If you’ve made a few of our felt flowers and are ready for something a bit more challenging, our felt amaryllis is the perfect project for you. This is one of those rare felt flowers that also requires some hand-sewing. That plus the construction of this flower makes it more of an intermediate project.
To get started, check out our tools and materials list below. Then download our felt amaryllis flower pattern and tutorial at the end of this post.
Delightful felt flowers
Our felt amaryllis is made up of three wired flower blooms attached to a wood stem that is stuck into a hand-sewn felt bulb. For a more realistic look, the bulk has cotton twine roots “growing” out the bottom. We recommend the best way to showcase the full flower is with a clear glass vase.
Since this flower grows in a variety of colors, our designer Krista opted for a dusty pink for our felt amaryllis. She then used a pink marker to draw the veins on the petals. Of course you can use whatever felt colors you like best!
Crafting tips: You will need to know how to do a blanket stitch and running stitch to gather the top of the bulb. If you need a refresher on these stitches, make sure to check out our embroidery guide.
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- Cricut Maker (optional)
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Embroidery Needle — 2 sizes
- Stuffing Tool
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Rose Quartz, Olive, Ochre, White, Doe Brown, and Peat Moss
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Very Dark Yellow Beige (167)
- White Paper Covered Wire — 24-Gauge
- Green Paper-Covered Wire —24-Gauge
- Floral Tape — Lia Griffith Pine
- Pink Art Marker — Tombow Dusty Rose (772) and Blick Studio Brush Marker Dark Green (049)
- Green Colored Pencil — Prismacolor Lime Peel
- Polyester Fiber Fill — Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
- Cotton Twine
- Wooden Dowel — 1/4″
- Weights — 2 small stones
- Clear Fixative Spray
How to Make a Felt Amaryllis with Bulb
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the felt flower pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to pattern using a Cricut Maker (optional) or scissors. Our amaryllis has 3 flowers and 4 leaves total.
- Cut the full petals in half (if you have not already) and glue a white 24-gauge wire close to the straight edge of the petal. We used white wire for this because lighter color felt is a bit see-through.
- Glue the other half on top to cover the wire. Glue down all the edges, on both sides of the petal, and round the tip of the petal with scissors if needed.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Browse our collection of felt flowers for more ideas on what to make. Or explore all of our felt craft projects. For more craft ideas and inspiration, join us on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and YouTube.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
This was such a fun project, Lia! Thank you for sharing it. I love-love-love the felts you carry in your store. I couldn’t tell a felt from a “felt” until I decided to make one of your projects. I had some Cricut “felt sheet” and only when I got to experience felts from your store when I realized how “plastic-y” Cricut’s stuff is.
Also, if I may suggest something, I randomly came upon Aleene’s Felt and Foam Tacky Glue during one of my recent runs to Michaels’. Because I’m not a fan of hot glue, I decided to give it a try. It worked fabulously on the amaryllis project. The bottle of this glue claims it provides an “instant grab” and it does. It dries clear like other Aleene’s glues.
And, I also wanted to mention that the photo tutorial may need a revision…There are two repetitive steps at the end that do not capture the two separate steps described in the written instructions.
Looking forward to my next felt project (felts seem more cozy in this frigid weather than crepe paper).
Thank you Marina! Wool-blend felt makes all the difference in the creation of these gorgeous projects. We have used the Felt & Foam tacky glue in the past, it does work well for certain projects (similar to how we use tacky glue over hot glue for crepe paper flowers depending on the construction). Thanks for letting us know about the tutorial, we’ll take a look! Keep in touch 🙂
Beautiful project! Never thought I would want to make so many artificial flowers but your craftiness has made me a true believer in them. Thank you for sharing your awesome ideas and talent.
I love to hear this 🙂