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Untitled Goose Ornament

18 Dec

Untitled Goose Game Ornament “It’s a lovely day in the village, and you are a horrible goose.” That’s the simple description for this even simpler computer game where you’re a (horrible) goose, dead set on ruining the townspeople’s day with comic hi-jinks and lots and lots of honks. If that’s not worthy of an ornament I don’t know what is.squeak If you are a fan or know someone who is it’s easy create your own felt Untitled Goose ornament complete with honk.

You will need:

4″ x 8″  felt in green, I used Cilantro *

3″ square trail colored felt,I used Oatmeal*

4″ square white felt *

Scraps of orange felt I used Orange Juice*

Black and white embroidery thread

Large Squeaker or stuffing

*matching thread

Cut:

2- circles from green felt.

1 trail from tan felt

1 goose from white felt

1 of each beak shape and 1 of each foot from orange felt.

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untitledgooseStitch trail to one of the green circles with a running stitch and matching thread.untitledgooseornamentTemporarily place goose shape to figure out feet and beak placement and applique stitch orange pieces down with matching thread.

American Felt and Craft - Online Craft StoreaddgooseAttach goose body with an applique stitch and add eye with a single strand of black embroidery thread. squeakerforgooseOvercast stitch the circles together with an overcast stitch and matching thread. When you reach the top fold loop in half and sew into place. Stuff circles with squeaker before closing. untitieledgooseAnd that’s all it takes to make a fun ornament for your favorite mischief making friend! Happy Crafting ~Andie

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Mittens – DIY felt ornament

5 Dec

 

mitten3s Winter is here! Time to pull out those mittens and get to frolicing in a winter wonderland, or at least that’s how I assume it’s done.

Being an Arizona native means I don’t have much experience with snow but that doesn’t mean I don’t still find mittens adorable!  mitten6Craft up some little felt mittens with this super easy pattern, regardless of climate. They can be made in any color or pattern of felt you can imagine (we’ve got over 200 suggestions  www.feltandcraft.com) Adding the snowflake sequins is optional you can easily create a felt cut out, use buttons, an initial or keep them sweet and simple. mitten3

You will need:

6″ x 8″  felt in your choice of colors I used Blueprint, Poinsettia and Grey*

 

 

Scrap of Fur Felt in white*

Cord or ribbon for loop 4″-5″

Snowflake Sequins(optional)

*matching thread

image1 (2)Cut:

Four cuffs from fur felt and 4 mitten shapes from color of your choice.image1 (1)Stitch sequin or shape onto one mitten shape, add to second mitton shape making sure the thumbs face opposite directions. (No one needs two left gloves) image3Sew mitten cuffs to base of mittens. Repeat for each piece. Fluff fur over stitches. Just make sure your pieces are mirrored so they will sew together correctly.image2Place mitten shapes together and sew together using an overcast stitch and matching thread. image2 (1)Insert ribbon or cord into base of cuff before stitching over it with a running stitch and overcast stitching around the outside of mitten. American Felt and Craft - Online Craft Storemittn3And that’s all it takes to make these fun holiday felt mittens! Happy Crafting ~Andie

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Yeti for Christmas – DIY felt ornament

25 Jul

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There are few things are as charmingly satisfying as opening a chest of Christmas decorations and seeing all the little handmade details of years past. Remembering each ornament’s story can weave a lifetime of stories, nicknames and family vacations into the holidays that grow richer with each passing year.

DIY felt ornamentsGet a jump on a lifetime of memories and craft up a heirloom keepsake felt yeti ornament for the little monster in your life.

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These DIY yeti ornaments are super cute and make great personalized Christmas gifts they can cherish for a lifetime. These little yeti ornaments sew up pretty quickly and  the color schemes can easily be changed for a unique DIY Christmas for each of your little monsters.

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You will need:

Grey Felt – Grey Flannel

White Felt

Pale Blue felt- Sparrow

Embroidery aka Cross Stitch Thread in-  Black, Green, Brown, White and Blue

Stuffing

Yeti template at the end of post or download the PDF Yeti- Ornament Pattern

Felt yeti free pattern

Cut:

Yeti from fur felt, 2 mountains from grey felt, horn shape and face from pale blue felt and 6 mountain tops, 2 of each size from white felt.

felt mountain ornament yeti

Stitch mountain tops to one of the mountain shapes with white thread and a running stitch. Repeat with other mountain so they mirror each other. Set back aside.

DIY yeti ornament

Lay horn shape onto front of mountain front, place yeti body on top of horns and stitch down body with a running stitch and white thread.

yeti Christmas ornament

 

Place blue face onto the yeti and stitch down with light blue thread. Add two french knots for eyes with black embroidery thread and stitch a smile.

Yeti Christmas Ornament

Using white embroidery thread add fangs on both sides of his smile and define the arms with a few small stitches. Sew black nose into center with a few running stitches and black thread.

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Stitch brown lines where you want your trees to be.

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Stitch pine boughs with green thread making upside down Vs starting small and making them just a bit larger as you go down.

IMG_6768You have SO many options for the mountain back piece.

  • have your child help stitch out their name
  • add a date, name, place or nickname
  • Stitch a pocket for money or a gift card
  • Stitch another yeti or more trees
  • Anything you want I’m not the boss of you

Just make sure your pieces are mirrored so they will sew together correctly.

Yeti Christmas Ornament pattern - felt DIY

Overcast stitch mountains together with grey thread switching to white over the snowy mountain tops, stuff before closing.

