Happy first day of April! What better way to welcome the new month than with some April Felt Flowers?
Today, I’m sharing how I created this felt flower wreath with the Sizzix Big Shot Pro. I made this wreath last weekend for our upcoming Easter Brunch and had so fun I thought you’d enjoy making one of your own.
For this wreath, you will need a 10 inch foam wreath form, hot glue and wide burlap and lace ribbon. To make the flowers you will need the Sizzix Big Shot Pro, Flowers 3D #2 Pro Die, 2 pro cutting pads, Brenda Walton Peony die, Sizzix Big Shot and standard cutting pads, hot glue, 6 clothespins, scissors and craft felt.
Start by wrapping the foam wreath with the burlap and lace and secure the wide ribbon with hot glue.
How to Make Felt Flowers
Start by making a sandwich, starting with one cutting pad, the Flowers 3D #2 Pro Die, craft felt, and a second cutting pad. Next, pass it through the Big Shot Pro.
This die creates small(shown above) and medium flowers. I made a total of 16 small flowers and 14 medium flowers.
To assemble to flowers, follow the instructions found here. Using a pencil as a guide; continuously coil the felt around the pencil starting with the outside end working your way to the center. Next, apply a generous amount of hot glue to the base to secure the felt.
Once all 30 flowers are assembled, set them aside.
Next, use the Peony die and sandwich method (explained above) to create a large Hydrangea flower by die cutting 7 flowers with the Big Shot.
For 6 of the flowers, apply a dab of hot glue in the center then fold in half. Set the 7th flower aside.
Next, apply a dab of hot glue and fold the 6 flowers in half again and secure with a clothespin.
To assemble the flower, place the one remaining flat flower down as the base. Then place four of the folded flowers on top as shown.
Secure all four petals to the base with hot glue.
Next, trim the folded corners on the two remaining petals as shown. Apply hot glue to the trimmed ends and place them upright in the center.
Next, fluff up the petals and you have a felt Hydrangea!
Next glue all of the flowers on the wreath as you like. I decided to group them closely together on just half of the wreath to show off the pretty burlap and lace ribbon.
And that’s it! A lovely felt flower wreath, perfect for Spring!
Thank you for visiting and God Bless!
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