If you’re in the mood to craft some botanicals, this blooming felt plant is great option for crafters at any skill level. This sweet project can be a fun activity with your little ones, especially if you are wanting to introduce using a hot glue gun. After you’re finished, you can use this branch for a cute piece of home or office decor. We also love this DIY as a clever teacher’s gift for teacher appreciation week or Valentine’s Day!
- Low Temperature Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
- Wool or Wool Blend Felt
- 18 Gauge Cloth Stem Wire
- White Floral Tape
- Foam Ball
- Dried Moss
- Terra Cotta Pot
- Gather the tools and materials listed above, and then print the PDF template below.
- Use the template as a guide for cutting your felt pieces in colors of your choice.
- Pinch the bottom of the each leaf to create a vein down the center, then add a dot of hot glue to secure.
- Cut the stem wire to various heights to create the branches.
- Bunch the wires, then wrap white floral tape around the wires to secure them together. The tallest wire should be the center branch and our plant has 10 branches in total.
- Glue the two red hearts together with the tallest stem wire secured between the felt pieces.
- Glue the felt leaves to the stem wire in any arrangement you’d like. The ends of the floral wire are a bit sharp, so we added two leaves to the top of every stem to completely cover the top ends of our felt plant.
You can find wool felt at your local craft stores, but our go-to felt sources are Benzie Design, Felt on the Fly and A Child’s Dream Come True. We used various shades of green for visual interest and depth. With this plant you can create as many branches as want – ours includes 10 branches in total, but you can easily make the plant fuller or more minimal depending on your preference. To make the branches a bit tighter, we created smaller bunches by wrapping 2-3 wires together, then combined the smaller bunches into one large arrangement.
We added a red heart at the top of our branch, but of course this is optional! Arrange the leaves to fill out your branches. If you want to dress the branch up a bit, you can paint your terra cotta pot with some acrylic craft paint and add a matching ribbon. We found that this really completed the look, especially if you are giving it as a gift.
More Felt & Botanical Projects
When you finish with your felt plant, head over to our felt projects to see all the possibilities with this material! Learn more about techniques for felt crafting in our Felt 101 video, or browse through our series of beautiful paper potted plants. Find out how you can start crafting with us and give us your project suggestions in the comments below! Cheers ~ Lia & Team