First I cut out 9 circles about 3 inches in diameter (across, for you non-mathy folks) of each color felt
Next I folded each circle in half
Then I fold half back over diagonally then the other half you fold the other direction to form an "S"
At this point you insert a straight pin through it above where your fingers are to hold it in the "S" pattern. Also this is pretty much the same way you start a lot of the other felt flowers. Now we get to where my flower differs from the other tutorials I have seen. The way you put it together...
Most tutorials say to glue them flat where you can (for lack of a better explanation) read the "S" but I glue mine on their side so it looks a little like waves or the edge of a pie crust. Oh &
DONT REMOVE THE PINS YET!!!
(you can see some of my straight pins sticking through my pieces)
After you get these 7 pieces glued down you put a HUGE gob of glue in the center and put the remaining two pieces with the pinched in going straight down into the glue. If you look at it from above you should be able to "read" the two "S's" & DON'T REMOVE THE PINS YET!!
I folded it back so you can see how I attached the center two pieces in the gob of glue
now the last step is to wait until all the glue is completely dry then remove the pins and start to gently pull apart the "S" shapes. Some will fold back into the "S", some will be fonkey wide, and some will do what you want. Which is to crinkle up into multiple smaller folds.
If you want a tighter, crinkly flower use the 9 pieces I stated, but if you like the looks of the looser tan flower only use 7 pieces (5 around and still 2 in the middle) Either way they still are AWESOME!! The great thing about these is that they are useful for all sorts of things like hair flowers, pillows, clothes, purses... the list is really endless, and they were a blast to make!!! Hope you try it out and have as much fun as I did, and be sure to leave me a comment telling me what you think and if you did try it!
Have a great day and God bless!