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DIY Felt Food – Chocolate Heart Cake

14 Jun

Embracing this months cottage cozy theme I knew if I was going to make a felt cake it would need to be chocolate and it would need to be a heart shape. A little felt cake that would be simple to make but would look right at home in a play picnic basket or tea party.

I experimented with adding some DIY felt roses as an added accent to this felt food cake pattern but it just lacked the simple rustic feel I was hoping for. I love the look of the felt daises against this fun felt dessert. If you are wondering how to make a felt heart cake, it really is surprisingly easy. Below you will find a tutorial for a simple heart shaped cake tutorial dripping with a dark chocolate felt “ganache” and accented with DIY felt daisies.

You will need:

9″ x 6″ felt cake color I used Brownie

9″ x 12″ felt icing color I used Chocolate

Stuffing, scraps or foam to fill heart cake

Free pattern to make felt heart cake:

Felt daises – full tutorial Here

Cut:

2 Cake sides from light brown felt

2 icing sides from icing color, top and bottom from icing felt

(you can create a bottom from light brown if accuracy is important to you)

Sew daisies to felt cake top, you can also glue these down with got glue if desired.

Sew icing drips to both sides of cake with matching thread and a running stitch.

Place cake sides outsides facing and sew sides together. This meeting point will the the dip at the top of the heart.

Sew the top to the side with and overcast stitch and matching thread.

Sew bottom the felt heart cake the same way as the top. Add filling, stuffing or foam before closing to help it hold structure. If you find it too lumpy try reinforcing the sides with a bit of thin cardboard (like a cereal box) before stuffing.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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DIY Felt gift Ornament pattern

15 Nov

If the last few months have taught us anything its what the real gifts in our lives are, the people (and pets) we love. Celebrate anyone or anything with these easy felt gift ornaments.

Better than a standard Christmas card, these felt presents make a wonderful gift and with the ability to choose ribbon, felt colors and what or who you feature in your creation each DIY ornament can truly be personal to the individual.

Best of all these felt ornaments are simple to make so you can send a little bit of love to everyone on your list.

You will need:

8″ x 8″ felt scrap.

I used Lipstick, Black and White Dot, Jungle Vine, Leopard.*

3″ square clear vinyl Vinyl

12″ ribbon

*matching thread

Cut:

1 front, 1 back and 1 top from felt

1 window from vinyl

Sew vinyl to gift front with a running stitch and matching thread.

Sew box top to front with matching thread and a running stitch. Fold 4″ of ribbon and sew down along the base to make a loop.

Sew front to back with running stitch and matching thread leaving the top open.

Tie remaining ribbon into a small bow and glue or stitch to the center of felt gift ornament.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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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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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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Felt Feather Quill Pen Topper

9 Apr

felt craft- pen toppers

Make all your writing more poetic with a feather quill pen topper. This felt craft is a fun way to personalize your desk supplies, these DIY felt feathers can be added to pencils, markers, heck even paintbrushes Of course the classic feather pen is the most fabulous.  These guys make great additions to teachers gifts, sign in books and journals. Give them a try you’ll find the free pattern and tutorial here.

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You will need:

9″ x 12″ sheet wool blend felt, I used Teal, Mauve Taupe and Grey. *

Template (at the end of post) PDF here: Quill Pen Template

*Matching tread.

Cut:

1 quill shape from desired felt color.

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Place pre-cut quill onto a slightly larger felt scrap.

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Sew down along edges using a running stitch and marching thread. Create a small channel along the bottom as shown on template and leave the ends open.

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Stitch lines down to create details. This won’t look quite as good on the other side but that’s ok I promise.

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Cut away access felt carefully making sure not to cut your stitching.

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Slip your writing utensil of choice into the open channel and begin living a more poetic life. Or at least writing a more poetic grocery list.

 

DIY pen quill topper

Customize your DIY pen plume with over 200 color and pattern choices, stop by the shop to shop to see hundreds of great choices.

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Quill Pen Topper- felt craft tutorial

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

feather quill template

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