This past week I was commissioned to make a felt crown for an adorable 6 month old. I had a lot of creative license with it, the only request was that it had a bit of pink in it. Pink… absolutely!
With the weather being overcast and snowy up here for the last few weeks, I decided this little girl, and my craft desk, needed a bit of springtime cheer! And, what better way to incorporate pink and springtime than with a big pastel peony! So here’s my little DIY on how I went about making this flower… complete with a template!
Materials: One sheet of green felt, fabric of choice, marker to trace with, scissors, needle and thread
01. First, I printed my template and then cut the flowers out for each section. This flower is about 4″ when it’s done.
Big Flower – 2 green felt pieces, 3 fabric pieces
Medium Flower – 2 fabric pieces
Small Flower – 3 fabric pieces
02. After I had all my pieces ready I began stacking them, starting with my green felt and then moving onto my big flowers. I slowly rotated them as well so the petals were facing in different directions.
03. Without sewing anything yet, I took my 2 medium-sized pieces and layered them on top, rotating them the same way.
04. And, if you haven’t guessed already, I took my 3 small flowers and repeated the same steps.
05. Once, they were all lined up, I did a quick X stitch through the middle of all of them, including the green felt on the bottom, and VOILA! A very simple, minimal sewing fabric flower!
The crown as a huge success with the mama and is currently on its way to its new home! Here’s the finished “springtime” crown.
Have an absolutely lovely evening!