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Monogrammed Bear Christmas Ornaments

21 Nov

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I love the sweet simplicity of this felt ornament. A cheeky polar bear glances back and the sparkle of red sequins bounces off the boxwood leaf border. The back of this diy felt Christmas ornament is left open for space to personalize with an initial and there is even a small space above to stitch a year if you wish. I’ve included the most common initials but if yours isn’t among the four just print out your desired letter at about 200 point.

Felt bear Christmas Ornament DIY tutorial

You will need:

Felt

 6″ x 9″ Grey felt *

4″ x 4″ felt scrap in red I used Poinsettia *

4′ x 5″ green felt scrap – I used Sea Glass

4″ x 5″  Antique White felt scrap *

*Matching thread

Brown thread

Red Sequins I used Classic Red

Black Cross Stitch or Embroidery Thread.

4″ ribbon to hang.

Cut:

2 oval shapes from grey felt, 1 polar bear from white felt, letter from red felt and 40 boxwood leaves from muted green felt. Don’t let the amount of leaves or their small size intimidate you. They are super small and you don’t need a template so these cut out much easier and faster than you might suspect.

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Mark out areas where the boxwood leaves will be. Sew polar bear down with white thread. Add accent areas like the tail, ears and shoulder in white thread. Sew a french knot for the bears eye using black cross stitch thread and stitch over the nose area. For tips on these stitches see our  post on stitches. HERE

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Layout boxwood leaves 10 on each end 5 going one direction 5 the other as shown.

Stitch down with brown thread.

bear Christmas ornament pattern

Attach sequins to center of boxwood border, 1 on the top, 3 along the bottom with matching thread.

For more on attaching sequins see THIS POST

DIY Christmas Ornament

Repeat the process on the other felt oval shape using the letter instead of the bear shape. Add felt boxwood leaf border. Sew the ribbon to the top of your Christmas ornament in a loop.

DIY felt polar bear Christmas Ornament

Place pieces together and overcast stitch around the outside and your polar bear Christmas ornament is complete.

Felt Ornament Tutorial and Pattern to sew

Happy Christmas Ornament Crafting!

~Andie

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Make some magical swan, phoenix and unicorn Christmas ornaments.

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Build a snowman- Christmas Ornament

DIY felt snowman ornament tutorial

Magic Snow Globe Ornaments

21 Aug

20992829_10214172424048255_1162762613862058965_nRemember these snow globe Christmas ornaments from back in the day? I thought it would be fun to revisit them with a slightly more fabulous feel. I swapped out the traditional Christmas themes with some magical inspiration, traded the stuffing beads for sequins and jazzed up the bases with some glitter fabric. I love the way these turned out simple, sweet and full of magic. There is enough space on the base of the ornament to add year or a name to personalize the gift. If you decide to take on this idea this year please share pics I would love to see!

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You will need:

Felt remnants/scraps in:

Pale Yellow – Buttercream (Swan Globe)*

Water color- Aqua (Swan pond)

Black (Swan eyes)

White (Unicorn, Swans)

Purple- Amethyst Purple (Unicorn Globe) *

Pale Green-  Honeydew (Grass)

Orange – Satsuma Orange (Phoenix body)

Pale Blue – Sparrow (Phoenix Globe, Unicorn hair) *

Coral – Crushed Coral (Phoenix details)

Yellow- Lemon Meringue (Phoenix details)

Gold glitter non woven fabric

Felt Glue

Sequins (Coral, Red, Crystal, Snow White, Flower Garden)

Clear Vinyl  1/8 yard

Yellow, Brown, Coral and Red embroidery threads

Template (at bottom of post)

Rick Rack or Ribbon for hanging

* Matching Thread

Felt Ornament Tutorials 

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Swan Snow Globe

Cut one swan couple and one of each set of wings from white felt, one of each beak from black felt, one pond shape from aqua felt and two globe shapes from the pale yellow, one base, one of each crown from glitter felt and two 4″ lengths of ribbon to hang. 5″ square of vinyl.

