Thursday, March 31, 2011

Felt Daffodil Tutorial

I'd like to share this design with you - a pattern I created many years ago. It can be 
made with paper or felt, but I thought felt would be best for this tutorial. Please feel free to 
print and enlarge the pattern and use it however you'd like!

You will need: yellow and green felt, flower stamens (from a craft store),
 craft glue, a needle and yellow thread, and green florist's tape

First, cut the pattern out of yellow felt, using pinking shears where indicated.
Cut an X in the center of the blossom.

You'll also need 4 stamens, twisted together, from a craft supply store.

Put some craft glue on the bottom of the trumpet piece, lay the stamens on it 
and have your needle and thread ready.

Pinch the sides of the trumpet together and slip stitch the entire side closed. You can 
then pinch the bottom even more and shape and open the trumpet with your fingers.

Slip the bottom of the trumpet through the X in the blossom and pull it up.


Wind florist's tape around the bottom of the trumpet and the stamens.
If you would like the stems to be longer, twist a piece of cloth covered wire
around the bottoms of the stamens before wrapping in florist's tape.

You could pin one daffodil to your lapel with a corsage pin, 
or cluster a few together for a bouquet as I did.

I found a perfect little pot to put my bouquet in, after cutting a few narrow
green leaves from felt, and I held the bouquet straight in the pot by adding a few 
pebbles for stability.

This is only my second tutorial. My first was for a lace bird, which I made back 
in 2009. I enjoy creating my own patterns and designs and
hope to make more and share them with you. Hope this one was 
clear and that you'll try a daffodil or two for yourself!!

Happy Creating!


Karen L R said...


One of my favorite flowers, a la Judy!

I LOVE this.

Anne Butera said...

Gorgeous! thanks for sharing your how-to. There's just something about daffodils!

sharon said...

Lovely, lovely!
Can't wait to try it, Judy.

Pam Perras said...

Very sweet and so cleverly done! Such a cheerful flower. said...

Judy, I just bought the last daffodils of the season yesterday and was so sad to see them end. I fill the house with them every year. Your blog really perked up my day. I think I'll make them so I can enjoy them a little longer. Thanks, Julie

tea time and roses said...

Hello Judy,

Beautiful tutorial! Thank you and will certainly be making this one. I know I have some felt around here somewhere, but think I will try it in paper first.:o) Hope you are enjoying a beautiful Saturday. Happy weekend to you!:o)

About the link, the answer is yes.:o) Thanks so much Judy!



Judy Hartman said...

Thank you, friends, for your great comments. I hope you'll give these flowers a try. I'm thinking of doing some in yellow paper - print if I can find some!

Simone said...

Judy I have been busy in the garden so missed this wonderful tutorial! The flowers are gorgeous and so realistic. I hope you share more tutorials with us Judy - you're a natural! x

Alisa said...

I love these, I am going to make them for my neighbor who is allergic to flowers!

Carrie P. said...

It has been a while since I have visited your blog. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. The flowers look real.
The cats looking at the bird is so sweet and I just love your header.

Nancy Ward said...

Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog.

Nancy Ward

The Green Heron said...

The darling daffodils made me think of the ones we used to make from crepe paper fifty years ago. Little fingers could easily flute the edges of the trumpets.

Unknown said...

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. See the link below for more info.