Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Felt lily tutorial, made from your kids' hand prints. Can be used for Saints' Feast Days, Jesse Tree, Easter, Mother's Day..etc.

 To make these.

You need white felt, green felt and orangish or yellow felt, you can buy in small sheets for $.23 at Walmart, I think they are the same price at Hancock Fabrics. Green and white Embroidary floss and an embroidary needle. And cardboard cut outs of your kids hands.

I have a 5 and 3 year old. The 3 year old's hands are just slightly smaller than the 5 year old. If you only have one child scan/copy your image and shrink it so you have two slightly different sized hand prints. You want variation in petal length. 
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Cut out both hand on felt. If you are needing multiple hands cut out, first trace your hand prints on one sheet of white felt. Then safety pin up to three layers of felt together really well and then cut the hand prints out.
Cut out some 2" by 2.5" (remember I am horrible estimator) yellow rectangles. Fringe them and then using your green or yellow embroidary floss sew them to the smaller hand. I did one stitch threw. It's just to tack it down. 
 Cut out a really long narrow stip that is around 1"-1.5" wide and about 7 to 8 inches long (on the right side). Also make your self a long skinny leaf (on the lower left) As you can see from mine- they are not very pretty. That's okay ;)
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Start rolling your smaller hand with the yellow lily stamens.
You can see why it's helpful to have the stamen tacked down.
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Roll the large hand print around the smaller hand print.
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Roll it fairly tight.

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Place the ugly leaf on the seam

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Have your needle and embroidary thread stand by ready to go. Take your green strip and roll it around the base of the flower. Start up towards the middle, wrap it down to the bottom.

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It's hard to hold the lily all wrapped up and thread a needle, so since you were paying attention to the directions you have it already to go ;)
 Sew your base carefully to keep fabric that's been rolled in place. I am not picky on this, so I will tell you sew even if you are terrible. It doesn't have to be perfect. Those details are not noticed.
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To finish it off to hang, put a loop of white embroidery thread through a petal or a green loop through the stem area.

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 If you like this tutorial please leave a comment. Also be courteous and link back to me. My photos are all watermarked.


  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation. Your lily will be treasured for years to come.

    Advent blessings.

    1. you're welcome! Thanks for looking, Happy Advent!


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