20953701_10214172426008304_3104503687445000012_nAttach swans, wings, beaks and pond water to one of the snow globe pieces with felt or fabric glue as shown.20914626_10214172426208309_6047752748709317323_nStitch over the tips of the beaks with yellow embroidery thread and glue down crowns cut from glitter fabric.20915164_10214172426448315_4890425071020849131_nFold ribbon over to make a loop and sandwich ribbon between the two globe pieces and cover with a slightly larger vinyl piece. Using matching thread and a running stitch stitch around the outside and through the ribbon to connect it. Cut away extra vinyl.20953339_10214172426808324_6684691134728395328_nFill with a pinch of Snow White and Crystal sequins and sew shut along the bottom.20954061_10214172427088331_7866460746443848562_nGlue base to front and allow to dry.  Tie small cut of ribbon to the base of the ribbon. (optional)

Phoenix Snow Globe Ornament

Cut one Phoenix, fire shape and center chest feathers from orange felt, one beak and one claw from yellow felt, one of each of the chest feathers and inner wings from coral felt. Two felt globe shapes from the pale blue, one base from glitter felt and two 4″ lengths of ribbon to hang.  5″ square of vinyl.

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Lay felt phoenix out as shown and glue down feathers and wings. Glue the claw and beak into place. Accent fire shape with red embroidery thread in small free form shapes, this step is optional and truthfully you won’t really see it so it’s safe to skip it.

Place the felt phoenix above the flame and accent with a french knot for an eye. Add a few feathers along the face and chest with simple stitches and coordinating embroidery thread.  Place globe pieces together with ribbon hanger in the center. Stitch vinyl to cover, stuffing with a pinch of red and coral sequins. A little goes a long way you won’t need much. Stitch closed at the bottom and glue base into place the as shown in the steps for the swan ornament above.

Unicorn Snow Globe Ornament 

Cut one unicorn from white felt, one mane and one tail from plae blue felt. Two globe shapes from the purple, one base and horn from glitter felt and two 4″ lengths of ribbon to hang.  5″ square of vinyl.

20915186_10214172427848350_3771427656083751982_nGlue grass shape down onto one of the globe shapes place unicorn and accent with french knots for eye and spots. Glue horn into place. Place the tail and mane. Stitch a few lines in contrasting colors along them (optional) Stitch over the hooves with brown embroidery thread. Place globes together with ribbon in between, Place vinyl on top and sew down with a running stitch and matching thread. Fill with a pinch of flower shaped sequins and sew closed. Glue glitter base into place, tie a smaller cut of ribbon around the base of the hanger.

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Happy Crafting~

Andie

 

 

Domestic Bliss – Pint Sized Pincushions

5 Dec

Felt Pincushion Ornament - American Felt and Craft - The Blog

Welcome back to Domestic Bliss Week.

Today’s free felt ornament tutorial is a slightly more modern take on the classic “tomato” pin cushion.

These guy are pint-sized about 2.5″  and are made from surprising shades like white and ice blue.

Aren’t they just the sweetest?

You will need:

TEMPLATE (at the end of this post)

2″ x 3″ Tomato  base color we used:  Granny Smith, Ice , White   Peanut Butter and Mod Paisley

Top Felt Color we used:  Orange Whip, Ice, Orchid White and Peanut Butter 

Embroidery thread

Sewing Pins

Felt Glue

Fingernail polish (optional)

Felt Pincushion Tutorial

Cut 1 large circle for the base and one small star shape for the top.

For tips on cutting small or detailed shapes see: Cutting Detailed Shapes

or try Andie’s Method 

Paint pins with fingernail polish to match Christmas Tree

Using fingernail polish paint pins to match your color scheme.

It may take 2 or 3 coats depending on your pins base coat.

Tomato pincushion topper

Attach a loop with embroidery thread to the center of the star-shaped top.

Set aside.

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Using embroidery thread gather circle and stuff before closing, you will be covering up the top so you will not need to cover the stuffing completely.

Section out the felt ball - American Felt and Craft Domestic Bliss week pincushion

Using contrasting embroidery thread section the ball shape into 6 portions.

See our free felt food tutorial Felt Pumpkins for detailed pics on sectioning.

IMG_9671Sew top over exposed stuffing.

Felt Pincushion Ornaments - American Felt and Craft

Play with the pins until you figure out the best way to arrange them.

Remove one pin at a time so you don’t lose your chosen spots.

Glue Using felt glue - glue pins to pincushion for safety

Dip each pin end into felt glue and poke back into cushion.

