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Felt Witch Hat Halloween Ornaments

14 Oct

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Now for another magical addition to your Halloween tree, felt witch hat Halloween ornaments with a touch of flair! These DIY Halloween ornaments can be conjured up in no time and also make great accents for hair clips, gift tags and can transform even the smallest cubicle. The hats and plumes can be fashioned from any color you like and the brims are accented with sequins for a subtle sparkle. A traditional Halloween icon with a touch of whimsy, what’s not to love?

 

DIY Witch hat ornaments

To make 3 felt witch hats

9″ x 12″ – felt sheet black colored felt.  *

3″ felt scrap in each plume color I used Granny Smith, Black, White and Dusty Violet *

Sequins (Black Licorice and Spider shaped sequins)

Stuffing

Hot glue gun

Felt witch hat template (at the end of post)

Embroidery floss in black for hanging

*Matching thread

Cut 

(per 1 felt ornament)

1- Hat top and 2 hat brims from black felt

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Fold hat so long sides are together and overcast stitch up the side to form the top of the felt witch hat.  For more info on stitches READ THIS

Felt witch hat tutorial

Stuff lightly if desired and hot glue the hat top to one of the hat brims, you can also stitch the hat to the brim if preferred.

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Stitch the second brim to the first with an overcast stitch and black thread.

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Glue plumes to the hat base overlapping the bases slightly.

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Glue sequins to base to create a hat band and cover the plume base.

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Simply sew a loop to the top to create a loop for hanging.

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Print at full size; Witches Hat Template

 

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Sugar Skull Halloween Ornaments

18 Sep

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Revel in the spirit of  Día de los Muertos with these sparkling sugar skull Halloween ornaments. The brightly colored sugar skull buttons add a spooky feel while intricately placed floral sequins add sparkle and light against the deep black of the wool blend felt cameo. These sugar skull ornaments provide some serious wow factor yet creating these these sugar skull ornaments couldn’t be any easier.

Sugar Skull Halloween Tree

You will need:

Black Felt

Black thread

Black embroidery floss for hanging

Sugar Skull Buttons 

Sequins; Rainbow Flowers 6mm, 3mm, Flower Garden

Cut: 

2 – 3″ x 2″ (at the widest point) oval shapes from black felt.

sk1Sew skull button to the center of the oval shape. Begin layering flower shaped sequins in bunches, varying shapes and colors. Use smaller flower sequins along the sides

For more on sewing sequins to felt see our post on Sewing sequins to felt.

Repeat with second side if you like or just back with plain black felt oval. Overcast stitch around the outside of oval shape.

 

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Stitch sew embroidery thread through the top in a loop to hang.

And that’s all it takes to create these wonderful sugar skull ornaments!

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Felt Spider Halloween Ornaments

11 Sep

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Now that you’ve crafted up the Halloween tree of your dreams it’s time to decorate it.  While I am normally not a fan of spiders these sparkly, soft spiders are utterly charming. Customize with colors, eye placement, design and sequins to make each spider your own. I’ve  included some spider eye placement ideas on the printable template to make things even easier.

You will need:

Black felt and thread  a 9″ x 12″ sheet will make two spiders.

Black seed beads for eyes

Sequins (I used, Hot Pink, Classic Red, Highlighter, Black and Dragonfly

Scrap felt for designs (optional) I used Lipstick and Bubblegum

White embroidery floss for web hanging loop

Stuffing

Cut

2 spider (or widow) bodies and one set of legs from black felt.

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Stitch seed beads into place for eyes.

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Add design to spider body. For tips on sewing sequins see our post on how to sew sequins to felt. 

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On the opposite body side sew legs to body by sewing through the center of the leg piece with a running stitch.

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Place body pieces together with the legs on the outside not sandwiched between the two pieces, over cast stitch around the body and stuff.

DIY felt spider

Decorate spiders in an infinite number of styles.

Felt Spiders- Halloween ornament easy

For felt details, cut shapes and sew sequins to design before sewing onto spider body.

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Sew into spider bottom with white embroidery floss and use a square knot to create a loop for hanging.

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Spider Halloween Ornaments from felt

Happy Crafting~

Andie

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How to make a Halloween Tree

9 Sep

Make an easy halloween tree - how to

Making ornaments is too much fun to limit to once a year! And thus the Halloween tree was born.

Small enough to fit into your decor without clutter but with a big impact, this tree can be sized up or down and made with things you may already have on hand.

Check out how easy it is to add a fabulous tree to your Halloween decor this season.

To make a Halloween Tree you will need:

A branch– any size any shape.

