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Scrappy Fall Felt Candle Mat.

7 Nov

This super easy candle mat is a great way to use up those fall colored felt scraps just add a pumpkin scented candle and it makes a great hostess gift this Thanksgiving.

Pattern for fall trees candle mat

You will need:

White felt 1/4 yard

Scraps of felt in fall colors

used here:

Gold Nugget

Fresh Cut Grass

Autumn Leaves

Beet

Courtyard

Hot Chocolate

Tomato Soup

Banana Cream Pie

coordinating thread

Brown embroidery thread

Step 1: 

Cut 2-  12″ circles from the white felt. Feel free to adjust this to whatever size suits your needs or make it really easy and just trace a plate. Set one circle aside.

Step 2:

Begin cutting random blobs from scraps of fall colored felts.  Place and pin at top, bottom and sides of one of your white felt circles. Try to make each “tree” a little different from the others.  Fill in the rest of the space and pin when the placement looks right.

Thanksgiving fall candle mat

Step 3:

Using brown embroidery thread create tree trunks and branches with a quick running stitch along each tree.Fall Tree Candle Mat craft tutorial

Step 4:

Once all the branches and trunks have been stitched begin stitching down your trees with coordinating thread.

Felt autumn project

Step 5: 

Once all the trees have been sewn into place, stack white felt circles together and trim any uneven edges before overcast stitching them together with white thread.

Felt hostess gift

Enjoy!

Check out our other fall themed felt crafts:

Super easy felt napkin rings 

fall garland

Fall Garland

Happy Crafting!

Andie

25 days of Felt Christmas Crafts Day 15 Rethinking the shatter proof bulb

13 Dec

Felt crafts for Christmas

You know the Shtick…25 days 25 felt Christmas crafts and away we go!

Our home hasn’t seen a glass ornament..well ever I think.

Between kids and pets we know we would be tempting fate and I’d like to leave this world with all the toes I brought into it.

 Still I can’t help but long for some beautiful handblown glass pieces. Of course when the time comes that it’s safe to start my collection I am sure that even the most intricate and beautiful piece won’t compare to the kindergarten Popsicle stick ornaments and glitter covered hand prints strung with thick red yarn.

I think these felt bulb ornaments are a reasonable compromise. Kid safe and gorgeous!

You will need (per ornament)

Tutorial here: http://www.bhg.com/christmas/ornaments/felt-3-d-christmas-ornament/

(all photos via Better Homes and Gardens)

Missed some of the 25 days and want to start from day one?

http://feltcraftprojects.com/2011/11/29/25-days-of-felt-christmas-crafts/

 

25 days of Felt Christmas Crafts Day 14 Party like it’s XVII

12 Dec

Felt crafts for Christmas

You know the Shtick…25 days 25 felt Christmas crafts and away we go!

The tradition of using small candles to light up the Christmas tree dates back to at least the middle of the XVIIth century.Candles were glued with melted wax to a tree branch. While I question the sanity of putting anything currently on fire onto dead or dying brush, I can certainly see the allure. (of the candles not the raging inferno that would most likely ensue)Not only are these candles a much safer option, they are also a  great project for younger kids.

You will need:

  • 1/2 sheet white  felt, cut lengthwise (post suggests glitter felt but you know my feelings on acrylic felt)
  • Wooden skewer or chopstick
  • 3″ square piece of orange and yellow felt
  • White craft or felt glue
  • Thin silver ribbon
  • Scissors
A word of warning the post is woefully short on pictures.
                                Rubber Duckie         White       Monarch Butterfly

Tutorial here: http://crafts.kaboose.com/rolled-felt-candle-ornament.html

(all photos via Kaboose)

Missed some of the 25 days and want to start from day one?

http://feltcraftprojects.com/2011/11/29/25-days-of-felt-christmas-crafts/

American Felt and Craft online

 

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