Felt roses - three different ways.

How to make these quick and easy roses – three ways!

Roses are one of the easiest flowers to craft from felt and are so versatile! Plus, there are multiple ways you can whip ’em up for different looks. Here, I’ll show you three quick felt rose styles that are fast to put together, but also look amazing. My favourite thing about these patterns is that you can really just eyeball it, and it doesn’t even have to be neat. Any deviations just add to the charm.


Style #1 – Two toned felt roses

Let’s start with the two-toned rose. You could also use this pattern with just one colour, but the two shades makes it look great for what is a very simple pattern. All you’ll need is:

  • felt in two shades of red
  • felt in forest (dark) green
  • sharp scissors
  • glue gun
  • fabric chalk
  • something to trace a circle around (I’ve used a drinking glass here)

Layer the red pieces of felt on top of each other and trace around the glass with the chalk to make a circle. Cut out both pieces of felt at the same time.

Next, keeping the two red pieces together, cut the circle into a spiral. The inner part of the spiral will end up looking like a miniature circle and will be the flap over the underside of the rose. Starting from the outside end, roll the felt up, using your glue gun to secure the felt as you go. You’ll need to get in between the two shades of red with the glue also. Once you get towards the end, fold the last piece over the bottom side and glue into place.

The last thing you need to do is cut a little leaf or two to glue to the bottom of the felt rose. It will depend on what you are making, how many you want or where exactly to place them. But this is how you might do it.

And there you have it, a super simple yet elegant two-toned felt rose.


Style #2 – Add a little frill to these felt roses

For this style you’ll need:

  • felt in red and forest (dark) green
  • sharp scissors
  • glue gun
  • fabric chalk
  • something to trace a circle around (again, I’ve used a drinking glass)

Begin by tracing a circle onto the red felt around your glass using fabric chalk. You’ll just be using one piece of red felt this time. Similar to before, cut your circle into a spiral. But this time, before you start rolling it up, cut some petal shapes into the outside edge of the spiral. These are just small curves, almost a half-circle but not quite (you can see what I mean in the picture below). Then starting with the outside edge, begin rolling up the felt and gluing as you go to secure the felt into shape.

This rose is a little smaller and more petite, so I have gone with a leaf that is more bud-like. Take a square of green felt and from the corners but cut out the shape of four leaves. Glue the leaves to the bottom of the rose and then a little up the leaf also, so they ‘hug’ the rose.


Style #3 – Red red roses

This style takes the most effort of the three, but really it’s only marginally more difficult to make.

For this, you’ll need the following:

  • felt in red and forest (dark) green
  • sharp scissors
  • glue gun

Instead of starting with a circle, we’ll cut a rectangular strip of felt. This one is about 20cm by 4.5cm. Cut it into smaller rectangular, getting a little smaller each time. I’ve cut eight in total, starting with two larger ones, three medium sized and then three slightly smaller. Then cut the pieces into petals, leaving a flat edge along the bottom.

Take one of the smaller petals and fold one side in halfway, and then the other side over top and glue into place. Take your next small petal and glue it around the first. Continue in this manner, using bigger petals as you go and overlap each new petal so that they wrap around the ones before it.

This flower is a little taller than the others and lends itself well to the leaf used on the second rose. So cut out the shape from #2, glue to the bottom of the rose and then a little glue to hold the leaves up against the petals.

Rose petal - third style

And there you have it! Three easy felt rose patterns that only take a few minutes to make. Do you have a different way of making your felt roses? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

Ready to try more flowers? Why not try a sunny sunflower or a stylish chrysanthemum next.

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