Did you know that any one of our paper and felt flower blooms can be turned into a beautiful refrigerator magnet? We went down to our local hardware store and picked up some small circular magnets. All you have to do is use some hot glue to attach your bloom to the magnet and you have a DIY accessory for your fridge! This can be done with any of our flowers, but I decided that I should also design a new flower for this project. Introducing, the felt plumeria! I love these gorgeous flowers with their crisp white petals and sunny yellow centers that look like a painting. Let’s get tropical!
Below, members will find SVG files and a PDF template for the petals and leaves to make your felt plumeria. Print out this template or use the SVG files to cut out each shape. Next, choose your felt. We chose to make a white plumeria, but these flowers come in lots of different luscious colors. Be sure to also find a nice green color of felt for your leaves. After cutting your felt, use an art marker to add yellow to the petals. We used Canary Yellow, and then mixed a hint of Burnt Orange on top of the yellow to make it look more realistic. These markers are great for coloring on felt. Now you can assemble the petals together to form the bloom. Follow the step-by-step photo tutorial to help you through this step! Finish your felt plumeria by adding a bit of hot glue between the overlapping petals to attach them to each other. This will make the bloom stay open without the petals drooping. To turn this flower into a magnet, glue a magnetic disk to the bottom of the bloom, then add your leaves.
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- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt – White, Juniper
- Art Markers – Blick Studio Canary Yellow, Burnt Orange
- Sewing Thread – White
- Gather tools and materials.
- Cut petals and leaves as noted on pattern.
- Use a yellow art marker to add color to the center of the petals.
- Sew 5 petals together at points, overlapping
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Turning a flower into a magnet is as simple as that! I think a gardenia bloom or ranunculus would also make for lovely refrigerator magnets. As you can see, we used our felt plumeria magnets to add a little dose of pretty to our white desk lamp. Or, use these felt plumerias to make decor for your tropical party or summer lu’au. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for glimpses of our daily DIYs, and take a look at our membership options to never miss a project! Enjoy! ~ Lia & team