DIY Rainbow Ribbon Pillow

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How to make a Rainbow Ribbon Pillow.

If you have a little girl in your life,  

this bright and colorful Rainbow Ribbon Pillow is sure to make her smile.

DIY Rainbow Ribbon Pillow

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DIY Rainbow Ribbon Pillow

Directions:

  • Cut several 4″ strips of ribbon in a variety of rainbow colors.  
  • Lightly glue the ends of the ribbon together to form a loop.

DIY Rainbow Ribbon Pillow

  • Cut a 7″ x 7″ piece of white felt.  Glue the ribbon loops around the four edges of the felt.  

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  • Hand cut a sun, raindrops, and the word “SMILE” out of Kunin Classic Felt.
  • Cut another piece of white felt 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.  Stitch the felt cut-outs onto the white felt square.
  • Iron on the Rainbow Applique onto the middle of the felt square.
  • Cut a 7″ x 7″ piece of blue felt.  Center the decorated white square onto the blue felt and pin it into place.  Sew around the white felt using a sewing machine.  (This is the pillow front.)
  • Lay the “pillow front” onto the white felt square with ribbon loops.  Sew around the edge of the felt.  Leave a small gap for adding poly-fil*.  After stuffing, finish sewing the edge of the pillow to close.

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Five Simple Christmas Ornaments made with Kunin Felt

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

How to make Felt Christmas Ornaments…

I’ve found, I’m beginning to love creating handmade stitched ornaments.

It may take a little longer than gluing or sewing, but I find it relaxing.

And… Kunin Felt is the perfect material to use.

A big Thank You to Kunin Felt for sponsoring this month’s Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop.

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Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt.

How to make a Felt Poinsettia Ornament:

  • Making a felt flower is simple, and you won’t need any fancy tools. (I learned how to make petal flowers many years ago from Martha Stewart.com.)  
  • Draw a simple petal shape onto a piece of cardstock for a pattern.
  • Trace the petal shape directly onto the felt. (Cut inside the lines when cutting out your petals so that the line doesn’t show.)  You will need 10 petals, eight for the flower and two for the leaves.

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

  • To create a soft delicate-looking poinsettia, I inked the flower petals with red ink and the leaf petals with green ink.

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

  • Thread the needle and thread, leave a long tail after the knot. Using a simple running stitch, thread the petals for the flower.  (I used the black thread for easier viewing.)

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

  • Next, remove the needle and gather the ends of the thread and cinch the petals together. Tie a knot.

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

  • Glue a “fancy” button into the center of the petals.
  • Glue the leaves under each side of the flower.
  • Cut two circles out of the cream felt. (jar lids make great patterns to trace)
  • Stitch around the circles using a blanket stitch. Before you sew it closed, insert a small amount of polyfill and stitch it closed. Glue the flower onto the front of the circle.
  • Using a darning needle, add a gold thread to the top of the ornament for hanging.  
  • Tie a ribbon bow and glue it onto the top of the ornament.

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

Another simple (well kind of simple) ornament to make is the Christmas Tree ornament.

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

How to make a Lacy Cream Christmas Tree Ornament:

  • Create a simple tree pattern using cardstock.  
  • Cut a rectangle, draw lines from the top center of the rectangle to the bottom two corners.
  • Cut the pattern out and trace it onto the felt.  
  • Optional: Cut a small rectangle to use as a tree trunk.
  • Using a variety of laces and trim, stitch it on the front of the “tree” with need and thread. (Stitch the ends inside of the felt.)
  • Align the felt pieces and stitch together using a blanket stitch. Before you sew it closed, insert a small amount of polyfill.
  • Add adhesive pearls onto the front of the Christmas Tree Ornament between the lace strips.
  • Add a piece of gold thread for hanging and a small gold bow.

Making Christmas Ornaments with Kunin Felt

As much as I love the first two ornaments, the red and green ones are my favorite. 

I made the green Christmas Tree ornament bigger than the cream one.  

  • I interwove red and white rick rack to make up the trim. I handstitched the rick rack trim onto the front of the tree shape.  
  • For fun, I stitched red and white Xs in between the trim.  
  • The tree is put together like the others, with a small amount of polyfill in the center.
  • Red and white twine was used for the hanger, with a red and white button on the top of the tree to finish it off.

How to make the Red Poinsettia Embroidery Hoop Ornament:

  • Create a Red Poinsettia using the flower directions above.
  • Open the embroidery hoop and place a piece of fabric over the center ring. (I used an old gray cable knit sweater.)   
  • Place the outside hoop over the sweater and tighten the embroidery hoop. Cut the excess fabric from the back of the embroidery hoop.
  • Glue a cardstock circle onto the back of the embroidery hoop.
  • Measure and glue the pine craft stem around the outside of the embroidery hoop.  
  • Glue the red poinsettia to the front of the embroidery hoop.
  • Add a piece of twine to the top to hang.  Glue a ribbon bow onto the top of the ornament.

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This soft and pretty Mitten Ornament was made similar to the other felt ornaments.

Except I used a mitten die to cut out the felt pieces.

If you don’t have a mitten die, search online for a mitten outline to size and use as a pattern.  

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Every year, I make a few new ornaments for my Christmas Tree.

I think these will fit in quite nicely.  (they’d also make a great handmade gift)

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AND… Did you know?

That Kunin Felt is manufactured right here in the US from recycled plastic bottles.

It takes ten bottles to make a pound of fiber. How cool is that!

