How to Make Felt Tulips

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The smell of freshly mowed green grass, the sound of chirping birds, and the sight of beautiful tulips are sure signs that spring has sprung. Many people get the urge to slip on their gardening gloves and get to work in their garden, making way for the peony plant that's bursting out or the tulips that are rising up to meet the sun.

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What if you don't have space for a garden or your thumb is less than green? No worries – you can still tiptoe through the tulips with this felt flower tutorial that is perfect for some new spring decorations. Instead of playing in the dirt, use this time to change up some home decor with a few new sewing projects or a few DIY craft projects. You won't even need a sewing machine. Use this DIY felt flower tutorial and full video to make a wonderful Mother's Day gift or to make a gift for yourself this spring.

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Things You'll Need

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Step 1

Using sharp scissors, cut several pieces from various colors of felt:

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  • Cut three felt tulip flower petals that are 2 1/2 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches wide.

  • Cut three felt tulip flower petals that are 2 1/4 inches tall and 1 1/4 inches wide.

  • Cut a 1-inch-wide and 6-inch-long piece of yellow felt for the center of the tulip flower.

  • Cut a 1/4-inch-wide by 16-inch-long piece of green felt to wrap the stem.

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Step 2

Adhere one end of the 16-inch piece of green felt to the end of the wire stem with a hot glue gun. Wrap the felt around the stem, stopping once in a while to add more glue. When you reach the other end of the wire, use the hot glue gun to adhere the end of the felt to the wire.

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Image Credit: Beth Huntington

Step 3

Use sharp scissors to cut 1/2-inch slits along the long side of the yellow felt.

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Step 4

To create the center of the tulip, attach one end of the felt-covered stem on one end of the yellow felt fringe piece with a hot glue gun. The fringe should be facing away from you. Run a bead of hot glue along the uncut side of the fringe. Roll the fringe around the stem until you come to the end and then glue in place.

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Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington

Step 5

Place hot glue on the small, flat edge of the smaller tulip flowers. Adhere the smaller tulip flower petals around the bottom and sides of the yellow tulip center.

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Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington

Step 6

Adhere the larger tulip petals around the smaller tulip petals by gluing them over the smaller tulip petals.

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Step 7

Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut two 7-inch-tall by 2-inch-wide tulip leaves from green felt.

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Step 8

Run a bead of hot glue along the bottom center of the tulip leaf. Adhere the leaf to the stem by folding it around the stem. You may need to add a little more glue to complete the fold around the stem. Repeat the process on the opposite side of the stem with the second leaf.

Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington

Whether you are quilting, sewing new spring decorations or using our free sewing patterns, you can follow our sewing tutorials, DIY projects and full videos to make felt flowers, paper flowers or easy fabric flowers. Grab some shabby fabrics, cotton fabric or felt and we'll show you how to make fabric tulips, how to make fabric flowers and how to make these beautiful tulips out of felt.

Image Credit: Beth Huntington
Image Credit: Beth Huntington

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