Frequently Asked Questions
Kits and tutorials
Due to small parts and possible sharp points contained in many of my products, they are not suitable for children and should be kept out of reach of children. Craft kits are not intended to be used by children.
This varies between kits and from person to person, but I'd recommend allowing a minimum of six hours for each kit.
All kits come with step-by-step photo instructions to guide you through the making process. As such, they are suitable for crafters of all abilities, but complete beginners may like to start with one of my smaller kits first to get familiar with the techniques used.
All kits use high quality wool-blend felt sheets. Kits usually comprise a mix of 65% rayon / 35% wool and 80% rayon / 20% wool felt.
TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
All kits will require a good sharp pair of scissors and a hot glue gun. Other tools required for individual kits will be mentioned in the item listing. A pair of jewellery/craft pliers can also be useful for assembling some of the more intricate flowers. Read my toolkit tips.
Glue gun glue dries very quickly and as such is perfect for making felt flowers which contain multiple parts. This is the only glue I recommend and my patterns are not tested with standard craft or fabric glue.
All of my patterns and templates have been designed for hand cutting only and have not been tested on a cutting machine (e.g. Cricut, Silhouette).
Yes! Make sure you enter the recipient's name and address in the 'delivery details' section at the checkout. To add a gift message, enter your wording in the notes box before you check out.
Yes! I will be opening up EU shipping from my Etsy shop in July 2021.
I do my best to dispatch items as quickly as possible, but it is usually possible to amend or add to your order within a few hours after making a purchase. Please contact me to see if this is possible.
Felt flowers should last for many years, but to prolong their condition I recommend displaying them away from direct sunlight. Due to small parts and sharp points, please keep all items out of reach of children.
Yes, absolutely! I only ask that you credit my shop (The Handmade Florist) when doing so.