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Salt and Pepper’s here! Interactive felt salt and pepper shaker tutorial.

27 Aug

How to make Felt food - Salt and Pepper Shakers

Supplies to make felt food salt and pepper shakers

You will need:

1 sheet White felt & matching thread

1/2 sheet Grey felt- Grey Flannel

2 Rattle Inserts

Ric Rac – 1 yard Really Red

Red and Grey embroidery thread

Sewing and embroidery needles

Stuffing

Template – at the end of post

Cut

Cut shaker bodies and shaker bases from white felt.

Cut shaker rims and tops from grey felt

embroder felt salt and pepper

Lightly trace the letters onto the center of the shaker bodies with a pencil.

felt salt and pepper shakers

I am not skilled at embroidery so I fake it with short back stitches. The good news here is yours is bound to look WAY better than mine.

 Stitch out the letters I used 5 strands for the thick parts and 3 for the lighter lines.

Add dots onto the shaker tops with French knots and grey thread.

 DIY felt food salt and pepper shakers

Stitch shaker rims to the top of each shaker with grey thread and a running stitch.

Stitch red ric rac to the front of the shakers about 1/4 inch from the base.

felt food salt and pepper shaker

Turn shakers inside out and overcast stitch up the long edges with a sturdy white thread.

rattle toy from felt

Insert a large rattle into base of each shaker.

felt food salt and pepper

Sew base to shaker and turn right side up to settle rattle into the base.

stuff felt tutorial

Push stuffing into open top.

sew felt top

Sew shaker top to rim with an overcast stitch and grey thread.

Salt and Pepper Tutorial

Spice up your felt food!

Happy Crafting

Andie

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Thank’s Lisa!

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Free tutorials you might also enjoy:

Free Felt cut apart veggie tutorial from American Felt and Craft #FeltFood

DIY Seahorse hobby horse

25 days of Felt Christmas Crafts Day 2 No sew Felt tree.

30 Nov

Felt crafts for Christmas

Few things say Christmas crafting as much as felt. Felt is a perfect medium for nearly every Christmas project.

Lest you doubt this I will be featuring free felt Christmas crafts and templates from the blogosphere for the next 25 days .

So sharpen those scissors break out that felt stash and craft along.

Day 2

Isn’t this toddler tree adorable?? And it can be made in 1 naptime! And… wait for it…ITS NO SEW!

You will need:
  • ¾ yard of  72″ wide felt in green (can be found on the bolt at craftsstores such as JoAnn- often on sale!)
  • 4-5 sheets of 8 ½” x 11″ felt in your choice of colors
  • ¼ yard Heat N Bond (either the Ulta Hold red label that is ‘No Sew’ or the Lite sewable in the purple package)
  • Command Adhesive strips
  • Iron

Picture via the empty bobbin

For the full tutorial check out The Empty Bobbin http://emptybobbinsewing.com/2010/12/12/o-christmas-tree-o-felt-christmas-tree/

See you tomorrow!

American Felt and Craft online

Fall is coming I swear! Fall felt craft roundup.

29 Aug

Chances are where you are it’s hot…really hot! But fear not fall is coming.

Get into a fall state of mind with these awesome autumn themed felt crafts.

The Salt Tree's wonderful felt pine cones.

http://salttree.blogspot.com/2011/06/felt-pinecone-tutorial-victor.html

She’s done them in two styles too, a girl after my own heart.

Felt Fall Leaves

These amazing leaves from Rosina {ROSY ~ POSY} made for her nature table, they have the names of the trees they came from right on them! TOO CUTE!

http://rosinahuber.blogspot.com/2010/10/felt-leaves-for-your-nature-table.html

I see some of these in my future, what a great idea and a fun way to teach your little one about native trees.  I also think they could make some really cool felt coasters.

felt owls

Jessica Levitt of Juicy Bits shares this these adorable felt owl ornaments.

http://juicy-bits.typepad.com/juicy_bits/2009/12/131-give-a-hoot-for-the-holidays.html

You had me at rick rack…

DIY Felt Acorns Tutorial

A beautifully shot tutorial for felt acorns from Jessica guest blogging for The Cake Blog.

http://www.thecakeblog.com/2010/09/felt-acorns-diy.html

A few wooden beads and felt owls with these guys could make an adorable fall garland.

Of course you know what happened the last time I made one of those

https://americanfeltandcraft.wordpress.com/2009/10/29/something-to-be-thankful-for/

For the record we kept the garland.

~ Hope this keeps the heat at bay Andie

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