You should see a small bead at the base, this will dry clear and the build up will prevent any painful surprises under your tree.

Pint Sized Pincushion felt Christmas ornaments DBW

Pint-sized Pincushion template

Pint sized Pincushions an easy DIY felt Christmas ornament tutorial

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Happy Hostess Ornaments – Domestic Bliss Week

4 Dec

DIY felt apron ornament tutorial

There’s just something about an apron that screams I can cook AND I have fabulous clothes worth protecting. And in reality I find it really dresses up the sweat pants and giant cookie monster shirt I do most of my morning culinary magic in.

These sassy little felt hostess aprons also dress up a bottle of  bubbly for the perfect hostess gift.

Bubble Bath or Champagne your call- I recommend both!

Felt Apron Tag

You will need:

TEMPLATE (at the end of this post)

5″ x 4″  Apron Color Felt Scrap we used:  IceOrchid, Orange Whip and Mod Paisley

1″ x 1″ felt scrap for apron pocket we used: Hot Pink, Granny SmithMod Paisley, and White

Matching Thread

15 inches 3/4″ wide ribbon

Sequins in:

Hot Pink

Dragonfly

Crystal

Cut 2 apron outlines from color of choice and 1 heart shape from pocket colored felt.

Cut Ribbon into lengths of 5″ (apron strap) 3.5″ (apron tie) and 6.5″ (bow)

Hostess Apron Step 1Attach neck ribbon to one side of your felt apron and set aside.

Felt Apron front

Attach ribbon 3.5″ to waist using an overcast stitch and matching thread.

Attach Sequins to heart shape with matching thread.

Attach sequin Pocket to apron

Attach pocket to apron stitching as shown above. Domestic Bliss apron ornament pattern and tutorial - Free

Place both apron pieces together and pin waist around back as shown. and stitch down.

Domestic Bliss - Felt Ornament- Happy Hostess Apron. American Felt and Craft The Blog.

Over cast around apron and tie a bow to the neckline.

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Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Domestic Bliss – Merry Mug Ornament Tutorial

3 Dec

Merry Mug - Felt Ornament Tutorial with sequined spoons

It’s Day 2 of Domestic Bliss Week and  while I can’t speak for everyone a warm mug of coffee is a requirement for all bliss in this house.

Create a slew of felt coffee mugs and add some warm bliss to your holiday season.

You will need:

TEMPLATE (at the end of this post)

7″ x 3″ scrap White Felt

2″ x 3″  Mug Color we used:  Granny SmithOrchid, Orange Whip and Mod Paisley

Mug contents we used: Peanut Butter and Hot Chocolate

Matching Thread

6″ Ribbon for Hanging

Sequins in:

Silver Streak

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Cut 2 mug outlines from white and 1 mug from mug color of choice and 1 mug center from Hot Chocolate or Peanut Butter colored felt.

For tips on cutting small or detailed shapes see: Cutting Detailed Shapes

or try Andie’s Method 

To cut centers from felt mark out the area to be cut out lightly in pencil and fold over to create an open space, work scissors around slowly until you have completely cut away the unwanted area.

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Sew inner mug to outer mug with matching thread and an overcast stitch.

Step 1 felt mug ornament

Stitch all the way around the spoon cut out.

Felt Mug Ornament Tutorial Step2

Stitch mug to one of the white cut out pieces using an overcast stitch and matching thread.

Add spoon sequins to felt mug ornament

Add silver sequins to white felt of the spoon area hiding edges beneth the spoon cut out.

Ribbon on back of felt ornament

Add looped over ribbon to undecorated white piece.

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Overcast stitch the two white pieces together.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Domestic Bliss – Seamstress Cameos Felt Christmas Ornaments

2 Dec

Seamstress Cameo Felt Ornaments- Domestic Bliss Week

Welcome darling so pleased you could join us for Domestic Bliss Week.

First on the schedule are these lovely seamstress cameo ornaments featuring a scalloped felt frame around a darling sewing  themed silhouette.

Free felt Ornament tutorial seamstress Cameo - Domestic Bliss Week

These sweet felt Christmas ornaments go together very quickly and make a great kids craft project.

