Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tutorial: Simple Felt Daisy

This tutorial was originally posted on Whip Up August 2007.  Now that everything's blooming, I thought it was a perfect time to post it here, too.

Quick Felt Daisy Tutorial

Here's a quick way to make cute daisies from felt.


* White and Yellow Felt
* Yellow Floss and a Needle
* Disappearing Ink Pen (or some other marking fabric marker/pencil)
* Two round things to trace: one big one little
*Scissors, and manicure scissors, if you have them


Trace your big round thing on the white felt. I used the cone that came with a pound of yarn. I used a purple disappearing ink marker to trace the circle.

Trace the little circle in the middle of the big circle. I used the cap from an "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" spray bottle. I use the bottle (filled with water) to spray stuff I'm ironing ... that's why it was handy. :)

Cut out around the large circle.

Cut from the edge towards the center on the top and bottom side of the circle. Only cut up to the center circle line for these and all the rest of the cuts.

Cut from the edge towards the center on the left and right.

Cut between each of the four cuts. You now have eight cuts.

Cut between each of the eight cuts. You now have 16 cuts.

I used my cuticle scissors to cut the curve at the top of each petal. I have a pair of manicure scissors just for crafting. They are great for cutting small details in felt.  Especially in this case, since the blades are curved.

After I go around the circle cutting the right edge of the petals, I flip the daisy over and cut the other side of the petal.

This is what your daisy will look like after all the petals are cut.

To make the daisy center, trace your small circle on the yellow felt and cut it out.

Attach the yellow circle to the daisy petals with French knots.

Now your daisy is ready to be attached anywhere you'd like.  I’m put mine on a blue crochet handbag.

75 Comments (comments are disabled)

Domi said ...
Beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.
4/22/2008 10:17 PM

April said ...
Just to let you know....I made these when you first published them (and also discovered Whipup through your blog, THANK YOU!!!) as an adornment on a stuffed Scottie dog I sewed. I spent waaaayyyy too long trying to get my petals to be beautiful and symmetrical like yours, but you are, as always, appreciated. Thanks for all the hard work and constant inspiration. You are the first web page I go to when I have a bad day. That is how cool you are!
4/23/2008 12:13 AM

Nicole said ...
So fun!!! I have some gifts that need wrapping that are going to get some daisies! :) (I think I'll add a pin on the back so they get used somewhere else after the gift opening)
4/23/2008 3:53 AM

Shannon said ...
how awesomely easy! you are the queen of simple awesomeness.
4/23/2008 6:58 AM

Really nice and ingenious:-)
4/23/2008 7:24 AM

Sarah said ...
Way cute!

I too have a pair of those cuticle scissors for crafting... I think they're one of my most used tools.
4/23/2008 10:18 AM

cata said ...
Adorable flowers!
Great tutorial.
Thanks for sharing.
4/23/2008 11:45 AM

ismoyo said ...
Cute flowers. Love the idea of putting the French knots inside the yellow circle!
4/23/2008 11:55 AM

macati said ...
so "springly" tutorial!
love it!
4/23/2008 1:14 PM

Jody said ...
wow - what a great tutorial! Thanks!
4/23/2008 2:32 PM

Very cute and simple. Thanks!
4/23/2008 6:18 PM

Hanna said ...
How cute they are - thanks for the tut! The curved scissor trick is great!
4/24/2008 1:37 PM

Hanna said ...
How cute they are - thanks for the tut! The curved scissor trick is great!
4/24/2008 1:37 PM

Kristena said ...
Thanks for the nice tutorial! Very cute.
4/24/2008 1:51 PM

Susan said ...
Easy tutorial to follow.

I am always looking for easy crafts to do with my nieces and this one is perfect. I'm off to get some manicure scissors, felt and floss.

