how to make felt roses

Felt roses are so simple to make, and they’re an easy way to add a beautiful touch to almost any project. Got a plain wreath? Add some felt roses. Want to dress up a simple photo frame? Add some felt roses. Felt is so cheap that it’s a great way to add a little color to any project. And they’re super easy to make, too!
 This Valentine’s Mantle features my barbed wire wreath embellished with these roses. Aren’t they too cute? Oh and they’re easy peasy, too! Wanna make some? You’ll need…
felt roses supplies


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  • felt – I used by the yard kind, 72 inches wide – found at Hobby Lobby for $4.49 per yard (at 25% off – and you can make 22-23 roses out of one yard)
  • yard stick, fabric scissors & a fabric marking pen
  • hot glue sticks & a hot glue gun (check out my over-worked well-loved gun)
felt roses tutorial Fold your fabric width wise in half, then in half again, so you have about an 18 inch whack of fabric. Measure 1 1/2 inches from the bottom, then mark it across and cut to get your strips.
felt rose tutorial Down one edge, run a thin line of hot glue and seal it shut, making a longggg skinny tube. Go all the way to the end matching it up and gluing it down.
felt flower tutorialCutting into the folded side, scallop the edge all the way down.
It doesn’t have to be perfect, those difference make it look even prettier.
felt rosettes Now place a 2nd layer of hot glue on the edge again (basically right on top of the other one.)
felt flower roses Then roll it up as tightly as you can.
felt flower how to Glue and roll… glue and roll… glue and roll all the way to the end.
felt flower rose And tada! You have felt roses! If you’re gonna do a bunch of these, I suggest getting your husband to cut the strips and you glue them shut, then cut all the scallops while you watch Sherlock Holmes or something (well, that’s what I did anyways!)
felt rose wreath And to attach them to the barbed wire wreath, I simply put a dot of hot glue in the center, laid a piece of jute twine, then a bit of scrap on top to hold it all together. Then I carefully threaded it through the wire and tied it off tightly.
valentine mantle There’s a bazillion & 18 ways to use felt roses to gussy up absolutely anything!
About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. I love these! I’m pinning them! 🙂

  2. I just bought a scallop blade for my rotary cutter and tried this on some felt last night. I love the look of these flowers!!

  3. You make this look so easy. I love the way they came out. Thanks for sharing!

  4. These roses are too cute! Love them 🙂 I linked up…thanks for hosting!

  5. They look great! thanks for sharing.

  6. These are so cute. Great tut too. Thanks for hosting.

  7. So super duper cute…thanks for sharing with all of us.


  8. Nice tutorial Gina. Thanks for hosting.

  9. So sweet, and so much easier than the felted ones I was going to make :)) Thanks for hosting, Gina!
    Cheers, Andrea

  10. Love your flowers, look great on the wreath, it’s very pretty! I linked my Valentine mantel and my “Serious Saving Part 2” post for the end of January. Thanks for hostessing. Hugs ~ Mary

  11. Thanks for hosting!

  12. Thank you so much! I am definitely saving this tutorial! xo Diana

  13. Thanks for the tutorial, I’m gonna have to give these a try. Thanks for the linky party also!

  14. Definitely want to try these! And I love your Valentine’s Day mantle!


  15. Clever girl! I don’ t have the patience but it was fun seeing you do it!

  16. Thanks for hosting!

  17. Love your roses, Gina! They’re so pretty, and the juxtaposition of the feminine roses with the barbed wire is really cool.

    Thank you so much for hosting!

  18. Love the barb wire wreath with the felt flower accents. Thanks for hosting.

  19. I love these easy peasy felt flowers!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  20. Thanks for the tutorial, Gina. I LOVE how the roses came out. Your mantel looks wonderful! Thanks for hosting. 🙂

  21. Love the roses and love your mantel!!

  22. Oh my goodness! These are WONDERFUL! And I have a ton of felt to get started with! Such a great idea!! I can’t wait to visit all the other ladies who have linked up!

  23. Thanks for hosting 🙂

  24. Those roses and wreath are gorgeous!! Thanks for hosting!

  25. Hello there and good morning to you! I made a DIY Children’s Book w/ Audio for my family over Xmas and thought it’d be fun to show how I did it-so your readers can too! Thanks for hosting the party once again. Have a great day!

  26. Beautiful;-)

  27. Great tut, Gina. Thanks for sharing:)

  28. Thank you for hosting faithfully and allowing us to play along every Thursday! Little Bit from

  29. Thanks so much for hosting! Always lookin for new ideas and I love how the creativity on here! Stop by Fluff For a Mindless Reader if you are interested in seeing what else I have been up to!

  30. Love felt flowers!! I’m having a giveaway for a wreath for felt flowers going on, on my blog right now please feel free to check it out!!

  31. So pretty – and I love any craft that doesn’t involve sewing! Linking up my Marvelous Mudroom.

  32. I love your wreath. The contrast of the soft felt against the hard barbwire! Genius! Great job!

  33. Thank you for hosting. I’m always amazed at how incredibly talented you are in regards to crafting! Seriously, you have some of the most beautiful photos of things you’ve made in all of bloggy land:)

  34. Thanks for hosting. Lots of great posts to read.

  35. Thank you for posting! So much to see! New follower, too!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations


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