DIY Felt Food Chicken Nuggets Playset

20 Feb

Felt Food tutorials Felt Chicken Nuggets

While felt avocados and chestnuts are quirky and a little refined, kids love to play with the foods they enjoy most and few things hold the childhood allure of a box of chicken nuggets complete with a dipping sauce.

This sweet little DIY chicken nuggets play set will create 7 fun felt food chicken nuggets, a cheerfully detailed felt chicken nugget box, and delightful dipping sauce cup.

Free felt food patterns - Felt chicken nuggets pattern and tutorialHappy meal indeed!

For what started out as such a simple idea these nuggets were a bit tricky. Some early versions sewed up looking like potatoes or smashed peanuts. I played with color and scale, added wrinkles and divots and tried a sea of shapes before hitting on a weird but amazing idea…use fur felt!

How to make felt chicken nuggetsThe addition of fur felt really makes these felt food chicken nuggets look breaded. Not to mention they are so soft and and dare I say cute?

Making these felt chicken nuggets couldn’t be easier! You can use this easy pattern or even freehand your shapes. (How fun would it be to go for an omage to dino nuggets?) These whimsical felt chicken nuggets sew up quick and easy!

I think you’ll love the results as much as I do.Pattern to make felt chicken nuggets felt food tutorialsSew up some adorable felt food chicken nuggets with this free pattern.Felt chicken nuggets- Felt food

You will need:

White felt 1/4 yard (or 3 – 9″ x 12″ sheets) *

3″ x 3″ felt scrap for felt dipping sauce I used Auburn Mustard Seed (Mustard) and Big Apple (Ketchup) Fresh Linen (Ranch), Gold Nugget (Honey) and Watermelon (Sweet and Sour) are other great choices.

9″ x 6″ Red felt for box stripe – I used Tomato Soup*

4″ x 6″ tan felt for nuggets – I used Pastry*

9″ x 12″ sheet Fur Felt – I used Tan*

Embroidery thread in black and pink.

Free Printable template ChickenNuggetsPlaysetPattern

Stuffing

*Matching thread

Cut:

2 of each felt chicken nugget pattern from fur felt. It will take 6 (12 sides) to fill the felt chicken nugget box.

All felt box pieces from white felt

Stripe from red felt

One dipping cup base from white felt

One dip from color of your choice

Two sauce cup rims from white felt (For tips on tricky cuts see this post Cutting Detailed Letters and Shapes from Felt

Making felt chicken nuggets tutorial step 1Match felt nugget pattern pieces. Over cast stitch around the outside edge with matching thread.felt food chicken nugget step 2Stuff felt chicken nugget and sew closed with the same stitch. Repeat with remaining nuggets. IMG_7671Sew box front onto one of the bottom pieces with white thread and an overcast stitch. IMG_7672Sew short sides to the box on both sides of the bottom box piece. Set aside. IMG_7673Sew back onto the long side of the box top.

Sew top flap to other long side.

Sew back to bottom.

Your box should look like this.

How to make a felt chicken nugget box - felt food.IMG_7676Sew up short sides with an overcast stitch to create a box shape.

Repeat the process to create two identical box shapes.Diy felt food patternsLay red stripe piece over one completed box at an angle. Cut off where top flap ends.

Continue sewing stripe on front and bottom.

Overcast stitch the stripe down along the edges. (In the photos I did his after I combined the boxes and it can be done at either step however doing it beforehand is a lot simpler.)Felt crafts - felt foodMatch strip along box front and wrap around bottom. Secure as you did the top.

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IMG_7779Sew faces onto felt nuggets by creating eyes (doubled over embroidery thread) and cheeks (single strand of embroidery thread) with french knots. Stitch on smile with black embroidery thread.  Stitch nugget shapes down as shown with matching thread. IMG_7707Place boxes together with detailed box on the outside. making a felt box patternNest boxes together.IMG_7684Overcast the raw ends together with white thread to connect. If you decided to add the decor to the box afterwards simply stitch on as directed, making sure to only go through one layer of felt so stitches don’t show. feltad

To make felt food dipping cup

IMG_7697Stitch side to white base with an overcast stitch and matching thread. IMG_7699Stitch short ends of cup side together with an overcast stitch. felt bbq sauce cupStuff  with stuffing or felt scrapfelt bbq sauce tutorialStitch colored top onto dipping sauce with an overcast stitch.felt dipping sauce - felt foodLay one sauce rim on top and overcast stitch along the open center.

