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June 24, 2014

This post is the second of 8 amazing felt flower tutorials that I’m sharing this week — culminating in a gorgeous felt wedding bouquet!!! These projects aren’t for the faint of DIY heart, although I break these flowers down step by step to make them as simple as possible – they will take some time and creativity. The energy spent will be well worth it in the end – trust me. Flowers that don’t die are awesome!

In talking about handmade flowers – we are singing the praises of felt. Unlike paper, felt flowers are thick, sturdy and can withstand all that your wedding day could throw at them. Paper can rip and crumple in a flash – but not felt! There is something so old-school crafty about felt… and I love it. So without further ado, here is our second felt flower – the classic calla lily.

how to make a felt calla lily

SUPPLIES:

  • wool felt (colors: butter, parchment and fern)
  • good scissors
  • hot glue gun – that does “low heat”
  • 18 gauge floral wire
  • 26 gauge floral wire
  • wire cutters
how to make a felt calla lily

Below is a simple chart of what shape felt cuttings you will need to make these calla lilies. The size is completely up to you.

  • 1 large petal
  • 1 skinny stamen
  • 1 simple leaf shape
how to make a felt calla lily

Start by adding a thin 26 gauge wire to the back of your stamen with hot glue. This will allow it to be flexible within your flower.

how to make a felt calla lily

Add hot glue to the bottom middle of your calla lily petal and adhere your floral wire stem. Right on top add your wired stamen.

how to make a felt calla lily

Then simply fold the edges of the petal over the floral wire to form your calla lily – and glue.

how to make a felt calla lily

To finish off the flower, wrap the bottom in a small green leaf shaped petal.

how to make a felt calla lily

This beautiful flower may be simple but it sure is stunning.

how to make a felt calla lily

As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography: Studio Eleven Weddings // DIY felt flower pattern: Jen | Something Turquoise // gorgeous wool felt: Benzie Design // Martha Stewart Crafts mini glue gun and scissors, all floral wire, wire cutters and ModPodge glue gun mat: Michaels // nail polish: OPI – Mimosas for Mr & Mrs


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