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Fall Flower Fairy Finger Puppet

19 Aug

Fall Fairy Finger PuppetWho else is on the edge of their seats waiting for the first days of fall?  I simply cannot wait for the cooler shorter days, the smell of a fireplace and an an added reason for a good cuddle.  SIGH! Perhaps this fairy can help move things a long with a little fall magic. 🙂 fall felt crafts

To create your own little fall fairy finger puppet all you need to do is print out the template, cut from felt and sew up some autumn vibes. This cute little fairy is easy to customize with any skin tone, eye color or hair shade. She features a crown of leaves and double sparkling felt fairy wings. Not only does this fairy make a charming fall craft but adding a simple loop to the top turns her into an adorable ornament, a magnet glued to the back will allow her to watch over your seasonal baking you can even place one on a bottle of wine for a charming hostess gift this fall.

You will need:

Felt in skin color of your choice I used Pastry*

Green for dress I used Granny Smith

White glitter felt for wings*

A small amount of stuffing

Felt scrap in hair color of your choice; I used Fire Engine Red*

Felt scraps for leaves I used Granny Smith, Autumn Leaves, Beet, Sunshine, Hot Chocolate, Orange Juice, Chocolate Moose

Embroidery thread in, brown, pink and color to match skin toned felt.

Felt flower fairy pattern (at the end of post)

Sunflower cutout

Flower sequins (optional)

*matching sewing thread

Cut

2 Head shapes, 1 body shape and one torso shape from skin tone felt

2 Dress shapes and 2 shoe shapes from green felt

2 wing shapes from glitter felt

10- Large leaves from fall felt colors

12-15 Small leaves from fall felt colors

making felt fairyMark face placement lightly on felt with a pencil. Add eyes with eye color embroidery thread and french knots. Stitch smile from a single length of pink embroidery thread and a nose with a single stitch of skin colored embroidery thread. Felt finger puppet bodyStitch torso to body shape stuffing as you go. Stitch closed along the stomach area.b2Overcast stitch around the outside of the face, stuff as you go. Fit face onto neck and sew into place with matching thread. Fall Flower fairy from felt tutorialAdd shoes to both sides of feet. Set doll aside. Leaf dress- fall fairy felt tutorialSew bigger leaves to dress under the arm area with two or three longway stitches so the leaves can “poof” out along the dress, check to make sure dress sides are going the correct direction (mirror image front and back) before adding more leaves to the back in the same way you did the front. This will be covered up on both sides so thread color isn’t important.

DIY fall fairy craftLay dress on either side of felt fairy puppet. Sew along the tops of the dress arms around the fairy’s body with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

fall fairy Sew dress together along sides with an overcast stitch and matching thread. Leaving the bottom open for your finger.

fall fairy tutorial and patternSew sunflower to secure, stitch through the torso and knot at the fairy back., you will cover the back with wings.

h1 Overcast stitch the hair back and front together around the outer edges only with matching thread and an overcast stitch.

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fall fairyFit fairy head into hair piece, attach small leaves in a ring around her head. free fall fairy tutorial and pattern feltglitter felt flower fairy fall free tutorial Stack both wings so that there is glitter facing both ways and stitch through the center and torso of the puppet the knot can be hidden under the sunflower on the front of the fairy dress. Add flower sequins if desired.

fall flower fairy ornament tutorial Sew a loop and your finger puppet does double duty as an ornament.

pattern for making fall finger puppet fairy


Fall flower fairy free pattern and tutorial -American Felt and Craft

I hope you love your felt fairy as much as you love fall!

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Felt Cloud Bow Holder

2 Aug

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Avoid the chaos of lost bows and clips while creating an adorable puffy cloud wall hanger. Best of all no hammers or screwdrivers this fluffy friend can be hung up with a simple tack.

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This cloud bow holder is the cutest way to keep those little bows, barrettes and clips organized. Just in time for back to school. If you’re short on time using stick on felt for the cloud face can cut the time down considerably but you can easily just stitch the details into place too. I’ve included an option for raindrops if stars don’t coordinate with your space.

