I've seen felt flower tutorials all over lately, and I decided some felt flower pins might make simple little gifts for Christmas. I used a tutorial from the blog Craftiness Is Not Optional to make the flowers for this project. I highly recommend heading over to this blog to check out all of it's wonderful ideas!
I used seven felt flower shapes to make these flowers -- six medium and one small. Because I don't have a die cutting machine, I cut these out by hand after making patterns. I found that the shapes didn't need to be perfect for this project.
Then I followed the tutorial by using a glue gun to glue and fold all but one medium flower into quarters.
Next I used my glue gun to attach all of the quartered pieces to the remaining flat flower piece. First I glued down four folded flowers and then added the final flowers to the center.
I also used the same flowers to make a few barrettes and then some headbands like the ones shown on Craftiness Is Not Optional. For all of the flowers, I cut out a slightly smaller circle of felt to attach the flowers to their pins/barrettes/headbands.
I gave the pins to my daughter's teachers for Christmas because every teacher needs a bright little flower to brighten her day, and these will permanently bloom! Thank you, Craftiness Is Not Optional!