Here's what you will need.
1 sheet of felt
1 large button
complementary colored yarn or embroidery floss
hot glue gun
First I cut five petals about 3 inches in length. (This is done completely free hand. Don't sweat the shape too much. It will look good, I promise.) Then do five petals around 2 1/2 inches and five around 2 inches. The red flower I made with a bit of a pointy petal. This gives a poinsettia look.
To give it some "oomph" I decided to sew a seam along the back. It gives a little more depth. Just fold them in half and line them up on the sewing machine and do one after the other then cut them apart.
Next, cut a circle from the felt to use as base for the flower. Start gluing the 3 inch petals around the outside. Then glue the 2 1/2 inch petals and finally the 2 inch petals.
Finish off with a button laced with yarn or embroidery floss hot glued to the middle.
Flip over to the back and use a scrap piece of felt to attach the clip and pin with hot glue.
Your flower is finished! I hope you get as much mileage out of your flowers as I already have from mine!
One way I use mine is on my favorite knit beanie!
And as a lapel pin to dress up my jean jacket!
I'm linking this idea to these wonderful blogs!