Monday, 19 March 2012

DIY Felt Flower Card

Today's tutorial is for a quick and easy felt flower card - perfect for birthdays, Mother's Day, or any other occasion when a floral card fits the bill!


To make this card you will need:
- the heart and leaf templates provided at the bottom of this post
- plain card
- small pieces of craft felt in green and pink (or whatever other colour you want to make your flower)
- a mini button (or a sequin, or a small circle of felt)
- a pencil
- a green felt tip pen or coloured pencil
- sewing + craft scissors
- craft glue
- optional: decorative washi tape

If you're using washi tape, tear or cut a strip and stick it along one edge of the card. Fold the ends over, or carefully trim the excess tape with scissors. You could achieve a similar effect by cutting a narrow strip of gift wrap or other decorative paper and sticking it in place with glue or double sided tape.


Use the templates provided to cut out two felt leaves and five heart-shaped felt petals. Check out this post for tips on cutting out small felt shapes.


Arrange the pieces on your card as shown with the mini button in the centre of the petals. If you've not used a strip of washi tape / patterned paper, position your flower in the middle of the card.

Use a pencil to make two small dots to mark the position of the button and the point where the two leaves meet, and then set the pieces aside. Then use the dots as a guide to draw a green line to form the flower stem.


Glue the mini button and all the felt pieces in place with small dabs of craft glue.


... and you're done!


Variation: use a larger card blank (arranged landscape instead of portrait) and decorate it with a row of three flowers in different bright colours.

Gift idea: make a set of these flower cards and use a length of ribbon or pretty twine to tie them in a bundle with matching envelopes.

Double click the template / click to open it in a new tab in order to view it full size and print:



Please note: this tutorial is for non-commercial use only. You may borrow one or two photos if you want to blog about my projects but remember to credit me and link back to the original source, and do not reproduce entire tutorials on your site. Thanks!

10 comments:

SUSSEXMOUSE said...

This is so pretty. Thank you for sharing it. Marion x

Gemma Cleaver said...

The card looks great! and so simple! I tried made a mothers day card with felt flowers on after being inspired by your blog, thinking I could easily make one. It looks no where near as professional and neat and tidy as yours does! If I make any felt cards for anyone in the future, I will definately follow your tutorial!

I have just written a blog about my card making (and lack of felt) abilities linking to your blog (I wanted to email you first to check but couldn't find one on your blog) as I've featured some of your work and linked to your blog. I hope that this is ok, you can read it at http://yousewshould.blogspot.com and if you would like me to change anything e.t.c. please let me know.

Thanks! Gemma

P.S. You're blog is great!

Elsa said...

Totally adorable! I'm going to be making a bunch for birthday parties. Thanks for the post.

sarwar said...

nice work keep it up

The Sewing Croft said...

I have just started using felt. Very versatile indeed! Great tutorial, thanks for sharing. Zoe

Jacqui said...

Pretty little card.

key tags said...

That's a nice idea. I think i'll use it on making recycled notebooks .

Swirlyarts said...

Good Morning!

I just wanted to let you know that I have featured you on Cuteable this morning.

Have a good day

Lynsey x

http://www.cuteable.com/

BugsandFishes said...

Thanks for the comments everyone xxx

Gemma - thanks for the mention on your blog :)

Lynsey - thanks so much for featuring this project on Cuteable!

Sally said...

Love this pretty card - has a real "spring is here" feel about it. Time to take a cup of coffee into the garden!

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