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Felt Sweetheart Candy Box Tutorial

16 Jan

 Felt Sweetheart box for your sweetheart

Nothing says Valentine’s day like the iconic pink sweetheart box.

Here’s our felt version.

DIY felt valentines day sweetheart box back

You will need: 

1- 9″x 12″ sheets Pink felt-  Bubblegum Felt*

3″ x 3″  scrap White Felt*

5″ x 5″ scrap Red Felt – Lipstick

3′ x 3″ felt scraps for heart shapes Sparrow, Chartreuse, White*

Crafting vinyl

1 pkg – Sweetheart buttons

Stuffing

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

Embroidery thread in Hot Pink

 Templates (at the end of post)

Felt and button sweetheart box

Cut

Cut both 2 front and back pieces (A) and 2 each of the side piece (D, H)  one felt backing (B) from pink felt

Cut heart shape from the center of one of the A pieces.

Here are some tips for cutting small shapes or try Andie’s method

Cut out felt heart shape (I) from white, chartreuse, and sparrow colored felts.

Cut (C) from white felt.

pinning templates to felt with scotch tape

Cut  one each of templates E, F, and G from and 1 D from red felt.

How to make a felt candy box valentines day craft

 Trace out the heart shape onto template B try to leave lots of spacing around the heart  it will be easier to sew the vinyl down.

Cover heart shape with buttons – This doesn’t need to be exact.

heart shaped buttons

Sew vinyl over button pieces.

Vinyl and felt - Valentines day craft

Throw a few loose buttons in if desired.

 Set Aside.

Scalloped felt heart - V-day Felt craft

Stitch template C onto template A

stitch felt ribbon onto felt box

Stitch down red D piece using an overcast stitch and matching thread. Trim ends of felt so they fit at an angle.

How to make a felt bow- with templates American Felt and Craft The Blog

Make a Felt Bow

Loop E piece over as shown and stitch down. Wrap F piece around the loop and stitch down. Lay onto G piece and secure with a few stitches.

Add ribbon to front of felt valentines day box

 Place the ribbon in the center and stitch down.

Make a felt valentines day box front complete

Place vinyl covered B piece behind the box front. Carefully stitch together using matching thread and hiding the stitches under the loose scalloped heart edge. Set aside.

Sew hearts to back of felt valentine

Lay out heart shapes (I ) as shown and stitch each down with a running stitch and matching thread.

Felt V-day. Sew sides onto felt valentines day box

Sew sides together (D and H) Attach back piece  to frame with an overcast stitch with matching thread.

Felt Sweethearts box Valentines Day CraftSew front on, stuffing before you close.

Felt valentines day craft - sweetheart box tutorial

Valentines Felt and button sweetheart  box

Print templates as full page.

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

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

We’re planning out future felt blog posts- tell me what you’d like to see on our blog.
Happy Crafting!

~Andie

Check out some of our other sweet felt tutorials:

Easy felt Rose Pillow tutorialDIY Felt Giraffe Tic Tac Toe Tutorial

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

Check out our store for more color than a rainbow…in a prism! 

American Felt and Craft online felt and craft store , over 100 colors of felt by the sheet! Ships worldwide.

Check out our other Free Ornament Tutorial Collections:

Domestic Bliss Week Home inspired Ornament Tutorials from American Felt and Craft

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Felt camera ornament tutorial

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Felt Christmas Ornament Tutorial

11 Dec

Welcome back to Technicolor Tidings Week!

DIY Felt Gumdrop Ornament Tutorial

This weeks felt ornament collection is all about color!

These felt gumdrops can be made in any color but they look great in brighter shades.

The pattern sews up quickly and the results are super sweet!

You will need:

TEMPLATE (at the end of this post)

7″ x 4″ scrap felt per ornament 

I used:

 White 

Lipstick

Peacock

Lemon Meringue 

Orange Juice

Key Lime Pie

Royal Purple

Hot Pink

Matching Thread

Bracelet connectors (Optional) 

Sequins I used:

Crystal

Classic Red

Dragonfly

Marigold

Buttercup

Hot Pink

Peacock

Grape Soda

Stuffing

DIY Felt Gumdrop Ornaments

Cut out one gumdrop shape and one gumdrop bottom from felt.

Felt Gumdrop Tutorial - Christmas Ornaments

Sew flat sides together using a small running stitch and matching thread.

Sew along each curved side as shown and turn right side out and stuff.

felt gumdrops how to

Sew bottom to felt gumdrop using an overcast stitch.

Gumdrop Ornaments from felt full tutorial and template - American Felt and Craft The Blog

Attach sequins to finished gumdrops by sewing into place or using felt glue .

See our tips on attaching sequins to felt

To attach rings simply sew onto the top of the felt gumdrop candy.

Hanging felt gumdrop Christmas ornaments

Felt Gumdrop Ornaments

DIY felt gumdrop template

 

How to make felt gumdrops

Other technicolor trimmings:

Ric Rac Christmas Tree Felt Ornaments Tutorial - American Felt and Craft The Blog

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

Check out our store for more color than a rainbow…in a prism! 

American Felt and Craft online felt and craft store , over 100 colors of felt by the sheet! Ships worldwide.

Check out our other Free Ornament Tutorial Collections:

Domestic Bliss Week Home inspired Ornament Tutorials from American Felt and Craft

You may also dig: Hipster Week

Felt camera ornament tutorial

Technicolor Tidings- DIY Felt and Ric Rac Christmas Tree Ornaments

10 Dec

Free Ric Rac Tree Ornament Tutorial - super easy craft

Welcome to Technicolor Tidings Week!

This weeks felt ornament collection is all about color! And we’re kicking it off with these  brightly colored ric rac adorned trees.

