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21  Keep Your Hands off My Booty! Fun Felt Treasure Chest! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by newimagegal on: January 25, 2010 07:36:22 AM
You can try to make this without the mod podge to help cut down on the time but it does help add some extra structure to the stiffened EZ Felt.  I had a blast making this.  Let me know what you think!



More detailed instructions are here:
http://www.newimageco.biz/scripts/silverware.exe/extpage@D:/DFS/ELEVCLIENTS/NEWIMAGE/ELEVATOR.FXP?page=PROJECT71

Here is how to make it:
Required Supplies:
Craft Glue
Mod Podge
Foam Brush
Button
Thread
Needle
1 9 x 12 Yellow Stick-It Felt Sheet
1 12 x 18 Cocoa EZ Felt Sheet
Treasure Chest Template
(download here: http://www.newimageco.biz/pdfs/treasurechesttemplate.pdf)

Instructions:
1) Using the treasure chest template, cut out the various pieces from your felt:
     12 x 18 Cocoa EZ Felt
         Treasure Chest

     9 x 12 Yellow Stick-It Felt
          2 Handles
         Bottom of Chest Detail
         Top of Chest Detail

2) With template still on Treasure Chest, fold along dotted fold lines.


3) With your needle and thread, stitch button onto treasure chest.


4) Next, create the loop to go around the button, We stitched a few times over before beginning our loop to keep it secure.


5) Using craft glue, glue treasure chest into place. Let dry.


6) With your foam brush, begin covering entire treasure chest with Mod Podge. We even coated our string to increase its strength.

7) Let dry overnight.

Cool Peel off backing of Yellow Stick-It felt shapes and place onto Treasure Chest.


9) Begin adding your secret treasures!
 
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22  ABC Blocks in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by newimagegal on: January 15, 2010 09:50:26 AM



Create a project that continues to help your child learn their alphabet! You can create these alongside their lesson plan at school or all at once to have a new learning adventure everyday. These would also be a great addition to a bookshelf spelling out your child's name. The possibilities are endless!

For more detailed instructions (along with images), please click below link:
http://www.newimageco.biz/scripts/silverware.exe/extpage@D:/DFS/ELEVCLIENTS/NEWIMAGE/ELEVATOR.FXP?page=PROJECT67

Here is how to make them:

Required Supplies:
Scissors
Quick Dry Craft Glue
Paintbrush
Suncatcher Stain- Assorted Colors
262" Wood Square Blocks
9 x 12 Stick-It Felt Sheets- Assorted Colors
9 x 12 Soft Felt Sheets- Assorted Colors
Letters Template
(available here: http://www.newimageco.biz/pdfs/letterstemplate.pdf)

Instructions:
1) Begin by staining your wood blocks. Use your suncatcher stain and paintbrush and brush on the stain similar to if you were painting. You can have a different color on each side or do each block a different color.

TIP: It may be beneficial to stain a block at a time so you can figure out the layout for each letter as the stain dries.

2) While the blocks dry, begin the process of cutting out the pieces for each block. You will be covering all 6 sides of the block using things associated to the letter on that block. We chose to use upper and lower case letters for 2 sides of the block. Our block layout is show in the images below.


3) Begin by cutting out the letters of the block from theLetters Templatefrom your Stick-It Felt Sheets.