You will need:

TEMPLATE (at the end of this post)

2 –  9″ x 12″ sheets or 1/4 yard White Felt

5.5″ x 8″  Scrap Muted Green Felt like Granny Smith

8″ x 3″ Scrap Rosy Purple Pink felt  like Orchid

8″ x 3″ Light Blue felt like Ice

2″ square Scrap Patterned felt like Mod Paisley

Matching Thread

Grey or Silver Embroidery Thread

Leather Punch

1 yard of Ribbon for Hanging

Fray Check or Clear Nail Polish

Sequins in:

Dragonfly

Coral

Fuchsia

Mermaid

Peacock

Moss

For Scissors Ornament:

Cut 1 scissor piece and 1 scalloped oval from Ice felt and 2 ovals from white felt.

For tips on cutting small or detailed shapes see: Cutting Detailed Shapes

or try Andie’s Method 

To cut centers from felt mark out the area to be cut out lightly in pencil and fold over to create an open space, work scissors around slowly until you have completely cut away the unwanted area.

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Stitch scissor shape to one of the white oval pieces  and add sequin detail in Peacock.

Feel free to do this on the other side for maximum Stepford points.

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Sandwich scallop between the two ovals and using a running stitch and white thread stitch together.

For Sewing Machine Ornament:

Cut 1 scissor piece and 1 scalloped oval from Granny Smith felt and 2 ovals from white felt.

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Stitch machine and dragonfly sequin into place. Create the sewing machine needle with grey or sliver embroidery thread.

Felt sewing machine ornament pattern

Sandwich scallop between the two ovals and using a running stitch and white thread stitch together.

For Pin Cushion Ornament:

pin cushion felt ornament tutorial

Cut 1 pincushion piece from patterned felt and 1 scalloped oval from White felt and 2 ovals from Orchid felt.

Sew cushion piece down. Use grey embroidery thread add “pins” attach sequins to ends.

Assemble as above.

Punching a Hole in Felt: 

How to punch holes in felt - using a leather punch felt

Using a leather or heavy-duty punch you can easily punch through multiple layers of felt. It’s best to do this AFTER sewing your felt ornament together.

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You can stitch around the hole for added durability but if you are using good felt it shouldn’t be necessary.

Add Ribbons: 

Cut 8″ of ribbon and thread through the hole. Tie a knot and slide to the back.

Cut 5″ of ribbon and tie into a bow around the loop.

Fix into place with a quick stitch through the center to hold both the bow and the loop. Use fray check or clear nail polish on raw ribbon ends.

Finishing a felt ornament with ribbon - use clear nail polish to keep ribbon from fraying

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Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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DIY Felt Christmas Ornaments – Vintage Vinyl -Hipster Week

30 Nov

American Felt and Craft Free Record Ornaments  Tutorial

Vinyl just sounds better…or so I hear. I can hardly find my music on my phone without the added stress of record needles and multiple speed options. Bring the joy of vintage vinyl to this year’s tree with these easy felt Christmas ornaments.

You will need:

TEMPLATE (at the end of this post)

9″ x 12″   – sheet of  Black felt

1″ scrap of reddish felt – Poppy

1″ scrap  White felt

1″ scrap deep green felt – Cilantro

Matching Thread

12″ Ribbon for hanging (4″ per record)

Sequins in

Crystal

Silver Streak

Felt Glue (Optional)

MAKES 3 RECORDS

Cut out 6 large circles from black felt and 1 each of  smaller circle from Poppy, Cilantro, and White felt.

Felt Record Ornament DIY tutorial step 1

Attach Crystal colored sequin to the center of the smaller circle. Place the smaller circle onto the larger on and glue or sew into place using an overcast or running stitch and matching thread.

Free Christmas Ornament Pattern Felt Records

Attach Silver Streak sequins to both sides of 1 of the black circles as marked on the template using felt glue or matching thread.

DIY felt Christmas ornament free pattern - records - Hipster Week

Loop ribbon over and attach to undecorated felt circle. Overcast stitch both record pieces together.

Hipster Week Felt Vinyl Record Ornament Tutorial

Sit back and jam out the sweet sweet sounds of a completed felt ornament.

Repeat with remaining felt pieces and colors.

Vintage Vinyl Felt Record Tutorial - Felt Chirstmas Ornaments Hipster Week

record template for felt ornament

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