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D.I.Y Giraffe Tic Tac Toe

6 Jan

DIY Felt Giraffe Tic Tac Toe Tutorial

We’ve just gotten this adorable giraffe print felt in stock in our online shop and I fell in love with it immediately.

I knew I wanted to make a felt Valentine’s day project with it and after some though here’s what I came up with.

Giraffe Tic Tac Toe Felt Toy Tutorial - American Felt and Craft 'The Blog'

I think it’s super sweet but not too valentines-y so you can keep it out year round if you can’t bear to part with your Giraffe friend.

(His name is Winchester by the way. )

The hearts are simple to sew (or at least hard to mess up) and so this makes a great mommy and me sewing craft for you and your little Valentine. And of course you could always substitute the Pink with another color like a bright green like Key Lime Pie or lovely blue like Sparrow if pink isn’t your thing.

Felt Colors

You will need: 

2- 9″x 12″ sheets Hot Pink Felt*

2- 9″ x 12″ sheets Giraffe print felt*

1 – 9″ x 12″ sheet pale beige felt Peanut Butter

2 – Sweetheart buttons

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

Embroidery thread in Gold Metallic (Optional and a real pain to work with) Black and  Hot Pink

Giraffe Templates (at the end of post)

Cut

Cut both the Hot pink felt sheets into squares, cut 10 hearts from the remaining hot pink felt.

Cut out  Giraffe shape, Tic Tac Toe Lines, and 10 heart shapes from giraffe printed felt sheets.

Cut Giraffe hooves and pocket pieces from pale beige felt.

Sew

 Sew two of the matching felt hearts together with a running stitch and contrasting thread – set aside.

felt heart shapes

This is an easy felt project for kids to practice beginning stitching.

Felt Tic Tac Toe Tutorial

Lay out lines in Tic Tac Toe pattern onto one of the hot pink felt squares – pin into place and stitch down using an overcast stitch and gold thread.

 Set Aside.

Felt Giraffe Tic Tac Toe tutorial

Stitch down felt giraffe.

French knots on DIY felt giraffe tic tac toe

Add eye and horn details with french knots.

Giraffe tail

Add tail detail with gold embroidery thread and a few large stitches.

felt hooves

Stitch hooves into place with gold thread and an overcast stitch.  Set aside.

Making the envelope:

Lay small rectangle over larger one and fold remainder over, press with an iron set to the wool setting.

how to make a felt envelope with toggle

Stitch up one side of envelope to hold pieces in together with matching thread and an overcast stitch.

Leave one end open to easily place the toggle clasp.

How to make an envelope toggle

Mark base of the toggle clasp and knot hot pink embroidery thread on both sides of felt to hold toggle in place.

Extend your thread approx 9″   and knot the end.

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Place button over the extended thread, fold top down and sew second button into place.

Stitch the rest of the envelope together using an over cast stitch and matching thread.

felt giraffe craft tutorial - American Felt and Craft

Place envelope next to giraffe and stitch down base of envelope leaving the flap open.

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Lay the two felt pieces together and stitch around the outside using and overcast stitch.

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

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

giraffe template - tic tac toe You are welcome to pin tutorial - Please do not pin template. girtictactemp2Happy Crafting!

~Andie

DIY Kids Felt Advent Christmas Tree

18 Nov

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Stephanie from Imagine our Life has designed this super fun felt advent tree and is working on creating a special felt ornament to hang for each day leading to Santa’s big arrival.

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The felt star is attached with velcro and is totally removable! Each of her adorable felt ornaments hang from the felt balls which double as lights. Cute. Cute. Cute.

Felt Christmas tree

Felt Christmas Tree copyright Imagine Our Life

The felt Christmas tree measures 20″ high – the perfect size for the little elf in your home.

Get the full tutorial on the Imagine Our Life blog!

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

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

Felt Fall Quiet Book Page & Printables

19 Sep

Fall is here!  

All photos copyright Imagine Our Life

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And if you weren’t already excited here’s a great felt fall project guaranteed to have you longing for crisp autumn days.

 Stephanie from Imagine Our Life not only has an amazing fall felt quiet book page perfect for the little leaf peeper in your life but she also has an entire home school unit devoted to the season. 

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As usual her attention to detail is stunning and her designs are always so inventive and kid friendly! Kids can practice sorting, sizing and counting.

