wooden animal creature ornaments.

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I saw these little guys on pinterest and I knew I had to create some! They will make great little ornaments to hang on gifts. Im probably going to keep one or two for me, and might just keep them out all year long! I ended up using marker instead of paint, and I think paint might be the way to g0 – the marker sort of runs once it hits the wood, so be careful!

  • Wooden beads
  • Felt
  • Paint or marker
  • Embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • hot glue
  • Paint brush

 Cut a felt circle for a collar and two ear pieces for each animal. Glue the collar to the base of the wooden ball and glue the ears to the top. Hold them in place while they dry.

Paint or draw simple face on the front of the critter.

When everything is dry, cut a 7-inch piece of embroidery thread. Fold it in half and tie an overhand knot. Hot Glue the knotted thread to the top of the critter head.

plush racoon.

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We looked after milo’s friend and his big sister on sunday for a bit – so I wanted to get some crafting in to keep her occupied. I showed her my pinterest boards and asked her to find something that looked fun – she loved the idea of making her own plushie, and decided that this is the one we would make.

We made ours out of felt, printed and cut all the pieces and sewed away. She was  big help with cutting and trimming, while I did all the major sewing. She was so tickled with her pink raccoon and couldn’t believe we made our own stuffed animal! It took us a little less than two hours start to finish. I think hes rather cute, don’t you?!

Pattern and instructions found here.

holiday felt garland.

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My christmas tree is looking a little bare. Last year I made pom pom garland, but for some reason it doesn’t seem like enough. I have been contemplating buying  the felted wool balls and making my own, buuuut they are expensive! I decided since I have a ton of felt left over from making superhero masks earlier this year, I would put that to use and see what I can come up with.

I spent a morning cutting a WHOLE bunch of circles from the felt. Then I ran them through my sewing machine and made a few long strands at different lengths.

It seems to be doing the trick for now! I do have a bunch of 100 percent wool yarn that i bought about 10 years ago, well before I was vegan, so maybe I will figure out how to make those little balls myself one of these days….but I think this garland gives my tree just the little bit of love it needed!

superhero masks.

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Instead of party hats, I made all the kids superhero masks using this pattern. They also doubled as a party favor….All you need is some felt, hot glue, a sewing machine and some thin elastic.

Felt is in credibly inexpesnive, and I was able to fit three masks on one sheet. I purchased about a yard of elastic on etsy. I didn’t do them double sided, like she did in the pattern; I just used hot glue to affix the different colors and used my sewing machine to sew on the elastic.
These were great for all ages – we had babies wearing them, all the way to teenage brothers and parents!

felt heart garland.

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This was a pretty easy project using felt and my sewing machine. I cut a bunch of hearts out of felt and used my sewing machine to sew them together. I think once valentines day is over Im going to put these in my craftroom because they are so cute!

342. abonimable snowman ornament.

Made this guy out of felt after seeing something like it on pinterest. I want to gift it, but I kind of really love him. Makes me want to make many more felt ornaments!

318. felt owl ornament.

I have alot of things pinned to make for christmas! I know its still a ways off, but it already seems to be everywhere AND it snowed last night! This project isn’t THAT christmas’y, so dont worry….I saw these cute little guys, and picked up some styrofoam balls so I can make some (and some other ornaments coming up!) I was supposed to buy 4 inch balls, and I wasn’t paying attention and bought 3 inch, so I had to modify the pattern a little bit. He turned out ok – although I think he looks kind of yoda-like, wouldn’t you say?!

271. autumn yarn wreath.

I made this wreath after following the tutorial here. It was fairly easy, but took a little bit of time. Nothing you can’t get done in an evening though. It came out pretty good, although I kind of wish i would have bought a thicker wreath to wrap. This is all they had at Michaels. It was really inexpensive to make. I already had the yarn, and I had a coupon for the wreath, so I think I spent about $3 to make this happen. I would really love to hang it on my blue door, but I don’t have a wreath hanger at the moment. I think its packed away with the christmas stuff, and I’m not about to go digging through christmas stuff just yet. So for now it sits here and seems to work just fine.

214. c3po coffee cozy.

I made this coffee cozy for dj. Its supposed to be c3po.

Milo said it looks like plex.
Dj asked why he had a moustache.

It’s made out of felt, and lined with some fabric on the inside. I sewed it all up by hand too!

 

 

193. chewbacca.

A chewbacca embroidery to go with the wicket one I made a while back. These were both inspired by this post, which are way cuter…I might take another stab at this, not sure I love how it turned out, and I know a toddler who is going to be convinced this needs to be hung next to wicket when his room is ready!