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Felt log circle drink coasters

25 Jun

I am a big fan of cute I am also a big fan of useful, these DIY felt log coasters / trivets are both! These felt coasters don’t require any sewing and look so cute!

These simple felt woodland coasters are held together with hot glue and can be made into any size you like. I think these DIY felt log cuts look great as coasters but they could just as easily create an adorable trivet for your pots and pans or even a beautiful mat for a cake stand.

Felt tree stump coasters make lovely gifts in a basket of artisan tea and a personalized mug or scones.

The key to the perfect felt tree trunk coasters is all in the prep, the more even you can cut the strips the better your results of course you can always trim off mistakes as you go if your cuts are less than perfectly even.

If you are a quilter no doubt cutting these felt strips will likely be a simple task. If you don’t have a rotary cutter no problem just cut into strips with scissors. More tips on cutting below.

You will need:

To make a set of 4 log coasters:

1/2 yard tan felt, I used Pastry

1/2 yard dark brown felt I used Brownie

Hot Glue and glue gun

Cut:

4- 4″ circles from outer bark colored felt

Cut tan and the remaining scraps dark brown into 1/2″ ribbons

To make cutting easier you can use a ruler or cut a scrap of cardboard into 1/2″ wide strip. Trace lines onto felt and cut.

Cut 1/2″ felt into a 5″ length and roll to create the center. Glue felt with hot glue as you roll.

Alternate between tan and bark color felt. There isn’t any set length just glue until you are happy with the look and switch colors as you go. Try to line the ribbons up as evenly as possible.

When you get the felt tree trivet the size of your bottom circle wrap with a final dark brown outside. Glue cut lengths (anywhere from 1/4″ – 2″ long) randomly along the outside to create shingled bark look. Round the felt log coaster between your hands until it sits as evenly as possible and trim if needed.

Chose the less attractive side and coat with hot glue, leave the outside of the felt log cut free of glue so when you place the back it doesn’t overflow.

Pace the back and press down, go back along edges and glue down any sides that need it.

Enjoy you’re new cottage inspired felt coasters.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Three DIY 1970’s inspired felt ornaments

21 Dec

Add some funky to this years festivities with 3 DIY 1970’s inspired felt ornaments. We crafted ours in a sunny yellow orange color scheme but they would look great in vibrant jewel tones too. So if you’re looking to add a but of 1970’s aesthetic to this years Christmas tree look no further because we’ve got 3 free DIY ornament patterns, one is no sew!

Let the sun shine in with a DIY sunshine ornament, this low sew craft is the perfect nod to the 1970s celestial aesthetic and a great way to tell someone they are the sunshine of your life. Get the free pattern and tutorial for this sunny 70’s DIY Here

You can almost hear the Sonny and Cher coming off these paisley feathers. These new so beauties are simple enough for a kid and create a really unique wow factor to any Christmas tree. DIY up some felt feathers with this free tutorial: Here

This sweet trio of birds is a happy addition to your holiday crafts. Crafted in familiar warm fall tones this unusual color pallet creates a warm sunny feel with a touch of groovy. Get the full pattern for these DIY felt birds Here

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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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DIY Starfish Ornaments

13 Dec


Real starfish belong in the sea but these sparkly star fish deserve a spot on your tree. Sparkling sequins bounce the light from your tree while the knots give the pieces much needed texture. Best of all these DIY starfish ornaments is simple once you master the french knot, although you could always just tie a knot and sew through the back if need be.

These felt starfish were crafted in subtle pastel shades but these would look great in neutrals or even some bright aquas or pinks. These starfish stuffies also look great adorning a gift or hanging from a mobile, read on for the tutorial and free DIY felt starfish pattern.

You will need:

4″ x 8″ felt scrap for each starfish

I used Bisque, Teal, and Antique White

Sequins I used Just Peachy, Crystal and Snow White

Stuffing

Embroidery thread I used white can also be used to hang

Cut

Two star fish

Sew sequins down and add french knots as indicated on pattern.

Overcast stitch the starfish front to back stuffing as you go.

Sew a loop to hang with embroidery thread if you plan to use your felt starfish stuffie as an ornament.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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