How to Make Affordable Felt Flower Embellishments

by Merissa on January 18, 2016

in Sewing Projects

Want to make some cute little flowers as embellishments for your sewing projects? These only take about 10 minutes and cost less than $0.10 to make!

How to Make Affordable Felt Flower Embellishments

Earlier this winter I was working on some little headbands that I could wear out in the cold. I'm usually sporting a pony tail or a bun so hats aren't my friends, but I love a good warm headband.

After putting together the simple headbands I decided that it would be cute to dress them up a little bit just for fun so I started making these little Felt Flower embellishments for them. They are really simple to make and only take about 10 minutes. Plus they are inexpensive to make since I made them out of felt. You could use these to decorate a host of sewing projects or maybe some other kind of decorative piece around your home, the possibilities are endless! Here's how I made them.


Felt Flower Embellishments

What You Need:

  • Regular Felt (not the stiff kind)
  • Buttons
  • Needle and Thread


Start by cutting a shape out of felt that looks like this. Flat on the bottom and rounded edges around the top. The size will depend on how large you want the finished product to be. The flowers I made for my headbands are about 2 inches across so each petal is about 1 inch long.


Use that first piece as a pattern to cut out 6 total petals.


Thread your needle and tie a knot at the other end of the thread. Fold one of the petals in half and hold it between your fingers like you can see in the image above.


Take another petal and do the same, right next to the first petal. Use your needle and thread to sew a few whip stitches to keep them together.


Continue this with each of the petal pieces until they are all sewn together.


Use your fingers to connect the 2 end petals and create a circle.


Use one or two stitches on the back of the flower to connect these two petals together.


Find a matching or contrasting button and add it right to the middle of the flower. Knot the thread once the button is secure and cut off any excess.


That's all there is to it! Now you can sew or glue your flower onto anything you like and you have a cute little embellishment. One piece of felt (which costs around $0.20) can make at least 5 flowers, depending on the size you make them. I found these cute little wooden buttons on Amazon for around $2 with free shipping so it costs about $0.06 to make each flower.


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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kimberlee January 18, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Cute felt flowers – thanks for sharing how to make them. Stopping by from Craftastic Monday.


2 Pamela Smith January 18, 2016 at 9:17 pm

So cute! I will be pinning this for sure! Thanks for the idea!


3 Laura B January 19, 2016 at 11:41 am

These are super cute! Thanks for the tutorial! πŸ™‚


4 Laurie January 20, 2016 at 12:32 pm

These are adorable! Thank you for sharing your posts with us this week for Brag About It! Pinned and tweeted.


5 Sam @ Living The Dutch Dream January 21, 2016 at 2:21 am

These are too cute and you have posted lovley clear instructions, my daughter has a birthday party coming up and I think I’m going to make some of these for the girls.


6 Angela / Only Crumbs Remain January 21, 2016 at 2:41 am

Ooh I love these, they’re so easy& gorgeous and would work on so many things. Thanks for sharing. #BrilliantBlogPosts
Angela x


7 Elizabeth January 22, 2016 at 1:18 pm

Hi Merissa
I have only recently discovered your website and am so pleased I have. Being a pensioner in the UK is hard, but with your very inexpensive diy projects, I can at last make things for my Granddaughter (12 years old). I think she will love these felt flowers and I shall attempt to make a head band for her.
Many thanks for sharing your ideas.
Kind regards


8 Beverly January 23, 2016 at 3:22 pm

These felt flowers are so cute. Love the idea and your tutorial is great.
Thanks for sharing at Turn it Up Tuesday,


9 Emily @ Two Purple Couches January 24, 2016 at 9:15 pm

So cute! I have some scraps of felt lying around that would make pretty little flowers! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday last week πŸ™‚


10 Holly January 25, 2016 at 5:46 pm

These are awesome! I love felt flowers! Holly


11 Noreen January 25, 2016 at 9:32 pm

These are such pretty flowers! I can think of some fun ways to use them. Thanks for sharing your easy tutorial.


12 FromAcorns February 3, 2016 at 5:46 am

These are so pretty Merissa – thanks for sharing! A little safety pin in the back would create really simple brooches for the kids to make.


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