This is a beautiful and really simple rolled felt flower that is perfect for beginners! Create a sweet arrangement to adorn your breakfast table, without the hassle of ever having to remember to water it. These DIY felt rose stems come together in just a few minutes and they just look so pretty!
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This is another tutorial that first appeared over on my other website, Wildflower Felt Designs. I’m slowly moving all the posts over here so I can shut down that site. So don’t be alarmed if you see this tutorial floating around the internet with a different url. The design is mine!
These DIY felt rose stems are so easy and beginner friendly. The hardest part is cutting them out. Rolling them up takes all of a minute. Seriously simple DIY.
The trick is to make sure you’re working with a good quality felt. Craft store acrylic felt just won’t look as nice as a wool or wool blend felt. It’s ALWAYS worth the money to spend a little extra on quality products.
Click here to download your free rose pattern.
You’ll also need:
Felt – Shades of pinks and green (I used this felt in Raspberry and Moss)
18 gauge floral wire
Hot glue gun – Surebonder is the best
Freezer paper – optional
(Check out this page for a list of all my favourite tools for working with felt.)
Cut out each pattern piece with a sharp pair of snips, either by pinning or taping your pattern to the felt. You could also print the pattern onto freezer paper and iron it directly to your felt. Then cut through the felt and paper and gently peel the paper off afterwards.
My favourite glue gun to use when working with felt is the Surebonder H-195f Mini Glue Gun. It has a precision tip nozzle so you don’t end up with globs of glue on your piece. I also find that it doesn’t leave as many glue strings behind as other brands! It only works with Surebonder brand glue sticks though, so don’t try it with other kinds.
If you’re looking for more free felt flower tutorials, check out:
DIY Felt Calla Lily
DIY Felt Flower Hair Clips
DIY Gerbera Daisy
DIY Felt Poppy
DIY Eucalyptus Stems
- Make sure you have snipped in between the flower petals about 1/4″ as marked on the pattern.
- Glue the end of the wire stem about 1/4″ in from the end as shown in the picture.
- Roll the rose, guiding it between your fingers, glueing modestly as you go and keeping the bottom lined up flat.
- Fold the leaf piece in half and snip a little slit into it.
- Slide the wire stem through the slit, generously apply glue to the bottom of the rose and press the leaf piece in place.
- Place a small glue dot at the base of each leaf and press the leaf up the rose.
- Smush the rose face-down into your table to give the petals a little more shape and flare.
Trim the stems with needle nosed pliers to your desired length and finish off your bouquet with a satin ribbon!
Once more, here’s the pattern. 🙂
ps. There is a large rose pattern available here if you’d like to create a bigger flower. You can see it below in this gorgeous bouquet! Which is also available in the shop. 🙂
these are stunning. They will be one of the features at Handmade Monday this week 🙂
What a beautiful flower composition! I love these roses! Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial!
Visiting from the Inspire Me Monday party and had to pop over to take a closer look at your pretty felt roses. These are the most realistic that I’ve seen yet! Appreciate the tutorial and the tip on what type of felt to use. Pinned
Such pretty felt flowers and they pair nicely with the container you used! Thanks for the tip on using real felt versus craft felt.
These look so sweet Laura!
Just what I need to decorate my lovely rustic desk that should come soon!
I recently got myself a set of felt from Etsy to hand sew a bunch of pencil cases to organize my art tools better. I did this in the past and loved it. But now, having seen this post – anything roses when it gets to creative tasks intimidates me – I’m not so sure I’m going to use the entire stack of felt for pencil cases 🙂 I’ll probably save a few ones for rose making.
This looks fairly easy to make, so I would want to impress myself with a rose I can actually make :-).
Thanks for the post!