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Valentines Day Box of Chocolates Felt Hair Clip

24 Jan

This one goes out to all you non-sewers out there!

Easy no sew felt hair clip

Will need:

Bright red thick wool felt I used: Cardinal  a few layers of blend felt might work too.

Various Brown felt scraps, all the colors here came from the Chocoholics felt pack

Alligator hair clip

Hot glue gun

Felt Glue

Beads and cross stitching thread (optional)

Templates (at bottom of post)

Cut templates out of corresponding colors.

(for help on cutting small things from felt see: Andie’s Method for cutting small shapes)

You are not allowed to laugh at my stitching one of my New Years Resolutions is to learn proper embroidery stitches. If yours are worse than mine, which is hard to imagine or if you are just in a hurry you can substitute stitching with more beads or just leave the shapes plain.

1. Brown embroidery thread stitched lengthwise

2. Pale Yellow embroidery thread stitched in a zig zag pattern

3. Small bead felt glued

4. White  embroidery thread in an S shape

5. Brown bead glued down

6. Plain

7. Smaller shape felt glued to bigger shape.

Allow these pieces to sit while you cut out the felt heart shape and a strip of felt to cover the perimeter approx 1/4″ inch wide by 9.5″ inches long.

Apply felt Glue to edge of heart shape.

Run Strip of felt along side and pin to hold.

Let everything sit for about an hour.

Remove pins.

Glue chocolates into place, the easiest way to do this is to place a small amount of glue onto the tip of a pin and place the glue onto the heart.

Carefully put the chocolates into their spaces allow to dry for 30 minutes

Turn Clip over and hot glue clip to back

Give to your Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Soft Felt Tooth Fairy Pillow Box

25 Sep
Felt tooth fairy pillow tutorial

It’s official my baby girl has wiggly front teeth. A tooth fairy pillow has long been on my list of things to make. When designing a tooth fairy pillow I knew I wanted something to make the tooth seem special, worthy of a girl who prides herself in her shiny white teeth. I also knew it needed to have easy access for exhausted tooth fairies waking up at 2 am because the plan to stay up and wait didn’t pan out.  But maybe most importantly it had to be  soft so it could be slept on.

Here’s what I came up with.

tooth fairy box tutorial

It’s heavily influenced by a Tiffany box, but rather than a bow I have given it a little set of sparkly tooth fairy wings.

tooth fairy tutorial

Inside a cushion to hold the tooth and or the loot and her initial monogrammed up top with a stitch I like to call, “geeze I hope I didn’t sew my finger into that stitch” and a shiny molar.

 

You will need:

3″ x 3″  Foam or 3″ x 3″ batting

1 – 9″ x 12″ felt sheet (outside color)

1- 9″ x 12″ felt sheet (inside color)

Embroidery floss (optional)

Glitter (never optional)

Scrap white felt 4″ x 4″

Felt glue

1- foot of trim

Step 1:

Cut thick batting or foam into a 3″ cube, cut 1″ slit into top.

Step 2

Cut out the wings and molar from the template provided below. Cover with a thin layer of felt glue and glitter or sparkly puff paint. Allow wings to dry for 2 hours or so before adding glitter to back of wings.

Step 3

         Cut all sides to cover cube.  (see template)

Step 4

Create fold in center of  inside top piece. Using a running stitch and matching thread sew to create a pocket in the center

 Step 5

Glue or sew tooth onto top piece, embroider initial if desired.

Step 6

Place top into foam slit and attach 3″ x 3″ sides and bottom.

felt tooth fairy pillow pocket

Attach sides to top & bottom with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

You should now have a pretty block.

felt block for tooth fairy pillow

Step 7

Cut outside pieces: (also on printable template below)

Fold box sides down 1.5″ and glue or sew down side so sides now measure 3 1/2″

Attach sides to  bottom piece to create a box the same way you did with the cushion above.

Tooth fairy pillow tutorial

Slip cushion into finished box. Add felt glue to the bottom of your tooth fairy box if desired to hold cushion in place.

Step 8

felt box top

Double the pieces for the box top either by overcast stitching along one edge to connect the pieces before assembling the top, or glue two pieces together with felt glue. Repeat with top of box.

Assemble the top with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

Step 9

Hand sew or glue trim to outside of box and top (since my trim was thick I didn’t go all the way up to make sure there were no problems with the top.)

Attach tooth fairy wings to center of your box with felt glue or a few running stitches.

tooth fairy box tutorial

Template: Fit to print on standard size printer paper, enlarge first.

tooth fairy box template

~I love the way this turned out. Here’s hoping it scores me a few bonus points with the tooth fairy!

~Andie

fairy tutorial

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