For the last election campaign, we needed small tokens to identify our candidates again.  This time I made felted pins in the shape of sunflowers.  And now that campaigning time is over, I want to share the pattern.

Materials needed

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  • Felting Mat
  • Scissors
  • Fine Felting Needle
  • Sewing Needle
  • Some Thread
  • Empty Pin
  • Yellow and Green Felt
  • Green Felting Wool

Steps

1. Cut out a small circle-ish shape from the green felt.

2. Cut out leaves (as many as you want/need) and start felting them on individually.

3. In order to create a nice shape, start with four you distribute roughly around the circle. You will felt the leaves on on the back.

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Front
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Back

Then you add up on pedals as much as you want. Keep on adding them from behind and creating a sturdy  back.  Here is an intermediate view front and back.

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Front
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Back

When you’re satisfied with your flower, sew the empty pin on.

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Finally, take the little bit of loose felting wool and felt it loosely into the middle.

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And done!  Just attach it wherever you want and carry the sun around with you.

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