternatively, you can attach the flowers to a pin, a headband or just about anything and you have an easy DIY accessory.
Experiment with adding leaves and other elements to your flowers. To make the flowers multicolored, roll stacked strips of different colored felt together.
I purchased the grapevine wreath for less than $5 at Michaels. The felt rang it at $0.29 a sheet! This is a very affordable fall craft. The craft store sells lots of fun decorations to add to your wreath. I added a few feathers to mine.