May
12

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I posted these cute pictures last week, and I promised I would share the tutorial. These flowers are so fun for spring! And they sure look cute on Miss Emmalyn! Am I the only one who makes a headband for every. single . outfit!? lol

The first flower is pretty simple… I just hope I can explain it right.

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You’ll need (5) 1 1/2 in circles (sorry typo in the pic).

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Add a little hot glue to the center and fold it like a taco.

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You’ll glue one edge down, but not the other. You need to slip your other “taco” underneath and add a little glue. You’ll keep doing this all the way around.

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Make sense? Just play around with it a few times… you’ll get it.

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Then your going to cut a 1/2 in circle for the middle. Pinch it together and place a small dot of glue in the middle of the flower. It will pucker up a little, but that’s what makes it cute!

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Next you’ll need to make your loopy flower. One of my friends had one of these, and I just knew I had to make one.  For this flower  cut a  strip of felt  3 X 12 inches. However if you wanted a bigger flower try going 4 X 16 or for a smaller one 2 X 8.

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First you’ll want to pin it in half. Or if you’re a “rebellious” non- pinner just fold in half and sew together. ;)

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Then you’ll sew the pieces together. If you don’t sew you could always just glue the ends together… just make sure to do a thin line of glue.

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Then you’ll cut little snips all the way down. I made the snips about every 1/4 inch.

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Now roll your flower up like a cinnamon roll, gluing along the way.

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Now your going to glue both flowers to a piece of felt. Glue the pink one down first and tuck the white one under after. Then you’ll cut out some leaves. Put a little glue dot in the center of the leaf and pinch together. Then tuck the leaves under the bigger flowers.

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Attach to a cute headband and you got your self a pretty cute flower. My models pretty cute to, don’t ya think?! She got so many compliments that day. So go make one! These would be so cute pinned on a shirt too! Get creative!

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Happy Spring!!

 


Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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29 Responses to “Spring Felt Flower”

  1. Courtney

    we have family pictures coming up and I have been thinking of a new style to make. I am going to try this! I will link back to you and let you know when I post about them.

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  2. Sharon Russell

    Very, very pretty-both the MODEL and the FLOWER! And you’re right-these would be pretty on a shirt-tote bag…scrapbook page…can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Sharon

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  3. Heidi

    They are both adorable! My girls are past the pretty headband stage (too ‘cool’ now), but I’d wear one if they’d let me! I could see the flowers being used on so much though, I might have to make a few!

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  4. TiffanyAnn

    I love the colors and assembly of this! So sweet and pretty. Makes me want another baby girl so I can make headbands to match every outfit, too! I make and sell headbands on etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/CherryBabyCreations) but by the time I really got started my daughter was pulling the headbands off the moment I put them on her head. :o( She’ll let me do headbands sometimes now (at 2 1/2 years old) but there’s something special about doing it for a baby! Your daughter is doll!

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  5. Megan

    So cute! Can you tell me where you found the elastic for the headband and what kind it is? Thanks so much!

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  6. Kristy @ Sweet Treats and More

    I can’t wait to have a girl so I can make (attempt) headbands and flowers like these.

    So, small world, Lindsay Bauman is a good friend of mine. Our husbands played fball at byu together. Anyways, she saw you commented on my blog the other day and told me you guys are cousins. Too crazy!

    I love your blog!

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    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes

      haha what a small world. How fun! She is so cute! I love Lindsday!

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  7. emilene

    i love the headband and i loveeeeeee your daughters name! so similar to mine i’ve never met anyone with a name so close to mine

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  8. Cheryl Puckett

    Love this! Your daughter is ADORABLE! Anyways, she saw you commented on my blog the other day and told me you guys are cousins.

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  9. Amanda

    I looooooooooooooooooove this idea, soo easy and beautiful! can’t wait to make!
    Thanks :)

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  10. Susie @Bowdabra

    Hi Jamielyn-

    Hi!! We are featuring your lovely Spring Felt Flower Bow Headband on our blog. I have never made this but will, now! I didn’t realize how easily they are to make.

    Enjoy the feature. We shared you on our twitter, facebook and pinterest pages. http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/04/04/crafty-unique-hair-bow-projects/

    We want to invite you to link up at our weekly Crafty Showcase which runs Friday Midnight through Thursday Noon. We then feature the top pics on Friday.

    Have a super weekend, Susie @Bowdabra

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