We love teaching you how to make felt flowers! All last year our designer Krista created a new felt flower pattern each month, and now we are starting off 2021 with another new one for you. These felt Japanese camellias are a beginner-friendly felt flower — just follow our step-by-step tutorial to make them on your own.
This flower pattern is simple enough to cut by hand. Or you can always use a Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4, if you prefer.
The Rose of Winter
Japanese camellias are one of the most common varieties of camellia that are available in a wide range of reds, pinks, white, and even a stripey combination of them all. They also bloom in the winter, making them a great flower to craft this time of year, and are sometimes called the rose of winter.
Crafting tips: To give our felt Japanese camellias some variety, we used three shades of our red felt, which look quite striking against the dark Evergreen felt leaves! Use as little or as many leaves as you want for a more branch-like appearance. Your camellia blooms can also be as open or as closed as you want. We made our blooms more open with the petals curled down and used a fixative spray to give them a light hold.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Craft Scissors
- Micro-Tip Scissors (recommended, for cutting stamen)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Ruby, Pomegranate, Crimson, Sunshine, and Evergreen
- Green Paper-Covered Wire — 18-Gauge and 24-Gauge
- Thick Paper-Covered Stem Wire
- Floral Tape — Lia Griffith Bark
- Green Art Marker — Blick Dark Green (049)
- Clear Fixative Spray
How to Make Felt Japanese Camellias
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download our flower pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to pattern using a Cricut Maker (optional) or scissors. Each of our camellia stems have 2 small leaves and 4-5 of the larger leaves. This tutorial shows a camellia in our Pomegranate felt.
- Fringe the rectangular stamen piece. Using a pair of micro-tip scissors with a spring will really save your hand with all of the fringing!
- Glue and wrap the fringed stamen around the end of an 18-gauge floral wire.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
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