5 spring felt flowers to make today

Whether it’s the late winter arrival of a crocus, the strong peeping head of a daffodil, or a tulip breaking through the bare ground, there is no better sign that spring is on the way than those first glimpses of life and colour after winter. And for me, this time of year is when the creative bug really grips me: I suddenly want to grab ALL my felt and dive into bringing to life new flowers from my craft table, as well as remaking and rediscovering past favourites too.

If, like me, you can’t wait for the real thing to arrive, there is a way to recreate that spring feeling right now. Making your own felt flowers is the perfect way to bring some spring colour and cheer into your home, well before the real blooms arrive. Wondering where to start? Here are my top five felt flowers to make this spring.


The Handmade Florist spring daffodil felt flower tutorial

Known to symbolise new beginnings, daffodils are probably one of the most recognisable signs of spring. And making the felt variety doesn’t have to be daunting or difficult. My spring daffodils tutorial is an easy-to-follow felt flower project that will have your table bursting with these bold and bright flowers in no time. The tutorial is exclusively available to all members of my Happy Flower Makers club, which you can join for as little as £3 (+VAT) per month today. Find out more.

2. Crocus

The Handmade Florist spring crocus Cottage Garden Bouquet felt flower tutorial

Part of the Iris family, the crocus is a welcome sight during the dark and dreary days of late winter. Featuring in my Cottage Garden Bouquet (which also includes another spring favourite, the narcissus), my gold and purple felt crocuses sit alongside stocks, gerbera daisies and cornflowers to add rich colour and depth to this springtime bouquet. My Cottage Garden Bouquet kit is available in my shop, or find the PDF pattern on Etsy.

3. Primrose

The Handmade Florist spring primrose felt flower tutorial

I have to admit that, before making the felt variety, I hadn’t given primroses much consideration. But their dainty, almost heart-shaped petals, and yolky yellow centres lend themselves perfectly to felt flower making. I allowed a dash of creative license when I created felt primroses as part of my All That Blossoms Wreath and Bouquet kits – my version is bigger than the real thing, and I added a felt ball centre for an extra pop of colour, but I hope I’ve kept the essence of the flower, which many believe to symbolise optimism.

4. Tulip

The Handmade Florist spring tulip felt flower tutorial

Not only my favourite spring flower, but my favourite of all the flowers! I love how bold and strong tulips are and recreating them in wool-blend felt has been one of my most-loved projects to date. My Tulips in Bloom Bouquet celebrates the variety of colours and textures that tulips offer - from the well-known shape of the classic tulip to double-flowering tulips, ornamental tulips, pink pointed tulips and showy bright sunrise tulips. My kit takes you step-by-step through making these flowers from felt, teaching you everything from cutting your tulip petals to shaping the inners and petals to give them their distinctive form, and assembling them into a beautiful bouquet of ‘cut flowers’. This project is also available as a PDF pattern in my Etsy shop.

5. Forget-me-not

The Handmade Florist spring forget-me-not felt flower tutorial

Delicate and dainty, and now never forgotten! I have been asked many times over the years to bring out a felt variety of the forget-me-not, and that's what I finally did in part one of my 2023 spring/summer Makealong. Featuring in my spring palette using soft duck egg blue and mellow yellow wool-blend felt, and in a bolder combination of tropical blue and gold in my summer palette, my felt forget-me-not flowers provide delicate texture to any display. My 2023 Makealongs may now be over, but you can still catch up with all past makes by joining my Happy Flower Makers club as a Blossom or Blooms member.