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Place second rim onto the first and overcast stitch around the raw edges.

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easy felt food patterns - chicken mcnuggets, chicken nuggets

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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DIY Felt Mistletoe Headband

20 Dec

IMG_6691Collect kisses this holiday with a surprisingly stylish felt mistletoe headband. Our mistletoe headband has a decidedly vintage feel played out in a spunky modern color palate. This is a fun and chic project requires no sewing making it an easy Christmas Craft you can whip up in minutes.

The mistletoe leaves get some depth from wool blend felt put through a washer and dried, this causes the wool fibers to shrink and gives the felt some bulk and dimension. This will not work for acrylic felt and 100% wool will get much thicker and smaller than wool blend.

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You will need:

1/8 yard wool blend felt in bright green I used Key Lime Pie

1″ x 21″ Red felt I used Lipstick

Fabric covered headband I like bright pink.

6 white pom poms or felt balls you can use any size but I like them around 10mm.

Hot Glue gun and glue

Felt Mistletoe Template – download HERE or see end of post.

Before you begin

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Wash green felt on normal setting you can just toss it in with your normal laundry the felt will shrink while becoming thicker and fuzzier.

IMG_6554Cut mistletoe shapes from green felt and cut red felt into a 1″ x 16″ ribbon.

Glue some of the mistletoe shapes in half so the leaves curve this will keep the mistletoe leaves from laying completely flat.

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Lay one of the long flat mistletoe shapes down just about an inch from the center and hot glue down. Lay curved leaf down and glue.  Place remaining mistletoe down as desired  moving down the headband so the leaves all meet at the base. Hot glue felt mistletoe into place.

Create Felt Bow

Trim 1″ felt ribbon to 18″, Cut 3″ scrap in half to make a 0.5″ x 3″ bow center.

Create bow by laying felt ribbon down as shown. Trim edges and Glue center down.

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Wrap bow center around middle of bow trim to fit and hot glue down.

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Hot glue down white pom poms in sets of 3.

Hot glue felt bow to the base of the mistletoe leaves.

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Happy Crafting Kissing!

~Andie

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Peppermint Felt Ornaments

9 Dec

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DIY Felt Peppermint Ornament

Deck your halls with sweet peppermint felt ornaments. These 3″ mints are simple to assemble and make a big impact on any tree in fact you can bypass all of the sewing and just use glue making this a kid friendly ornament crafting option.

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You will need:

White* felt or 3″ Felt Circles

Red felt* I used Poinsettia 

Sequins I used Diamond

Peppermint template  Peppermint Ornament or see end of post

Felt glue or hot glue

String or ribbon for hanging

Sewing Needle

*Matching Thread

Cut 2 circles and 2 wrapper ends from white felt, cut  1 swirl from red felt.

peppermint felt ornamentSew swirl to one of the red circles with a running stitch and matching thread.

felt peppermintsSew sequins into place along the center of the white areas. For help on sewing sequins see this post.

IMG_8373 Stitch three lines down the wrapper ends as shown. Use these to attach the sides to the second circle. Sew loop to center.

Felt ornamentPlace circles together. Over cast stitch around the circles to hold. Switch to the running stitch over the wrapper ends and loop.

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

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DIY Letter to Santa Ornament

7 Dec

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Get onto the nice list this year with an adorable letter to Santa ornament. Making these fun letters to Santa are deceptively simple thanks to an assist from a medium temp iron. The letters are also versatile, leave this flap open to create a gift tag or add a keepsake wish list or photo or just sew down the flap and hang from your Christmas tree for sweet homemade ornament you’ll cherish year after year.

