How to Make Felt Pansies

by Melissa McCormick
Pansies typically feature five round petals.

Pansies typically feature five round petals.

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A pansy is a type of all-season fragrant flower with five round petals that grows in a wide range of colors such as red, yellow, lavender, black and orange, as well as a variety of color combinations. Make flowers that will never fade by creating a version of the pansy with felt. These simple flowers can be used for everything from party decorations to accessorizing your wardrobe.

Items you will need

  • Sheet of felt
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Green embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Green pipe cleaner (optional)
Step 1

Trace one large circle with a pencil onto a sheet of felt.

Step 2

Trace four small circles onto the same sheet of felt. All four circles should be small enough to eventually fit inside the large circle.

Step 3

Cut out the large circle and the four small circles and place the four small circles on top of the large circle.

Step 4

Thread the embroidery needle. Pierce the back of the large circle with the needle and pull through the center of one of the smaller circles and back through to the back of the large circle. Repeat the process so that all four small circles are sewn onto the large circle.

Step 5

Sew a green pipe cleaner to the back of the large petal if you choose to add a stem to your felt pansy.

Tips & Warnings

  • Instead of sewing, you can use a hot-glue gun to attach the smaller petals on the large petal.
  • To make two-tone pansies with darker centers, use a black or dark brown felt-tip marker to color the petals of your completed flowers toward the centers.

Photo Credits

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