Quick and easy felt projects

Felt projects that you can make in 15 minutes - a quick craft idea for kids and teens. Turn into magnets, pins or clip all using felt as a base. Felt Taco, felt watermelon, felt cactus

Quick and easy felt projects can be very fast and give great results. I really love working with felt because it can be sewn or glued and looks great either way. Felt can be cut with scissors or a rotary blade. Another great thing about felt is it can be all natural and made from animal fur called wool felt or it can be made using recycled materials.Fast felt friends easy felt projects.JPG
I went a little crazy this time and made three super cute paper organizers.  Or maybe they are just felt clips?  I’m not quite sure what to call them other than adorble.  They each have a clothes pin on the back. This is Tommy Taco. He is a pretty cheesy guy.add stickles to felt taco.JPG

This yummy little slice of watermelon does not have a name. I could not quite figure out how to give it a face.Watermelon slice.JPG

And the there is Cali Cactus.  She is a little shy and very adorable but shy none the less.


Materials needed for felt projects:

  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Sewing machine
  • Embroidery needle and embroidery floss
  • Paint in pink, black and white,
  • Clothes pins in various sizes
  • colored pencil or marker

Instructions for felt projects:

Cali Cactus felt project

  1. Draw pattern on felt.Felt projects that you can make in 15 minutes - a quick craft idea for kids and teens. Turn into magnets, pins or clip all using felt as a base. Felt Taco, felt watermelon, felt cactus
  2. Sew on the drawn pattern.
  3. Trim around sewn edge.
  4. Use embroidery needle and floss to sew on the eyes and mouth.
  5. Use paint to add the blushing cheeks.Felt projects that you can make in 15 minutes - a quick craft idea for kids and teens. Turn into magnets, pins or clip all using felt as a base. Felt Taco, felt watermelon, felt cactus
  6. I added a pre-made felt accent and a gem. You can embellish how ever you want.
  7. On the backside adhere the clothes pin with a generous amount of glue.  Allow to dry.Felt projects that you can make in 15 minutes - a quick craft idea for kids and teens. Turn into magnets, pins or clip all using felt as a base. Felt Taco, felt watermelon, felt cactus

Tommy Taco felt project

Felt projects that you can make in 15 minutes - a quick craft idea for kids and teens. Turn into magnets, pins or clip all using felt as a base. Felt Taco, felt watermelon, felt cactus

  1. Draw pattern on felt and use scissors to cut out the shape
  2. rim around sewn edge.
  3. Use paint to add the blushing cheeks
  4. Cut out various shapes for your taco filling.Felt projects that you can make in 15 minutes - a quick craft idea for kids and teens. Turn into magnets, pins or clip all using felt as a base. Felt Taco, felt watermelon, felt cactus
  5. Glue the pieces into place and allow to dry.  Felt projects that you can make in 15 minutes - a quick craft idea for kids and teens. Turn into magnets, pins or clip all using felt as a base. Felt Taco, felt watermelon, felt cactus
  6. Use a marker to draw on the eyes and mouth. 
  7. Fold taco shell in half and glue in place.  Allow the glue to dry.
  8. Add the clothes pins to the back.

Watermelon felt project

Felt projects that you can make in 15 minutes - a quick craft idea for kids and teens. Turn into magnets, pins or clip all using felt as a base. Felt Taco, felt watermelon, felt cactus

  1. Draw a cirlcle on base felt.Felt projects that you can make in 15 minutes - a quick craft idea for kids and teens. Turn into magnets, pins or clip all using felt as a base. Felt Taco, felt watermelon, felt cactus
  2. Layer the next color and cut out about 1/8th of an inch around base color. Felt projects that you can make in 15 minutes - a quick craft idea for kids and teens. Turn into magnets, pins or clip all using felt as a base. Felt Taco, felt watermelon, felt cactus
  3. Repeat step two for final color.Felt projects that you can make in 15 minutes - a quick craft idea for kids and teens. Turn into magnets, pins or clip all using felt as a base. Felt Taco, felt watermelon, felt cactus
  4. Cut out 3 small seed shapes or 6 seeds if you are making two.  Which you might as well do becuase you can get two with the effort of one. Felt projects that you can make in 15 minutes - a quick craft idea for kids and teens. Turn into magnets, pins or clip all using felt as a base. Felt Taco, felt watermelon, felt cactus
  5. Glue the seeds in place.  I like to use a toothpick when working with small pieces.
  6. Cut in half and adhere a clothes pin to the back.

Felt projects that you can make in 15 minutes - a quick craft idea for kids and teens. Turn into magnets, pins or clip all using felt as a base. Felt Taco, felt watermelon, felt cactus

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Die Cut Bird Sachet

Die Cut Bird Sachet

Make a die cut bird sachet. I recently took the time to spring clean my closet. After having recently moved, I had a few items that had a sort of moving aroma to them. I needed to freshen up some of my apparel. When I received this great bird die cut from Sizzix, I had a brainstorm to create some sachet to freshen up my closet. Burlap makes the best substrate to make these sachet as its breathable and really pretty. Upcycled wire hangers wrapped with fabric create a pretty gift you can give as gifts or keep to freshen up your own closet. Cedar shaving was use for its repellant nature.  You could also make a second one that was scented with essential oils.

