Thursday, February 28, 2013

DIY Felt Flower Wall Art

After a few days of being under the weather, a beautiful no-sew felt flower was just what I needed to brighten my week. This project is very "DO-able" even for a crafting novice. It's also very inexpensive. All you need is a little bit of time. For me it was 2 nap times (thankfully Mr. Jake took a two hour nap the last two days). As a side note I should let you know that I'm a pretty slow crafter so you may be able to finish it faster.



I recreated this sweet design after I stumbled upon the beautiful work of Lindsay from Pen & Paint while on Instagram the other day. As I looked through pictures of her drawings and paintings, marveling at her talent and creativity, I was particularly drawn to an image of a sweet little felt flower. I had to have one for myself.

Here's what you need to recreate this fun DIY wall art project:
  • Felt 
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • 8 inch embroidery hoop
  • Button

Step 1: Cover your embroidery hoop with fabric and tighten. Cut excess fabric, leaving about 1/2 an inch of fabric (you'll glue this down at the end).


Step 2. Cut your first row of petals. My petals were about 1" wide x 1.5" tall. I had 17 total. 


Step 3. Cut the remaining rows of petals. I ended up having 8 rows and each one had 17 petals. Each new row of petals should be slightly smaller than the row before it.

Step 4. Once everything was cut, I laid it all out on the table in the same way I was going to assemble and glue it. Once I had it how I liked it, I took each petal, starting with the first row, and hot glued it down onto my embroidery hoop.

Step 5. Add a button or any fun round piece to cover up the middle. 

Step 6. Finally, glue down the remaining fabric on the backside of the hoop. 

DIY embroidery flower wall art project


Hope you enjoy your easy, no sew felt flower. It's the perfect addition for any nursery, kids room or empty wall space. I think I might have to make a whole wall of these for my new craft room!

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14 comments:

  1. I love this! So colorful and happy!

    Kathie
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com

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    1. Thanks Kathie! That's exactly how I feel about it, it just makes me happy. When my son came out of his room after nap and he saw it he said "WOW".

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  2. Super cute and ove the colors you chose! Thanks so much for sharing, Sam!

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    1. Thanks Jocie. The colors definitely remind me of Spring.

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  3. {LOVE}! This is just beautifully brilliant! I love it and the tutorial is great! You did perfect work!

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    1. Thanks for the love Arin! I sometimes get so excited about a project I forget I should actually take pictures along the way for a tutorial. This time I semi-rememberd ;-).

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  4. Wow. That's beautiful and colorful and bright and cheery. Love that it's no sew too!

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    1. Thanks Amy! I'm all about no sew, since I don't know how to ;-).

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  5. This is such a cute project! Stopping by from Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop--thanks for linking this up!

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  6. I love this - I'm obsessing over hanging embroidery hoops on walls lately ;)

    I also love Pen & Paint and have two of her prints for my sewing room. She's incredibly talented.

    Found you from the fun in functional linkup :D

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    1. Aren't embroidery hoops on the wall amazing? There's so much you can do with them. I even saw ones on Pinterest that were very tiny and turned into necklaces. I

      want to get a Pen & Paint print for my inspiration wall, but I love too many of them and I'm having a hard time deciding which one to get.

      So nice of you to stop by and say hi!

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  8. Love it totally..so easy and the result is awesome..m sure gonna make it for my room.

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    1. I'm already thinking about making another one! Would love to see yours when it's done. Happy crafting!

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