Magnificent Magnolias

This flower is known for its large beautiful blooms, and our felt southern magnolias are no exception. Each bloom is about 6″ across when finished. And if that isn’t striking enough, each stem has numerous dark green double-sided leaves with their signature brown undersides. 

When you are finished crafting these beauties, share them with us by tagging #MadeWithLia or posting pictures to our Facebook page for members. If you want to get even more creative with this one, you can always use our flower pattern to create a magnolia branch instead of stems.

Crafting tip: We recommend using a cutting machine because of the tapered stamen pieces, but they can still be cut by hand with detail scissors. 

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How to Make Felt Southern Magnolias

  1. Gather your 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 Cricut Maker or scissors. Using detail scissors is recommended for cutting the tapered fringe by hand. Cut the leaves out of just the brown felt for now.
  3. Glue an 18-gauge floral wire to the center of the leaf. Apply a healthy amount of tacky glue to the entire leaf. This will allow your double-sided leaves to be more flexible than with using hot glue.
  4. Press the leaf onto the dark green felt until fully adhered.

Full tutorial available for members to download on the right hand side at the top of this post.

Photo tutorial for felt southern magnolias by Lia Griffith

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Explore More

Love magnolias? Make sure to check out my crepe paper magnolia wreath. You can also see our collection of felt flowers for more ideas on what to make. Or explore all of our felt craft projects.

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