You will need:

White Felt 1/4 yard or 2 – 9″ x 12″ sheets*

Scrap for face I used stick on felt in pink and black.

Colored Felt 9″ x 5″ scraps

I used Lavender, Aqua and Orange Whip *

1 yard 1/4″ wide blue ribbon for hanging stars or raindrops cut into 3 lengths. (9″, 12″ and 15″)

7″ – 1/2″ wide ribbon for cloud hanger – I used a rainbow print ribbon.

Stuffing

*coordinating thread

Cut

Two cloud shapes from white felt. Two cheeks from pink stick on felt and two eyes and smile from black stick on felt. Cut 2 stars (or raindrops) of each of the three colors. Blue ribbon to 9″, 12″ and 15″ lengths.

star1Attach  ribbon to one of each of the different colors of star shapes.overcaststar

Place star shapes together and overcast stitch around the edges with matching thread.

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Stuff as you go.

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When you reach the ribbon area sew the pieces together with a running stitch to close. Repeat with the other two stars and set aside.

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Peel off sticky backed felt and press face into place on one cloud side. You can also sew these pieces down if you’re using standard (not sticky backed) felt.

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Find the perfect shade of blue for your next project.

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Attach rainbow ribbon at the top of the cloud as marked on the pattern.

strapsewOvercast stitch the cloud together stuffing as you go.

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Attach the ribbons as marked on the pattern by sewing them in with a running stitch. Sew remaining stars into place. 67472915_10220161451010186_9048958818033074176_n

Hang and add clips.

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

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DIY Play Felt Bandages

15 May

DIY felt bandaides, bandagesIs there a doctor in the house? Save your bandaids for the real boo boos and craft up some soft reusable felt play bandages. 

Help them heal pretend owies, build empathy and remove fear of the doctors office, all while having imaginative screen free fun. Whether you’ve got a budding M.D in your house or just an empathetic stuffy owner you’ll want to craft up a bunch of these simple DIY felt bandaids.felt bandage pattern and tutorialFriends, find you someone who loves you like a kid loves band aids.

Free pattern felt bandages - American Felt and CraftThese felt bandages sew up with two simple stitching styles and 1- 9″ x 12″ felt sheet will  make 7-8 bandages, making them inexpensive and fun crafts. They can be adjusted to be bigger but these are the perfect scale for fingers of all sizes.

You will need: per bandage

3″ x 4″ felt scrap per bandage- Beige felt – I used Peanut Butter* or printed felt – I used Pink Daisy and Turquoise Rosebud *

Velcro or Hook and Loop to match your felt: I used Sand, Bunny, Pale Turquoise

*Matching thread

Cut 

2 felt bandage shapes, and 1 bandage center from felt

Cut velcro or hook and loop into smaller squares or ovals if you prefer. (see template)

Easy felt doctor band aide free pattern Sew center to one bandage with an applique stitch with either a running stitch or applique stitch and matching thread. felt bandages - easy DIY

Sew hook and loop to end of felt bandages. Match them up so the hook and loop are on opposite sides.

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The hook and loop should be on opposing sides.

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Overcast stitch the felt bandages together. And that’s all there is to it!

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Happy healing

~Andie

 

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Felt Dragon Egg Tutorial

26 Apr

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Become the mother (or father of dragons) and re-take the iron throne with your own DIY felt no sew dragon eggs. These dragon eggs make a great accessory for any GOT viewing party, a cool costume accessory or just a fun table display.

The addition of glitter felt adds some fun depth and sparkle to the eggs. Don’t let the number scales intimidate you, you can easily cut 2 or three in a stack.

58549585_10219330919927428_4988156845567770624_nBest of all these beauties are no sew. Don’t pack up those plastic Easter eggs just yet, they play a key role in these Game of Thrones inspired dragon eggs as a stable base for the scales. 58373017_10219330918087382_6714959987501694976_nYou will need:

Plastic Easter eggs – you can use any size the ones I selected were 3″ tall

Hot glue gun and glue

9″ x 12″ – wool blend felt sheet, I used Granny Smith, Mauve Taupe and Fresh Linen

5″ x  6″ – Glitter Felt I used Gold, Champagne and Silver

Felt dragon egg scale template – you can also freehand these.

