Valentine’s Day Bouquet

We’re making a Valentine’s Day bouquet! Keep it for yourself or give it to someone who likes flowers! 

We’re going to make several different kinds of flowers and then put them in a craft tube vase. 


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Felt Flowers

  • Felt pieces or fabric scraps
  • Chenille stem
  • Pony Bead
  • Hot glue (craft glue will also work)
  • Scissors


  • School or craft glue
  • Glitter
  • Small plate for putting glitter on 

Cupcake Liner Flowers

  • Cupcake liners (small or large is fine)
  • Pony beads
  • Chenille stems
  • Craft glue

Button Flowers

  • Buttons
  • Chenille stems


  • small bead
  • fabric or paper for leaf


  • A craft or toilet paper tube (sturdy is better)
  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Straight Edge or ruler
  • Something to draw a line with
  • Glue (glue sticks work well)
  • Decorating bling
  • Air-dry clay or Playdough

Steps to Make It

Felt Flowers

  1. Cut a long strip of felt or fabric (about 1½ to 2 inches tall and 8 to 10 inches long)
  2. Decide which edge is the top and cut a wavy pattern into it
  3. Attach a pony bead to your chenille stem by folding the stem in half and twisting
  4. This also makes sure your chenille stem can hold up your rose without drooping!
  5. Glue the felt to the chenille stem with the pony bead about halfway up it
  6. Roll the felt around the stem (try to keep the bottom even). Glue the bottom in spots if you need to.
  7. Glue the bottom HALF of the end of the felt roll down.
  8. Fold the top half of the felt roll over to make your rose
  9. If you want, you can cut a leaf out of the extra felt and glue it to your stem

Optional Bling:

  1. Pour a thin layer of glitter into your plate
  2. Apply a thin layer of craft glue to the top of the rose
  3. Tap the top of the rose in your glitter
  4. Let dry!

Cupcake Liner Flowers

  1. Take about 5-6 cupcake liners and flatten them all out (sort of)
  2. Fold your chenille stem in half and thread a pony bead onto it.
  3. Starting with one liner at a time, GENTLY poke the chenille stem ends through the middle and pull it up to the top under the beads
    DO NOT PULL TOO HARD or it will tear.
  4. Scrunch your liner up vertically so it is all folded in the middle.
  5. Add another liner and scrunch that one up around it
  6. Repeat until you like your rose
  7. Before you pull your last liner all the way up, put a layer of glue all the way around the bottom of the next-to-last liner
  8. Once you’ve scrunched your last liner up make sure to scrunch the bottom up into the glue you placed to hold it all together.
  9. If you want a leaf, fold a liner into quarters to make that and then glue it onto the chenille stem.

Button Flowers

  1. Pick out 3 to 5 buttons of various sizes
  2. Stack them up with the largest on the bottom and the smallest on the top
  3. Fold your chenille stem in half
  4. IF YOU WANT: Thread a small bead onto the chenille stem for the middle of your flower
  5. Starting with the smallest button, thread the two legs of your chenille stem through two holes in the button.
  6. Move from smallest to largest until all your buttons are on the chenille stems
  7. Twist all the way down to secure.
  8. Make a leaf with felt or paper scraps and glue it to your stems

Craft Tube Vase

  1. Use your craft tube to mark a line just the right height across the short side of the construction paper
    1. Mark the height of the craft tube on both ends of the short side
    2. Use your straight edge to connect the marks
  2. Cut off the strip of paper
  3. Glue it around your craft tube (it should wrap more than once)
  4. Roll out the clay to about 1/4″ thick
  5. Press your tube into it to create a weighted bottom
  6. Decorate with your bling!

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some crafted flowers