It’s Felt Flower Week again! This is our fourth time sharing felt flower patterns all week long that culminate in a stunning DIY felt flower wedding bouquet and boutonnieres. But this week is extra special because instead of cutting all these flowers by hand, we’re letting our Cricut Maker do all the hard work for us! In our shop, we’ve now released all our past felt flower patterns as Cricut .SVG cut files, including today’s brand new design! Stop by the shop to purchase your blue thistle pattern for only $1.99, or buy all 22 felt flower patterns for only $34!
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’s this weeks second felt flower design – the beautiful blue thistle.
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 blue thistle I used Marine for the bulk of the flower and Olive for one of the leaves. Find this exact felt and many more colors at Benzie Design.
For Each Flower You’ll Need: 4″ x 12″ rectangle of blue felt and 3″ x 3″ square of green felt
Upload our custom .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 but if you try to make it bigger, some of 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! Continue following the cutting mat prompts from Design Space then carefully remove the excess felt and all petals…
I know this sounds weird but if you push/scrape the thistle fronds off the cutting mat in one swipe, instead of pulling them off – they’ll actually come off the mat perfectly! If you peel or pull them some might pull apart or might loose finer details.
Start with the largest felt rectangle, add hot glue and a sturdy floral wire to the tallest side. Then wrap-roll, adding hot glue along the way, until the end.
Then match up the smaller rectangle to the end part of your wrapped flower and do the same thing. Now the center of your flower is complete!
Add the three leaves, largest first, then medium, then small. Glue as you go and fluff to see your felt thistle appear before your eyes!
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!
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!