Rose Brooch

Make a rose or other three-dimensional flower brooches out of felt. They're a perfect handmade present for mom on Mother's Day or for Grandma on her special day.

Safety Tips

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Rose Brooch craft

Materials

  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Craft wire or pipe cleaner
  • Pencil
  • Safety pin
  • Beads (optional)

Steps

Step 1 Rose Brooch 1. Cut five squares from felt sheet, one square bigger than the next.
Step 2 Rose Brooch 2. Arrange the squares by size, with the biggest square at the bottom and the smallest square on top. Each square should also be positioned in such a way that its corners are sticking out, creating the effect of multiple layers of petals.
Step 3 Rose Brooch 3. With the felt squares in place, mark two points (about 1 inch or more apart) on the top square with a pencil. Apply pressure on each point so that impressions are created on the squares below.
Step 4 Rose Brooch 4. Mark the same points on each of the squares.
Step 5 Rose Brooch Ask for an adult's help5. Punch holes on the marked points.
Step 6 Rose Brooch 6. Cut craft wire or pipe cleaner into a 3 to 4-inch long piece.
Step 7 Rose Brooch 7. Bend the wire in the middle and insert the wire ends through the holes on the smallest felt square. Move the felt square up along the wire.
Step 8 Rose Brooch 8. Do the same with the rest of the felt squares, working from the smallest to the largest square.
Step 9 Rose Brooch 9. If you want to add leaves, cut out a green triangle from green felt sheet, punch 2 holes, and insert through the wire ends.
Step 10 Rose Brooch 10. Insert a safety pin through one of the wire ends.
Step 11 Rose Brooch Ask for an adult's help11. Twist the two legs of the wire together against the felt leaf. Make sure that you are twisting the wires around the safety pin's fixed side. Twist as tightly as you can to cause the felt flower to crinkle and tighten towards the center.
Step 12 Rose Brooch Ask for an adult's help12. Cut the excess length of wire and fold the ends towards the felt leaf.
Step 13 Rose Brooch 13. This rose brooch would make a great Mother's day gift or birthday gift for mom or grandma!

More Ideas

Flower Brooch To make other kinds of three-dimensional flower brooches, cut the felt sheet into flower shapes instead of squares then follow the rest of the steps for the rose brooch. You can add some beaded filament at the center of the flower by inserting craft wire through the wire loop at the center of the flower and stringing beads through each wire.

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