Alright, as promised I am going to teach you the ways of the sunflower. I know it has been a long wait and you just weren’t sure what to do or where to start so sit back and take a read through so you too can create some floral magic. Without further ado lets get started. For this crafting project you will need the following;
- 4 pieces of felt, 2 in yellow and 2 in brown (depending on how many flowers you want to make)
- hot glue gun
- a quarter cup of imagination lightly mixed with a cup full of patiences
Here is the felt I used;
Lets start by creating the centre of the flower. I will try my best to describe my technique as well I have include a link with some additional instructions. Take the brown felt and cut a circle, you can make it as large or small as you want. The larger the centre the bigger the flower, for mine I went on the larger side. Once you have a circle cut from the felt you can then begin to cut on the inside in a circular motion all the way down to the middle;
Once you have your piece looking like the one above, you then roll the outer end towards the middle end piece. You want to keep it as flat and circular as you can, try and envision what the centre of the flower looks like. Feel free to cut the edges of the flower as you go if there are pieces that are sticking out. Here is what mine looked like;
To finish you can add some glue to connect the pieces together. Viola, you are half way there (the link above will provide further instructions/pictures if you are stuck). Now comes the somewhat tedious part, the cutting of the petals. Pull out your yellow felt and lets begin. You start by cutting out one petal, make it as big or as small as you would like but try and keep it symmetric with the centre you just created.
Once you have the desired shape, use this petal as an outline for the rest so you can create the same sized petals. Lay it over top the felt and cut around it. I cut about 14 petals for my flower.
This point on becomes the fun part, putting it all together. Use the hot glue gun to attach the petals, put a small portion on the bottom tip of the flower and attach it to the bottom of the centre piece. Repeat all the way around the centre until it is fully covered with petals (I used about 7 petals). Then go around the outside and add the remaining petals in between the spaces of the first row of petals. This will fill in the spaces and give the sunflower a fuller look.
And there you have it, I hope with the instructions I have provided above you too can create your very own sunflowers! If you need clarification about anything please let me know in the comments below or feel free to send me an email. This crafting project is a great way to create some beautiful fall décor and it isn’t costly so get out there and get crafting! The world is waiting to see the beauty you can create with your own two hands 🙂
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