Fall craft projects

 Her free felt patterns as well as printable leaf identification cards, color pages and instructions for a super fun sensory bin are available on the Imagine Our Life blog.

Happy Fall Y’all

~Andie

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Palace Guards Royal Baby Rattle Tutorial

19 Jun

 Hand-stitched  British Palace guard rattles- Tutorial and templates - lots of other felt projects too!

The Royal Family (not to mention the rest of the world) is looking forward to welcoming a new baby prince or princess into the world this July.

Never one to miss a chance to celebrate this hand stitched felt rattle is our tribute to Price William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s bundle of joy.

Although these sweet British Palace Guards do get a little rattled when you shake them they remain loyal and steadfast.

 Hand-stitch a few of  these Charming British Palace guard rattles to watch over the little prince or princess in your life. Full Tutorial and template.

 Hand-stitch a few of  these Charming British Palace guards to watch over the little prince or princess in your life.

You will need – per guard

8″ x 8″ (21 cm x 21 cm) Black felt

3″ x 5″ (8 cm x 13 cm) Flesh Colored Felt ( Bisque, Camel, Hot Chocolate)

4″ x 9″(11 cm x 23 cm) Red Felt (Tomato Soup)

2.5″ x 1″ (6 cm x 3 cm) White felt scrap

Noisemaker or rattle insert (Rattle, Jingle Ball, or squeaker)

Thread to match felts

Gold Embroidery threads

Eye Colored Embroidery thread

Stuffing

Royal Baby Rattle Template (at bottom of post)

Felt Rattle Tutorial- How to make a place guard baby rattle - Lots of other felt projects too!

CUT

2 each of the pants, and hat template from black felt.
4 hand pieces and 2 face templates from flesh colored felt.
2 jackets pieces from red felt and 1 belt from white felt.

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Step 1:

Lay two hand pieces together and overcast stitch up the sides using matching thread, adding a small amount of stuffing before closing. Repeat with other hand pieces and set aside

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Step 2:

Add eyes to face and buttons to jacket by making french knots with embroidery thread.

Add chinstrap details using embroidery thread and a back stitch.

Sew belt onto waist.

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Step 3:

Using matching thread and a running stitch.
Sew hat to head, head to jacket, and jacket to pants. Repeat with backside pieces.

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Step 4:

Using an overcast stitch and black thread sew pant legs together and stuff.
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Step 5:

With red thread stitch jacket sides together and stuff.

Add hands to ends of sleeves with a running stitch.

If desired add rattle to chest before reaching the neck.
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Step 6:

Stitch up the face and hat with matching thread stuffing as you go.

Rattle Template- Print full size

palacetemplates Rattle Tutorial - Buckingham Palace Guards - Welcome new royalty into your home with this Felt Palace Guard Baby Rattle.Welcome new royalty into your home with this Felt Palace Guard Baby Rattle.

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Felt Finger Puppet Theater

17 Aug

Check out the latest free pattern from the insanely talented Stephanie at Imagine Our Life!

What a fun and amazing work of art not to mention a great toy for all those holiday car trips!

Finger Puppets and puppet theater DIY Copyright Imagine Our Life.

The whole piece is supported on folding struts which allow it to fold flat to fit in quiet books or just for easy storage and travel!

I just love the flying dragon!

Copyright Imagine Our Lives

Check out the full and stunningly detailed tutorial over at Imagine Our Life

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Happy Crafting

~Andie

Felt from American Felt and Craft - over 140 colors!

* All images via Imagine Our Life.

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. 

Finally! Your chance to use the word mustachioed.

31 May
Felt Mustache Tutorial

The Lovely Ladies of Glitter, Glue, Gluttony

Want to join a barbershop quartet but lack the necessary facial hair?
 Planning on tying someone to a railroad track?
On the run from the law and need a fast disguise*?
Looking for a fun felt project for Father’s Day?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions I highly recommend you check out Glitter, Glue and Gluttony Father’s Day Episode featuring felt mustaches made with AFC felt!

Even those harboring a deep Tom Selleck phobia will find something to tickle their funny bone as well as their upper lip.

Check these mustachioed funny ladies out and watch for a coupon code to save on your next AFC felt purchase.

Feel free to leave your favorite reason for sporting facial hair in the comments below.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

* disguise results may vary

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