DIY Stitched Felt Stocking with Die-Cut Ribbon

DIY Felt Christmas Stocking with Die Cut Ribbon

DIY Felt Holiday Stocking

If you love the warm and cozy feeling of Homespun Holidays and love making your gifts,

this simple felt stocking project is for you.

It makes a sweet stocking to hang on the mantel for Santa to add little gifts.

Or add in some greenery and use it as a Holiday decoration.

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DIY Felt Christmas Stocking with Die Cut Ribbon

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DIY Felt Christmas Stocking with Die Cut Ribbon

Directions:

  • Draw or create a stocking pattern onto cardstock. I used an SVG cut file from the Silhouette Store and a  Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine*. I sized the stocking pattern to fit on a 9″ x 12″ piece of felt and cut the stocking pattern using cardstock.
  • Trace the pattern pieces onto the felt and cut them out.

DIY Felt Christmas Stocking with Die Cut Ribbon

  • Cut the word “JOY” out of felt.  Hand stitch the felt pieces onto the stocking.
  • Tack the Snowflake Die-Cut Ribbon onto the front of the stocking using silver thread.

DIY Felt Christmas Stocking with Die Cut Ribbon

  • Iron the star patch onto the front of the stocking using the directions found on the back of the package.
  • Align the front and back of the felt stocking together. Using a “blanket stitch” stitch around the edge of the felt stocking.
  • Stitch a small piece of metallic ribbon as a loop on the corner of the felt stocking for hanging.

  

Red Posies Felt Christmas Ornaments

Fairfield World’s 80th Birthday Celebration

If you are a crafter, chances are you’ve used Poly-fil a time or two. (or much, much more)

Would you believe they’ve been around for 80 years?

My grandma used poly-fil for years, and so have I.

So when given the opportunity, I  jumped at the chance to help them celebrate.

And talk about celebrating, they even sent us a box of goodies to inspire us.

How cool is that? (my favorite was the cheese popcorn)

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With Christmas coming soon, I decided to make a couple of Red Posies Felt Ornaments.

I enjoy stitching from time to time, but because I’m not an expert by any means,

I’m going to call them “Simple Homespun Charm”.

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Directions:

  • Die-cut the flowers, leaves, and circles out of felt.
  • Arrange the die-cut pieces on the felt.

  • Add a small dab of fabri-tac adhesive* under the top felt piece to hold it in place while you do your stitching.
  • I like to start with the top layer first and work my way down so that I’m not going through as many layers of felt at one time.

  • Hand sew simple stitches in white and red thread around the pieces.

  • Use small, close stitches to close the ornament 3/4 of the way closed.
  • Add a small amount of poly-fil into the center of the ornament and finish sewing it closed.

  • Use a large hole needle to add twine to the top of the ornament for hanging.
  • Adhere a small bow onto the top of the ornament with fabri-tac adhesive*.
  • To add a small word, like the word joy, iron the letters onto the felt circle before stitching.

 

For more 80th Birthday Celebration check out Fairfield World on Instagram.

“Dyeing” for Spring

Welcome Spring with all your beautiful flowers, warmer days and everything renewed.

My Welcome Spring Banner turned into a real labor of love.

I began this project with the idea of using fun pink and purple hand cut felt flowers.

After I cut all the flowers and leaves, I decided to dye the embroidered letters.

The letters turned out so soft and delicate, I needed something softer for the flowers.

So…more flowers and more dyeing!  (make sure to read all the instructions below.)

I could of kept things simple and glued all the flowers in place, but noooo…

instead at the last minute I committed myself to stitching the entire thing.

Let me tell you…I’m not a stitcher!    (But, I am pretty satisfied by the way they turned out.)

To make the Welcome Spring Banner you’ll need:

  1. Add several drops of dye ink to each misting bottle.
  2. Remove letters from backing sheet and place on a Non Stick Craft Mat* or (wax paper).
  3. Spritz the letters with both blue and green ink for a variegated look.  Allow the ink to soak into the letters then dab away excess ink and water with a paper towel.  Let dry.

Look at how beautiful the letters dried.  ↓

4.  Create simple, hand drawn flowers (small, medium and large), circle and leaf patterns onto plain white paper.  Cut then trace around the patterns onto white felt.  Cut out.

5.  Spray the leaves green, set aside then spray the flowers and circles one color at a time.  Allow them to dry overnight.

6.  Layer the circle, small flower and large flower on top of each other then stitch in place.  Use a small amount of glue to hold the pieces in place while you stitch.

I love how the ink pooled at the edges of the pink flowers!

7.  To create the banner shape, fold a 10″ x 14″ piece of white felt in half lengthways.  Cut diagonally across the bottom from the center fold to a point about 3″ up from the bottom corner on the outer edges.  Stitch the flowers to the banner using a button at the center of each one.  Tuck leaves underneath the outer edges of the flowers then stitch in place.

8.  Set iron to cotton setting, approx. 350°, or follow garment care label.  Position letters with shiny side down on felt, then iron the letters in place as shown.  Cover letters with a fine cloth.  With firm pressure, iron cloth over the letters for 30 seconds.  Turn banner over and iron the back of the letters for 30 seconds.

9.  Use a sewing machine to stitch the banner to backing material, then stitch trim in place across the top and around the bottom edge if desired.

 If you need to finish your banner in less time, glue the flowers, leaves and trim in place, then use a fusible interfacing to adhere the felt banner to a backing.

Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered alphabet letter sheets at your local craft store.

My “Welcome Spring” banner was created for and sponsored by Joy SA.

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