Cardboard Tube Bouquet of Felt Roses
Making felt roses is not as hard as you might think. In fact, they are pretty easy for elementary age kids. Preschoolers will find this a bit too challenging as their motor skills are still developing.
This pretty bouquet makes a great decoration or teacher gift. Perfect for displaying on a desk!
To make this bouquet of felt roses you will need:
Felt in red and pink shades
Green and ivory felt
6 green pipe cleaners
Paper towel tube cut to 6-inches
White craft glue
Cut red felt into 5-inch diameter circles. Cut a hole on the center of the circle, about an inch wide.
Cut into the center and cut around in a spiral until you have a spiral as seen in the photo.
Attach a pipe cleaner to the center of the spiral, bending the pipe cleaner over the felt and twisting it to secure in place.
Begin wrapping the felt spiral around the pipe cleaner, adding a little glue every inch or so to help secure it. Keep wrapping and gluing until spiral is all used up. Flowers will be thick at the base.
Repeat these steps with both the red and pink felt until you have created 5 flowers.
Cut a 3-inch square of green felt in half diagonally.
Place the flower bud onto the top point of the green felt triangle. Add glue to the left and right side of the triangle.
Pull the left side of the triangle up and around the flower to the right, wrapping it diagonally upward.
Repeat on the right side, pulling the triangle up and around the flower to the left.
Repeat steps 7-9 for the remaining flowers.
Place the cardboard tube onto the ivory felt, lining up the bottom of the tube with one edge of the felt. Cover the cardboard tube by rolling it up into the felt, attaching it with white craft glue.
There will be a couple of inches of excess felt at the top. Cut that into slits about 1 1/2″ wide. Fold the slits down around the tube.
Gather the flowers and bind them together using a green pipe cleaner.
Use the remaining green felt to add width to the bouquet so it stays still in the tube. Roll the felt into a band.
Wrap the band around the stems of the flowers.
Bend the excess pipe cleaners up around the felt band.
Insert the wrapped bouquet into the cardboard tube vase.
Project created by Amanda Formaro for Kix Cereal. Amanda is a well-known craft expert and has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.