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Welcome Spring!

2 Mar

Welcome Spring!

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We may be a bit biased around here but spring is our favorite color season. Who doesn’t love a good lilac, an understated pink or a dusty blue? Join us all March long while we celebrate spring with tutorials, inspiration, kits, crafts and color displays all influenced by our love of spring! Here are a few of our favorite floral shades to get you in the spirit.

Orchid

Orchid is a mauvey pink shaded felt

Here: http://www.feltandcraft.com/orchid/

Fresh Cut Grass

Lush green grassy hues combine for a nearly perfect green felt.

Here: http://www.feltandcraft.com/fresh-cut-grass/

Iris

A rich deep blue purple felt

Here: http://www.feltandcraft.com/iris/

Sweet Pea

Somewhere between purple and pink you’ll find sweet pea.

Here: http://www.feltandcraft.com/sweet-pea/

Forget Me Not

A lovely periwinkle blue toned wool blend felt.

Here: http://www.feltandcraft.com/forget-me-not/

Monarch Butterfly

A bold and vibrant orange felt.

http://www.feltandcraft.com/monarch-butterfly/

Sprout

Sprout is a vibrant green wool blend felt

Here: http://www.feltandcraft.com/new-sprout/

Happy Spring!

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~Andie

Felt Sweetheart Candy Box Tutorial

16 Jan

 Felt Sweetheart box for your sweetheart

Nothing says Valentine’s day like the iconic pink sweetheart box.

Here’s our felt version.

DIY felt valentines day sweetheart box back

You will need: 

1- 9″x 12″ sheets Pink felt-  Bubblegum Felt*

3″ x 3″  scrap White Felt*

5″ x 5″ scrap Red Felt – Lipstick

3′ x 3″ felt scraps for heart shapes Sparrow, Chartreuse, White*

Crafting vinyl

1 pkg – Sweetheart buttons

Stuffing

* Matching thread (you can use 1 strand of embroidery thread in place of standard thread.)

Embroidery thread in Hot Pink

 Templates (at the end of post)

Felt and button sweetheart box

Cut

Cut both 2 front and back pieces (A) and 2 each of the side piece (D, H)  one felt backing (B) from pink felt

Cut heart shape from the center of one of the A pieces.

Here are some tips for cutting small shapes or try Andie’s method

Cut out felt heart shape (I) from white, chartreuse, and sparrow colored felts.

Cut (C) from white felt.

pinning templates to felt with scotch tape

Cut  one each of templates E, F, and G from and 1 D from red felt.

How to make a felt candy box valentines day craft

 Trace out the heart shape onto template B try to leave lots of spacing around the heart  it will be easier to sew the vinyl down.

Cover heart shape with buttons – This doesn’t need to be exact.

heart shaped buttons

Sew vinyl over button pieces.

Vinyl and felt - Valentines day craft

Throw a few loose buttons in if desired.

 Set Aside.

Scalloped felt heart - V-day Felt craft

Stitch template C onto template A

stitch felt ribbon onto felt box

Stitch down red D piece using an overcast stitch and matching thread. Trim ends of felt so they fit at an angle.

How to make a felt bow- with templates American Felt and Craft The Blog

Make a Felt Bow

Loop E piece over as shown and stitch down. Wrap F piece around the loop and stitch down. Lay onto G piece and secure with a few stitches.

Add ribbon to front of felt valentines day box

 Place the ribbon in the center and stitch down.

Make a felt valentines day box front complete

Place vinyl covered B piece behind the box front. Carefully stitch together using matching thread and hiding the stitches under the loose scalloped heart edge. Set aside.

Sew hearts to back of felt valentine

Lay out heart shapes (I ) as shown and stitch each down with a running stitch and matching thread.

Felt V-day. Sew sides onto felt valentines day box

Sew sides together (D and H) Attach back piece  to frame with an overcast stitch with matching thread.

Felt Sweethearts box Valentines Day CraftSew front on, stuffing before you close.

Felt valentines day craft - sweetheart box tutorial

Valentines Felt and button sweetheart  box

Print templates as full page.

See our full line of Felt & craft supplies at American Felt & Craft.

See our full line of Felt & craft supplies at American Felt & Craft.

We’re planning out future felt blog posts- tell me what you’d like to see on our blog.
Happy Crafting!

~Andie

Check out some of our other sweet felt tutorials:

Easy felt Rose Pillow tutorialDIY Felt Giraffe Tic Tac Toe Tutorial

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

Stop by our store and visit with our hundreds of felt colors.