Felt Ornament Tutorial - Ric Rac trees

You will need:

TEMPLATE (at the end of this post)

7″ x 4″ scrap White Felt

3″  Ric Rac in 4 colors per tree

Leather Punch (Optional) 

Matching Thread

6″ ribbon or cord per tree for hanging

Simple Felt Ornament

Cut tree outlines from white  felt.

Making felt ric rac ornaments

Sew ric rac to felt tree using matching thread.

Seal ends of ric rack with heat, fray check or clear nail polish

Seal the end of the ric rac to prevent it from fraying. If you are using a synthetic ric rac you can do this by carefully melting the ends with an open flame. You can also use a small amount of felt glue, fray check, or clear nail polish to stop any fraying.

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Overcast stitch the two white pieces together.

Ric rac felt tree tutorial - American Felt and Craft

You can also attach the ric rac with felt glue.

For tips on using felt glue see:

Gluing Sequins to Felt 

Use leather punch to create a hole for hanging, thread ribbon or cord through.

Ric Rac Christmas Tree Felt Ornaments Tutorial - American Felt and Craft The Blog

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

Please respect our copyright and do not pin or re- blog this template

Check out our store for more color than a rainbow…in a prism! 

American Felt and Craft online felt and craft store , over 100 colors of felt by the sheet! Ships worldwide.

Check out our other Free Ornament Tutorial Collections:

Domestic Bliss Week Home inspired Ornament Tutorials from American Felt and Craft

You may also dig: Hipster Week

Felt camera ornament tutorial

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:

DIY Felt Cameo Ornaments

3  Felt Seamstress Cameo Ornaments

Merry Mugs Felt Ornament Tutorial

4- Merry Mug Ornaments

DIY felt apron ornament tutorial

4 Happy Hostess Apron Ornaments

Pint sized Pincushions an easy DIY felt Christmas ornament tutorial

5 Pint Sized Pincushion

glue gun Christmas tree topper tutorial

And of course a Glue Gun Tree Topper

Check out Hipster X-Mas for more holiday ornament tutorials…

Hipster Tree Felt Ornament Tutorials American Felt and Craft

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

Check out our Store – it’s full of awesome stuff

Color With the Whole Box - American Felt and Craft online felt store

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.

American Felt and Craft Free Record Ornaments Tutorial

3  Felt Record Ornaments

Felt Mustache Ornaments

4- Mo’vember Mustache Ornaments

Hipster week day 2 Felt Instagram ornament

1 Felt Instagram Ornament

Vintage Style Hipster Glasses - DIY Felt Christmas Ornament Tutorial

2- Felt Vintage Frames

Sweater Party

3- Ugly Felt Sweater Ornaments

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

Check out Hipster X-Mas for more hipster holiday goodness…

Hipster Tree Felt Ornament Tutorials American Felt and Craft

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!

Domestic Bliss Week Home inspired  Ornament Tutorials  from American Felt and Craft

Happy Crafting~

Andie

Check out our Store – the pictures are really pretty.

Color With the Whole Box - American Felt and Craft online felt store

DIY Mini Felt Pumpkins

4 Oct

DIY Plush Felt Pumpkin tutorial ~ American Felt and CraftA plethora of mini pumpkins make the perfect fall decor or felt food. These pumpkins are deceptively easy with our felt mini pumpkin tutorial.

Diy Mini Felt Pumpkins

You will need:

9″ x 12″ piece of Felt per pumpkin

We have over 100 colors to choose from try: Orange Juice, Sweet Potato, Monarch Butterfly, or mix it up with Buttercream or White.

Stem colored felt:  we used Banana Nut Muffin. Size will vary depending on the length of stem desired.

Beacon Felt Glue

1 skein of embroidery thread per pumpkin, you will need a lot of this! Match the color or use a contrasting color for a more vibrant look.

Stuffing

Long embroidery needle

Pipe Cleaner – Optional

Begin by cutting one 1 pumpkin circle and base from pumpkin colored felt and stem from choosen felt color.

How to make felt food

1. Using a full strand of cross stitch thread create a running stitch around the outside of the circle.

2. Pull gently to form a cup shape from your felt.

3. Fill with stuffing and knot.

Felt pumpkin tutorial

4. Using cross stitch thread doubled over sew through the stuffed shape  and pull to divide into sections.

Felt Pumpkin tutorial - step 4

5. Continue dividing until you are happy with the look don’t worry too much about symmetry since pumpkins are often naturally uneven.

add bottom to pumpkin

6. Turn pumpkin over and glue base onto back.

Making the Stem

A.K.A

Felt Glue is the Best!

Place a seam of glue just inside the rectangle

Make a felt stem

Roll up adding another seam of glue at the end let dry for 15 minutes.

felt stem 2

Decide on a length and cut into an angle on one side so it sits on the pumpkin correctly.

position felt stem

Position stem onto pumpkin and glue into place to cover center stitches.

Cut a small scrap of felt stem colored felt and glue to cover the rolled stem end if desired.

Advanced Stem- ography:

Don’t worry it’s not that advanced!

Felt Pumpkins tutorial

Bent Stem –

Cut stem to desired length  – cut pipe cleaner to the same size then fold over so it is shorter and slip it into the hollow center of your rolled stem.

Making a stem - pumpkin

felt pumpkin DIY

Attach to your pumpkin with felt glue allow to dry before bending stem.

Felt Pumpkin tutorial - American Felt and Craft

Vary the stem by cutting some at an angle and others blunt and flat.

Create a more dimensional stem by gluing smaller angled stem pieces to the main stem.

Small vine pieces can be made from very thin cuts of rolled felt stem pulled apart slightly before being attached to the pumpkin.

Stop by the Store and Celebrate Felt Season! 

Felt Season - 2013 - Stop by the shop

Mini Pumpkin Template

pumpkin templatePrint at full size

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