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Technicolor Tidings- DIY Felt and Ric Rac Christmas Tree Ornaments

10 Dec

Free Ric Rac Tree Ornament Tutorial - super easy craft

Welcome to Technicolor Tidings Week!

This weeks felt ornament collection is all about color! And we’re kicking it off with these  brightly colored ric rac adorned trees.

Felt Ornament Tutorial - Ric Rac trees

You will need:

TEMPLATE (at the end of this post)

7″ x 4″ scrap White Felt

3″  Ric Rac in 4 colors per tree

Leather Punch (Optional) 

Matching Thread

6″ ribbon or cord per tree for hanging

Simple Felt Ornament

Cut tree outlines from white  felt.

Making felt ric rac ornaments

Sew ric rac to felt tree using matching thread.

Seal ends of ric rack with heat, fray check or clear nail polish

Seal the end of the ric rac to prevent it from fraying. If you are using a synthetic ric rac you can do this by carefully melting the ends with an open flame. You can also use a small amount of felt glue, fray check, or clear nail polish to stop any fraying.

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Overcast stitch the two white pieces together.

Ric rac felt tree tutorial - American Felt and Craft

You can also attach the ric rac with felt glue.

For tips on using felt glue see:

Gluing Sequins to Felt 

Use leather punch to create a hole for hanging, thread ribbon or cord through.

Ric Rac Christmas Tree Felt Ornaments Tutorial - American Felt and Craft The Blog

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Check out our other Free Ornament Tutorial Collections:

Domestic Bliss Week Home inspired Ornament Tutorials from American Felt and Craft

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Felt camera ornament tutorial

Domestic Bliss Tree and Felt Ornament Recap

7 Dec

Finished Domestic Bliss Christmas Tree - Ornament tutorials

Ahh Domestic Bliss never seems to last as long as you hope it will.

Such is life.

Felt Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorials Domestic Bliss Theme

At least we’ll always have our memories.

Domestic Bliss Chistmas Tree Tutorials step by step

Here’s what you will need to make your own  little slice of domestic bliss

You will need:

Sewing Tape Measure & faux pearls (to drape across tree)

Plastic Needles ( these look so cute on ornament hooks)

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And of course a few handmade felt ornaments:

DIY Felt Cameo Ornaments

3  Felt Seamstress Cameo Ornaments

Merry Mugs Felt Ornament Tutorial

4- Merry Mug Ornaments

DIY felt apron ornament tutorial

4 Happy Hostess Apron Ornaments

Pint sized Pincushions an easy DIY felt Christmas ornament tutorial

5 Pint Sized Pincushion

glue gun Christmas tree topper tutorial

And of course a Glue Gun Tree Topper

Check out Hipster X-Mas for more holiday ornament tutorials…

Hipster Tree Felt Ornament Tutorials American Felt and Craft

Next week kicks off our third and final felt tree theme – be sure to join us for another week of felt ornament tutorials!

…And be prepared for a big finish!

Happy Crafting~

Andie

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Hipster Christmas Tree and Felt Ornament Recap

1 Dec

Anatomy of a Hipster Christmas Tree

As Hipster Week winds to a close lets take a look back at all the ornaments and the completed tree shall we?

I think we shall.

Above you will find the quintessential Hipster Christmas Tree with all its trappings.

Here’s what you will need to make your own .

You will need:

1 Sparkly fedora and vintage scarf preferably thrifted.

American Felt and Craft Free Record Ornaments Tutorial

3  Felt Record Ornaments

Felt Mustache Ornaments

4- Mo’vember Mustache Ornaments

Hipster week day 2 Felt Instagram ornament

1 Felt Instagram Ornament

Vintage Style Hipster Glasses - DIY Felt Christmas Ornament Tutorial

2- Felt Vintage Frames

Sweater Party

3- Ugly Felt Sweater Ornaments

And a Sad looking Christmas Tree (ours is 4ft)

Check out Hipster X-Mas for more hipster holiday goodness…

Hipster Tree Felt Ornament Tutorials American Felt and Craft

Join us all next week for another entire week of felt ornament tutorials!

Next week is “Domestic Bliss week” grab your prettiest apron and pearls and meet me here Monday!

Domestic Bliss Week Home inspired  Ornament Tutorials  from American Felt and Craft

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

Tune in tomorrow for pics of the completed Hipster Tree...you know you want to!

Felt camera ornament tutorial

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Simple felt costumes with big wow factor!

30 Sep

Easy felt costumes

Every mom on the block knows that felt is a great go to fabric for your Halloween costumes. It’s inexpensive, requires no seams, is warm and comes in a myriad of colors perfect for any Robot, Princess or Clown or Robot-Princess- Clown.   Have a look at a few of our favorite beginner friendly felt costumes.

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Photo via Costume Works

 Felt Pinata Costume – Wendi via Costume Works

This super easy felt Halloween costume is made from rainbow tiers of felt strips hot glued onto PJ’s. The hat is constructed of cardboard and felt. A unique and colorful costume for the kid who loves to be the life of the party!

Read all about it here:  http://www.costume-works.com/contest2012/pinata.html

Photo via Princess E & Me

Photo via Princess E & Me

Felt Owl Costume – Princess E. and Me

Similar to the Pinata costume this look can be achieved by laying down feather shaped felt and adhering them to a onesie, PJs, or sweats, try adding a few actual feathers between the layers softer effect. Ally the mommy extraordinaire behind Princess E. and Me shares the full tutorial for this no sew, super soft felt owl.

