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$1 Leather or Felt Flower Gift Idea with template

I am always on the lookout for cute, fast, inexpensive gift ideas. I have been wanting to make a leather flower for awhile. But this flower is also really cute made out of felt.
And it makes a great gift for a neighbor, sister, mom, your hairdresser, or anyone that you might need to give a gift to this Holiday Season!

There are also many ways you can use this little accessory:
You could even make some paper ones and use them on gifts!!
I made one out of leather and I love it clipped to a belt. So much fun! Did you know that you can buy bags of leather remnants at Hobby Lobby for as little as $2?? And use the pieces to make great leather accessories!!
This is a 15 minute gift idea that will cost you between $1-$2 for each flower and they make great gifts!
Here’s what you need:
  • Felt, Leather or Faux Leather Material (1 9×9 square per flower)
  • A clip (I got a package at the Dollar Store)
  • Glue Gun
Here’s what you do:
1. Cut 6 flowers out of your material. I made a handy flower download to make things even easier.
2. Cut out two 3 inch x 3 inch squares
3. Cut out 2 leaves of an alternating fabric.
4. Take one of the flowers. Put a bead of glue in the center and fold it over.
5. Then put another bead of glue in the center and fold it over again — so it’s quartered.
6. Do this to all 6 flowers.
7. Lay one of the squares in the middle of your work space.
8. Hot glue the leaves to one end of the square.
9. Hot glue two of the flowers to one end of the square. Put the straight edge of the flowers against each other so that the curves sides face outwards.
10. Take two more folded flowers and hot glue them in the center of the flower, facing up, so you are gluing the straight edge of the flower to the square.
11. Take the remaining two flowers and glue them to the other side of the square. Use your fingers to squeeze the flowers together as the glue cools.
12. Open the clip and slip the square through the middle of the clip. Shut the clip and then glue one side to the flower.

You can add a bead to the center too if you want to add a little color or pizazz!

You can make a few of these for last-minute Holiday Gifts to have on hand. Just wrap each one in clear cellophane with a beautiful bow and you are all set!
XOXO

Comments

  1. jasonalonzo says:

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  2. jasonalonzo says:

    Whenever I’ll make a project or flower decoration, I’ll refer to this blog. Thanks for tips.

  3. I used this tutorial to embellish an earring holder, thanks!
    http://chucklesgrinsandbangedupshins.blogspot.com/2011/02/earring-holder.html

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  5. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    Really cute, Jen! I have never seen these pieces cut like a flower before (just circles), and it really adds a lot! I'll be on the lookout for leather remnants on future trips to HL! Thanks for linking these up to Homemade Christmas!!

  6. I love these! I made one the other day and got a compliment on my jacket as soon as I walked into a meeting! I made some more for teachers and others. Thank you for sharing. I linked to you today over at http://coffeecakescrazies.blogspot.com/2010/12/more-gifts.html

  7. I love these! Thanks for sharing your great idea!

  8. thescrappywife says:

    Cute!!!!

  9. Periwinkle Dzyns says:

    so fast! we each made one at lunch in the office today – thanks, they are really cute!

  10. TCEWaters says:

    This is exactly what I have been looking for! A NO sew flower! Jen you are amazing! :)

  11. Evans Family says:

    I have been wanted to make these. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

  12. Too cute (and easy) I am all over that. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Very very cute! Can you pretty please post a tutorial for that awesome ruffle bag in the photo? It is fabulous!

  14. I'll be adding this to the other felt flowers I learned from you!!! :)

  15. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. I'll be trying this one.

  16. I love these…just found stocking stuffers for the girls on my list!!

  17. Thank you so much for the tutorial! I love these!!

    xoxo
    Kelli @
    loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

  18. Brittany@Love Stitched says:

    quick and easy just how I like it :) Your too cute Jen..thanks for Sharing!!!

  19. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you! Perfect addition to my repertoire of rosettes!!
    They're beauties!
    Cheers!
    Theresa

  20. Black and White {Side by Side} says:

    Cute, quick & cheap! Doesn't get much better than that :)

  21. Kristan Anne says:

    I have been looking for a flower tutorial, and this is just the right one. I love all of your stuff, so of course you would be the one to provide! Thanks!

  22. These are SO cute!

  23. Nf1andprek-whisper says:

    I mentioned these amazing felt flowers on my blog.. an showcased one of your wreaths.. hope you dont' mind.. I gave you credit.
    Lisa from wasabi mommy
    http://nf1andpre-kwhisper.blogspot.com

  24. Whatever Dee-Dee wants says:

    I just found a bunch of leather and have been trying to think of something to do with it. This is perfect!

  25. Jen, I love these. Super adorable.

  26. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    So cute! I love the red one. Hobby Lobby has so many great things:)

  27. Madigan at madiganmade says:

    These are so cute! I love the idea of using leather for the flower.

  28. Great idea!! I think I am going to make a few of these for the kids teachers this year. I think I will also make some for myself and my neices! thanks for sharing!

  29. Admitted Fabricaholic says:

    LOve it!! Love great, fast, fun, easy ways to accessorize!

  30. Thanks Jen! I love it!!

  31. thank you so much for this wonderful idea and a great tut! The flowers that you have made look awesome.

  32. the thrifty ba says:

    im really liking this…for ME!

  33. D.I.M. Incorporated says:

    This is so cute! I never thought to use leather. Can't wait to try it!

  34. very cute!!! love the ones with the beads!