Step 1: Cut your circle (my Olfa Circle cutter makes this a cinch):
Step 2: Spiral cut your circle
...all of the way to the center
Step 3: And here's where I differ from most tutorials...roll your spiral around the circle...
Step 4: And glue only the tail to your edge. The reason I prefer the circle being in the center and initially gluing only the tail (with the edges not being entirely secured) is because you will be able to manipulate and play with your flower and give it more texture later on (as opposed to being left with a very tightly rolled bud).
I repeat Steps 1-4 with a slightly smaller circle and glue it into the center, on top, of the first circle (don't worry if you're covering up part of your flower, this adds body):
Same thing, repeat Steps 1-4 with an even smaller circle and add it to the others:
Here's to give you an idea of the size of my circles:
Step 6: I also make a tiny center roll:
And add it to the center. Again, we're just creating more dimension.
And for the finishing touches, I just twist and tuck and glue the petals to give them movement and texture.
Now this "How to" was for the largest flower on my wreath, but for the smaller ones you only need to layer one or two circles (instead of three)...and I always add one tiny center roll, the most charming part in my eyes.
Itz Fitz provided the inspiration for my wreath.
And Eighteen 25 (an incredibly cool blog I now subscribe to) was my spring board for "how to" make felt flowers.