DIY felt lilac blooms

Lovely Lilacs

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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How to Make Felt Lilacs

  1. Gather craft tools and materials. Then download the flower pattern on the right hand side at the top of this post.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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 on the right hand side at the top of this post.

Felt lilac branches photo tutorial by Lia Griffith

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