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DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

 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. 

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

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. 

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

I then re-glued it to itself, and re-sewed the trim with matching thread. 

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

The stitches weren't that noticeable.

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

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. 

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

I used a die to cut out my flowers, but if you don't have a die cutting machine, you can use this free pattern for an anemone or this collection of free felt flower patterns.

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

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. 

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

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. 

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

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. 

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

Here's how they look from the front. The pink flower is wool blend felt, and the blue flower is acrylic felt. 

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

I also put together some petals to make another flower. The two outer pieces should be pulled in and layered over the center flap.

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

This allows the felt to take on a more realistic, petal-like shape. 

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

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. 

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

Here it is with the other flowers and the hat. 

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a 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. 

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

But the acrylic felt looked all right, too. 

 DIY Interchangeable Felt Flowers for a Hat

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.

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