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Gingerbread house Felt Advent Calendar – A sweet family tradition

29 Nov
Gingerbread Advent Calendar Free Pattern

Photos copyright Imagine Our Life

I am not sure what Stephanie the genius behind Imagine our Life has listed on her business cards but I am pretty sure felt magician would be fitting. Once you see this amazing DIY felt advent calendar I am sure you’ll agree. Every bit of this adorable felt gingerbread house is simply scrumptious!

Felt Advent CalendarEvery sugary detail is pure magic!

It seems like this stunning calendar would assemble surprisingly quickly thanks to adhesive advent numbers.

Sewn from a high quality wool blend felt and featuring sequined details doubt this piece will become a treasured family heriloom the kids will look forward to revisiting season after season.

Free Advent calendar - amazing

She generously shares this amazing advent calendar tutorial free on her blog. Wait until you see the genuis way she hangs this beautiful advent calendar.

Felt Gingerbread house - Advent calendar tutorial

The pockets are detailed with enchanting candy pieces that sparkle and shine.

Head over to the Imagine Our Life blog and prepare to be amazed!

Happy Crafting~ Andie

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Felt Icicle Christmas Ornament

16 Nov

Felt Icicle Christmas Ornament Tutorial

 

Add an air of icy elegance to your Christmas tree this year with this easy felt icicle ornament pattern. These icicles sparkle  reflecting the warm glow of the lights on your tree thanks to a few well placed sequins and a little felt glue. These frozen felt ornaments  make a lovely addition to any tree, wreath or simply hung from varying heights throughout the tree. Crafted from wool blend felt and glittering sequins these felt Christmas Ornaments deserve a spot on your “to craft” list this season.

You will need:

Felt in pale blue Sparrow and White *

Stuffing

Dark Green Embroidery Thread

Felt Glue

Sequins I used Opaque Crystal and Snow White

*Matching Thread

free felt Christmas patterns

Cut felt icicle shapes from felt following the pattern below, you will need 2 per Christmas ornament.

felt Christmas ornament pattern

Sew along sides of the felt icicle stuffing as you sew.

Felt Icicle Free Christmas Pattern

Glue Sequins in place and thread embroidery thread through top for easy hanging on your Christmas tree.

Happy Crafting

~Andie

felt icicle ornament pattern

Why not make some more felt Christmas Ornaments?

Sequined Snowflake Ornament Tutorial - Tons of felt Ornaments

Make Some Felt Snowflakes with a Free Snowflake Ornament Pattern

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Make your own Christmas Tree Topper from felt and sequins.

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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

Branching Coral Felt Bookmarks are in!

9 Jun

 Branching Coral Bookmarks- What all the fashionable books will be wearing this summer.

DIY Felt Bookmark tutorial - branching coral

Attaching sequins to felt has become a borderline obsession over here and what can I say I am a sucker for a theme!

Continuing our ocean theme – a lovely branched sea coral bookmark with sequin accents.

*Cue runway music

Diy branching coral bookmark from felt.

This stylish branching coral bookmark is sewn entirely by hand. Making it a great take along project.

The Coral sequins are a fiery accent over this lavish orange pink felt background.

It’s what all the fashionable books will be wearing this summer!

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You will need:

 9″ x 12″ sheet of felt I used Amaranth Pink

Sequins, I used Coral

Matching thread

Cut out 2 of the coral shapes (template at the end of post)

Attach Sequins to felt coral shape.

Outline the areas where you plan to attach sequins this will help keep your lines straight.

Attach sequins for help on how to do this see our post on attaching sequins.

Sew sides of felt coral shape together

Then simply overcast stitch both coral pieces together. Easy peasy and oh so fab!

Felt Bookmark tutorial - Sea Coral

Happy Reading and Happy Crafting!

~Andie

Template for branching coral

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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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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

Stop by the Shop for 30 colors of Sequins,  Felt Glue and a whole lot more!

30 sequin Colors from American Felt and Craft

Glue Gun of Glory DIY Christmas Tree Topper – Domestic Bliss Week

6 Dec

So how do you top off a Domestic Bliss tree?

glue gun Christmas tree topper tutorial With the holy grail of all craft supplies!

Of course I am talking about…the glue gun!

Ahh but not just any glue gun…no this is the glue gun of glory!

DIY Christmas Tree Topper Tutorial

You will need:

1 Paper Mache Cone. This one is 7″ x 3″ but I cut it down to around 5″

Paper or fabric to wrap cone

Hot glue gun and glue for gluing with

Mini Glue Gun to sacrifice in the name of crafting greatness

Mini Glue Stick

Ribbon about 6″

Sequins

I used Opaque Crystal and Baby Pink

Try the cone on your tree and mark where you would like to trim down if desired.

Since my office tree is only 4ft I needed to make the cone a little shorter.

On the back side of your fabric or paper roll and mark out your cone shape.

Trim down cone after tracing outline onto paper.

You will want your paper to be longer than the base of the cone so you can neatly tuck in the ends.

Wrapping Paper Mache Cone

Glue fabric or paper onto cone with hot glue and cut slits into the overhanging end.

Fold slits down and glue to hold.

Set covered cone aside.

Using hot glue gun add sequins to mini glue gun in rows.

Glue Gun Sequins

Don’t cover the back of the handle until after you glue the decorated mini glue gun onto the cone.

American Felt and Craft The Blog Glue Gun Tree Topper

Wrap cord around your cone and hot glue into desired shape.

DIY Hot Glue Gun Tree Topper

Wrap mini glue gun stick with ribbon and secure with a small dot of hot glue. Carefully slide decorated glue stick into decorated glue gun.

Hot Glue Gun Tree Topper Tutorial

Mini Glue Gun Christmas Tree Topper Tutorial

Join us tomorrow to ooh and ahh over our textile celebration of domestic awesomeness.

(translation: I’m going to show pictures of the tree all put together)

Happy Crafting~

Andie

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