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Sequined Snowflake Tree Topper

20 Nov

DIY Felt Snowflake Tree Topper

No electricity is needed to show to off this stars sparkle.  Add a pop of  light to your ice palace with a DIY bejeweled snowflake.  Fitted over a sturdy cone this homemade tree topper will  to fit securely on any Christmas tree.  This DIY Snowflake tree topper is also lightweight and electricity free making it perfect for a home with small kids or troublesome pets. Put together a snowflake tree topper from felt in no time and add some sparkle to your favorite tree.

You will need:

TEMPLATE (at the end of this post)

Cardboard Cone Shape

Felt Glue

2 –  9″ x 12″ sheets or 1/4 yard White Felt

8″ x 3″ Bright Blue Felt like Slushie

Sequins in:

Mermaid

I used one bag but it was a close one so I’d recommend two of your chosen color for safetys sake.

Cut  1 felt snowflake from blue felt , 2 background pieces from white.

Cutting the felt snowflake out is the hardest part of this process and will require some patience.

You can try tracing the snowflake outline onto you felt and apply the sequins directly but it will be much harder to keep the lines straight.

For tips on cutting small or detailed shapes see: Cutting Detailed Shapes

or try Andie’s Method 

To cut centers from felt mark out the area to be cut out lightly in pencil and fold over to create an open space, work scissors around slowly until you have completely cut away the unwanted area.

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Pin Down Snowflake shape to one side.

DIY Snowflake Tree topper tutorial

And begin attaching sequins over blue snowflake shape.  For help on how to attach the sequins to felt check out our post:

How To Attach Sequins to Felt

Snow Flake Tree Topper Tutorial - DIY felt Christmas Tree Topper

After you complete the snowflake place the background pieces together.

Simple Snowflake Tree topperOvercast stitch around the sides and across the open base for added durability.

How to make a Felt Christmas Tree Topper Tutorial - American Felt and Craft

Coat the cardboard cone with felt glue and insert inside the snowflake sleeve.

Allow to dry for about 2 hours.

Easy DIY Tree Topper - Felt and Sequins

DIY felt and sequin tree topper

Snowflake Tree topper template - Frozen Christmas

Tree Topper Template

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Name that Color Contest!

13 Aug

 

It’s Contest Time!!

Name that Color Contest American Felt and Craft over 30 colors of sequins in stock!

 

 We just received some awesome sequin colors bringing our sequin colors to 30!

30 sequin Colors from American Felt and Craft

Lemon Chiffon, Black Licorice, Just Peachy, and Shamrock Green Sequins - some of over 30 sequin colors from American Felt and Craft

Meet, Black Licorice, Lemon Chiffon, Just Peachy and Shamrock Green.

What color are these sequins?

But this one… this guy is tricky!

Name that color contest - win a set of 30 sequin colors!

Yep that’s all the same color – same background and all within 5 minutes of each other.

These are some seriously multi faceted sequins.

After some thinking we just decided to let you do all the work!

American Felt and Craft Name that Color sequin contest!

So here’s the deal – Head on over to our Facebook page and help us choose a name for this color and you could win a complete set of sequins (30 colors!!)

To enter just leave your color name in the comments and we will pick our favorite on 8/20/2014.

Sorry open US residents only.

Enter as many times as you like we can’t wait to hear your ideas! (Please enter on the main page, not here because then your awesome suggestion won’t count.)

We’re currently re shooting our sequin photos for our store to give you the best possible view of these amazing colors.

Check out our Instagram Feed for a glittering look at the process.

Or just stop into the shop and get your hands on a truck load of sparkle!

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Happy Color Naming!

 ~Andie

Sewing or Gluing Sequins To Felt- A Refresher

8 Dec

How to sew sequins to felt

Do you love sequins?    Do you love felt?     Boy I know I do!

Combine the two and double up on the awesome!

Here’s how to sew down sequins.

Rows of Sequins:

sew sequins to felt

Sequins: Hot Pink from American Felt and Craft

To sew down rows of sequins start by coming up the back of your piece with your threaded needle.

sewing down sequins how to

Slide your sequin down the thread.

tutorial for sewing sequins to felt

Move needle behind your sequin.

