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DIY Felt seashell- pattern toy & ornament

17 Jul

felt seashell pattern DIYI just adore how these sweet little seashells came out. I envisioned them as a felt seashell Christmas tree ornament but they are so cute I was soon envisioning hair accessories, an ocean themed mobile or even a soft sea side wreath.

DIY felt seashells free pattern and tutorialYou will need:

 

4″ x 6″ White felt scrap* White

Felt scrap or stuffing

White Sequins Snow White 

Thread in off white

Felt Seashell Pattern: shell PDF

*matching thread

Cut:

2 shells, 1 base from white felt.

DIY how to felt sea shell craft pattern freeSew long stitches in off white thread along one of the shell sides as shown on the pattern. IMG_6042Sew down a few sequins.  Repeat with other shell shape if desired.

American Felt and Craft - Online Craft StoreFelt seashell- diyPlace base between the decorated pieces.stitch seashell from felt sewing diyAdd felt scrap filling or stuffing. Overcast stitch around the edges with matching white thread switching to a running stitch for the base areas.

Sew a loop onto the center of the base to hang if you are making your felt seashell into a Christmas ornament.

Felt sea shell pattern

DIY felt seashell pattern

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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DIY Felt Mermaid Tail Ornament Tutorial

13 Jul

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Take your tree to the bottom of the sea with sparkling mermaid tail Christmas ornaments.

These DIY felt mermaid Christmas ornaments add a touch of magic to your celebrations. Create some handcrafted love that will last a lifetime with our free step by step DIY ornament pattern and tutorial

You will need:

Sequins: I used Snow White, Dragonfly, Hot Pink, Fuchsia, Peacock

6″ x 6″ Blue green felt I used Teal*

Pattern PDF (also down below)

Stuffing

*Matching thread

Cut

2 mermaid tails and 1 top from teal felt.

Sewing sequins to felt

The goal is to attach the sequins in rows with a stitch on either side to hold.

christmasseqFor more on sewing or gluing sequins see this post:Sequins and Felt  or check out the overview on the free PDF felt ornament pattern.

 

mermaid tail ornaments Add sequins in random colors in rows along one of the sides. Starting from the bottom and working up allowing the sequins to overlap.

felt sequin mermaid tail

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Yup we’ve got that color, over 200 felt colors and patterns

Overcast stitch tail pieces together with matching thread. Stuff. Mermaid tail ornament Sew top to tail opening with an overcast stitch.

mermaid tail template

Sew a loop to tail where marked for hanging.

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

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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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Fireworks Felt 4th of July Garland No Sew

17 Jun

4th of July felt craftsNo sew felt July 4th of July firework garland

This no sew felt July 4th of July firework garland is the perfect decor your Independence Day BBQ.

The fun felt fireworks and bottle rockets set the perfect mood for summer celebrations, best of all this garland is no sew. That’s right you can make this summer garland with a hot glue gun!

4th of july felt craft

You will need

Ric Rac – 1 yard orange one yard gold

1/4 yard Red Felt (Fire Engine Red)

1/4 yard Blue Felt (Blue Jeans)

1/4 White Felt (White)

6″ x 2″ Black Felt scrap (Black)

9 Pre- cut felt stars (optional, also included on pattern)

1.5 yards Twine or String

Hot Glue Gun and Sticks

Felt or tacky glue

Doll needle for threading

Firework Garland PDF Pattern

DIY felt garland pattern and tutorial no sew

Cut from Felt

3 Rocket tops (2 red, 1 blue)

3 Rocket bases (1 Red, 1 White and 1 Blue)

2 Large stripes (1 Red, 1 Blue)

3 Small stripes white felt

5 Star decorations from white felt

18 Exploding firework rectangles (6 Red, 6 White, 6 Blue)

3 Firecracker base (1 Red, 1 White and 1 Blue)

3 Wicks from back felt

9 Stars from white felt if not using the pre-cut felt star shapes

Felt crafts for summer free pattern diy garland

Rocket Style Firework

Create rocket style fireworks from felt by folding the top into a cone and gluing down.IMG_5130Cut Ric Rac into 5.5″ – 8″ lengths. Gather three strands and knot at the top. Glue to cone.Felt FireworkGlue rocket base together along long side to form a tube. Glue stripes or stars onto base.IMG_5189

DIY felt fireworkApply glue to top rim of rocket base and glue rocket top into place. Repeat with remaining rocket style fireworks, set aside.

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Exploding FireworkDIY firework craft tutorial

IMG_5144Place a thin line of glue along the top of one of the exploding firework rectangles. Stack a second color rectangle on top and another line of glue. Finish with last color felt rectangle.IMG_5127Cut slits into felt rectangles, roll and glue.IMG_5327

Repeat until you have 6 pieces, set aside. You will assemble the fireworks after we thread the garland.

Stick Style Firecracker

IMG_5147Stack 3 black rectangles with felt glue between the layers allow to dry. Cut into wicks.IMG_5150Glue wick to one end and tightly roll the firecracker glue seam down with hot glue.IMG_5154Thread an extra large needle with your cord or twine. IMG_5306Knot and loop one end to hang your garland.IMG_5309Run the cord or twine through two stars as shown. Next run the needle through the top of the rocket just under where the glue is. Add star then run the needle through the back of of the firecracker sticks.IMG_5326Add another star, repeat pattern (rocket, star, firecracker, star until you get to the end when you finish with two stars.

Space out your garland to make room for the exploding fireworks before each of the stick firecrackers. (rocket, star, explosion, firecracker, star)IMG_5310Place twine between two exploding fireworks and hot glue the pieces together.

4thThese felt fourth of July motifs can be placed in any order on the garland but I made mine as -star, star, rocket, star, explosion, firecracker, star, rocket, star, explosion, firecracker, star, rocket, star, explosion, firecracker, star, star.rocket

Happy Crafting

~ Andie

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