Jen Causey-Kidder
Jen Causey-Kidder June 24, 2014

DIY Felt Dusty Miller

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This post is the third 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 third felt flower – the velvety dusty miller leaf, that I’m obsessed with.

how to make felt dusty miller leaves


  • wool felt (color: rainstorm)
  • good scissors
  • ink pen
  • hot glue gun – that does “low heat”
  • 26 gauge floral wire
  • wire cutters
how to make felt dusty miller leaves

Below is a very simple chart of the felt cuttings you will need to make for the dusty miller leaf… pretty simple – there is only one cut! We now have a free printable flower pattern available at the end of the post!

UPDATE: May 21st, 2018: You no longer have to cut all these petals and leaves by hand! We have the Cricut .SVG cut file for this flower available in our shop for only $1.99! Cutting these shapes with the Cricut is a HUGE time saver!

how to make felt dusty miller leaves

Since this design is a little complicated, trace it onto your felt with a pen before you cut.

how to make felt dusty miller leaves

Then simply follow your pen line.

how to make felt dusty miller leaves

Add a thin floral wire to the back of the leaf with hot glue – this makes it easy to shape.

how to make felt dusty miller leaves

That’s all there is too the dusty miller leaf! It’s simple but adds tons of impact in your bouquet or arrangement.

how to make felt dusty miller leaves

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 + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey of 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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