Color With the Whole Box - American Felt and Craft online felt store

Wrap Around Bandage DIY Microwave Heating Pad

11 Jan

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This large band-aid microwaveable heating pad measures 20″ x  6″ when finished but could be scaled down if you’re not quite that achy.

The different compartments make it hug curves which means well-distributed warmth for achy shoulders and backs.

DIY Felt microwave heating pad warms.

It’s at this point I suddenly realize that it is impossible to take a picture of one’s own back or hips whilst laying on one’s stomach.

And believe it or not there aren’t a ton of people willing to let you take a picture of their backsides!

Hence the body pillow.

full back heating pad

You can also lay it down your spine to sooth the entire back, or drape it over your shoulders.

Unfortunately shooting any of the above mentioned areas on myself proved impossible.

I was able to take a picture of my knee and it was only as I was editing that I realized with horror that my pants are the same color as the body pillow!

Which hopefully did not mislead you into thinking  that I am a 50 foot tall giant!

Because I am not.

heating pad for perfect for knees

You will need:

1/4 yard beige felt (Peanut Butter– From American Felt and Craft)

Matching thread

Sewing Machine

1/2 lb of rice

Templates (at bottom of post)

Cut out 20 heart shapes and 2 of the bandage and center shapes. Keep in mind that the bandage template needs to be cut on a fold.

Pin the center shape to each of the bandage sides.

felt hearts

Using a running stitch and matching thread sew five hearts on each side of bandage piece, repeat with second side.

sew

Stack finished pieces together and using your sewing machine sew along  sides and bottom, shown in orange.

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Open up the compartments and fill each with a third of the rice.

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Sew top closed.

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To warm simply fold it up and put into the microwave for around 3 minutes, you’ll be surprised how long it will hold in the warmth.

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Keep warm out there!

~Andie

Online felt supply 140+ colors, wool, wool blend and bamboo felts

diy tutorial to make felt stethoscope

Make a felt Stethoscope for your little doctor.

Felt Friday – Baby Love

15 Jun

This week I became an Aunt again…and again!

My sister in law just had boy – girl twins! I am over the moon excited about these two and I cannot wait to get started on a BILLION felt baby crafts! Her children have not always appreciated my work so I plan on starting these two young!

There are so many lovely shades of felt just perfect for DIY baby projects I can’t wait to get started.

Look for some  really fun baby themed felt tutorials featuring rattles, crinkle material, jingle balls and even a few of those  felt bolts I’ve been hoarding coming soon!

It’s baby madness around here!!

Wool blend felt in baby colors

Wool blend felts in soft pastel baby colors: Pink Tutu, Egg Custard, Sunshine, Honeydew and Sparrow

A selection of pink wool blend felt from American Felt and Craft  Sugar and spice: Wool blend felt in Flamingo, Sweet Pea, Pink Tutu, Paris Pink and  Bubble Gum

Felt sheets in boy colors - American Felt and Craft felt supply

Stripes of Ice, White and Honeydew

Blue Wool Blend felt sheets - American Felt and Craft carries over 100 colors

Oh Joy it’s a boy! Peacock, Ice, Powder Blue, Sparrow and Rainy Day

very pale blue wool blend felt American Felt and Craft

Bubble – A wool blend felt with a hint of blue

Felts in baby blue and baby pink

Pink Tutu and Sparrow 

A slightly brighter bunch: Bubble gum, Banana Cream Pie, Spearmint, and Rainy Day

soft baby pink wool felt

Pink tutu – a delicate sugary pink shade

Happy Felt Friday everyone and welcome to the world Penny and Charlie your Auntie adores you!!

~Andie

Pop by the store:

Supplies to make baby toys

Rattles, Jingle Balls, and Crinkle from American Felt and Craft. 

Felt Porn Tasteful Nudes Friday

24 Feb

Hey there crafty lady you look like you could use a break…

Whoa did the lights just dim?  AWWW yeah, it’s that time again…

felt sheets blue

Wool blend felt sheets in Tiffany, Sparrow and Robins Egg Blues

Grey crafting felt

11 Shades of Grey

Gray felt in 11 colors and hues

Craft felt sheets in pink

Pink felt in Bubblegum, Mulberry Pie, Pink Tutu, Sweet Pea and Antique Pink.

Wool Felt sheets Grape, Forget me not, Tangerine, and Apricot

crafting felt wool reds, and blacks

American Felt and Craft felt in Lipstick, Black Pebble, Blacktop and Watermelon- reminds me of a Letterman Jacket.

Harboring a secret crush on one of our colors? Looking for specific color scheme?

Leave a comment and I’ll see if I can hook you up!

~Andie

American Felt and Craft online

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