Making A Felt Protea

I saw a tutorial for a protea while I was designing my wedding bouquet, but for various reasons it didn’t speak to me, it looked a bit cumbersome and not particularly attractive.

That all changed when I saw the real plant! It is stunning! It’s known as a sugarbush flower as well as a protea and has an almost succulent looking vibe to it.  I had to try and replicate this gorgeous flower.


Luckily for me I had a bespoke order for some rainbow flowers (see my last post on this), so I was able to try out a few new flowers as part of the design for this bouquet, among them the protea.

How to Make it

The centre of the flower is full of very fine fillaments and then the body is quite structured pointed petals.

To make this I finely fringed some bright yellow felt and wrapped it around the centre polystyrene ball, this gave the initial structure and shape.  A second layer of fringing added to this and then I placed the pointed petals around that.


I’ll be creating a series of new tutorials soon for the etsy shop (individual flower tutorials start at just £1) and the protea will be among them!

Since the protea is meant to represent change and hope I have also added it to the wedding bouquet I am making at the moment.


The protea is part of the rainbow bouquet available to buy for yourself or a gift for someone special on my etsy shop at just £35 plus p&p or you can buy just one protea in any colour for £5 plus P&P.

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