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Felt Food- Freezer Pops DIY Tutorial

26 Jun

 

IMG_5441We are huge felt food fans here, from jello to popcorn we’ve made a lot of fun felt foods. These colorful freezer pops might take the cake (oh yeah we’ve made felt cakes too) not only are they a summer staple, they are quick and super simple to make. Add these fun felt food popsicles to your play kitchen this summer with this easy tutorial.

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You will need:

Vinyl – Clear 1/4 yard will make all 6 with plenty left over.

2″ x 7″ scrap Felt in

*Bright Green-  Key Lime Pie

*Purple – Grape

*Orange – Orange Juice

*Red – Lipstick

*Blue – Aqua

*Pink – Bubblegum

White thread

Stuffing

*Matching thread color

Cut

1 of each color freezer pop from felt

1 vinyl pop package for each freezer pop from vinyl.

pop1Fold freezer pop together and overcast stitch along the short end.

pop2Overcast stitch along the long side with matching thread. Stuffing as you go. Close the open short side with an overcast stitch after fully stuffing.

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pop3To Create freezer pop package sew a running stitch 1/4″ from the bottom. Fold and continue running stitch along the long edge. Keep the top open. The freezer pop is package is shorter to allow the felt freezer pops to be placed in and out easily. otterpop

Felt ice pop pattern download: POP PDF

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Sleeves are shorter so felt pops can be pushed in and out easily.

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Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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DIY Sushi Pincushion

22 May

IMG_4760There has never been a better time to add to your pin cushion collection especially when the options are this cute! This smiling roe sushi is the perfect pin holder, it sits flat, holds a bunch of easy to grab pins and looks absolutely adorable. Best of all these step by step instructions make it easy for even a beginner to make.IMG_0184You will need:

9″ x 4″  scrap Seaweed colored felt (Sushi) *

6″ x 6″ White felt scrap (White)

2 – Sequins (Coral) *

2 – 6 mm doll eyes

Black embroidery thread

Long Pins (in a pinch you can remove the tops to flat flower pins an re purpose)

Round orange or red beads

Stuffing

Cardboard for base

Super Glue

*Matching Thread

Cut:

1 Sushi wrap and 1 bottom from seaweed colored felt

1 Rice ball from white felt

1 Cardboard bottom

Glue beads to pin ends and allow them to dry upright for the amount of time recommended by the glue.

1Attach eyes to center of felt sushi wrap. 2Stitch sequins for cheeks to front. Sew a smile with black thread to complete face. felt sushiSew sushi wrap edge to the oval shaped base with overcast stitch and matching thread. The smile should be at the base and the eyes at the open end. Stitch up the short sides of the wrap to form a cup shape.

Add cardboard insert to prevent pins from coming through your felt sushi pincushion.

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felt sushi pincushionSew a large gathering stitch around outside of rice ball, pull.

Stuff lightly, pull closed and sew through several times to secure. 5Place rice ball into sushi wrap and add pins.

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Happy Crafting!

~ Andie

Rainbow Felt Roses Tutorial

9 Jan

rainbowrosesThere is no quicker way to brighten up a space than with a bouquet of felt rainbow roses. These beauties make a great DIY felt floral arrangement or even a stunning felt bridal bouquet for a color loving bride. Bring some rainbows into your space with this free, no sew rainbow rose pattern and tutorial. image1

You can also use one color felt or even shades of monochrome colors to create felt roses.

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You will need:

Wrapped floral wire cut into 12″ and 6″ lengths

Felt in rainbow colors I used Lavender, Pink Tutu, Flamingo, Egg Yolk, Chartreuse, Ice, Aqua, Mint and Sunshine.

The amount you will need will vary but a 9″ x 12″ sheet of each should make you around 5 flowers.

