So, we’ve had some slightly cooler weather this week (like in the 80s) and you can just feel the changing tide in the air signalling that fall is indeed right around the corner. Fall is my favorite season by a long shot and the most quintessential fall flower, to me, are chrysanthemums or mums. The garden centers all offer the most stunning colors and varieties in the fall – golden yellows, burnt oranges, and rich burgundies. I combined my love for mums with my love for felt and a new DIY craft was born!
Let’s get started! You’ll need:
- Cardboard circle
- Hot glue
- Felt in your choice of color(s)
Take a cardboard circle or cut out one in the diameter of your choice. I believe my circle was six or eight inches in diameter.
The sizes of your squares should depend on the diameter of your circle. I cut out a bunch of 4″, 3″, 2″ and 1″ squares. (The 2″ squares are not pictured.) The exact number will vary depending on your specific piece but I just cut out more squares as I needed them.
Take your largest felt square and fold it in half. Mine was 4″.
Once your have your largest felt petals glued together, glue them around the outside perimeter of your cardboard circle.
I added a felt circle to the inside so that the inside didn’t start forming a cavity. The idea is to slowly begin building up staggered and smaller petal layers to give the mum flower a more dimensional effect.
I then added my 3″ inch petals.
Glue this roll of felt into your cavity. Once the glue has completely set, take a small pair of sharp scissors and starting on the outside edge of your felt roll, snip small vertical indentations into the felt. Keep snipping small indentations all around the perimeter so that the felt roll begins looking like a bunch of small petals as shown below.