Festive Beverage Holders

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Designer: Lisa Storms

Go green this year by giving reusable beverage holders. Add a few embellishments and you’re ready to gift.


Materials:

  • Scrap of felt
  • Insulated cup
  • Small bead
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Instant glue
  • Solid cardstock: light blue and white
  • Winter-theme stamp (such as Fiskars Winter Wishes Simple Stick Repositionable stamp)
  • Black ink pad
  • Snowflake punch
  • Crafts glue
  • Gem sticker

 

1. Cut a 114“-wide strip from felt (our strip was 23” long; however, adjust length of strip to fit around cup).

2. Snip into ends of felt strip to mimic fringe. To make fringe more noticeable, trim and remove a few small slivers of felt between fringe.

3. Tie felt strip around cup.

4. Place bead on end of bamboo skewer. If needed, trim skewer end to make bead fit on end. Place a dab of instant glue on skewer end to secure bead.

5. Cut a 114×4″ rectangle from light blue cardstock. Stamp “Warm Winter Wishes” using black ink onto right-hand side of cardstock. Punch a snowflake from white cardstock and adhere beside stamped sentiment. Add gem sticker to center of snowflake.

6. Trim a V-shape notch in right-hand side of cardstock flag. Glue flag to skewer.

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Birch Tree Pillow

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Designer: Cindy Green

Enjoy the beauty of natural motifs without leaving the comfort of your home. This birch tree pillow adds a fall touch to your decor!


Materials:

  • 2—9×12″ pieces of white felt
  • 2—12×17″ pieces of brown fabric
  • Sewing thread: white and brown
  • Sewing needle
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Tree Pattern

1. Enlarge and trace the tree pattern, above, onto the pieces of white felt; cut out. To cut out the tree holes on trees 2, 3, and 4, fold the felt tree in half and use scissors to cut a semicircle in the folded edge.

2. Referring to the Appliqué Placement Diagram, pin the white felt trees to a 12×17″ piece of brown cotton fabric. Set your sewing machine to a zigzag stitch. Using white sewing thread, machine-stitch over the edges of each felt tree.

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3. With right sides together and using a 14” seam allowance, sew the appliqué pillow front and the remaining 12×17″ piece of brown fabric for the pillow back together, leaving a 5″ opening along the bottom edge (Pillow Back Diagram).

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4. Turn the pillow cover right side out. Using a low setting on your iron, press the pillow cover carefully. Stuff the pillow cover firmly with polyester fiberfill.

5. Hand-sew the bottom opening closed using brown sewing thread.

Father’s Day Pocket Holder

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A felt pocket is the perfect holder for Father’s Day cards and small gifts! They’re so easy to make that you’ll have no trouble whipping them up for all the dads in your life (with help from the kids)!

 

Materials:

 

Finished pocket: 5×6-1/2″


Assemble the Pocket Holder:

  1. Download, print, and cut out the pocket pattern from the link above.

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2. Trace the large pocket pattern onto dark blue felt two times and the small pocket pattern onto  light blue felt one time (we used a white pencil so we could see our lines). Cut out the patterns.

 

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3. Center the smaller light blue pocket onto the larger dark blue pocket. Pin in place.

 

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4. Sew the smaller pocket to the larger pocket using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

 

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5. Layer the sewn pocket onto the second dark blue pocket. Pin in place.

 

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6. Sew the pockets together using a 1/4″ seam allowance and leaving the top open. This will form a pocket that you can slide gifts into.

Bunny Treat Bag

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Inspired by Rudolph Treat Bags from designer Lisa Storms

 

Fill this cute felt bunny with candy treats for an Easter surprise!

 

Materials:

  • Crafts felt: two pieces of white and one pink
  • Fabric glue
  • Gray embroidery floss
  • 1–1″ pink pom-pom
  • 2–10×13 millimeter oval googly eyes
  • Sewing machine
  • Bunny pattern (get the pattern here)

 

Assemble the Treat Bag:

1. Download and print the bunny pattern, found above.

2. Layer two pieces of white felt on top of each other. Trace the bunny pattern onto the felt and cut around the pattern.

3. Cut two bunny ear centers from pink felt.

4. Using gray embroidery floss and a straight stitch, add whiskers to the center of one bunny shape. Refer to photo above for placement.

5. Pin the felt bunny shapes together. Sew around the felt shapes using a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving the area between the ears open.

6. Glue the pink pom-pom and the goggly eyes to finish the bunny face.

 


 

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Rudolph Treat Bag

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Designer: Lisa Storms

 

This felt reindeer has a surprise — he’s actually a goody bag filled with treats!

 

Materials:

  • Crafts felt: light and dark brown
  • Fabric glue
  • 1–1″ red pom-pom
  • 2–3/8″ googly eyes
  • Sewing machine
  • Rudolph pattern (get the pattern here)

 

Assemble the Treat Bag:

1. Download and print the Rudolph pattern, found above.

2. Layer your two pieces of felt on top of each other. Pin the Rudolph pattern to the felt and cut around the pattern.

3. Pin the felt reindeer shapes together. Sew around the felt shapes using a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving the area between the antlers open.

4. Glue the red pom-pom and the goggly eyes to the light brown side.