Nicole Crafts Felt Flower CrownBack to category
Nicole Crafts Felt Flower Crown
Who knew felt could be so beautiful? Feel like a queen (or princess) for a day with a crown made from flowers! This gorgeous accessory is a must-have for prom night, festival days and weddings! A.C. Moore has over a dozen eye-catching colors of felt to choose from so you're bound to find a shade to create a headpiece that matches your concert wear or bridesmaid dresses!
- Time:less than 2 hours
1Prepare Stencils: Use cardstock or cardboard to make circle stencils that are 1-5/8 inch, 1-1/4 inch and 1 inch in diameter.
2Make Large Flower(s): Use your stencils to trace and cut three 1-1/4 inch circles for the inside layer of the flower onto felt color of your choice. For the outside layer of the flower cut three 1-5/8 inch circles. with the same color of felt. Tip: These circles are your flowers petals. If you want a fuller flower, cut more circles. Another tip: When tracing stencils on felt, we've found a Black marker works best since the ink transfers to the felt easily without too much pressure. Cut 1/2 inch slit up into one side of each the circle petal, overlap the slits sides and glue them together with FABRIC-TAC. On the side of the circle that you did not cut the slit, cut a petal shape. (We varied our shapes between leaving the circle as is, pointed, jagged -- take our suggestions or come up with your own shapes!) Tip: We made several flowers that varied in size and color big and small flowers varying in color, to create this creates a more fun look. Use the round nose pliers to cut a six inch piece of spool wire. Bend it in and bend in half. Apply FABRIC-TAC glue to the inside of smaller petal and attach to the bent end of the 6 inch piece wire you just cut. on the bent end of wire. Continue to attach smaller petals the inside petals evenly around. Then attach the bigger petals. Tip: we overlapped the petals while rotating around the flower. Apply FABRIC-TAC to the inside of smaller petal and attach to the bent end of the six inch piece wire you just cut. Continue to attach smaller petals the inside petals evenly around. Then attach the bigger petals. Tip: we overlapped the petals while rotating around the flower. Once all petals are attached, fold or cup the petals outward to create a blossom.
3Make Small Flower(s): Use your stencils to trace and cut three to four 1-1/4 inch circles for the outside petals and the 1 inch circle for the inside petals. Then repeat the process outlined in step 2.
4Assemble Crown: Shape cloth wire into a circle, then use round nose pliers to make the ends into loops. Apply hot glue to the base of the flower with the attached wire open, place flower onto crown and tie to the crown. Tip: Make sure to tie the flower to the crown with the excess cloth wire in a double knot before glue dries to ensure a stronger hold. Continue to make and attach flowers in desired colors and sizes until you've reached the desired fullness of your crown. Use hot glue and artificial leaves to fill in gaps between flowers or if you want to vary the look of the crown even more.