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Sizzix BigShot Machine

– Sizzix Bigz L Die – Bird, Beautiful

– Burlap, Fabric

Polyfil fiber

– recycled wire hanger

– Cedar shavings

Aleenes Fabric Fusion

– StazOn Solvent ink

– French sentiment

– Assorted embellishments

– dryer sheets

This project is quite simple really but with gorgeous results. Start by die cutting two burlap birds from your beautiful bird die cut using your BigShot machine.





Instead of of using the wing die cut included in the package. I cut my own from teardop shapes from script fabric. You will need two burlap shapes and two wing shapes from each.

Dyer sheet

To make a packet for the cedar shavings, use a dryer sheet and cut it into two pieces measuring 3″ x 3 1/2.” Sew three sides of the used dyer sheet closed with a machine and a straight stitch and fill with cedar shavings. Sew the remaining end closed.

 


Stack the bird die cuts together and sew the edges closed with a straight stitch, leaving a couple of inches opening for stuffing. Stuff with cedar packet and fill in spaces with polyfil stuffing.

Layer wings together and sew edges leaving a small opening for stuffing with polyfil fiber.

Tear 2″ strips from script fabric and wrap around a wire hanger, using fabric glue to secure fabric in place on hanger.


Keep wrapping until the fabric covers the hanger. Use fabric glue to secure ends in place.

Next, use the fabric glue to glue the wing and ribbon hangar to the bird. Embellish with a special sentiment, self adhesive rhinestone and a fabric embellishment.

Hang the sachet in your closet to freshen up your clothing and to keep moths at bay.

Amore altered Altoid tin for Valentine’s Day

Give a creative handmade gift to your loved one this Valentine’s day and try making an Amore altered Altoid tin. 

“Amore” (Italian) translates to “love” in the English language. Remember the old song “when the moon hits the sky like a big pizza pie that’s ‘Amore?’ The Italians celebrate love with no other and it was with this mind that I was inspired to create some super versatile tags that can be used to adorn anything from jewelry, home decor or as fun wedding or valentines favors, tucked inside this embellished altoid tin.

These tags also make gorgeous bag ties for favors perfect for Valentines Day Favors, Wedding Favors, Bridal Showers, etc. Just change the color of the ribbon to match your color scheme.

Supplies for Amore altered Altoid tin:

Instructions for Amore altered Altoid tin:

I have saved Altoids tins for several months ago but I was still surprised to clean out my recycled stash and discover I had 15 of these babies!! I must be eating them like crazy…


For the Amore altered Altoid tin, I knew that I wanted to paint the tin as I was aiming for a shabby, distressed look so I thought it would be easiest if I covered the tin with cardstock first and then painted it. So I took a pencil and make templates by tracing the tin twice (to cover the top and bottom).

I cut out the templates and used Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives to glue the pieces to the tin.

I measured the sides of the tin and used a paper trimmer to cut strips about 1/4″ thinner than the real measurements.This ensures that the cardstock does not hang off the edges of the tin.

Adhere with strips around the tin with the paper glue and use rubber bands to hold in place while drying, although the glue will set up very fast.
Now its time to paint. I used Lamp Black Americana Acrylics by DecoArt to cover the tin on the outside. I also cut a 1″ x 3″ cardstock strip, scored it 1/2″ from each edge and painted it as well. Additionally, I painted a doll pin stand (stay posted for how I used this) and about eight wood heart tags. These tags can be purchased from several online sources. Just search for “unfinished wood heart tags.” I painted and scored cardstock strip

You may be asking yourself why I painted cardstock when I could have simply used black cardstock. I find that for items that will be handled often, adding paint and gesso layers makes them a lot more durable. You are going to love your Amore altered Altoid tin when it is finished.
After I had a front coat on the wood hearts, I used a candle to rub wax heavily across the surface.
Next, I painted the hearts, front and back, with two coats with Americana Acrylics in Antique White by DecoArt. I also dry brushed the box using this paint as well as the doll pin holder.

Note that the doll pin stand, or holder (purchased at any craft supply store in the unfinished wood supplies) has been glued to a stamped cardstock strip and a sparkly bead placed in the hole of the bead. I used Beacon’s Gem Tac to glue these components together.

This embellishment, along with some pink hand dyed ribbon were glued to the top of the tin using Fabri-Tac by Beacon Adhesives.

I also added some tiny self adhesive stones for extra sparkle to the Amore altered Altoid tin.

Now back to the hearts and this is the fun part. Use a sanding block to sand the waxed surface lightly to show a distressed finish. Areas where the wax was applied will “peel” away easily. Use a script stamp and chalk ink to stamp the surface of the hearts for a very subtle stamped background. Use alphabet stamps or stickers to spell out “Amore.”
Make another template for the tin by tracing the tin bottom to the wrong side of patterned papers of your choice. I used some simple black with white dots. Glue the divider strip slightly off-center in the tin, adhering the scored sides to the tin to keep in place. This will keep your tags and ribbon hangers tidy inside the embellished altoid tin.

I embellished this recycled tin can with one of the tags and some washi tape for a pretty art supplies organizer.


These tags also make gorgeous bag ties for favors perfect for Valentines Day Favors, Wedding Favors, Bridal Showers, etc. Just change the color of the ribbon to match your color scheme.
My brain has been on overdrive thinking all of all the art kits I can create with these tins. 

Amore altered Altoid tin for Valentine's Day

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