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DIY Felt Christmas Ornaments -Instagram Camera

26 Nov

Hipster week day 2 Felt Instagram ornament

Even Santa can’t resist a good selfie!

Document your documentation with a felt camera ornament on this year’s tree.

You will need:

Template (at the end of this post)

4″ x 7″ White felt

3″ x 1.5″ scrap dark grey felt  Black Pebble

2″ x 4″ Black felt scrap

4″ x .5″ felt scrap (or ribbon) for loop Poppy

Sequins in

Crystal

Silver Streak

Classic Red

Moss

Gold rush

Matching thread

Felt Glue (Optional)

Cut 2 templates A and 1 each of E & D from white felt

Cut 1 each of F, C and G from black felt

and 1 B from dark grey felt.

Felt Camera ornament tutorial

Add crystal colored sequins to pieces D & E either using felt glue or white thread to attach.

(Optional: add 2 sequins along one side for added detail.)

Attach the decorated D piece to the black C piece with black thread or felt glue.

Repeat with pieces E and F

Attach the felt strip to one corner of the A pieces and set aside.

Using felt glue or thread attach the Classic Red, Gold rush, and Moss down the left side of the template B.

Felt Ornament Tutorial Instagram Camera - Hipster Week

Attach template B to the second (undecorated) white A piece.

Felt Ornament Tutorial instructions Camera - Instargram

Doing your best to avoid noticing the terrible state of my nails attach the embellished C and F pieces to the camera.

Add piece G just below the sequins.

Using an overcast stitch attach the two A pieces together.

Ta-Da!

Felt camera tutorial pattern

In a Rush?

Try using felt glue to make these and cut out over half the time.

Felt Camera Pattern - Please do not pin pattern

Happy Hipster Week!

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Join us again tomorrow for more adventures in self-expression.

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~Andie

Snow Globe Felt Ornaments

4 Dec

Free Felt Snow Globe Ornament Pattern - American Felt and Craft - The Blog

Create some unbreakable snow globes for your tree this season.

“Snow” will settle into the base and disappear until ornament is shaken.

With the help of felt glue I whipped up all 3 of these in less than an hour.

Consider stitching the year on the base before attaching or throwing in some glitter for some added pizzazz.

They would also make really fun gift tags this year!

You will need:

 Felt remnants in:

Gold – Egg Yolk (star, 1 base, window)

Deep Red – Beet (1 base, door, snowman gloves)

Deep Blue – Wild Blueberry (Cabin Globe body, snowman scarf, 1 globe base)

Light Brown- Mud Puddle (Cabin)

Green- Fresh Cut Grass (Christmas Tree, Woods)

White (Snowman, snow base, cabin roof)

Muted Green – Cilantro (Christmas Tree)

Black (Snowman hat)

Orange – Persimmon (Snowman nose)

Pale Blue – Sparrow (Snowman Globe body)

Light Blue – Ice (Christmas Tree Globe body)

Felt Glue

Stuffing Beads (these can be a bit tricky to locate so I have listed a few bags on our store website)

Clear Vinyl  1/8 yard

Rick Rack or Ribbon for hanging

A sewing machine (although I suspect you could hand sew them)

Template (at bottom of post)

Thread

For each ornament you will need to cut 2 of the snow globe shapes.

1 snow piece and 1 snow globe base.

Attach a white snow piece to globe with felt glue and let dry for about 5 minutes

felt ornament tutorial

For Cabin globe glue down tree background first followed by brown cabin, snow roof and finally the window and door allow glue to dry.

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Stack extra globe body behind decorated piece with ribbon or rick rack sandwiched  in between  and pin to hold.

Felt ornament how to

 Lay a square of vinyl slightly larger than your globe over top and sew down leaving bottom open. Don’t bother attempting to cut this to fit, a square shape will work just fine since it will be cut after it is sewn down.

fill

Fill with desired amount of stuffing beads and sew bottom closed.

Clip away vinyl until it matches the shape of your snow globe.

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Glue Snow globe base over vinyl at bottom and allow to dry.

For other globes:

Glue down snowman accessories and stack the Christmas tree pieces on on top the other.

Felt Snowman and Tree

Add details with embroidery thread using french knots and small stitches.

Glue tree base down onto snow, then tree and finally star allow to dry.

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Glue snowman down and allow to dry.

Felt Ornament

Finish as shown above.

Snow Globe ornaments

Snow  will settle into base and disappear until ornament is shaken

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Happy Crafting- Andie

Christmas Ornament Time!

16 Nov

Don’t you groan, I waited a respectable amount of time before bringing up the C word!

