Hey Bridal Babes! Guess what?!? It’s Felt Flower Week again! This is our third edition of sharing felt flower patterns all week long that culminate in a stunning DIY felt flower wedding bouquet. But this week is extra, extra special because we’re cutting all our petals and leaves using our amazing Cricut Maker! Never before have felt flowers been SO easy to make. No longer do you have to sit and cut out petals for hours upon hours, instead let the Cricut do all the hard work for you! Today in our shop we’ve released all our past felt flower designs as Cricut .SVG cut files, and today’s design of course. Stop by the shop to purchase your Classic Rose pattern and other past flower favorites for only $1.99 each!
In talking about handmade flowers – I’m singing the praises of felt. Unlike paper, felt flowers are thick, sturdy and can withstand all that your wedding day could possibly 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 just love it. So without further ado, here is this weeks first felt flower design – the classic rose.
If you don’t have a Cricut we are sharing a free printable .PDF pattern at the end of the post that you can cut out by hand.
For the Classic Rose I used Brick and Burgundy, plus Sage and Fern for the leaves. Find this exact felt and many more colors at Benzie Design.
Red: 12″ x 12″ square for each flower
Green: 12″ x 3″ rectangle for the leaves
Secondary Green: 2″ x 2″ square for the leaf
Upload your felt flower .SVG cut file into Design Space and add it to your canvas. Then customize as you’d like and prepare to cut.
Choose: Felt, Wool Fabric as your cut setting and use the rotary blade.
You can drag to resize this file larger with no problem, a little smaller is ok too, but if you try to make it too small the smaller details won’t cut properly.
Let Your Maker Work Its Magic
Add the felt to the Cricut Fabric Mat, click to load the mat and press Go! Carefully remove the excess felt and all flower petals and leaves…
Keep following the mat prompts from Design Space to cut the leaves…
…and the last little leaf!
Assemble The Rose Center
Take the small oval petal and hot glue it around a floral wire, pinch until cool.
You’ll want to use a glue gun that can do low-heat so you don’t burn your finger tips!
Next, glue the remaining 3 small oval petals together in a row. Take the flower center wire and glue the pinched petal to the end, add a string of glue across the 3 petals and wrap to finish creating the center of the rose.
Add Rose Petals
You’ll have 18 rose petals total; small, medium, and large. Start by hot gluing the small petals to the center first. Add a bit of glue, hold around the center and pinch it a little for volume. Keep adding petals.
Add Rose Leaves
Once your finished building up the layers of rose petals, it’s time for the leaves! Add one or two right to the rose. Then glue the wavy round circle leaf/petal to the base of the rose to finish.
Make The Rose Bud
Add the star shaped petal to a floral wire and glue in place with about 1/3″ of the wire sticking through the hole in the middle. Then carefully start to glue the star points together, forming a bud shape. Then thread each bud leaf onto the wire and glue in place.
Make Leaf Stems
Glue the remaining leaves to a thin floral wire to accompany your rose and bud!
Have A Few Questions?
Can I cut the felt flowers with my Cricut Explore? Yes, but it will take a little bit more effort. Visit this page to learn about what materials your Cricut Explore can cut.
How do I clean my fabric mat? To clean light scraps and fuzz, a lint roller works great. Try not to touch your mat as the oils in our skin can damage it. Use your tweezers to remove large strings and pieces.
What if I don’t have a Cricut? You can print out our free .PDF pattern at the end of the post and cut the flowers out by hand, like we used to have to do before the Maker!
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