Felt artichoke


– download template here –

I was hugely surprised by the outcome of this little artichoke. I hope you like it as much as I did!

Recycled items

  • Small play ball
  • Wooden bead for the pointy bit
  • Felt fabric
  • Two templates for leaves (make a long narrow one and a big wider one)

You will also need

  • Scissors
  • Paper and pencil to draw templates
  • Felt tip pen
  • Fabric glue and brush
  • Glue gun


  1. Draw two leaf templates on a piece of paper – one big (9cm x 2.5cm) and one thinner one (4cm x 1.5cm).
  2. Trace the outlines of the templates onto the felt with a felt tip pen.
  3. Cut out about four small ones and 20 big ones, using scissors.
  4. Glue the wooden bead onto one side of the ball with a glue gun.
  5. Start gluing the small leaves around the pointy part of the ball until this part is completely covered. Follow with the big leaves until you’ve covered the whole ball.
  6.  Just fold the big leaves back to give it a realistic appearance.

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