The one here is 22″ tall and about 12″ at it’s widest.  You can easily trim to size or even hot glue branches into places you’d like them to be. Keep in mind you will need about 3′-4″ at the base for the foam to hold. Just make sure your branch has dried out and give it a quick rinse and scrub with a kitchen sponge so paint adheres better.

Black spray paint

Container of your choice, a vase, a small pot or even a small plastic pumpkin works great as long as it is deep enough to hold 3″ or more.

Floral foam (the hard crunchy kind) sized to your container.

Moss

Hot glue gun and glue

Serrated saw or knife to cut foam

Black Glitter (optional)

Spray paint a branchAfter you have cleaned and dried the branch give it a good spray of black spray paint and quickly follow with a hearty sprinkle of glitter, turn slightly and repeat until you have covered the whole branch. Allow to dry.

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Fit foam to your container making sure it fits snugly inside. Cut with serrated knife to fit.

Glue moss to foam

Brush off excess glitter. Press the branch into the foam. Hot glue moss into place small sections at a time to cover foam. And you’ve got an amazing Halloween tree you’ll enjoy year after year. Now onto the ornament making…

Simple halloween tree tutorial

Happy Crafting~

Andie

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Thanksgiving Felt Food Pattern

4 Sep

Felt food Thanksgiving turkey

American Felt and Craft Thanksgiving pattern

Our latest pattern is here!

Prepare for a fall feast with an adorable assortment of traditional autumn foods.

Made for play! 

Felt Food whole turkey roast turkey Thanksgiving

Felt roast turkey you can tuck, stuff, baste, dress, carve and serve.

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Snap felt green beans and add to the felt baking dish.

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Cube the felt yams and add marshmallows and pecans for candied yams felt food style.

Serve up some felt food stuffing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes.

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Finish your felt Thanksgiving feast with adorable felt pecan and pumpkin pies.

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Instantly downloadable pattern includes over 150 full color photos and illustrations to help you produce incredible results.

For a limited time only pattern includes $5 supply credit and details on how to get your next pattern completely FREE!

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Felt Apples – Felt Food Pattern & Tutorial

22 Aug

Felt Apple Pattern and tutorial

I don’t know about you but I cannot wait for fall, I feel like after such a long  hot summer  we’ve earned the crisp autumn air and shorter days. Fall may still be a few weeks away but it’s easy to get into the fall spirit when you craft up a few of these felt apples.

Don’t be intimidated. The overcast stitch is the only stitch you need to create a bushel or two of lovely felt apples in a myriad of colors. And because real apples are all different this felt project is pretty fool proof .

While fall and apples are a classic combo, you can make these felt apples any time of year for any reason but I think they look particularly good as a crafty fall display and make a great autumnal addition to any felt food collection.

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To make a felt apple

9″ x 12″ – felt sheet apple colored felt. I used Granny Smith, Big Apple, Lipstick and Pear  *

3″ felt scrap in dark brown I used Brownie  *

3″ felt scrap in green I used Cilantro

Doll Needle

Embroidery Thread (brown)

Stuffing

Felt Apple Template (at the end of post)

*Matching thread

Making felt food apples

Cut

6 apple sections from the felt color of your choice, 1 stem and 1 bottom from brown felt and desired number of leaves from green felt.

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Match 2 felt apple pieces together and overcast stitch around one side, making sure the tops and bottoms are lined up correctly.

Overcast stitch around curve.

Leave the ends open for easier turning and a more even piece.

Set aside and repeat with 2 more side pieces.

Overcast stitch the remaining sides making three sets of two sewn pieces.

Fit the pieces together making sure the tops and bottoms are lined up correctly and overcast stitch up the sides with matching thread, repeat with all the sewn apple sides.

When the felt apple is completely sewn together turn so stitching is on the inside.

Stuff with stuffing.

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Close up apple top and bottom with an overcast stitch and red thread.

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Set aside.

Don’t worry it will still look weird and unapple like.

Make a felt apple stem.

To make stem roll up the felt lengthwise.

Overcast stitch up the side.

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Using a doll needle and brown embroidery floss doubled over sew up through the bottom of the apple to the top, put needle through stem base and pull needle back through the apple again.

Thread the brown apple base through the needle and pull back to top of apple to secure the stem from the other side.

Pull gently as you go until the top and bottom dent.

Add leaf or leaves. with a stitch near the base of the stem.

Hide the knot at the base of the stem or under the leaf.

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Evolution of an apple.

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Happy Crafting!

~Andie

Tutorial for felt food apples

Llama Ear Hair Clips

8 Aug

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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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