It’s the fourth day of Felt Flower Week which means it’s almost over and we’re just one day away from sharing our gorgeous DIY felt flower wedding bouquet and boutonnieres! 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 True Blue Eucalyptus 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 fourth felt flower design – true blue eucalyptus.
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 True Blue Eucalyptus leaves I used Moss. Find this exact felt and many more colors at Benzie Design.
1 Stem: 5″ x 8″ rectangle of felt
3 Stems: 9″ x 12″ rectangle of felt
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, if you shrink this file at all the tiny tip leaf 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 leaf petals.
You’ll have 1 tiny tip leaf and 12 leaves that slightly vary in size. Add the tiny tip leaf to the very tip of a floral wire, add some hot glue and pinch it until the glue cools.
You’ll want to use a glue gun that can do low-heat so you don’t burn your finger tips!
Assemble The Eucalyptus
Thread all 12 leaves onto your floral wire. Then one by one, add a bit of glue and pinch until cool. Do this about every 3/4″ until you’ve added all 12 leaves! That’s it, make as many stems as you’d like.
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!
DIY TUTORIAL PARTNER:
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As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!