Green felt for rose base and leave I used Fresh Cut Grass

A 9″ x 0.5″ scrap of felt the color doesn’t matter as it will be entirely covered

Hot glue gun and glue

Pattern to make felt rainbow roses (PDF pattern for felt roses)

Cut

1 strip from any color felt

Petals as marked on pattern from various felt colors

1 base and 1 of each leaf from green felt

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You have lots of options for rainbow rose petal layout you can place the matching petal colors together, lay them adjacently so they slightly meet along the rose or my favorite look which was to lay the felt rose petals randomly. The more petals you choose to use the fuller your rose will be so feel free to keep adding until you are happy with the look of your felt roses.

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Wrap Strip around wire gluing as you go. Set aside

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Take the half circle piece and glue to create a cone.

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Glue cone to the wrapped wire. Set aside.

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Lay the inner petals down and run glue along one of the rounded sides.  Add all the inner petals.

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Roll inner felt petals together and hot glue along the open sides.

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Glue to cone on the wire. And lay a 1″ length of hot glue along the side.

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Add the 4 middle petals to the base overlapping slightly.

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Fill the gap at the base with a bit of hot glue and press inward and pinch together.

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r22Place a line of hot glue along two of the middle petals.

r23Begin placing the outer petals centered so they don’t overlap and the petals flare out more. Repeat until you are happy with the look of your rainbow felt roses.

r24Lay hot glue around the inner gaps a the base of the rose and pinch together just as you did in a prior step. Press until glue sets.

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Cut a line to the center of the rose base so you can slip it over the wire and place hot glue over the whole shape, carefully slip onto the base of the felt rainbow rose with glue side down. Press pieces together.

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To make felt rose leaves.

Lay glue down the center of the leaf and press one side of the 6″ wire to the leaf, pinch at the base.

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Repeat with second leaf and side. Twist the felt leaves around the rose and add a bead of hot glue to hold firmly.  Adjust leaves as desired.

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Glow in the dark felt jellyfish

30 Dec

glow in the dark jellyfish tutorial freeIt’s easy to sew up some glow in the dark “floating” jellyfish. These little jellies would look adorable hanging from a mobile, swimming in the playroom or even hanging from a Christmas tree.80629915_10221577919741019_2896794195194806272_nBut when the lights go out the real magic happens. Crafting these DIY felt jellyfish from glow in the dark felt means that once these guys get a good charge from either natural or artificial light they will glow softly. jelliessAll that cute and no sting!

Read on to learn how to craft up a sea full of jellyfish buddies. jellyfish

You will need:

Glow in the dark felt, I used pink, green and blue *

Embroidery thread in white and black

Sequins: I used Highlighter, Pinkalicious, and Seafoam

1 yard cording I used White teething cord 

4- 8″ ribbon(s) I used gold and another coordinating color

Stuffing

*Matching thread

 

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Cut:

One jellyfish body base and ruffle from glow in the dark felt.

image1 (1)Match up sides of small V shapes at the base of your jelly fish and overcast sew them together. image2Repeat with all small V’s

image3 (1)Repeat with the larger V shapes stitching up the sides last. image1 (2)

Turn the shape so it is inside out.

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Stuff and overcast stitch the base to the jelly fish body with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

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Overcast stitch the ruffle along the base of the jellyfish body

80414709_10221577941581565_8519299701583904768_nStitch face details with black cross stitch thread. Add freckles at the cheeks and on random parts of the body with french knots and white thread. Create a loop at the top to hang with the white thread. Hide the knots under the ruffle at the base. 81520863_10221577940221531_7770203095300046848_nAdd sequins, for tips on attaching sequins see this postfelt jellyfishSet aside.

Loop cording in different size loops and tie with ribbon(s). Trim loops so cording hangs at different lengths. Hold top together and loop cording around the top and tie to create a tassel for the base. Wrap the hanging cording around your finger to shape. 80542919_10221577937941474_170791912851111936_n (1)Stitch through and around tassel and into the base of the felt jellyfish body.jf

Jellyfish pattern

 

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~Andie

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