DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make felt flowers and attach them to shoe clips, so you have different options to go with a felt hat. Mix and match to go with your outfit, or just to change up the look of your hat. You could also attach these to a headband, scarf, or your shoes.
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Preparing Your Hat
I got a couple of felt hats for a good price, but this brown one had some ugly gold trim on it. Luckily, the opposite side was plain, so I opted to pull the trim off and turn it around.
The trim was glued to itself, and it was also sewn to the hat at four spots. I pulled the glued section apart and cut through the stitching holding it on.
I then re-glued it to itself, and re-sewed the trim with matching thread.
The stitches weren't that noticeable.
Making the Flowers
My local stores only carry acrylic felt, so I started making flowers with that, but then I ordered some wool blend felt from Amazon, which gave me more of a color range and also looks a little bit nicer.
I assembled my flower pieces according to the instructions that came with the die. I added a small felt circle to the bottom and a leaf as well.
I glued them together with my glue gun. Be careful not to let the glue blob over to the front of the flower where you'll see it.
I also used the glue gun to attach the shoe clip. Overall, the glue gun worked well, but it is a little noticeable on the shoe clip. This doesn't really matter, since no one will see the back of the flower.
Here's how they look from the front. The pink flower is wool blend felt, and the blue flower is acrylic felt.
I also put together some petals to make another flower. The two outer pieces should be pulled in and layered over the center flap.
This allows the felt to take on a more realistic, petal-like shape.
I created bunches with four large petals and four small petals. Then I glued them together, added a center bunch, and glued on a shoe clip.
Here it is with the other flowers and the hat.
Finished Felt Flowers
I made some other wool blend flowers, and overall, I like the way they turned out better than the acrylic felt flowers.
But the acrylic felt looked all right, too.
The shoe clips make it so you can switch around your flowers and make lots of different looks. Here are some of the different options:
See my Felt Flowers board on Pinterest for more ideas, projects, and inspiration.