Lilacs are such a lovely flower. Since we have only made crepe paper lilacs before, we decided we needed a felt version. Krista created these beginner-friendly felt lilacs for our April collection, and they just make me so happy every time I look at them.
This felt flower is easy to construct, but it takes a bit of time to assemble all the small flowers. As a result, we recommend using a cutting machine. But of course you are always welcome to cut your flowers by hand.
Although these felt lilacs take a little longer to make than some of our other flowers, you don’t need to make very many! One or two stems together will look beautiful in a narrow vase. Or you can always mix them into a larger flower arrangement.
For a little variation, we made these felt lilacs in two different shades of purple. You can find these colors in our our online shop. Or browse our felt selection for more color options.
Skill level: Beginner or higher
Crafting tips: Assembling your felt lilacs will take some time because each flower is glued on an individual wire that is grouped together with floral tape and then attached to the main stem. If you’d like to save some time, we recommend using a cutting machine to speed up the process of cutting all the tiny blooms.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Detail Scissors (recommended if cutting lilacs by hand)
- Craft Scissors
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt —Lavender, Violet, and Juniper
- 24-Gauge Green Paper-Covered Wire
- Paint Pen —Uni Posca PC-3m in Light Orange
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire or Vine Wire – Brown
- Floral Tape — Lia Griffith Pine
How to Make Felt Lilacs
- Gather craft tools and materials. Then download the flower pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to pattern using a cutting machine (highly recommended) or scissors. We used 78 flowers total to make one lilac stem, but you can cut more to make a bigger, fuller stem. Note, there are extra in the SVG file (84 flowers total).
- Cut green 24-gauge floral wire into 3″ long pieces. Snip a small hole into the middle of a felt lilac piece and slide in the wire.
- Add a dot of hot glue to the end of the wire and pinch the center of the flower around it. Carefully snip away any obvious glue after it dries.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
do you have a video on the felt lilacs
Hi Gail! We don’t have a video for this project — just the photo tutorial.
Hello, my monthly subscription was renewed and I cannot download patterns. 🙁
Hi! It may be that you have reached your 5 download limit– the counter resets on the first of each month (not the date your subscription is renewed).
Hi Lia, how do I delete the text at the top?
Are you referring to the text in the SVG file? You just delete that whole layer before cutting.
Hi, has anyone tried to make these using a Cricut Explore Air 2 or does it need to use the Maker? If the Explore will work, are there any tricks that I need to make it easier? Thanks!
As far as we know, only a machine with a rotary blade will cut felt. That’s the Cricut Maker and Silhouette Cameo 4.
I am trying to make these lilacs and it keeps telling me the svg file is not compatible????
Make sure you delete the layer of text before you try to cut– that messages tends to pop up when that layer is still turned on. If that doesn’t help, email a screenshot to us: firstname.lastname@example.org