Thank you for posting this.
4/24/2008 1:57 PM

dottycookie said ...
I have some little zip pouches that are screaming out for these - thank you!
4/24/2008 2:30 PM

pintoo said ...
this is so cute and simple.. i have to definitely make. gud that i recently bought some felt
4/24/2008 4:41 PM

pintoo said ...
I forgot to add that the french knot adds the beauty of the flower
4/24/2008 4:42 PM

Pauline Perh said ...
This tutorial is so easy to do, and of course very nice too! Thank you.
4/24/2008 7:40 PM

Chris said ...
Is felt washable?
Wouldn't beads in the center glamor it up some!
4/24/2008 11:41 PM

Too flippin' cute! These would make really cute hair pins!
4/25/2008 9:32 AM

Super cute!
4/25/2008 1:05 PM

Em said ...
Love this tutorial! I think my daughter would love to make some of these up!
4/25/2008 10:45 PM

Fuji Mama said ...
You always have the best ideas and the best tutorials! Thank you!

4/26/2008 10:21 AM

marietta said ...
i know that bag!
4/27/2008 11:46 PM

Wendy said ...
You are wonderful! I was sketching out some ideas for gifts to give my daughter's daisy scout leaders. I believe these little cuties will be adorning some zip pouches for them.
4/29/2008 2:49 PM

Bridget B. said ...
Brilliant idea with the cuticle scissors!! Rock on!
5/7/2008 3:18 PM

Eyal. said ...
That is really great. will try to do!
5/10/2008 3:06 AM

dita said ...
wawww....what a beautiful flower. I do love felt craft. I learn much from this page. I want to make link to your page. can I? thanx....
You can visit my blog that show craft origin from Indonesia, made from eceng gondok (water hyacinth), pandan, etc. www.daoencantieq.blogspot.com.
thanx and bye!!!
7/3/2008 10:47 PM

Annika said ...
I just have to tell you how inspired I am by reading your blog! I found it tonight, after asking an Etsy seller a question about her felt food tutorial. (I didn't know whether I could do it by hand since I don't have a sewing machine.) And she directed me to your site. I've been trolling it for an hour now, just reading old posts and I've enjoyed it tremendously! I have a hidden craft-y side but with a full-time job, and 2 kids, I have to be inspired to really get going. Thanks for doing that!
7/9/2008 3:33 AM

tingaling said ...
Thank you for the tutorial! I made a bunch (29!) of them, put them on my bloggy blog, and linked to your blog. Thanks again!
8/11/2008 10:13 AM

CC said ...
I absolutely love your daisy...and have plans to make and use these on so many things. Thanks for a great idea and a fantastic tutorial..
8/26/2008 7:09 PM

silvana said ...
The best, thank you
10/29/2008 2:23 PM

Amy said ...
Just what I needed for a girl scout project! thanks!
11/21/2008 6:15 PM

claudine said ...
superbe tutoriel pas besoin de comprendre l'anglais pour apprécier
11/30/2008 4:49 PM

eve said ...
How cute. And the beauty of this is, I have a candle stich bottom that is round and already scalloped on the ends, that I can just trace around. As cute as the daisys are,,my mind is already racing ahead to yellow with brown center, pink with green center, maybe double layer a few and add bullion stitch to the center of some...you are an inspiration.
2/15/2009 7:32 PM

clairehelen. said ...
Oh my! I was looking for a picture of a daisy and ended up here last night and spent hours looking at all the gorgeous things on here!
You've inspired me to get going with some stuff I'd been putting off, so thank you! :)
Fab, I think a trip to the haberdashers is in order soon, hah.
2/22/2009 6:48 AM

susan said ...
Wanted to let you know that I made one. It turned out soooo cute. I put it on a scrapbook page. If I ever take a picture I'll link it back to this post. Thanks again for your tutorial.
5/6/2009 7:40 PM

Cristina said ...
Inspired by this tutorial, made this brooch:

6/21/2009 11:02 AM

Val said ...
Hi..I loved this tutorial. Thanks

I am from Brasil. I love to make fabric flowers too.

1/15/2010 8:35 PM

Laura said ...
lovely! ...and easy! thanks for your tutorial!

