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Magic Snow Globe Ornaments

21 Aug

20992829_10214172424048255_1162762613862058965_nRemember these snow globe Christmas ornaments from back in the day? I thought it would be fun to revisit them with a slightly more fabulous feel. I swapped out the traditional Christmas themes with some magical inspiration, traded the stuffing beads for sequins and jazzed up the bases with some glitter fabric. I love the way these turned out simple, sweet and full of magic. There is enough space on the base of the ornament to add year or a name to personalize the gift. If you decide to take on this idea this year please share pics I would love to see!

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You will need:

Felt remnants/scraps in:

Pale Yellow – Buttercream (Swan Globe)*

Water color- Aqua (Swan pond)

Black (Swan eyes)

White (Unicorn, Swans)

Purple- Amethyst Purple (Unicorn Globe) *

Pale Green-  Honeydew (Grass)

Orange – Satsuma Orange (Phoenix body)

Pale Blue – Sparrow (Phoenix Globe, Unicorn hair) *

Coral – Crushed Coral (Phoenix details)

Yellow- Lemon Meringue (Phoenix details)

Gold glitter non woven fabric

Felt Glue

Sequins (Coral, Red, Crystal, Snow White, Flower Garden)

Clear Vinyl  1/8 yard

Yellow, Brown, Coral and Red embroidery threads

Template (at bottom of post)

Rick Rack or Ribbon for hanging

* Matching Thread

Felt Ornament Tutorials 

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Swan Snow Globe

Cut one swan couple and one of each set of wings from white felt, one of each beak from black felt, one pond shape from aqua felt and two globe shapes from the pale yellow, one base, one of each crown from glitter felt and two 4″ lengths of ribbon to hang. 5″ square of vinyl.

20953701_10214172426008304_3104503687445000012_nAttach swans, wings, beaks and pond water to one of the snow globe pieces with felt or fabric glue as shown.20914626_10214172426208309_6047752748709317323_nStitch over the tips of the beaks with yellow embroidery thread and glue down crowns cut from glitter fabric.20915164_10214172426448315_4890425071020849131_nFold ribbon over to make a loop and sandwich ribbon between the two globe pieces and cover with a slightly larger vinyl piece. Using matching thread and a running stitch stitch around the outside and through the ribbon to connect it. Cut away extra vinyl.20953339_10214172426808324_6684691134728395328_nFill with a pinch of Snow White and Crystal sequins and sew shut along the bottom.20954061_10214172427088331_7866460746443848562_nGlue base to front and allow to dry.  Tie small cut of ribbon to the base of the ribbon. (optional)

Phoenix Snow Globe Ornament

Cut one Phoenix, fire shape and center chest feathers from orange felt, one beak and one claw from yellow felt, one of each of the chest feathers and inner wings from coral felt. Two felt globe shapes from the pale blue, one base from glitter felt and two 4″ lengths of ribbon to hang.  5″ square of vinyl.

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Lay felt phoenix out as shown and glue down feathers and wings. Glue the claw and beak into place. Accent fire shape with red embroidery thread in small free form shapes, this step is optional and truthfully you won’t really see it so it’s safe to skip it.

Place the felt phoenix above the flame and accent with a french knot for an eye. Add a few feathers along the face and chest with simple stitches and coordinating embroidery thread.  Place globe pieces together with ribbon hanger in the center. Stitch vinyl to cover, stuffing with a pinch of red and coral sequins. A little goes a long way you won’t need much. Stitch closed at the bottom and glue base into place the as shown in the steps for the swan ornament above.

Unicorn Snow Globe Ornament 

Cut one unicorn from white felt, one mane and one tail from plae blue felt. Two globe shapes from the purple, one base and horn from glitter felt and two 4″ lengths of ribbon to hang.  5″ square of vinyl.

20915186_10214172427848350_3771427656083751982_nGlue grass shape down onto one of the globe shapes place unicorn and accent with french knots for eye and spots. Glue horn into place. Place the tail and mane. Stitch a few lines in contrasting colors along them (optional) Stitch over the hooves with brown embroidery thread. Place globes together with ribbon in between, Place vinyl on top and sew down with a running stitch and matching thread. Fill with a pinch of flower shaped sequins and sew closed. Glue glitter base into place, tie a smaller cut of ribbon around the base of the hanger.

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Happy Crafting~

Andie

 

 

Sequin Snowflakes Felt Christmas Ornament Pattern

9 Nov

Felt Snowflake sequin ornament pattern

I love the way these sequined snowflakes catch the light. These snowy beauties can be made in any color befitting your holiday decor or and at just over 4 inches they add a whimsical sophistication to any Christmas tree.

Felt Snowflake Ornament Pattern

You will Need:

2 sheets 9″ x 12″ White felt *

Pencil

Sequins 

I used Fuchsia, Peacock, Mermaid and Opaque Crystal *

Matching Thread

White Embroidery Thread for hanging. 

Cut out 2 of each of the snowflake shapes from white felt.

Easy felt snowflake ornament pattern

Lightly mark out snowflake shapes with a pencil.

Stitch sequins down onto snowflake ornament

Stitch sequins down over marked areas.

But how you ask? For more on how to attach sequins to felt.

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021Stack embellished pieces on matching backs. Overcast stitch around the outside with white thread and sew the embroidery thread through the top to create a loop to hang.

Felt Snow Flake Ornament Tutorial

This piece is perfect for hanging on an indoor tree and would make a great gift tag for the unique people in your life.

