Flowers have the gift of cheering us all up anytime we see them. Sadly, however, a flower bouquet will die out pretty quickly. So, this Valentine’s day, you may want to get a bit creative with your gift and create a felt flowers wall art to offers your loved ones instead. In fact, it’s a perfect gift for any time during the year.
It’s not an extremely complicated project and we’re sure you can pull it off rather quickly. Sure, you’ll need to pay attention to all the little details, but put some love into your work and you’ll be done in no time with a great gift to show off for it.
Materials for felt flowers wall art
- wood board
- gray, turquoise, purple, pink, green, and beige felt
- lace ribbon
- beige, pink and green acrylic paint
- glue gun
How to make felt flowers wall art
Before you get started, make sure you have all the materials on hand so you don’t have to go looking for any missing pieces right when you’re the most productive. Let’s get started to create a beautiful felt flowers wall art.
Step 1: Draw lines
We’re going to start with the wood board and a pencil. As you can see, our wood board is square and plain white. You can get a different shape if you wanted to; it depends on what you can find to buy. So, grab the pencil and draw a couple of lines on the wood board. If you can’t draw the lines straight, use a ruler or another object to help you out.
Step 2: Paint the board
Now that you’ve drawn in the lines, you’ll want to go to the next step – painting the board. Get the green acrylic paint and your paintbrush and fill in one of the areas on the board. We chose to go with the top corner. The shade we chose is pretty muted, bordering between green and gray, but you can definitely choose a different one, depending on what you have on hand.
The color should cover every spot in the triangle here. As long as you don’t dilute the color with water, you should obtain great coverage.
Make sure you also over the side of the wood board to give the painting a more finished look.
Then, get the beige acrylic paint and start coloring in another area of the wood board.
Again, please be mindful of the edge of the wood board too. Color in the area and be careful since the material may be a bit rougher here, so push in more color.
Now, get the pink acrylic paint and color in the last area of the wood board. Try to respect the lines as much as possible.
Also, cover the edges. Acrylic paint dries up pretty fast, so you’re probably able to hold the board by the painted edges already.
There you go! The wood board is now painted. You can leave it to dry completely now. While we went for this color palette, you may want to change things up a bit and that’s easy enough to do if you wanted.
Step 3: Create petal and leaf patters
Get the piece of paper and your pencil and you can start creating your petals and leaves. We chose a longer shape – oval on one end and pointy on the bottom – for the leaves. We also did two different petal shapes – one that’s pointy on the end and one that resembles a heart. For the petals, you want the bottom area to be a straight line so it fits in better when arranged in the final shape.
Get your scissors and cut out the shapes.
Step 4: Draw and cut some pointy petals
For the next step, we’re going to start creating some petals. Grab the turquoise felt material, your pencil, and the petal pattern. Place the pattern on the felt and start drawing petals by following the contour.
We did about a dozen of these. Having extras is always a good idea as you never know when you’ll need them.
Get the scissors and start cutting the turquoise felt petals. Be careful to follow the shape as closely as possible.
Step 5: Create a rose
Now that all your pointy petals are done, you can go ahead and create a pretty rose with them.
Get the glue gun and place a bit of hot glue in the middle area of one of the petals.
Fold the sides one over the other and hold the material pressed for a few seconds so the glue sets.
Then, add more hot glue to the back of the petal and start building up the flower by layering petal over petal.
You want the petals you add to layer over any two petals you added in the previous layers, creating a beautiful spiral.
Keep going, adding in all the petals you cut out earlier. In this way, you’ll get a realistic-looking rose.
Hold the entire rose together, pressing near the middle of it, to make sure the felt is there to stay.
Step 6: Cut more petals
Next, get the beige felt and the heart-shaped petal pattern and start contouring them in with a pencil.
Here too, we did about a dozen petals. Make sure you follow the pattern as closely as possible.
Cut the petals with your scissors and try to stick as close to the drawing as possible. The pencil lines will be painfully obvious if you go too much off the shape you drew in.
There you go! Look how many pretty petals you have!
Step 7: Cut the gray felt
You’re going to want to create a couple of details for your flower with the gray felt. This one’s one of the easiest-to-make things on our list.
Get the scissors and cut a felt ribbon. You want it to be about a half-inch wide. Cut the resulting material in two and then start making small cuts to one of the edges.
