Mums are one of our favorite flowers to craft during fall and winter. We have made many different paper versions over the years, but this is the first time we have made felt chrysanthemums. And we are loving this design by Krista!
Because there’s a lot of cutting involved for all of the petals on this chrysanthemum, we are calling this an intermediate felt flower. We would also recommend using a cutting machine since there are quite a few intricate pieces to cut. However, you can always use our template to cut your felt flowers by hand.
These felt chrysanthemums would fit in perfectly with your Christmas decor. Or you can use them as winter decor once you have taken your decorations down. We made these flowers using our new Wild Currant felt, which is a beautiful color to use this time of year. In fact, it’s been so popular that it is currently sold out but will be back this week, so make sure to check back on our felt selection!
What makes these felt chrysanthemums so striking are the delicate petals — carefully curled by hand after the flower is assembled and held in place with a fabric stiffening spray. We will show you how to do this in our photo tutorial below. Just follow along and be sure to let us know if you have any questions!
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Wild Currant and Olive
- Green Paper-Covered Wire — 18-Gauge and 24-Gauge
- Floral Tape — Lia Griffith Pine
- Art Marker — Blick Studio Brush Marker Dark Olive Green (084)
- Aleene’s Stiffen-Quick Fabric Stiffening Spray
How to Make Felt Chrysanthemums
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the flower pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to pattern using a Cricut Maker (recommended) or scissors.
- Wrap and glue the rectangular piece around the end of an 18-gauge floral wire.
- Starting with the smaller petal strip, wrap and glue it around the felt center. Glue it so the bottom edge wraps around the base the flower center, with the tips glued down in the middle where they meet.
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.
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Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Hello! It looks like the cut between the petals is not perfectly lined up on the svg file. When I trim each petal to correct for this, it still looks wonky. Any chance someone could fix this? I can send a pic of how it cuts if you can’t see the issue.
Thanks very much.
Hi Jenny. This is a Cricut issue. We are noticing some things are off since their last update and in the past, see that it gets worked out eventually, but there is really nothing we can do from our side.