Even though this tutorial uses Christmas colors, you could simply change the colors of your felt and you’ll get totally different results! I have used these flowers on tote bags as well as ornaments. Let your imagination and creativity run wild with them!
The first thing you will need to do is cut your strip of felt. I cut mine 4″ X 32″ for a solid colored flower. (cut two strips 4″ X 16″ if you’re doing a two tone flower).
Fold the strip in half and cut slits down the folded edge. They should be between 1/4″ and 1/2″ apart, and try to end the cut approx. 1/2″ from the edge (so the strip doesn’t tear).
Line up all the straight, uncut edges (if you’re doing one color- there are 2, if you’re doing 2 colors, there will be 4) and begin rolling at one end. Take your hot glue gun and dab some glue as you roll up the flower. I glued the layers together in some places, in others I just glued the bottom layer. Continue up the entire length of the cut strip, keeping the edges even as much as possible.
If you’re making a flower, you’re done, I just cut a circle of felt to cover the bottom and put a generous layer of glue on the bottom. If you’re making an ornament, you will need to make a second “flower”. Then, take a ribbon and glue the ends to one half. Put a bunch of glue and press the two halves together. Fluff the “petals” and you’re finished.