While reflecting on our 10-year anniversary and all of the flowers we’ve designed, the anemone is one we’ve made over and over again. It’s such a beautiful, yet simple flower to craft. And though we’ve made many different versions over the years, these felt Japanese anemones are a first!
Since the anemone is one of our favorites, we had to include it as part of our spring craft summit. You can join our live workshop to learn how to make this felt flower on April 19th at 11:00am PT. Or you can watch the replay here after!
Go where the wind(flower) takes you
If you’ve made our crepe paper version, then you may know the anemone is often referred to as a windflower. This is due to the flower’s appearance of looking blown open by the wind. To achieve this, we will show you how to shape the petals after assembly to give your felt Japanese anemones a more open, ruffled look.
Along with learning how to make the flowers, our tutorial also shows how to make buds. If you’d like, you can combine buds and blooms on one stem for a bit of a natural wildflower look. For arrangement ideas, we think these felt Japanese anemones would look pretty with a bunch of stems and leaves in a pot, in a vase, or as individual stems in bud vases.
Skill level: Beginner
Crafting tip: Since this felt Japanese anemone is an easier flower with not as many parts, we recommend cutting by hand. That way you can cut petals with a slight irregularity that looks more natural.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors
- Pinking Shears — Scallop
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Craft Bundle (save on the items below while stock lasts)
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- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Sweet Pink, Sunshine, Eucalyptus, and Fern
- Floral Wire – 18-Gauge Paper Covered Green and 24-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Floral Tape — Pine
- Lia Griffith Felt Balls 1cm — Any color (tutorial shows Merlot)
- Light Pink Art Marker — Tombow Dusty Rose (772)
- Aleene’s Stiffen-Quick Fabric Stiffening Spray
Love this felt anemone? Check out all of our felt flowers for more ideas.
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Really cool felt flower project …. would love to see more felt flower live sessions or video tutorials … Thankyou for sharing and listening to us
You are so welcome! It was great to hear responses to our test run. More coming!
Thanks for the clarification. Maybe it should be reworded it is a bit confusing. Appreciate you getting back to me.
Sure, I understand. I go over this in the Cricut cutting machine Skill Course.
Sorry not understanding. Is it the outer box or the inner box that is suppose to be 12×12? The instructions say the box with the artwork so to me that sounds like the inner box since it is not already 12×12. Please advise.
It is the outer box. It should be 12×12 already, but we add the outer line and measurement because sometimes Cricut software upgrades causes things to shift. This is for those times.
I see on the SVG file that we are to resize the box with the artwork. So, do we first hide the text with this info and the Lia Griffith text then
resize the box with the petals etc? I am only asking because this makes the petals etc larger than the petals on the PDF Template.
Appreciate your help.
Before hiding any layers, confirm that the size is what is stated on the designer notes layer. Then you can hide that layers once the size matches. An outer box is created in that layer that is the exact size. Let me know if that works for you.
If you are used to felting… would it not be a good idea to actually felt the pieces together instead of using any glue?
You could try, but I am unsure how well they will hold. Let us know!
The buds are so pretty! 💖
These are so pretty in person too. 🙂
Is there a video tutorial with this? I can not find it. Thank you. Also can you clarify the ball size, 1 cm?
Hello Anna. The video will be live next week. There is a schedule on the homepage of the Spring Summit classes. Yes, the felt ball we will use is 1cm.
it’s a shame we have to wait until mid-month for the instructions on how to make a lot of this month’s projects. i get that some people would like to craft along with the lives but some of us would just like the instructions at the start of the month so we can get started 🙁
Thank you for your feedback and we thought it over. Today, we decided to post all of the tutorials (minus member make peony and embroidery). 🙂