I made a few felt poinsettias to embellish a new tree skirt (coming soon to a post near you) and I thought I'd share the DIY. It was super easy and they would make really cute ornaments, stocking flair, present toppers, holiday pins ... you get the idea.
Wool-blend felt (I thickened mine following these instructions - optional)
Embroidery floss and needle (doubled regular thread would work)
Decorative buttons (mine are vintage from my great-grandma's collection)
Disappearing fabric marker is helpful but not necessary
1. Draw a pointed oval about the length you want the overall diameter of your flower to be. (Freehand gives the petals a little character.) Cut that shape out and use it as a template for two more. You will now have something that looks like this:
I hope this little holiday craft finds you in good cheer!