We have Krista to thank for this gorgeous felt prayer plant! Our tutorial below will show you how to combine glue and embroidery stitches to recreate this plant’s tricolored leaves and magenta veins.
Check out our tools and materials list below when you’re ready to start this project. Then download our step-by-step photo tutorial.
Also known as a maranta, these plants are known for their striking colors and the fact that their leaves fold upward at nighttime. While we have recreated the look of variegated leaves for some of our paper plants, this is the first time we have done so for a felt plant. And I have to say the end result is stunning!
Skill level: Beginner-intermediate
Embroidery stitches used: Whip stitch and double running stitch. Need some extra guidance? Check out our free embroidery guide for photo tutorials.
Crafting tip: We recommend using a disappearing ink pen to use as a guide for stitching on the veins.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors
- Embroidery Needles
- Clover Applique Sewing Pins
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Evergreen, Moss, Fern, and Merlot
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Dark Hunter Green (3345) and Very Dark Cranberry (600)
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
How to Make a Felt Prayer Plant
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the template below.
- Cut out felt according to template using a cutting machine with a rotary blade (optional) or scissors.
- Attach the details of the top side of the leaf together using dots of tacky glue. Do not use too much so that it does not soak through the felt. Let the leaf dry.
- Pin the top side of the leaf to the merlot colored underside. Draw a line up the middle using a disappearing ink pen, using the template as a guide. The veins for the leaf will be double sided, so sew a double running stitch using 2 strands of magenta floss, starting at the top.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Our felt plant collection has been growing, so make sure to let us know if you have any requests! If you love working with felt, you can browse all of our felt projects for more ideas.
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