How to Make Easy Felt Hyacinths

Easy Felt Hyacinth flowers for spring

These easy felt hyacinths are so fun to create, and they’ll add some fun color to your home’s spring decor.

Easy felt hyacinths displayed in a vintage sifter vase

I love hyacinths!

The colors, the scent, the shape. What’s not to love?

Last fall I planted a lot of bulbs all around our back deck, and I can’t wait to see them when they’re ready to pop up sometime in April hopefully. But we never know.

So because our weather can be totally unpredictable, I decided to create my own diy felt hyacinths so I can enjoy their beauty right now.

Supplies needed to create felt hyacinths

pink, blue, and yellow felt, ruler scissors, glue gun, milkshake straws, and floral tape

Thanks to my local thrift stores I have a rather large stash of all kinds of different crafting supplies, including everything I needed to create these easy felt hyacinths.

I bought the milkshake straws because of the fun spring colors, but I had no idea how I was going to use them… until this project.


Supplies needed to create Easy Felt Hyacinths

  • felt sheets (9″ x 12″ synthetic sheets)
  • plastic milkshake straws
  • glue gun
  • glue sticks
  • floral tape
  • ruler
  • scissors

Making easy DIY felt hyacinths

cutting strips of felt to size

STEP ONE: Cut your felt sheet into three equal pieces. They should be about 3″ wide by 12″ long.

Even though I got my felt sheets at the thrift store, I know they’re from the dollar store because I’ve seen them there. They’re inexpensive synthetic felt sheets. They’re soft and flimsy, but they work great for these diy hyacinths.

Gluing your felt pieces

gluing felt strip sides together to create long tubes

STEP TWO: Run a thin bead of glue down one edge of your felt strips and press them together.

felt strips after side edges were glued together

Here’s what your strips should look like when the edges are glued together.

Cutting your felt pieces to create petals

cutting into the edge of felt tubes

STEP THREE: Cut slits into the unglued edge of your strip about every 1/4″ to create loops. The loop sizes don’t have to be perfectly the same, just similar.

Be careful not to cut too deep. You should leave about 1/4″ of the glued edge of the strip.

crafting felt strips glued and cut

Yous strips should look something like this when you’re done.

Using a milkshake straw for a stem

cutting a slit into the end of plastic straw

STEP FOUR: Cut a slit into the top of the milkshake straw.

NOTE: The reason I’m using milkshake straws is because they’re wider than regular straws, which would be too skinny to create these felt hyacinths.

gluing end of felt stip into top of platic straw

STEP FIVE: Put some glue into the inside of the top of the straw and place one end of your felt strip through the slit, making sure it reaches the other side of the straw and that it’s secured in place.

The reason for this is so you have a felt loop right at the center of the top of the hyacinth.

Wrapping the felt strips around the straw

winding felt around and down the plastic straw to create DIY hyacinth

STEP SIX: Wrap your felt strip around the straw with the loops facing up.

You can add dabs of glue here and there if you like, but I waited until the end of each strip. Then I added glue after pushing up the felt to make sure it was nice and snug. Also, make sure you get your felt adhered to the straw, not just to felt.

continuing to wind the felt down the straw to create shape of a hyacinth flower

With a dab of glue, start the second and third strips right where the previous one ended.

finished pink DIY felt hyacinth flower

When your third strip is done finish it off with a dab of glue at the end.

Covering the straw with floral tape

STEP SEVEN: Cover the straw with floral tape.

I started at the top of the straw down, went up once, and down again… making sure to cover the bottom edge of the felt as well.

How to display your DIY felt hyacinths

pink, blue and yellow diy felt hyacinths

And here are my easy felt hyacinths all ready to go. The floral tape covered the straw stems beautifully.

Now that the felt hyacinths were done I needed to decide how I was going to use them.

adding floral foam to inside of sifter for diy hyacinths display

I looked through my vintage stash and found this lovely old sifter, and I stuffed a piece of floral form inside it.

You can of course use whatever you like to display your felt hyacinths. I enjoy using things in unusual ways.

Once I was happy with the placement of my flowers I glued them in place.

adding spanish moss over floral foam and glued in leaves for diy felt hyacinths

Then I added a bit of Spanish moss to cover up the floral foam.

To add the finishing touch, I glued in a few leaves from some old artificial tulip stems. I think that really makes all the difference.

Easy felt hyacinths displayed in a vintage sifter vase

These DIY felt hyacinths are so fun to make and sooo easy too. I love how each flower is just a little bit different.

You really can’t go wrong here. Just pick felt colors that you love and go for it.

DIY felt hyacinths in spring colors

Here they are with my DIY spring pipe cleaner wreath that I made last year.

I just love the colors of spring! So happy and cheerful.

They just make me smile.

It would be greatly appreciated if you would pin this project to your favorite Pinterest board, and also share it with your friends.

Easy DIY Felt Hyacinths in spring colors

Thanks so much for reading and until next time,

keep on keepin’ on!

XOX

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12 Comments

  1. Oh, so cute! And so simple! I had hyacinths when I was in CA. They never came up very high, so I had to get on my hands and knees to smell them! But it was so worth it! Another great idea! Pinning!

    1. Thanks Dona! Yes they can be a rather low flower, but they’re scent is so pretty. I planted bulbs last fall in the raised garden beds around our back desk, so I’m really hoping we’ll be able to smell them when we’re sitting on the deck. Hopefully the weather will allow us to sit on the deck. lol.

  2. Audrey L Treit says:

    These are so cute and such vibrant colors for spring . Love it. Keep the ideas coming and have a great day , stay safe.

  3. Oh my gosh, these are so cute!! Love them Tuula!

    Tania

  4. Debra Hubbs says:

    I love Hyacinths and these are so cute. Happy Spring!

  5. You always come up with the best flower ideas. These are ADORABLE!

    1. Thanks so much Marie! I never tire of creating flowers. It’s just so much fun. 🙂

  6. I love this idea! The strong scent of real hyacinths sets off my asthma , so these are perfect for me! Thanks so much for another great idea!

    1. You’re so welcome Polly! This is definitely a great option for anyone with flower allergies.