You will need:

Template- Letter to Santa Pattern or see end of post

7″ x 7″ felt for letter I used White*

Embroidery thread in Red and Green

Iron (set to medium for wool blend felt)

Stamp Buttons 

Sequins; I used Holly and Retro Burst

String or cord for hanging (optional)

Sewing Needle

*Matching Thread

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Cut 1 letter shape from white felt.

IMG_6317Trace out letters and postage shapes with pencil. I think the ornaments take on a more homespun look when traced out free hand and the letters are a little uneven, Let your child write “Santa” and embroider for an even more unique family heirloom.

IMG_6319Stitch postage and “Santa” from contrasting embroidery thread colors.

IMG_6324Iron side flaps, top and bottom down so they lay flat.

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IMG_6326Sew stamp button and burst sequin to front taking care to not sew through the side flaps. IMG_6331Fold bottom over sides and stitch up along the side with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

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Add the holly sequin detail to the end of the flap. You can leave this flap open to create a gift tag or add a keepsake wish list or sew down the flap if you prefer. IMG_6358

Stay tuned for all new Christmas DIY felt ornament patterns all December long!

 

Felt Letter to Santa template print at full size.

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Happy Crafting!

~ Andie

Stay tuned for all new Christmas DIY felt ornament patterns all December long!

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DIY Easy Heart Felt Ornaments

6 Dec

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This year create something from the heart. Here’s a simple heart ornament pattern even the littlest sewer can help to craft up. These super easy DIY felt heart ornaments are great for kids or those new to sewing.  These ornaments go together easily and make great handmade gifts and a great holiday craft for parties and get togethers. With the printable PDF pattern group Christmas crafting for beginners has never been simpler.

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You will need:

Felt heart ornament template Heart Pattern or see end of post

Printed felt for small hearts I used prints from the Wrapping Paper Collection*

4″ x 7″ felt for large heart I used Four Leaf Clover* Fire Engine RedWhite , Grey, and Toffee*

Felt glue or hot glue (Optional, to attach front hearts)

4″ Ribbon or cord for hanging per ornament

Stuffing

Sewing Needle / Embroidery needle

*Matching Thread

IMG_6362Cut out small heart shape from printed felt. Cut 2 Large heart shapes from felt color of your choice.  IMG_6258Sew small heart to the larger heart shape with a running stitch and matching thread. For help with stitches see our post on STITCHES. 

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Stack felt large felt heart shapes together and overcast stitch along the edges of the hearts to connect them. When you get to the dip in the heart center loop ribbon to create a hanging loop and stitch through a few times to secure.

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Stuff heart shape and sew closed.

 

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These felt hearts are so quick and simple to make with nearly endless options and look great on gifts or looped over a bottle of wine.

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Felt heart ornament template print at full size.

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Happy Crafting!

~ Andie

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Stay tuned for all new Christmas DIY felt ornament patterns all December long!

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Potted Cactus/ Succulents Felt Ornaments

4 Dec

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I’m an Arizona girl through and through so when designing this year’s Christmas ornaments I knew this year’s tree wouldn’t feel right without some potted cactus friends.

Creating DIY cactus Christmas ornament is simple and totally thorn free. Sew up some sweet succulents this season; they make a great gift for the cactus lover in your life and their small sizes makes great desk decor long after Christmas has passed.  I’ve included patterns for a 3-D saguaro, aloe and barrel cacti. Check out the step by step process and learn to sew up a desert full of felt Christmas cactus

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You will need:

Felt Cactus template Cactus Template or see end of post

4″ x 5″ felt for pot and base I used prints from the Wrapping Paper Collection*

2″ x 2″ sandy colored felt for soil, I used Oatmeal

4″ x 6″ felt for saguaro cactus Christmas ornament I used Four Leaf Clover*

4″ x 2″ felt for barrel cactus Christmas ornament I used Cactus*

5″ x 6″ felt for aloe Christmas ornament I used Fresh Cut Grass*

Embroidery thread in white

Felt glue or hot glue

String or cord for hanging

Stuffing

Sewing Needle / Embroidery needle

*Matching Thread

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DIY Barrel Cactus Ornament

Cut out pot shape, pot rim and pot base from printed felt cut soil from sand color

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Fold pot so the short ends meet, overcast stitch up the side with the print facing outwards.  Set aside.

