Felt Flower Crowns DIY

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Every little girl love crowns and you can’t beat one made from bright colourful flowers. (I’d actually LOVE to wear them, but outside of a music festival I’m pretty sure you can’t get away with wearing one as an adult. Sigh…)

I’ve been busy making these beauties for a market at the end of the month so I thought I might share them with you.  They’d be perfect for a little girl’s fairy or princess party.

You Need:
Felt
Metal or plastic headband
Hot Glue Gun
Scissors
Needle and Thread

The crowns I make have four different types of felt flowers so I will show you how to make each one before putting the whole thing together.

Rolled Flower

1. Folder a rectangular strip of felt in half. (the longer the strip the larger your flower will be).
2. Cut strips along the folded edge.  Try to cut about 3/4 of the width but be careful not to snip too far.
3. Holding the uncut side, roll the flower tightly.
4.  Use a needle and thread to secure the end in place.

Reverse Roll Flower

If you managed to complete the first flower, you’ll have no trouble with this one.  It is exactly the same except in step 2 you will cut the non-folded side.

1. Folder a rectangular strip of felt in half. (the longer the strip the larger your flower will be).
2. Cut strips along the non-folded edge.
3. Holding the uncut side, roll the flower tightly.
4.  Use a needle and thread to secure the end in place.

Rosette
 

1. Cut a square of felt (mine was 7cm x 7cm).  Cut one long strip evenly from the outside to middle.
2. Begin rolling your felt from the inside, keeping the base relatively flat as you roll.
3. Keep rolling, rolling, rolling….
4. Stitch the end in place.

Circular Box Flower

1. Cut 5 circles of felt.
2. Lay one circle flat, fold another in half and place it on top.
3. Use a needle and thread to put a small stitch in the middle of the folded circle.
4.  Fold another circle in half and lay it over the other circle. (half of the circle should overlap). Stitch.
5. Repeat step four exactly as step five, making sure you layer half of the new circle over half of the previous.
6. Fold the last circle and layer half over the top circle as in steps four and five.  The other half of the circle is tucked under the first. (just like you would fold the top of a cardboard box).

Right if you’re still with me you’re ready to put together your crown. I cut some leaves out of another piece of felt to help cover the glue and support the flowers underneath.

1. Put a strip of glue through the middle of the back of one flower and press the metal band into it.
2. Place a felt leaf underneath the first flower and along the metal wire.
3. Position and glue the next two flowers on top of the leaf.
4. Keep layering flowers on top and leaves on the bottom.
5.  Before you finish check that all the glue has been covered by leaves underneath, if it hasn’t add another tho cover any spots.
6. Ta da!!

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16 Responses to “Felt Flower Crowns DIY

  • Oh I love these, this will have to go on the endless list of things I’d like to do when. I get a chance. So sweet, I think I might need one for me.

  • Amy Wells
    5 years ago

    Tully is too little for a wire headband but I am definitely trying a single flower on some stretch lace headband!

  • Holly Ford
    5 years ago

    i love these! so pretty!

  • I must be a little girl, or think I am at a festival every day, as I would totally wear these crowns! I was even thinking with all of my hair the flowers need to be bigger.

  • MotherDownUnder
    5 years ago

    You are so clever!
    I would also totally wear this…maybe for the moms you could do one flower attached to an elastic band for a ponytail?

  • Erica @ recycled fashion
    5 years ago

    These headbands are amazing! Thank you so much for the idea!

  • littleoldsouls
    5 years ago

    Thanks Erica!

  • littleoldsouls
    5 years ago

    I’ve done one on elastic headbands for babies but some for Mums is a great idea.

  • littleoldsouls
    5 years ago

    Haha brilliant! You should make one, I’d love to see it.

  • littleoldsouls
    5 years ago

    Thanks Holly.

  • littleoldsouls
    5 years ago

    Yep the really soft elastic lace works well for babes.

  • littleoldsouls
    5 years ago

    I’m glad I’m not the only one with a ridiculously long ‘one day’ to do list.

  • Amanda @ The Little Giggler
    5 years ago

    These are adorable! Can’t wait to make one for my daughter! Found you on The Gingerbread Blog. 🙂

  • I’ve really got to start learning to do some of these craft things, I know my day is coming!

  • littleoldsouls
    5 years ago

    Hi Amanda, thanks for visiting. I’d love to see what you make, leave me a link when you make one.

  • littleoldsouls
    5 years ago

    You just have to take the time, it never seems to appear by itself.

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