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9″ x 12″ sheets into scales – this should leave you with a few more scales that you need.

Cut glitter felt into scales as well. You can also free hand cut the scales or change the shape as desired but for best results you will want them all to be around the same size. These are 1″ tall (dragon scale template at the end of this post)

I paired the granny smith with gold, the mauve with the champagne and the off white with the silver, the options are nearly limitless.

58375133_10219330918527393_914904952617304064_nStart gluing scales down starting at the larger bottom end. Hot glue down as shown.

wool blend felt

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Working in rows glue scales around the egg with the points facing downward towards the bigger bottom. Glue down glitter scales randomly for depth.

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Continue until you have covered the entire egg.

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“When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who wronged me! We will lay waste to armies and burn cities to the ground!”

– Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryan, First of Her Name, Breaker of Chains and, of course, Mother of Dragons.

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Happy Crafting!

~Andie

NEW Felt Sushi Pattern

8 Apr

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Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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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Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Llama Ear Hair Clips

8 Aug

Llama costume hair clips

These fun and stylish llama ears are perfect for any occasion! Wedding, parent teacher conferences, funerals…the drug store.

Ok maybe not, but if you need a fast and easy Halloween costume, your the mama of a little llama lover or you just want to bring more of the llama lifestyle to your head these low sew felt llama ears are perfect.

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You will need:

4″ x 6″ Grey felt

9″ x 12″ White felt for back and inside

Pom Poms in 2 sizes. 4 Large 8 Medium

I used Hot Pink, Teal, Mint, Peach, Pink and Cream

Embroidery thread in your choice of colors

 I used purple, dusty blue, peachy pink and mint.

Doll Needle

Hot  glue gun and hot glue

2 Alligator Hair Clips

Llama ear templates at the end of post

*Matching Thread

Make llama tassels

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You will need 6 tassels for this project. 3 for each side.

The steps are shown in different colors for clarity.

  1. Cut out rectangle from cardboard and lay a 4″ length of string down (the blue thread)
  2.  Wrap cross stitch thread around in the opposite way 12x (the punch colored thread)
  3. Slide the 4″ piece (blue) to the top and knot
  4. Slide the looped threads (punch colored) off the cardboard
  5. Pinch the top (where the knot is) and loop a second 6″ piece (mustard color) around 5x and knot tightly. Clip the ends.
  6. Fit scissors into the looped area and cut to create tassel ends.

For the llama ears project I have use the same color thread for each step.

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String llama tassels

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To string thread a doll needle with 1 foot of white embroidery thread, do not double over. Knot the end of the string and pull it through the center of your tassel.

Tie another knot at the top of the tassel to secure.

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One inch from tassel top tie another knot and  thread a medium sized pom pom through. One inch from the pom pom knot and thread a tassel through.

Knot again and add the large size pom pom.

Repeat the knot and thread process with the final medium pom pom. Knot one more time at the top. The knots will keep the tassels and pom poms from sliding and the top knot will make it easier to glue the strings to the clips.

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How to make felt llama ears

DIY llama ears

Cut four ear shapes and two clip covers from white felt, 2 inner ear shapes from grey felt.

Stitch the grey front to two of the white ear pieces with grey thread and a running stitch. Make sure to flip one of the ears so the curves face each other.

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Overcast stitch along the outside of the ears with white thread, leave the bottom open as shown.

Repeat with other ear shape.

Cover the alligator clips with white felt using hot glue.

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Glue end of long felt piece into the inside of the clip wrap around hot gluing as you go.

Add two lines of hot glue to each side of the ear base. and glue to felt covered clip.

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Glue a medium pom pom to the inner corner of the ear and a large to the center.

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Glue string to the end and cover with a medium pom pom and prepare to llama it up.

I’m madly in love with how well these turned out and I think you will be too.

These DIY llama ears make a perfect Halloween costume or  just a way to fully embrace a more llama llifestyle.

I you make a set or 50 we’d love to see them.

Share them with us on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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