Laura from Italy
2/5/2010 10:35 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Laura ... Thank you for visiting!
2/6/2010 12:39 AM

PJ said ...
Daisies, my favorite flowers! Thanks for this tutorial- I am working on a chunky book page for a friend and she wants daisies!
2/9/2010 4:36 PM

futuregirl replied ...
PJ ... Hope she loves your creation!
2/11/2010 10:08 PM

tochau said ...
Thanks a bunch for the tutorial. It's so easy to follow. I'll make some and attach them to my little niece's shoes.
3/19/2010 6:16 AM

valevalevale said ...
Very usefull!!!
3/31/2010 8:37 AM

Nancy Ward said ...

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.


Nancy Ward
4/14/2010 10:14 AM

Ruth said ...
I loved seeing that these daisies were quite so easy to make as Im not overly a crafty person - I am going
used your tutorial to decorate my bra for Walk the Walk SunWalk 24/4/10 :-) thanks
4/21/2010 10:11 AM

raissa said ...
thank for sharing...I will make it for my purse..
6/14/2010 5:46 PM

nafsia said ...
thank you for the tutorial. I like to see more of your felt craft
7/19/2010 7:35 AM

futuregirl replied ...
nafsia ... Thank you. :)
7/19/2010 7:09 PM

Michelle B said ...
Now this I may be able to do! Lovely tutorial. Thanks!
8/11/2010 6:09 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Michelle B ... Thanks!
8/12/2010 6:30 PM

Verónica said ...
Easy to make it.....thank you for sharing........it's a beautifil flower. Thanks again.
10/9/2010 6:01 PM

Vicki said ...
Adorable! This is something I can do. Thank you. :)
3/10/2011 1:21 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Vicki ... You're welcome!
3/16/2011 2:12 AM

leidy said ...
me encanto la idea muchas gracias
3/11/2011 6:38 AM

futuregirl replied ...
leidy ... De nada! :)
3/20/2011 11:02 PM

JPolly said ...
Perfect! I sent the link to my daughter. Pretty sure these will show up on escort cards for her garden themed wedding. Found you through TipNut.
3/30/2011 7:53 AM

futuregirl replied ...
JPolly ... Oh, that sounds so sweet!
4/3/2011 1:57 PM

fliekfort said ...
Thank you for the tutorial. I just made these and they turned out very pretty! The perfect embellishment for my next spring aprons. That was the idea I was looking for. I will link your tutorial once I post the apron! Thank you again.
4/22/2011 2:19 PM

futuregirl replied ...
fliekfort ... Sounds like a cute idea!
4/27/2011 3:23 PM

Linda said ...
Hi Alice,
I posted your daisy tutorial on Craft Gossip Felting. Come and visit and leave a comment :) http://felting.craftgossip.com/2011/06/28/tutorial-simple-felt-daisy/
6/28/2011 6:53 AM

Tracy said ...
Just completed my first flower, the knots took some getting used to but I made it in the end. Thank you for putting such excellent step by step photos up. I make memory bears and this and the tutorial on how to make name tags has added a real special touch to my latest bear. Thank you again.
10/9/2011 1:32 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Tracy ... You're welcome! Thank you for the sweet comment.
10/11/2011 3:07 PM

Ash said ...
This was fun to make and really easy!
2/18/2012 2:09 PM

Dian said ...
Really nice ^_^
5/31/2012 4:41 PM

fusun said ...
Bayildim harika olmus.yapim asamalarini görmek beni çok mutlu etti tesekkür ederim.Ilk firsatta bende deneyecegim.
very nice,perfect.thank you.
6/1/2012 2:22 PM

futuregirl replied ...
fusun ... Estagfurullah!
6/30/2012 11:51 PM

melissa said ...
Love these! I'm going to attempt a bouquet of these for my wedding :) I'm thinking of trying buttons for the middle xx
8/26/2012 9:27 AM

futuregirl replied ...
melissa ... Did you end up making your bouquet? I'd love to see it if you did. :)
12/2/2012 3:04 PM

Viera Young said ...
how clever the way you cut out the petals! the result is wonderful, I'm going to make them straight away.
3/20/2013 6:50 AM

beatiful and easy to make :)
3/29/2013 12:40 PM

Edna said ...
So pretty. I am going to make this
5/9/2013 3:41 AM
shinta said ...
wow it's beautiful and easy, i love it <3
7/4/2014 5:19 AM