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Cardboard Tube Bouquet of Felt Roses

Making felt roses is not as hard as you might think. In fact, they are pretty easy for elementary age kids. Preschoolers will find this a bit too challenging as their motor skills are still developing.

Cardboard Tube Bouquet of Felt Roses

This pretty bouquet makes a great decoration or teacher gift. Perfect for displaying on a desk!

felt roses bouquet kids craft

To make this bouquet of felt roses you will need:

Felt in red and pink shades
Green and ivory felt
6 green pipe cleaners
Paper towel tube cut to 6-inches
White craft glue
Scissors

cut red felt in half for felt roses

Cut red felt into 5-inch diameter circles. Cut a hole on the center of the circle, about an inch wide.

cut red felt into red spirals

Cut into the center and cut around in a spiral until you have a spiral as seen in the photo.

tie green pipe cleaner to red felt

Attach a pipe cleaner to the center of the spiral, bending the pipe cleaner over the felt and twisting it to secure in place.

twist red felt around green piper cleaner

Begin wrapping the felt spiral around the pipe cleaner, adding a little glue every inch or so to help secure it. Keep wrapping and gluing until spiral is all used up. Flowers will be thick at the base.

repeat to create seven felt roses

Repeat these steps with both the red and pink felt until you have created 5 flowers.

cut green felt into green triangles for leaves

Cut a 3-inch square of green felt in half diagonally.

glue green felt to twist around rose

Place the flower bud onto the top point of the green felt triangle. Add glue to the left and right side of the triangle.

secure red felt rose

Pull the left side of the triangle up and around the flower to the right, wrapping it diagonally upward.

pull green felt until secure

Repeat on the right side, pulling the triangle up and around the flower to the left.

repeat leaf steps for all felt roses

Repeat steps 7-9 for the remaining flowers.

wrap cardboard tube in beige felt

Place the cardboard tube onto the ivory felt, lining up the bottom of the tube with one edge of the felt. Cover the cardboard tube by rolling it up into the felt, attaching it with white craft glue.

cut felt to finish bouquet holder

There will be a couple of inches of excess felt at the top. Cut that into slits about 1 1/2″ wide. Fold the slits down around the tube.

tie all felt roses together

Gather the flowers and bind them together using a green pipe cleaner.

roll green felt to create tube holder for felt roses

Use the remaining green felt to add width to the bouquet so it stays still in the tube. Roll the felt into a band.

wrap green felt to create stem

Wrap the band around the stems of the flowers.

bend green pipe cleaners around stem

Bend the excess pipe cleaners up around the felt band.

insert bouquet into tube

Insert the wrapped bouquet into the cardboard tube vase.

finished felt roses valentine's bouquet kids craft

Project created by Amanda Formaro for Kix Cereal. Amanda is a well-known craft expert and has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.