Read all about it here:

http://princesselsieandme.blogspot.com/2011/10/no-sew-adorable-owl-costume.html

Photo via RadMegan

Photo via RadMegan

Quick Kermit Costume – Radmegan

Want a fun way to dress up at the office but don’t want the weird stares at the Starbucks? This quick and easy Kermit costume is easy to slip on and off- hiding your secret Muppet obsession from your local Batista.  Radmegan shares an awesomely photographed step by step tutorial featuring a felt collar and needle felted eye barrettes!

Read all about it here: http://radmegan.blogspot.com/2011/11/kermit-crafts-neck-bunting-and-eye.html

Photo via Parenting.com

Photo by Frank Heckers via Parenting.com

Sweet Gherkin – Parenting.com

In a last minute Halloween pickle? Yet another no-sew wonder this felt pickle costume is actually held together with glue and only requires two shades of green felt.

Read all about it here: http://www.parenting.com/article/pickle-21354930

Photo via Martha Stewart

Photo via Martha Stewart

Flower Petal Collars- Martha Stewart

Create a garland of girls with these no sew headbands and felt floral collars . Made with floral tape, wire, felt, fusible webbing, glue and bias tape.

Read all about it here:

http://www.marthastewart.com/270250/family-costumes-flower-bouquet?czone=holiday%2Fhalloween-center%2Fhalloween-center-pumpkins&gallery=274407&slide=270250&center=276965

Photo via Flikr

Photo via Abethanymind Flikr

Felt Hedgehog Costume- abethanymind via Flikr

This little Hedgehog couldn’t be any cuter! No tutorial to go with this adorable photo but it can be recreated with brown felt cut into points and adhered to a warm and comfy romper. Keeping the points less variegated along the top prevents anything from distracting from that adorable baby face ! Add an oval belly and pop up eyes for the sweetest costume on the block!  Bethany shares lots of shots of her masterpiece from all angles be sure to check it out here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/abethanymind/5133967023/in/set-72157622545388749/

Honorable mention:

Photo via Imagine Our Life

Photo via Imagine Our Life

Imagine Our Life – World’s Best Robot Costume

When Stephanie from Imagine Our Life takes on Halloween you know your’re in for something special!  Here she has created the end all be all of toddler robot costume.s, complete with light up display. While this project does not qualify as beginner friendly it’s definitely a labor of love and a once in a lifetime a costume your child will never forget!

Get the step by step on Imagine Our Life: http://www.imagineourlife.com/2013/09/22/make-the-worlds-best-robot-costume/

Lobster Bake Costume

Lobster Bake- Holly

Check out what one of our customers created using her own lobster pattern and our Gulf Coast Catch shrimp and Clams! The matching melted butter treat bucket is to die for!

Looking for more inspiration:

Dobby Costume

Photo Via Pinterest

 We have 150 felt costume ideas to peruse on our Pinterest Board: Felt Costumes

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Spring Petits Fours – Tea Party Cakes Felt Food for beginners

22 Mar

Easy Felt Food Petits Four (Tea party cake) tutorial and pattern.

Felt food is so much fun to make and is a wonderful imaginative toy for children.

If you’re intrested in felt food making here’s a simple beginner friendly felt food tutorial to get you started.

Spring Petits Fours

You will need:

Felt Felt in colors of your choosing 5″ x 7″ per Petit Four

Sunshine, Sparrow, Honeydew, Pink Tutu, White, and Apricot

Ric Rack

Chocolate, Petal Pink, Hot Pink, White, Orange and Yellow

Felt glue

Coordinating thread

Begin by cutting one of each of the templates per Petit Four

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Petit Four Felt Cake Template

Attach Ric Rac to the top of each tea cake as desired with felt glue or sew into place.

Felt and Ric Rac

Pinch corners together and overcast stitch up the sides to make a box shape.

Felt food tea Party Cake

Flip over and overcast stitch bottom into place.

Overcast stitch on Felt

Ta Da!

Felt Petit Four Tutorial Beginner friendly felt food

Here it is faster

Felt Petit Four Felt Food Tutorial From American Felt and Craft

See super easy! 

Happy Crafting! 

Felt spring petit fours Craft

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Easy Felt Elf Hat Placecards

10 Dec

Felt Elf Hat Place Cards tutorial

If I got to invite any 3 people to dinner one would most definitely have to be Buddy the Elf (sorry Gandhi)!  Of course that’s if he made it through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops.

In the spirit of the holidays invite some friends to dinner with some Buddy the Elf style place card holders.

You will need:

Green Felt and matching thread – Cilantro

Yellow Felt- Taxi

Red construtction paper

A gold pen or pencil

Templates (at bottom of post)

For each place card cut one hat shape from green felt, 1 hat stripe from yellow felt and 1 feather from construction paper.

Step 1:

Elf Hat How To

Pin stripe to hat allowing ends to hang over.

The shape of the hat will keep the stripe from sliding down.

Step 2:

Felt Elf Hat tutorial

Fold over and sew down the straight edge using a running stitch and matching thread.

Step 3:

Paper feather

Cut out feather shape and notch the sides (with paper scissors people! Paper Scissors!!) Add your guests name in gold pencil or pen

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Turn hat right side out and remove pin. Place the feather into the stripe and you’re done! Felt Elf Christmas Hat tutorial

Oh and if Buddy the elf is coming try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.

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Elf Hat Pattern

So now I am wondering if you could invite 3 people to dinner living or dead who would they be?

Happy Crafting!

Andie

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