Fabulous Felt Flower Brooch
I am a self confessed anglophile. I often say I was born on the wrong continent and constantly find myself drawn to all things British. So I was pleased to hear that Mother’s Day in the UK is almost upon us – next Sunday in fact. Our US equivalent is not until May so we thought we’d share a few gorgeous DIY Mother’s Day projects earlier than usual – especially for all of our friends across the pond.
It helps that our brand new writer and public relations gal is from England and has brought a touch of the Great British Isles to the Lia Griffith studio. We’re often “tickled pink” by her colloquial phrases and she has taken great pride in showing us how to brew a proper cup of hot British tea – yum!
All Things English
Our second DIY Mother’s Day craft project is inspired by our English teammate Emily (who is our lovely model in these photos) and all that we love about the green and pleasant land she calls home. It’s inspired by the great English countryside and afternoon tea, by cricket on the lawn and Mum’s fresh scones. It’s been a while since we designed something in felt and we know how much these no sew projects are loved, so we put together this sweet little flower brooch that you can make at home in time for the big day. Included in the pattern for this project is a printable note card that compliments the colors in the brooch perfectly and throws in a pop of yellow to hint at the Spring months ahead. You can download and print these little cards using the button at the end of the post.
All you’ll need to make this DIY Mother’s Day felt flower brooch are a few pieces of wool felt, a hot glue gun and a brooch pin for the back. Use the flower template below to cut your petals and leaves. You’ll find instructions below on how to put the brooch together but feel free to stitch the petals in place if, like my darling sister, you believe that felt and glue just don’t mix! We love to see our designs out there in the world so if you make this DIY felt brooch then please share it with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the #MadeWithLia hashtag and we’ll be sure to share our faves. Find more Mother’s Day DIY’s here – enjoy! ~ Lia & Team
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I love this flower. I am making gifts for a lot of friends abroad and I’d like to be able to cut them with my cricut. Is there a svg file for this pattern?
How nice! The SVG file has been added 🙂
Oh my goodness Lia. I’m so grateful. You’re the best!
No problem!! 🙂
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Your ideas look lovely! I really want to try, but the felt pack I bought at the craft store turned out to only have garish colors that weren’t too fun to work with. Do you have any recommendations of where to get prettier colors like the ones you have? I checked a second store but they only carried the same ones I bought originally.
Yes! Go look at this site. She has the best colors. : http://www.benziedesign.com/
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When I meet somebody that doesn’t know about your incredible website I can hardly wait to tell the person about all the incredible projects you so generously share with us all.
I can hardly wait to print out patterns for this so I can get a head start making some for friends and family. With all these wonderful projects I’ll be too busy making won’t have time for much else.
First must get some ink then some felt to get started. Let’s see who do I want to make these for? Thanks for so much inspiration. Happy week
Awwww, thanks JaneEllen. xoxox
Thank you so much for this brilliant tutorial! Perfect for Mother’s Day!
You are welcome! Happy Mother’s Day!
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Absolutely lovely Lia. Unfortunately I can’t see my Mum wearing it. Now maybe if I made if for me . . .
Fortunately I sorted Mum’s present out the other day!
You should treat yourself to one:-)
What a nice idea, Lia ♥
lovely, I wished i had seen this before my mom here birthday.
But okay she had gotten from my a special covered up notebook that i made my self.
And did with the paper some special craftings so it looks perfect.
My mom celebrathed her 89th birthday.
We both couldn’t believed her age.
I’m still glad that i have such a mom to talk with and to listen ad;-D
Thank you for the sharing of your flower gift and the card.
one day i think i will try it out;-D
Have a lazy sunday afternoon;-D
Happy belated birthday to your mom! 89 is lovely!
J’adore et je le garde précieusement car chez moi en France la fête des mères est le 31 MAI !!
Merci beaucoup Lia !
Happy early Mother’s day!
Thankyou so much for this, but for us UK lasses over here, its too late to post the pressies home.
I’m an expat and absolutely love your blog, so glad you have an English Lassie. I often joke we are taking the USA back, bit by bit.
Ha ha, yes you are;-)
The felt brooch is beautiful Lia, perfectly timed for Mothering Sunday, thanks!
My eldest daughter introduced me to your beautiful world of all things hand crafted several months ago. I am so impressed with your creativity and originality!!! I have created several of your projects, and have many more in my”to do” file to try when an occasion arises. Thank you!. I have made several versions of felt flowers, but do want to try your lovely purple ones. My question is, where do you find such beautiful hues of felt? These would be such great gifts for my 3 sisters. Thank you, Lia. ~Lynn
Welcome;-) I got my felt from Benzie on Etsy, her felt is amazing!
Thank you for this and for all the freebies you give us. I have made several things from your website and I just want you to know that I appreciate your talent and generosity. I’ve made some of the felt Christmas animals and they were a big hit in my house. Thank you.
That warms my heart to hear!;-)
Hello Lia, how delighted I m to hear you are drawn to all things British – Tah dahh..I’m British too but live in South Texas (no difference really – Just kidding). I have literally just returned from the Motherland and things are “hotting up” for next Sunday – and this brooch is simply delightful. Thank you 🙂
Happy Mother’s day! I was in London in December and cannot wait to go back:-)
VERY Pretty!! Thanks for sharing!!
Thank you, I love making flowers from all medium;-)
Oh how pretty Lia! Felt brooches always remind me of my Mum’s era, the 40s, as there are lots of them in old needlework magazines I have from the period. Perhaps they were so popular as growing real flowers during the war years was frowned upon – Dig for Victory and all that.
And yes, you are right, Mothering Sunday does always seem to sneak up on us over here just as Spring is starting to spring! Thanks so much for this gorgeous project. Like your sister I’ll be stitching mine. ;o)
I just love felt and it is really fun to be able to use it for all kinds of projects, and who doesn’t love a flower;-)
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This felt broach is so pretty! It would be fun to make a bunch of them in all sorts of color combinations. Thanks for sharing your talents with us, Lia. –Kathy
Awe, thank you for your sweet coment!
Thanks you for thinking of us here in the U.K, what a delightful little make.
I have seen the first few signs of spring today,beautiful yellow and purple crocus growing wild on grass verges ….and we have the promise of sunshine tomorrow ! x
I am keeping my fingers crossed for sunshine for you. We have had an unusually sunny and warm spring here and it is just lovely! Cannot get enough of the sunshine;-)
I absolutely love this! Bookmarking.
Wonderful to hear!