Try to make the cuts as close as possible since it will look bad if you make them too chunky.
Step 8: Create the center of the flower
Now that you’ve cut out a ribbon and it’s all set, you need to get the glue gun. Add a bunch of hot glue on one of the ends and pick up a pompon. Stick the pompon in the glue and hold it tight.
Start rolling the gray felt over the pompon. Before a complete loop is completed, add more hot glue.
When the material overlaps, cut the excess off.
Step 9: Build the flower
Pick up the glue gun and add some hot glue over the gray felt. Pick up one of the beige felt petals and add it over the glue.
Make sure to curve the petal to give it a good shape here.
Keep adding petals over the gray felt until it’s covered. Then, continue layering the petals – you’ll want to add new petals in such a way that it covers the gaps between the petals below. This will give the flower a realistic look.
Step 10: Draw and cut some leaves
We need some leaves next, so grab the third paper pattern and place it over the green felt. We drew about six of these leaves.
When you’re done, go ahead and cut the leaves out of the green felt.
You can make any shape adjustments you need at the end, but feel ours came out pretty well.
Step 11: Draw and cut pink petals
Now, it’s time to create some pretty pink petals. We used the heart-shaped pattern and the pink felt and drew in some shapes with the pencil.
This time around, we only did about ten of these petals. We’re sure they’ll suffice.
Get the scissors and cut the petals by following the lines you drew.
The petals look so cute!
Step 12: Create your flower
Now it’s time to get the glue gun once more and to add some hot glue to the middle of one of the petals, rolling the material over it. You’ll want to add a bit more hot glue as you roll, to make sure it all stays together.
Take another petal and place the one you just glued in the middle. Add some hot glue and press the two together.
Add some hot glue over the material and bring in another pink petal. Now you can start slightly rotating the flower, adding in more hot glue and petal after petal, as you build the bud.
It looks like a real rose!
Step 13: Draw and cut purple petals
Finally, we get to create some new petals with the purple felt. Once more, we used the heart-shaped petal pattern and started drawing it over the material.
We created about ten of these petals as they should be enough.
Follow the drawings and cut the felt petals.
There you go! They’re ready!
Step 13: Create a purple flower
Now, we get to create a purple flower! Pick one of the petals and add some hot glue as you roll it.
Hold the first petal tightly, get a second one, add some hot glue, and put it over the first one.
Keep adding more and more petals, making sure to use plenty of hot glue.
Look how cute the flower is! You can add all the petals, or stop when you feel like the flower has enough volume!
Step 14: Add some lace
Now that the flowers are done, we can turn back to the wood board. By now it’s more than ready for the next step as the paint has dried. Cut some lace ribbon and turn the board over – face down.
Add some hot glue to one of the corners and place the ribbon over it, pressing slightly so it sticks.
Do the same on the other side. Now, the wood board is ready for hanging in any corner of your house.
Step 15: Finish your felt flowers wall art
Turn the board the right side up again and get the glue gun. Pick up the beige flower, turn it over, and add a lot of hot glue to its center.
Place it on the board and press it for a few seconds so you’re sure the glue is dry.
Do the same for the turquoise flower. We chose to put the beige flower closer to the left top corner, and the turquoise one on the same diagonal.
Add the other flowers too. Ultimately, you can arrange them however you want, but make sure you’re certain before actually adding any hot glue. Changing your mind will make it extremely difficult to alter the design.
Once the flowers have found their spot, it’s time to add the leaves.
We placed them two by two, surrounding the flowers, with a part of the leaf right under the petals, making the bouquet look natural. Make sure you use hot glue for this too – but only on the tips.
That’s it! We have a wonderful felt flowers wall art now and it will look wonderful anywhere in the house. If you’re gifting this to someone you love, it will mean that much more since the it was done with love and comes from the heart.
Obviously, the design allows quite a bit of room for customization – whether because you like other colors better or because you have materials in other colors and you don’t want to go get any extras. You can start by painting the wood board in different colors, and then to picking different shades for the followers. One piece of advice we do have is to make sure the colors you’re painting the board with don’t’ clash with the colors you’re using for the flowers – you want the background to be more muted so the flowers stand out.
We would love it if you shared your creations with us by dropping us a comment. We are sure you’ve managed to create a wonderful piece that you are proud of.