July 29, 2011

Ruffle Flower Tutorial

{This tutorial was one of the most viewed links in a link party last week!}

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Here is a $3.00 project that anyone can do!

Felt: $1.00
Glue Gun: $2.00

Felt Ruffle Flower Tutorial

1. cut circles out of felt approx 1.5 inches in diameter.



2. place a dot of hot glue in the center of the circle and fold in half. (like a taco!)



3. squeeze and hold in place until the glue cools.



4. place a dot on the outer crease of the "taco" and fold in half again.


5. squeeze and hold in place until the glue cools.

6. Create a different shape by placing a medium dot of hot glue in the center and  sqeeze the felt together between all your fingers.








7. starting with the edges, glue each ruffle to a circle of felt in a clockwise position.


8. finish it off by placing a ruffle in the center.


And there you have it!


You can make these any size you would like! And there are a ton of uses: glue it onto a bobby pin for a hair accessory, use it to finish off a gift wrapping, add to the corner of a picture frame, glue to a pin and wear it on a shirt, pin it to a string of pearls, etc!

Good luck! And send photos of your finished ruffle flowers so I can see what you did with them!





Here is a photo from a friend who made Felt Ruffle Flowers as Napkin Rings!

(Compliments of Julia!)

8 comments:

  1. I love felt flowers. I tried making some that looked like this with a needle and thread but I wasn't crazy about how they turned out, plus I am not very good at sewing. I am going to have to try making these with a glue gun. I would love it if you would top by and share at the link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    :)Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-3-craft-link.html

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  2. Thanks for the invite! I just left my link at your linky party!

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  3. Cute idea! I haven't seen this version but it makes a lot of sense! I am visiting from Lines Across My Face and I am a new follower!!! Hope you are having a great day and I see you around soon!!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial. I have a felt mad friend who is going to LOVE these. My mind is whirring, the possibilities are endless. I think I'll start with a brooch and see where I end up!
    (visiting from lines across my face.)

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  5. I was wondering if you place both types of ruffles on the same circle of felt or is each one made up of all the same type ruffles? These are very cute but it is hard to tell from the pics exactly what they are made of shape-wise.

    Please advise.

    Pam F.
    hellopf@yahoo.com

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  6. Kate-I found several tutorials for flower pins off of Pinterest(found your blog on there looking for hairstyling tips--Love your blog!). Suiting material, jersey knit, and fleece all are also great for making flower pins!

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  7. I have been looking the World Wide Web for this information. Informative tutorial. Love it. Blog-blog

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