Our garden of felt flower blooms has really grown over the past 10 years. It seems we’ve sewn just about every bud you can think of, but we love introducing something new. This Felt Kangaroo Paw has never before been seen on our website but fits right in with our collection of tropical flowers.
Ready to get started on this exotic beauty? Grab your materials and tools from the list below and meet us down in the instructions.
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Native to southwest Australia, these pretty stems grow in a variety of colors. When in bloom, they open to resemble the forearm of a kangaroo — hence the name. The fuzzy flowers and branch-like stems of the Kangaroo Paw will definitely make an interesting addition to your summer floral arrangement. Place it alone in a bud vase, or pair it with these Frosted Paper Pincushion Proteas and Eucalyptus leaves for a tropical show-stopper.
This is a great project for our beginner to intermediate crafters. Forming the tube-like shape of the flowers and buds can be a bit tricky for those new to flower felt craft, but using a wooden skewer or chopstick should be a great help. How did you style your Kangaroo Paw? Be sure to send us photos in our crafters community or share on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia.
Tip: Use a thicker wooden skewer or chopstick to help form the flower’s tubular shape.
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors
- Pinking Shears — Scallop
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Magenta, White, and Sunshine
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- Colored Pencil — Prismacolor Chartreuse and Apple Green
- Markers — Karin Brushmarker Pro Magenta (359) and Cerise (375)
- Thicker Skewer or Chopstick
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