Approximate Time: 1 hr. for each
Tip: I purchased them at a Dollar Tree and they are one of the best I have used.
Tip: Clear nail polish works great in small projects. It dries quickly and gives a high shine.
By Mary from Palm Coast, FL
Approximate Time: 20 minutes
By Ann from Loup City, NE
What's more, making felt stars is so easy all the family; both young and old alike can join in with the activity. So put on some music, sit down together and have lots of holiday fun!
Approximate Time: 20 minutes for each star
Draw a star shape on a piece of card, or trace a star silhouette out of a book or magazine. Cut out your star to make a card template.
Place the template on a piece of felt. Trace round the edge of the card silhouette with a pencil or tailor's chalk.
Carefully cut out your felt star and remember, never let young children use sharp scissors without adult supervision.
Add further interest to the surface of your star by stitching fancy yarns and scraps of fabric to the felt.
Fold your star in half, snip into the fold at intervals and thread a thin strip of felt through the slits. Attach sequins or beads along the strip of felt, or let children add self-adhesive alphabet letters instead, to personalize their star.
Stitch a hanger to the back of your star. It is now ready to hang on the tree, or for a different effect, peg several stars onto a long piece of yarn or raffia and make a garland to hang in the window.
By Anne from United Kingdom
Materials and Equipment:
1. Before starting, clear the table and cover it with newspaper or a large garbage bag to avoid getting glue on the table.
2. Glue the wooden ball to the top of the hazelnut. Make sure the ball is not directly on the nut tip, but is placed forward, so it looks like a head slightly nodding down (see photo). Hold in place until glue is dry and the ball is firmly stuck. If the ball is not sticking properly, you may need to use super glue.
3. Take out the red felt. Cut out a semicircle with your fabric or pinking shears. This is going to become the head kerchief. If using pinking shears, the flat edge of the semicircle should not be pinked. The flat edge should be about 4 inches long, but you will have to determine the correct size for your wooden ball, as sizes will vary. Before applying glue, do a test by placing the semicircle over the wooden ball/hazelnut form like a head kerchief (see photo). Pinch the felt around the 'neck' where the ball and the nut meet. Cut the felt to size if it is too large or cut a new piece if it is too small.
4. When you have the size is correct, pour a small puddle of craft glue onto the plastic container lid. Spread craft glue on the wooden ball where the head kerchief will sit. Don't place any glue on the hazelnut. Place the felt on the wooden ball and press it down against the glue until it is firmly stuck.
5. Take the piece of red embroidery floss and tie it around the 'neck' of the figure, cinching the head kerchief in as you do so. Make sure there are two even ends of floss left hanging, and tie a secure not. Turn the knot to the back of the figure.
6. Tie a knot at the top of the two loose ends, creating a loop to hang the figure on the tree.
7. Place your Red Riding Hood ornament on the tree and watch for wolves!
Does anyone have an easy felt Santa ornament pattern and directions? If you have any other patterns they would be very appreciated. Thank you so much!
Kathy M. from Mira Loma CA.
I made a cute santa using embroidery and fabric. I then made a "sandwich" of fabric, pellon, and more fabric. Stitch the "sandwich" together and trim out. It was pretty quick and fun. I used a free online colouring book page for the design, printed at 1/4th size. Happy holidays!