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{book review} All-New 20 Felt Flowers to Make

All-New 20 Felt Flowers to Make

I love working with felt so was delighted to be asked to review All-New 20 Felt Flowers to Make by Jo Lochhead which has been published by SearchPress. This is part of a fun series of pocket-sized books, which each contain 20 brand-new projects.

All-New 20 Felt Flowers to Make

The 20 projects include eucalyptus branch, easy-peasy greenery, poppy, sunflower and daffodils. Felt is always so easy to work with and comes in a variety of gorgeous colours. I was sent four sheets of felt to make my chosen project – felt succulents. I love succulents but have trouble looking after them. I knew that the felt succulents would last for ever!

The instructions were easy to follow with lovely, clear photographs. I opted for one rounded leaf succulent, one spiky leaf succulent, as well as a spiky ‘air plant’ succulent, and a couple of loopy flowers too.

There was no sewing involved, instead I used my glue gun to turn the felt strips and pieces into my succulents. I have never used my glue gun in this way before but it was a quick and easy way to craft.

All-New 20 Felt Flowers to Make

It was a very satisfying way to spend an hour, and quickly create a little planter of my own. The book contains tips to make your felt flowers more realistic, and  you can add some blusher to the edges of the spiky leaf succulent if you have any.

All-New 20 Felt Flowers to Make

Once I had made each succulent I gathered some stuffing and an old ceramic pot and put everything together.

All-New 20 Felt Flowers to Make

I re-arranged everything a few times to make sure they fit and you couldn’t see any stuffing. My little planter sits in my desk but would make a sweet gift too.

easy felt succulent planter to make

About the author

Jo Lochhead is the founder and creative director of The Crafty Kit Company, an award winning business which produces soft craft kits inspired by the beautiful landscape, flora and fauna of East Lothian, where the business is based. Jo discovered the joy of creating everlasting flowers from felt in 2020 and has shared her techniques she has learned with thousands of people since, through online workshops, social media and her website:

All-New 20 Felt Flowers to Make by Jo Lochhead is published by SearchPress priced £6.99 and available from their website.


  • Reply
    Rhian Scammell
    May 6, 2024 at 9:48 am

    I love that felt succulent, I struggle to keep things alive so maybe I need pretty fake versions like this. Such a nice little book you can dip in and out of to make little additions x

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    May 6, 2024 at 1:12 pm

    ! As a fellow felt enthusiast, I’m excited to try out the projects in Jo Lochhead’s book. Making those felt succulents sounds like such a fun and lasting craft project.

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    Jupiter Hadley
    May 7, 2024 at 5:38 pm

    These flowers look so fantastic! I would love to have a few around my house – but would they need regular dusting?

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