To make a barrel cactus sew up each of the curves on the top and bottom of felt cactus template with matching thread and an overcast stitch.

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Leave the side open, turn inside out so the knots don’t show before stuffing and sewing closed.

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Run a stitch around the open end and pull to close. The other end should meet in a pointed tip when sewn together.

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Sew through cactus in random areas with white embroidery thread and a small stitch, pull the ends through and knot. To make the “thorns” look softer rub the knot with your finger.

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Sew cactus smaller side down to sand top with a few stitches along the base.

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Sew soil to top of the pot with an overcast stitch. You will cover this with the rim so thread color doesn’t matter.

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Stuff lightly and sew base to end just as you did the soil. Glue rim into place and sew a loop through the center to hang.

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DIY Aloe Ornament

Create the pot body using the instructions above. Set aside.

Cut out all three aloe shapes from felt.

Stack together and sew a few large stitches into the center in a circular shape.

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Pull to curve the leaves inward and knot to hold.

IMG_6283 Attach aloe to the sand colored top by sewing through the center into the top a few times. Sew aloe soil top to pot as shown above, stuff lightly, sew base into place.

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Glue on rim and add loop to hang if desired.

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DIY Saguaro Cactus Ornament

Create the pot body using the instructions above. Set aside.

Cut out two saguaro cactus shapes and over cast stitch around the edge, leaving the base open as marked on template

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Stuff lightly and add thorns as shown in DIY barrel cactus pattern above.

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Fold soil top in half and cut a small slit in the center, you can always make this bigger so start small.

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Pull unsewn base of saguaro cactus through the slit and fold sides upward. Sew into place. Sew soil top to pot as shown above, stuff lightly, sew base into place. Glue on rim and add loop to hang if desired.

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Felt Cactus Template print at full size.

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Happy Crafting!

~ Andie

Stop by the shop and check out hundreds of felt colors, prints and thicknesses.

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Stay tuned for all new Christmas DIY felt ornament patterns all December long!

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DIY Llama Christmas Ornaments

2 Dec

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Bring the llama trend to your tree with a herd of adorable little felt llamas. These cute DIY felt llama ornaments are easily customized to suit your holiday theme or colors and make a great group crafting activity.

Use some to spruce up your spruce or accent your gifts with a one of a kind DIY keepsake llama ornament they are sure to love.

You will need:

Template- Download Here or see end of post

3″ x 3″ felt for llama blanket I used Fire Engine Red, Four Leaf Clover and prints from the Wrapping Paper Collection*

4″ x 6″ felt for llama I used White , Grey, Chai and Brownie *

4″ x 2″ Brown felt for legs  – I used Peanut Butter and Toffee

Embroidery thread in black and metallic gold

Felt Glue (optional)

Sequins; I used Diamond, Red, and Holly 

String or cord for hanging

Stuffing

Sewing Needle

*Matching Thread

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Cut out one blanket shape. To create fringe cut small slits along the bottom (rounded edge) Cut away every other notch as shown below.

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Cut 2 llama shapes and one of each leg and muzzle from desired felt colors

IMG_6239Sew blanket down with matching thread and accent the ends with a few stitches of embroidery thread.

Add any sequins or details to blanket.  See photo below for a closer look at the blanket styles I used for creating these llama ornaments.

IMG_6240Create an eye with a french knot, sew muzzle down.IMG_6252Add legs to bottom of the lama Christmas ornaments with a running stitch and matching thread.

IMG_6254Sew llama shapes together with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

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Llama template- print at full size.

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Happy Crafting!

~ Andie

Stop by the shop and check out hundreds of felt colors, prints and thicknesses.

American Felt and Craft - a unique online craft supply store.

Stay tuned for all new Christmas DIY felt ornament patterns all December long!

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