Before I had a cutting machine, I used to cut my paper hydrangeas by hand, which is why we always include a printable template for every hydrangea project. However, this is one flower that is much easier to make with a cutting machine if you have one! While we have made many paper versions of this pretty flower, today we’re showing you our first-ever felt hydrangeas.
These felt hydrangeas are a beginner-friendly project (with the help of a cutting machine). While you could cut this flower pattern by hand, we recommend using your Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4.
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These small, colorful bunches of felt hydrangeas make us feel happy — and we hope they do the same for you! We typically like to vary the flower shades in our DIY bouquets, so we used a few different felt colors to achieve this look. Everything you need is linked below, and we will walk you through how to make these beautiful blooms in our step-by-step tutorial.
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How to Make Felt Hydrangeas
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the flower pattern on the right hand side at the top of this post.
- Cut out your felt according to the pattern using a Cricut Maker (recommended) or scissors. You can use whatever colors you want, but we made three stems in an ombre of colors, 40 flowers total for each stem. Stem No.1 (shown in tutorial) – 6 Sweet Pea, 14 Wisteria, 14 Lavender, 6 Periwinkle / Stem No.2 – 16 Bluebell, 24 Periwinkle / Stem No.3 – 10 Sweet Pea, 15 Wisteria, 15 Lavender
- Cut a bunch of 24-gauge wire into 4″ pieces. Bend the end of one of the wires into a small coil shape.
- Color the middle of the petals with a blue marker, if desired. We did this for all the lavender and bluebell colored flowers to help create the ombre effect.
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- Cricut Maker (recommended)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Sweet Pea, Wisteria, Lavender, Periwinkle, Bluebell, and Pine
- Green Paper-Covered Wire — 18-Gauge and 24-Gauge
- Green Floral Tape — Lia Griffith Moss Green
- Clear Fixative Spray
- Art Markers — Blick Studio Dark Green (049) and Tombow Peacock Blue (533)
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