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Ghost Party Candle Mat

12 Sep
Ghost Candle Mat

It’s a dead man’s party! Ghostly guests gather by your flickering candle light to revel in the thrills and chills of the Halloween season. Each little ghost is dressed in their party best adding their own ‘spirit’ to this ghoulish gathering. You’ll only need a few sheets of felt and matching thread to stitch up a spooky centerpiece you’ll be happy to be haunted by for years to come.

You will need:

2- 9″ x 12″ black felt sheets*

1- 9″ x 12″ white felt sheet*

Scraps of felt in oranges and gold I used Gold Nugget, Orange Juice and Tangerine. *

Embroidery thread in Black, pink and bright orange.

Felt Ghost Party Template:

*Matching thread

Cut:

Ghosts from white felt

2 – 8″ circles from black felt

Hats and party horn from colored felts as marked on pattern

How to make a ghost party candle mat:

Lay ghosts in a circle on one of the round black pieces, sew ghosts down with white thread and a running stitch or appliqué stitch.

Add facial features with black embroidery thread. Stitch dots for cheeks with pink thread as marked on pattern.

Add a long stitch with a single strand of black embroidery thread where each set of ghost hands meet.

From here we will go ghost by ghost. To make things easier I have given each ghost a name and broken down the steps for each one. Each party guest has unique details but don’t be spooked they are all super simple to create.

It’s time to meet our ghostly guests.

Henry

Henry is the life of the party with his co-ordinating hat and party horn cut from a pale orange. You know this guy came to live it up!

Sew hat and horn into place with a running stitch and matching thread.

Accent the hats with embroidery thread X shapes and finish horn with decorative stitch stripes.

Clara

Clara is a big believer in simple elegance and timeless style in her gold crown and classic frightening frock.

Clara’s crown is sewn down with a running stitch and matching thread and that’s it, simple, elegant.

Izzy

Izzy’s oversized party glasses are sure to lift everyone’s spirits!

The hat is sewn into place with a running stitch and then accented by long stitches of black embroidery thread. The glasses are super easy and are created with orange embroidery thread with just a few simple stitches.

First sew the top of the glasses with one stitch extending from around the eye to the where you want the glasses to extend out.

Create a second smaller stitch pointing downwards for center of the glasses frame.

Next create the bottom of the eye piece with another long stitch connecting the top eye piece to just below the eye.

Starting from the center of the frames (where the nose would be) sew a small stitch downward to create one side of the glasses.

Repeat on the other side to create a second eye piece.

Ralph

Ralph is a free spirit, dancing along and happy to be out of the attic! Stitch loveable Ralph’s party hat into place with a running stitch and matching thread, the small dots are actually just tiny stitches of a single length of black embroidery thread.

Create the pom pom by sewing overlapping stitches with standard sewing thread. Sew small stitches in angles at the pointy end of the party hat.

Walter

No one is more pleased to be invited to the party than Walter. In his tall party hat he’s clearly having the time of his afterlife. Attach the party hat with matching thread and a running stitch and accent with black embroidery thread.

Use bright orange to sew a pom pom to the top as described above.

Ava

Ava is loving every second of this ghostly gathering, sporting a pom pom headband and howling like a banshee she hasn’t been out in ages and she’s not scared of a good time!

For Ava’s headband sew a single length of black thread along the ghosts head and then create two longer stitches near the sides sticking out upwards for the pom poms to sit on top of.

Accent these pop pom stems with a length of standard white thread and diagonal stitches to create stripes.

Then sew pom poms to the ends as described above using white and orange standard sewing thread.

Oliver

Wearing an orange party crown and sporting a slightly tattered sheet suit, Oliver is here for a good time AND a long time.

Sew Oliver’s crown into place and accent with three french knots. His “tattered” ensemble is created with standard black thread and a few small stitches near the base.

Harper

This little ghost looks like it can tell you some great ghost stories (and centuries of spine tingling gossip)

Harper’s hat is sewn down with matching thread and accented with diagonal stitches of a single length of black embroidery thread. A second diagonal stipe is stitched in using standard white thread. Add a french knot at the tip of the hat in bright orange thread.

Once all your party guests have been assembled it’s time to add the backing.

Sew finished front to the second black circle with an overcast stitch and black thread.

Add a candle and enjoy!

Happy Crafting

Andie

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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 Sushi Pincushion

22 May

IMG_4760There has never been a better time to add to your pin cushion collection especially when the options are this cute! This smiling roe sushi is the perfect pin holder, it sits flat, holds a bunch of easy to grab pins and looks absolutely adorable. Best of all these step by step instructions make it easy for even a beginner to make.IMG_0184You will need:

9″ x 4″  scrap Seaweed colored felt (Sushi) *

6″ x 6″ White felt scrap (White)

2 – Sequins (Coral) *

2 – 6 mm doll eyes

Black embroidery thread

Long Pins (in a pinch you can remove the tops to flat flower pins an re purpose)

Round orange or red beads

Stuffing

Cardboard for base

Super Glue

*Matching Thread

Cut:

1 Sushi wrap and 1 bottom from seaweed colored felt

1 Rice ball from white felt

1 Cardboard bottom

Glue beads to pin ends and allow them to dry upright for the amount of time recommended by the glue.

1Attach eyes to center of felt sushi wrap. 2Stitch sequins for cheeks to front. Sew a smile with black thread to complete face. felt sushiSew sushi wrap edge to the oval shaped base with overcast stitch and matching thread. The smile should be at the base and the eyes at the open end. Stitch up the short sides of the wrap to form a cup shape.

Add cardboard insert to prevent pins from coming through your felt sushi pincushion.

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felt sushi pincushionSew a large gathering stitch around outside of rice ball, pull.

Stuff lightly, pull closed and sew through several times to secure. 5Place rice ball into sushi wrap and add pins.

Felt sushi pincushion

sushitemplate

Happy Crafting!

~ Andie

Felt Witch Hat Halloween Ornaments

14 Oct

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Now for another magical addition to your Halloween tree, felt witch hat Halloween ornaments with a touch of flair! These DIY Halloween ornaments can be conjured up in no time and also make great accents for hair clips, gift tags and can transform even the smallest cubicle. The hats and plumes can be fashioned from any color you like and the brims are accented with sequins for a subtle sparkle. A traditional Halloween icon with a touch of whimsy, what’s not to love?

 

DIY Witch hat ornaments

To make 3 felt witch hats

9″ x 12″ – felt sheet black colored felt.  *

3″ felt scrap in each plume color I used Granny Smith, Black, White and Dusty Violet *

Sequins (Black Licorice and Spider shaped sequins)

Stuffing

Hot glue gun

Felt witch hat template (at the end of post)

Embroidery floss in black for hanging

*Matching thread

Cut 

(per 1 felt ornament)

1- Hat top and 2 hat brims from black felt

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Fold hat so long sides are together and overcast stitch up the side to form the top of the felt witch hat.  For more info on stitches READ THIS

Felt witch hat tutorial

Stuff lightly if desired and hot glue the hat top to one of the hat brims, you can also stitch the hat to the brim if preferred.

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Stitch the second brim to the first with an overcast stitch and black thread.

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Glue plumes to the hat base overlapping the bases slightly.

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Glue sequins to base to create a hat band and cover the plume base.

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Simply sew a loop to the top to create a loop for hanging.

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Print at full size; Witches Hat Template

 

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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