Besides if you start now you can get all your crafting done with time to spare (aka make more crafts.)

Stephanie from Imagine Our Life has created these AMAZING felt Christmas ornaments and shared the all the patterns on her incredible blog.

Click on the links under each ornament for the FREE full patterns and tutorial!

Felt Gingerbread Star 

Felt Ballet Slipper Ornament 

Felt Gingerbread House

Felt Squirrel Holiday Ornament 

Felt Owl and Tree Ornament

Overachiever tip: add a cotton ball soaked in vanilla or cinnamon and dried or a few cloves to stuffing for ornaments that smell as sweet as they look!

All Photographs copyright Imagine Our Life 2012

Merry Crafting!

Andie

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25 days of Felt Christmas Crafts Day 25: Whose kids are these?!

23 Dec

Felt crafts for Christmas

You know the Shtick…25 days 25 felt Christmas crafts and away we go!

Christmas is nearly here and lets face it you can probably use a few minutes and your little cherubs creating a handmade gift for the Grandparents wouldn’t hurt either right? Just Mommies to the rescue with this fast, easy, felt ornament even kids can make.

What You’ll Need

  • Cookie cutters
  • Felt
  • Embroidery floss
  • Scissors
  • Needle (with large eye)
  • Marker
(all photos via Just Mommies)
See the full tutorial on the Just Mommies Blog
Happy Holidays!

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25 days of Felt Christmas Crafts Day 22: Dutch Hearts

20 Dec

Felt crafts for Christmas

You know the Shtick…25 days 25 felt Christmas crafts and away we go!

You know your going to need some help setting up all those complex toys at 2:00am, butter up Santa’s helper this year with one of these sweet  Pennsylvania Dutch inspired heart ornaments. “See how much I love you? Now just finish that assembling that third bike, you don’t need me here right. I mean one of us should get some sleep, Goodnight Sweetheart.”
You will need:
  • Applique pattern
  • Tracing paper
  • 3 5-x-7-inch pieces of red felt
  • 3 5-x-7-inch pieces of white felt
  • Dressmaker’s tracing paper
  • Sewing thread: red and white
  • Sharp embroidery Scissors that cut to a point
  • Pinking shears
  • 9-inch lengths of red and white braid
(all photos via Better Homes and Gardens)
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Read the full tutorial at Better Homes and Gardens
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Until tomorrow!

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25 days of Felt Christmas Crafts Day 18: Felt Sphere of Happiness

16 Dec

Felt crafts for Christmas

You know the Shtick…25 days 25 felt Christmas crafts and away we go!

Ladies and Gentl…well mostly just ladies… I present to you the felt sphere of happiness!!
Ok so I just made up that name but it is felt spherical and makes me happy!
These complex looking felt ornaments actually only require a few stitches which should make anyone happy this time of year.

What You’ll Need

  • 6 Felt circles – The circles she used 4 1/2 inches in diameter circles and doesn’t recommend using anything smaller than 4 inches.
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Sewing Needle
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon 3 inches in length
(all photos via Zakka Life)
Check out the full tutorial and all manner of felty goodness at Zakka Life.
Until tomorrow!

Missed some of the 25 days and want to start from day one?

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25 days of Felt Christmas Crafts Day 17: Your chairs called.

15 Dec

Felt crafts for Christmas

You know the Shtick…25 days 25 felt Christmas crafts and away we go!

Christmas draws close and your house is all decked out. Evertyhing is so merry and bright. But wait whats that alone in the corner? Why it’s your lonely neglected chair. It’s just a chair you say.
JUST A CHAIR!!! It’s been suporting you and your odd ball friends and family for years suffering countless indignities and keeping your coffee talk secrets. Yet not so much as a jingle bell this time of year. Correct this obvious miscarriage of justice with these super cute Chair Ornaments.
Wait…what… they are just regular ornaments displayed on a chair…oh carry on.
What You’ll Need

  • Freezer paper (or use Andie’s method for cutting felt shapes)
  • Iron
  • Dark red felt
  • Bright red felt
  • 3 small pearl beads
  • Green felt
  • Thread: White (for pearls) and green (to match felt)
  • Needle
  • Fiberfill
  • Drapery clip ring
  • Red ribbon(optional)
  • Greenery sprig(optional)
No matter what you decide to decorate you can check out the full tutorial at Better Homes and Gardens
(all photos via Better Homes and Gardens)

Missed some of the 25 days and want to start from day one?

https://americanfeltandcraft.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/25-days-of-felt-christmas-crafts/

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