Felt flowers are so fun and easy to make. This free pattern provides the pieces needed for all of the flowers in the Mini Hoop Wreath. The tutorial in this post will help you make the simple 5 petal flower and round leaf filler greenery. This tutorial will walk you through the assembly of the fringe center felt flower and the Mini Pom Flower tutorial can be found on my IG highlights. I also have video tutorials for both the fringe center flower as well as the Mini Pom flowers on my YouTube channel. All of these flowers combined yield a fun mini embroidery hoop wreath that can be used for decor, holding your enamel pins or as an accent in a gallery wall.
- Felt- I recommend wool blend felt
- freezer paper
- wire- I am using 18 gauge. Cut 2- 1″ pieces for large leaves, 3- 1 1/2″ pieces and 3- 2″ pieces; use the medium and large pieces for the Mini Pom flowers and the rounded filler leaves, I like to alternate and use both sizes for both kinds of elements
- Embroidery Hoop- 6″
- Fabric for hoop- at least an 8″ square
- felt Poms- I am using extra small 1.5cm or 2 cm poms
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Pattern for flowers (includes all flowers on hoop including 5 petal flowers, fringe center flowers and mini pom flowers)
- Either trace your pattern pieces or print them onto the paper side of freezer paper, use a medium heat iron with no steam to fuse the waxy side of the freezer paper to the felt and cut out the pattern shapes
- Cut the slit in the bottom of the petals, remove paper.
- Place a small dot of hot glue on one side of the slit.
- Cross over the second side of the slit to create a dart in the petal, I prefer to make a sharp dart and so I cross over the slit as far as I can, making a 90* angle on the bottom.
- Roll the top of the petal towards the back of the petal- you may need to wet your fingers slightly to get it to roll. Continue to roll it until it holds the shape you like.
5 Petal Flower Assembly:
- Fold the center fringe piece in half and glue along the long side.
- Cut fringe along the folded edge of the strip.
- Glue fringe around the pom for the center of the flower. *you may need to trim off a bit of this fringe if your pom is smaller
- Place a dot of glue on the bottom cupped portion of your petal and place on the flower center. The top of the petal should be approximately in line with the top of the fringe.
- Continue placing petals around the flower center, the petals should only slightly overlap.
Rounded Leaf Filler Stem Assembly:
- Follow instructions for cutting felt pieces out using freezer paper.
- Take one leaf and a piece of wire 1 1/2″ or 2″ long, place a dot of glue on the bottom point of the leaf and pinch around the top of the wire piece.
- Take two leaves, place a small dot of glue on the bottom point of one leaf, use the second leaf to pull off some of the glue from the first leaf- this will keep the glue from oozing out of the pinch in the leaves. Pinch the leaves in half at the bottom.
- Place a small dot of glue on one side of a leaf where it’s pinched at the bottom, place on the wire. Use a second leaf to sandwich the wire- add more glue if needed to the second leaf.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 for a second set of leaves.
- Repeat steps 1-5 for the remaining 2 sets of leaves.
Assemble all flowers and leaves from pattern. Arrange as desired on hoop. (you can either place fabric in the hoop as shown, or leave the hoop empty for a more traditional wreath look) Use hot glue to hold all the elements in place. *It may be necessary to trim down some of your wire to make them fit better in your arrangement
These wreaths look so cute holding all of your flair and enamel pins! They would be fantastic above a desk, in a gallery wall or stand alone decor in your room!
I hope you enjoy making them! They are a fun, satisfying afternoon project!
And if you are looking for more felt flowers you can find the pattern for this Felt Banner with flowers in my Etsy shop
Or these Springtime Flowers are available as a free tutorial on my blog
Happy Flower Making!!