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Sew a loop to top with black embroidery thread to help hang.

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

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DIY – Sloth Christmas Ornaments

16 Nov

Sloth Ornament - DIY

Celebrate the sloth lover in your life by crafting up an adorable little sloth Christmas ornament. Their small size makes it easy to sew up a dozen or so quickly and easily. Making these felt sloths perfect DIY ornaments for mini trees and personalized gift accents too.

Sloth gift accent felt ornament

To make a felt sloth ornament you will need:

4″x 3″ scrap of felt for stocking – I used Four Leaf Clover, Fire Engine Red, and Wrapping Paper Pack.*

2″ x 3″ White felt scrap *

Sloth body color – I used dark grey –Black Pebble, tan – Banana Nut Muffin, and warm brown – Tobacco *

Tiny scrap for face markings I used Tobacco and Chocolate wool blend felt

4mm doll eye or button for nose

Embroidery thread in black

Stuffing

Sloth Ornament pattern template (at the end of post)

*Matching thread

Cut

Two stocking shapes stocking from felt, if you are using a print make sure the pieces go the opposite direction so that when you sew them they match up correctly.

Two sloth bodies and sloth arms from color of your choice

Two face markings from color of your choice, these are very small so it may be easier to free hand them.

One sloth face and two stocking tops from white felt.

Make a sloth ornament

Felt Christmas Ornament

Sew white top to stocking. Repeat for the second stocking side.

make a felt sloth

Sew down white face with an applicae or running stitch and white thread.

felt sloth - DIY patternLay the eye pieces down and create the eyes with black embroidery floss and a french knots.

cut sloth from felt

To attach nose you make need to cut your felt, to do this fold and slowly cut a small hole where the nose will be.

Sloth face

Add smile with black embroidery floss

DIY small sloth from felt tutorial

Add sloth back and overcast stitch around the sides and top with matching thread.

Stuff lightly. Set aside

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Stitch arms to stocking with matching thread. Add nails if desired. I used embroidery floss here but I prefer just a few stands of a plain white thread.

How to make a sloth ornament

attach sloth to stocking- felt Christmas ornament

Stitch sloth body to the top of the arms.

Add back of stocking

Match back stocking to front and overcast stitch along the outside with matching thread. Stuffing lightly as you go. Run a stitch through the entire piece with white thread at the top of the white stocking top to secure the body to the back.

PDF Sloth Ornament Pattern Template: sloth

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Aren’t they just the sweetest. You can easily fit a year or initials along the stocking base to make them an even more personal gift.

Felt Sloths

 

Happy Crafting

~ Andie

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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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Gingerbread Hand Puppets

20 Nov

7 If these classic gingerbread faces don’t put you in the holiday spirit you may want to check your pulse. Making a set of soft sweet gingerbread puppets is as easy as can be. Your felt gingerbread friends are a great way to engage little ones in the holiday festivities and spark imaginative holiday play.  Best of all they go together quickly and easily with this step by step tutorial and pattern. So without further ado here’s how to make a set of your own gingerbread hand puppets.

gingerbread hand puppets

You will need:

Felt

1/4  yard brown felt or 4 – 9″ x 12″ sheets – I used Mud Puddle*

4″ x 5″ felt scrap in red I used Poinsettia *

4′ x 5″ green felt scrap – I used Fresh Cut Grass *

4″ x 5″ black felt scrap *

4″ x 4″ Muted Pink – I used Paris Pink *

*Matching thread

White Cross Stitch or Embroidery Thread.

12″ white ric rac

Cut:

4 peppermint shapes from white felt, 4 eyes from black felt, 4 cheeks from pink felt, 4 gingerbread puppet shapes from brown felt, 1 bow shape, 1 bow center and 2 swirl shapes from green felt and 1 bow shape, 1 bow center and 2 swirl shapes from red felt.

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Sew swirl shapes to peppermint shapes using matching thread and a running stitch. Set aside.

Layout bow shape lengthwise and run a stitch through the center a few times. Wrap bow center around center and trim to fit, stitch bow center together. Repeat with remaining bow and set aside.

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Set aside two of the gingerbread puppet pieces you will use these fro the back. Stitch eyes and cheeks to gingerbread with matching thread. Stitch smile in black thread and add hair with white embroidery thread it may help to mark some of the stitched areas out with chalk.

Christmas Puppets free patternSew buttons down the center of each gingerbread front by stitching through the white areas with white thread. Sew bow to front of gingerbread man puppet and ric rac to the bottom of the gingerbread girl hand puppet

diy felt puppetsPlace the backs on the puppets and stitch together using a running stitch and white embroidery thread. Add bow to gingerbread girl.

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Happy Crafting!

~Andie

 

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Pom Pom Ornaments

17 Nov

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These are the easiest most kid friendly ornaments ever but the real magic happens when you hang them. The colorful pom poms take on a whimsical candy like effect. To make them you will only need a few items. They also make great teacher or grandparent gifts or just gift tags.

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You will need:

2- 3″  circles from felt- you can cut these yourself or buy them pre-cut.

6″ string, twine or ribbon  to hang

Pom Poms the ones I used are 1/4″ 10mm

Felt Glue or Hot Glue

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Tie string into a loop and glue to one circle shape.

Glue pom poms down as desired and then glue circles together. Allow to dry then hang.

Ornaments kids can make

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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