How to sew sequins onto felt ornaments

Push needle through and come up one space in front of the sequin you just placed down.

sew sequins to felt

Pull the needle through and thread the next sequin repeating the process.

Sewing down single sequins or sequins that are spaced further apart is also very easy.

How to sew down a single sequin

Come up through the bottom of your piece. Slide sequin down thread.

Create a small stitch to hold half the sequin, repeat on the other side. These two stitches are enough to secure the sequin but without another sequin behind and in front of it like the ones above the sequin is more likely to catch on items. You can also hold it down with an even four stitches but keep in mind  the more thread you use the less sparkle.

While we’re on the subject there is a right way and a wrong way to secure sequins to felt using felt glue.

Tips for using felt glue

Sequins: Grape Soda from American Felt and Craft

Felt is made up of small bits of fibers all tangled together. If you press the glue into the fibers it becomes trapped inside the fibers making the piece stiff but failing to properly secure the sequin to you piece for the long haul. If you press into the felt piece when gluing the sequins the bond will be stiff and brittle and the pieces are more likely to pop off.

How to glue sequins to felt

Instead float the sequin on a thin pillow of felt glue as the moisture evaporates the sequin will become more even with the felt and the glue will dry clearly.

properly glued felt piece

When your sequin dries it should look like this.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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30 sequin Colors from American Felt and Craft

Happy Hostess Ornaments – Domestic Bliss Week

4 Dec

DIY felt apron ornament tutorial

There’s just something about an apron that screams I can cook AND I have fabulous clothes worth protecting. And in reality I find it really dresses up the sweat pants and giant cookie monster shirt I do most of my morning culinary magic in.

These sassy little felt hostess aprons also dress up a bottle of  bubbly for the perfect hostess gift.

Bubble Bath or Champagne your call- I recommend both!

Felt Apron Tag

You will need:

TEMPLATE (at the end of this post)

5″ x 4″  Apron Color Felt Scrap we used:  IceOrchid, Orange Whip and Mod Paisley

1″ x 1″ felt scrap for apron pocket we used: Hot Pink, Granny SmithMod Paisley, and White

Matching Thread

15 inches 3/4″ wide ribbon

Sequins in:

Hot Pink

Dragonfly

Crystal

Cut 2 apron outlines from color of choice and 1 heart shape from pocket colored felt.

Cut Ribbon into lengths of 5″ (apron strap) 3.5″ (apron tie) and 6.5″ (bow)

Hostess Apron Step 1Attach neck ribbon to one side of your felt apron and set aside.

Felt Apron front

Attach ribbon 3.5″ to waist using an overcast stitch and matching thread.

Attach Sequins to heart shape with matching thread.

Attach sequin Pocket to apron

Attach pocket to apron stitching as shown above. Domestic Bliss apron ornament pattern and tutorial - Free

Place both apron pieces together and pin waist around back as shown. and stitch down.

Domestic Bliss - Felt Ornament- Happy Hostess Apron. American Felt and Craft The Blog.

Over cast around apron and tie a bow to the neckline.

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Happy Crafting!

~Andie

Happy Hostess Apron Ornament

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Domestic Bliss – Merry Mug Ornament Tutorial

3 Dec

Merry Mug - Felt Ornament Tutorial with sequined spoons

It’s Day 2 of Domestic Bliss Week and  while I can’t speak for everyone a warm mug of coffee is a requirement for all bliss in this house.

Create a slew of felt coffee mugs and add some warm bliss to your holiday season.

You will need:

TEMPLATE (at the end of this post)

7″ x 3″ scrap White Felt

2″ x 3″  Mug Color we used:  Granny SmithOrchid, Orange Whip and Mod Paisley

Mug contents we used: Peanut Butter and Hot Chocolate

Matching Thread

6″ Ribbon for Hanging

Sequins in:

Silver Streak

felt Christmas ornaments - Merry Mug 1297

Cut 2 mug outlines from white and 1 mug from mug color of choice and 1 mug center from Hot Chocolate or Peanut Butter colored felt.

