I made a bunch of these felt flower keychains, I guess it was about a year ago.
Recently I took some pictures of the ones I still have and I thought it would be a nice idea to share them with you all.
Please feel free to make your own, using these as examples!
They make lovely inexpensive gifts (stocking stuffers, party favours).
You will need: sheets of felt in various colours, embroidery thread, cardboard/greyboard to make templates, molton (or another material to use in between the two layers of felt, to give your felt flowers some volume), various colours of ribbon, small keyrings and a little textile glue.
Here's how I made them:
- I drew templates on greyboard and cut them out: flower + the same flower but a little smaller, little heart, circle (the smallest circles/dots I bought in a large quantity from someone who punched them one at a time..., they became my inspiration for this project). Instead of the felt dot you could use a small button.
- I used the template to draw the shapes on the back of the sheets of felt and cut them out. I tried to make nice colour combinations.
- Each keychain is identical on both sides, so I made two of each flower.
- I used the smaller template to cut flowers out of molton (I had it lying around, but you could use another material to use in between the two layers of felt). One for each keychain.
- I sewed the circles and hearts onto the flower, with embroidery thread. For the ones with the white stripes I also used embroidery thread. I then glued on the felt dots with textile glue.
- I cut short pieces of ribbon (colour matching the flowers). I folded the pieces of ribbon in half, around the keyring.
- I then sewed the two flowers together (using the blanket stitch), with the molton flower in the middle in between the two layers and with the double end of the ribbon in between too. I made the blanket stitch through the two layers of felt only, so without including the molton. I used pins to keep all layers in place while sewing.
I hope everything was clear. If not, feel free to ask for advice!