Sequined Snowflake Ornament Tutorial - Tons of felt Ornaments

Happy Crafting – Andie

snowflake ornament pattern

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Sequined Snowmen Felt Christmas Ornament Tutorial

28 Dec

These last tutorials are too late for this year’s Christmas  but  I couldn’t bear to shelve them for a whole year.

Just look at that chubby snowman face and try telling him no.

*sigh

Felt ornament tutorial and template Sequined snowmen.

These chubby little felt snowmen are sure to melt any heart and brighten up any tree.

DIY felt snowman ornament tutorial

You will need:

Per Snowman TEMPLATE (at the end of this post)

5″ x 7″ scrap  White felt  

2- 1″ x 2″ scraps for hat I used Lipstick, PeacockLemon Meringue,  Key Lime PieRoyal Purple and Hot Pink

Tiny scrap for nose Orange Juice

Heart Felt Button

Black embroidery thread

Matching Thread

Sequins I used:

Classic Red

Hot Pink

Coral

Grape Soda

Buttercup

Cut

2 Snowman bodies from white felt

1 set of hat stripes and 1 hat shape from a contrasting color

1 snowman nose from orange felt.

And now the magic begins

Put one of the 2 felt snowmen bodies off to the side, this will be his back.

AFC felt snowman tutorial 2013Stitch snowman face onto the remaining snowman piece.

AFC 2013 Felt Snowman ornament tutorial Stitch down nose and cheek sequins with matching thread.

hat stripes from felt

Stitch stripes down to hat base. Add sequin to end.

felt snowman tutorial - Christmas ornaments AFC

Stitch down the hat and  heart shape with coordinating thread.

 Sandwich ribbon or cord between snowman front and the blank back piece if desired.

Overcast stitch front and back pieces together.

AFC felt snowman ornament tutorial and template 2013

Felt Snowman - Please pin pattern not template! Thanks

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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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:

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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.

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2- Felt Vintage Frames

Sweater Party

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

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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!

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Happy Crafting~

Andie

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Ugly Sweater Felt Christmas Ornaments – Hipster Week

29 Nov

Ugly Christmas Sweater Felt Ornament tutorial

Welcome back to Hipster Week – the week where we celebrate all things hipster.

Now that the Christmas sweater season is officially upon us why not relish the irony of loving something so charmingly unattractive.

Sweater Party

You will need:

3 Large sized Paper Clips

Template (at the end of this post)

8″ x 4″ white felt scrap

4″x 4″ – reddish color felt for dotted sweater Poppy

1″ x 2″ – green felt scrap Cilantro for tree

2″ x 2″ Darker green felt Fresh Cut Grass for holly leaves

Sequins in:

Classic Red

Gold Rush

Moss

Iced Berry Beads

8-10 very small jingle bells

Bend the paper clips into small hangers as shown and set aside.

Tiny Paper Clip Hangers Tutorial

Cut 4 sweater pieces from white felt and 2 from a pale red coral color like Poppy. Cut 1 tree from  light green like cilantro and 2 holly leaves from dark green felt like  Fresh Cut Grass

Ugly Sweater felt Ornaments

For jingley tree sweater attach bells with green thread place onto one of the white sweater pieces with a running stitch.

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Place second white sweater pieces behind the first and overcast stitch around the outside, stop and slip the hanger inside before closing around the top.

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It’s helpful to run  thread around the “hanger” to prevent any chance of it slipping down.

Holly Berry Sweater Ugly Sweater Felt Ornament Tutorial

For Christmas Corsage sweater stitch holly leaves onto one white felt sweater piece add iced berry beads in a cluster of three.

Stitch closed as above.

Christmas Confetti Ugly Sweater Party Felt Ornament Tutorial American Felt and Craft

For Christmas Confetti Sweater stitch Moss, Gold Rush and Classic Red sequins down with matching thread. You could also use Beacon felt glue for this.

Finish as you did the other two

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~Andie

Vintage eye glasses Felt Christmas Ornament – Hipster Week

27 Nov

DIY Vintage sunglasses felt Chirstmas ornaments

Welcome back to hipster week – the week where we celebrate all things hipster.

What hipster’s wardrobe would be complete without a set of vintage glasses. Stitch up a classic vintage style black men’s hipster glasses or a sassy red cat eye with sequin details.

Vintage style hipster glasses felt ornament tutorial and pattern

Of all the things I have made from felt I have to say these felt glasses are one of my all time favorites.

Because of their small size these little felt Christmas ornaments are a fairly quick project.

You will need:

Template (at the end of this post)

4″ x 3″ white felt scrap

8″x 6″ – Poppy colored felt for women’s glasses

8″ x 6″ – Black felt for men’s glasses

Sequins in:

Classic Red

Gold Rush

Crystal

Cut 2 pieces A and 4 C from black felt, 2 pieces B and E from white felt, 2 parts D and 4 parts C from Poppy felt.

Hipster Week Day 3 Vintage glasses DIY tutorial

Set aside one of the frame pieces for each set (A and D)

Attach lens pieces to the remaining frame templates.

Sew down one crystal sequin to the upper right “lens” piece of each set of glasses.

Attach three red sequins to the corners of  women’s hipster frame (D)

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Sew both frame pieces together with matching thread and an overcast stitch and set aside.

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Sew two side pieces together stopping a quarter-inch from the end. Repeat with remaining sides.

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Add Gold Rush sequin detail to sides of mens glasses.

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Attach looped ribbon to one side.

Felt Glasses attach arms

Sew Sides to back of frames.

Vintage Style Hipster Glasses - DIY Felt Christmas Ornament Tutorial

felt glasses ornament pattern

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Hipster week- Ugly Sweater Party Felt Christmas Ornaments

~Andie

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