For tips on cutting small or detailed shapes see: Cutting Detailed Shapes

or try Andie’s Method 

To cut centers from felt mark out the area to be cut out lightly in pencil and fold over to create an open space, work scissors around slowly until you have completely cut away the unwanted area.

cutting out center pieces DBWMM

Sew inner mug to outer mug with matching thread and an overcast stitch.

Step 1 felt mug ornament

Stitch all the way around the spoon cut out.

Felt Mug Ornament Tutorial Step2

Stitch mug to one of the white cut out pieces using an overcast stitch and matching thread.

Add spoon sequins to felt mug ornament

Add silver sequins to white felt of the spoon area hiding edges beneth the spoon cut out.

Ribbon on back of felt ornament

Add looped over ribbon to undecorated white piece.

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Overcast stitch the two white pieces together.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Domestic Bliss – Seamstress Cameos Felt Christmas Ornaments

2 Dec

Seamstress Cameo Felt Ornaments- Domestic Bliss Week

Welcome darling so pleased you could join us for Domestic Bliss Week.

First on the schedule are these lovely seamstress cameo ornaments featuring a scalloped felt frame around a darling sewing  themed silhouette.

Free felt Ornament tutorial seamstress Cameo - Domestic Bliss Week

These sweet felt Christmas ornaments go together very quickly and make a great kids craft project.

You will need:

TEMPLATE (at the end of this post)

2 –  9″ x 12″ sheets or 1/4 yard White Felt

5.5″ x 8″  Scrap Muted Green Felt like Granny Smith

8″ x 3″ Scrap Rosy Purple Pink felt  like Orchid

8″ x 3″ Light Blue felt like Ice

2″ square Scrap Patterned felt like Mod Paisley

Matching Thread

Grey or Silver Embroidery Thread

Leather Punch

1 yard of Ribbon for Hanging

Fray Check or Clear Nail Polish

Sequins in:

Dragonfly

Coral

Fuchsia

Mermaid

Peacock

Moss

For Scissors Ornament:

Cut 1 scissor piece and 1 scalloped oval from Ice felt and 2 ovals from white felt.

For tips on cutting small or detailed shapes see: Cutting Detailed Shapes

or try Andie’s Method 

To cut centers from felt mark out the area to be cut out lightly in pencil and fold over to create an open space, work scissors around slowly until you have completely cut away the unwanted area.

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Stitch scissor shape to one of the white oval pieces  and add sequin detail in Peacock.

Feel free to do this on the other side for maximum Stepford points.

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Sandwich scallop between the two ovals and using a running stitch and white thread stitch together.

For Sewing Machine Ornament:

Cut 1 scissor piece and 1 scalloped oval from Granny Smith felt and 2 ovals from white felt.

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Stitch machine and dragonfly sequin into place. Create the sewing machine needle with grey or sliver embroidery thread.

Felt sewing machine ornament pattern

Sandwich scallop between the two ovals and using a running stitch and white thread stitch together.

For Pin Cushion Ornament:

pin cushion felt ornament tutorial

Cut 1 pincushion piece from patterned felt and 1 scalloped oval from White felt and 2 ovals from Orchid felt.

Sew cushion piece down. Use grey embroidery thread add “pins” attach sequins to ends.

Assemble as above.

Punching a Hole in Felt: 

How to punch holes in felt - using a leather punch felt

Using a leather or heavy-duty punch you can easily punch through multiple layers of felt. It’s best to do this AFTER sewing your felt ornament together.

Cameo Felt Christmas Ornaments - Domestic Bliss Week - American Felt and Craft - lots of free felt ornament tutorials

You can stitch around the hole for added durability but if you are using good felt it shouldn’t be necessary.

Add Ribbons: 

Cut 8″ of ribbon and thread through the hole. Tie a knot and slide to the back.

Cut 5″ of ribbon and tie into a bow around the loop.

Fix into place with a quick stitch through the center to hold both the bow and the loop. Use fray check or clear nail polish on raw ribbon ends.

Finishing a felt ornament with ribbon - use clear nail polish to keep ribbon from fraying

DIY Felt Cameo Ornaments

Cameo Felt Ornament Pattern Templates

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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

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