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DIY Origami Paper Boat Ornament Pattern

17 Dec

Inspired by a simple folded paper boat a DIY felt boat ornament makes an adorable addition to your Christmas tree and when used as a gift tag is a sweet way to send oceans of love to the people who keep your boat afloat.

This easy nautical felt boat pattern couldn’t be much simpler. While there isn’t much folding it does feature a wooden bamboo skewer, if you don’t happen to have one available you can easily use a twig or even a Q tip or lollipop stick. Don’t limit yourself to Christmas ornaments. These little felt boats look great in any color so you can easily match any theme or event. This free ship pattern also makes a great nautical felt craft for birthday decor or even an amazing DIY boat mobile.

To make each felt boat you will need:

8″ x 4″ felt scrap for each boat I used Antique White, Sparrow and Toffee *

4″ x 2″ white felt scrap for banner

Small scrap of red felt for heart shape Fire Engine Red

1 bamboo BBQ skewer cut to 3.5″

*matching thread

Embroidery thread to sew a hanger if making DIY felt boat as an ornament

Felt glue or hot glue

Cut:

2 felt boat bases and 1 felt sail from boat color

1 banner from white felt and 1 heart from red because it is so small it may be easier to free hand cut a heart.

Instructions to make a felt boat:

Sew sail piece to one side of one of the boat bases with a running stitch and matching thread.

Overcast stitch along the sides where marked on felt boat pattern leaving very top and bottom half of boat open.

Fold sides up and overcast stitch up the edges with matching thread. Repeat on second side.

Sew heart to one end of the banner with a running stitch. I like the look of contrasting thread but you can easily use matching thread if you prefer.

Poke skewer through the top of the boat.

Place a line of felt glue or hot glue along inside in the center, place skewer onto glue and allow to dry.

Fold the banner and overcast stitch around the outside with matching thread. Place over wood piece and sew along the folded banners edge creating a tunnel for the skewer add a touch of glue to end of skewer and place banner, allow to dry before sewing a loop to hang if desired.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Paisley Feather Retro Felt Ornaments

12 Dec

How fun are these funky 70s style feather ornaments?

Inspired by a sunny 1970s orange aesthetic they definitely bring happy vibes. Of course they can be done in nearly any color (see the peacock set below) but I think the orange / yellow / gold combo feels true to the retro feel. If vintage is your vibe check out this no sew DIY felt ornament pattern. Since most of the “work” is cutting and gluing these make a great ornament for kids crafts too!

These feather ornaments look great in any color and can be attached to a gift for fun handmade touch.

You will need: makes at least 6 depending on your number of color choices

9″ x 12″ sheet felt in each color you plan to use I used:

Banana Cream Pie, Mustard Seed , Tangerine, Gold Glitter Felt, Beet, Monarch Butterfly

Felt or fabric glue, tacky glue etc.

Ribbon or cord for hanging

(optional) Sequins Just Peachy

Cut:

Cut one of each shape per ornament

When gluing make sure to go all the way around the shape so it holds tightly.

Cut lines into largest (bottom shape) Cut into the shag at angles to create gaps. Glue down remaining felt feather shapes in order from largest to smallest.

Glue sequin to bottom of smallest feather shape. Glue ribbon or sew a loop through back of the ornament to create a loop for hanging.

I hope these fun and unique felt pattern puts a smile on your face.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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You are my sunshine – Felt ornament tutorial

11 Dec

Not only is this little felt sunshine ornament adorable but it’s super easy to make too! Brighten someone’s day and let them know that they are your sunshine with a sweet and simple handcrafted sunshine ornament. This free pattern and tutorial show you how to make an absolutely adorable sun ornament from felt in no time. Baby shower, Birthday, Christmas, Get well soon… if you’re looking for the perfect DIY decorative add on to any gift you can’t go wrong with a handcrafted happy sun ornament.

You will need:

Bright yellow (Banana Cream Pie) *

Muted Yellow (Mustard Seed)

Stiff gold felt

Felt scrap for stuffing

Black embroidery thread

Sequins (Baby Pink)

*Matching thread.

felt sunshine ornament

Cut:

1 Sunshine back from glitter felt and 1 sunshine back from muted yellow felt.

1 Sunshine face from bright yellow felt and 2 smaller circles from scrap for stuffing

Instructions

Sew face onto front of sunshine with black embroidery thread, using french knots for yes and small stitches to make nose and mouth as marked on the felt sun pattern.

Stitch sequins down for cheeks.

Stack felt circles in the center of the muted yellow burst shape.

Sew face to muted yellow sunburst with a running stitch.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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3 Little Birds – DIY felt ornaments

10 Dec

Felt ornaments are more than just a great way to decorate your home for the holidays they also make amazing handmade memories for your friends and family for holidays to come. I never get tired of creating customized DIY felt ornaments, not only can these little sewing projects be crafted up in a single afternoon but the ability to personalize them is limitless. Making each one a unique and personal gift.

In the spirit of happy memories these 3 little birds are a sweet reminder that every little thing is going to be alright. The pattern for these 3 little birds in with a sunny 70s orange aesthetic can also be done in pastels, or neons or just about any color that makes your heart happy.

You will need:

Felt for each bird body (Egg Yolk, Auburn, Mustard, Sweet Potato, Saddle Brown, Monarch Butterfly) *

Felt for each bird tail ( Mustard, Sweet Potato, Saddle Brown) *

Felt for each bird wing (Egg Yolk, Auburn, Saddle Brown) *

Scrap felt for feet, beak and eye (Saddle Brown) *

Stuffing

Felt or fabric glue (optional)

*Matching thread

Cut:

For each bird – 2 bird bodies, 1 bird tail and one wing.

Cut one each of eye, beak and feet from brown felt.

Instructions

Sew tail to front of bird body, sew wing down along tail with a running stitch and matching thread.

Sew eye, beak and feet into place with a few stitches and matching thread or glue with fabric glue down.

Sew body pieces together with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

Stuff lightly before closing. Sew a loop through to hang.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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