4)Next, cut out the various items associated with that letter from Stick-It and Soft Felt. Here are a list of suggestions by letter to help inspire you:
    A: Apple, Acorn, Arrow, Ampersand, Alligator, Airplane, Addition, Asleep
    B: Ball, Brown, Bee, Bone, Backpack, Baby, Balloon, Blue
    C: Car, Clover, Candle, Corn, Cactus, Camouflage, Clock, Caterpillar
    D: Dog, Daisy, Diamond, Dice, Dolphin, Dragon, Dragonfly, Drink
    E: Earth, Eye, Exclamation Point, Elephant, Egg, East, Ear, Ear Muffs
    F: Face, Fan, Farm, Feather, Fire, Feet, Fish, Flag
    G: Green, Garbage Can, Gecko, Ghost, Gift, Giraffe, Gingerbread Man, Glove
    H: Hairbrush, Hamburger, Hammer, Hand, Hat, Heart, Home, Hot Dog
    I: Ice, Ice Cream Cone, Ivy, Insect, Igloo, Idea, Icicle, Ice Skate
    J: Juice, Jester, Jellybeans, Jellyfish, Jeans, Jar, Jacks, Jack-O-Lantern
    K: Kayak, Key, Keyboard, Kite, Knot, Koala, Knife, Kangaroo
    L: Ladder, Ladybug, Lightning, Lamp, Lion, Laundry, Lemon, Light Bulb
    M: Music, Mushroom, Mummy, Monkey, Monster, Mitten, Magnet, Mail
    N: Nut, Nose, Nail, Necktie, Nest, No, Night, North
    O: Orange, Oar, Octagon, Olive, Oval, Owl, Octopus, Ocean
    P: Purple, Paintbrush, Palette, Palm Tree, Panda, Paper Clip, Peanut, Pumpkin
    Q: Question Mark, Queen, Quarter, Quotation Marks, Quart, Quail, Quilt, Quiver
    R: Red, Ruler, Rowboat, Ring, Rabbit, Rainbow, Recycle, Rocket
    S: Sailboat, School Bus, Sea Horse, Sheep, Shoe, Sky, Smile, Star
    T: Triangle, Tornado, TV, Turtle, Tree, Train, Treasure Chest, Tooth
    U: Umbrella, Unicorn, Utensils, USA, Up, Unicycle, Under, Underline
    V: Vegetable, Violin, Vine, Vest, Vase, Van, Vacuum, Vacation
    W: White, Wagon, Wand, Walrus, Watch, Watermelon, Wave, Witch
    X: X-Ray, Xylophone, Multiplication Sign, Create an X Mosaic, Make a character
    out of the letter X named Xavier
    Y: Yellow, Yarn, Yak, Yam, Yard, Yardstick, Yawn, You (put a picture of your child
    here or a reflective material to create a mirror)
    Z: Zebra, Zig Zag, Zipper, Zoo, Zucchini, Zeppelin

5) Now enjoy spending time sharing each letter with your child and class!

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23  Mini Clothespin Memo Pad in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by newimagegal on: January 06, 2010 09:35:17 AM


I use mine at my desk in my office, so I thought it would be appropriate in this category.

For more detailed instructions, please go here:
http://www.newimageco.biz/scripts/silverware.exe/extpage@D:/DFS/ELEVCLIENTS/NEWIMAGE/ELEVATOR.FXP?page=PROJECT24

Required Supplies:
Wood Paint (at least 2 Colors)
Paint brush
1 5 3/8" Rectangle/Sign
1 Pack of 1" Clothespins

Optional Supplies:
Tape
Magnets


Instructions:
1) Paint your pieces:
    Sign
    Clothespins
       We used 4, but you can fit as many as you want!
   TIP: To help keep pieces secure while painting, use some tape to
    keep in place.

2) Once paint has dried, layout where you would like to place your clothespins and if you want to add any extra embellishments, like your name.

3) Paint additional embellishments. Let dry.

4)Glue clothespins onto desired location.


Optional Steps:
Glue magnets to the back of your memo rack to add to your fridge, locker, or dry erase board!
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24  Felt Party Hat- Perfect for New Year's in Winter Holidays by newimagegal on: December 30, 2009 08:08:26 AM
Looking for a fun way to jazz up all the New Year's Eve festivities?  Try making these felt party hats!  I did this last year and my friends had a blast customizing their hat for the New Year!



For more detailed instructions, please refer to this link:
http://www.newimageco.biz/scripts/silverware.exe/extpage@D:/DFS/ELEVCLIENTS/NEWIMAGE/ELEVATOR.FXP?page=PROJECT20

Here is how to make it:
Required Supplies:
Scissors
Single Hole Punch
Pencil
12" of 1/8" Elastic
Craft Glue
1 12 x 18 EZ Felt Sheet
Stick-It Felt Stickers
Party Hat Template
(available here: http://www.newimageco.biz/pdfs/partyhattemplate.pdf)

Optional Supplies:
Paper Clips


Instructions:
1) Cut out Party Hat Template pieces.

2) Arrange template piece on 12 x 18 EZ Felt Sheet and cut out.

3) Using a pencil, mark the hole punch locations.


4) Fold flat sides of hat on top of each other. Glue into place.

    TIP: We use paperclips to help keep our crafts in place while drying.

5) Using the single hole punch, punch holes onto locations you marked.


6) Tie elastic string to hat through holes.

7) Use your Stick-It Felt stickers to decorate your hat.
    TIP: You can add some reinforcement to your hat by applying the Stick-It Felt
    Shapes over the seam.

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25  Melted Frosty the Snowman in Winter Holidays by newimagegal on: December 28, 2009 01:05:12 PM
I find it awful after awhile staring at the snow build up around me that I can't wait for Springtime to come.  I concocted this melted snowman to help rid myself of the winter blues and get excited for Spring.



Find out how to make him here with more detail
(http://www.newimageco.biz/scripts/silverware.exe/extpage@D:/DFS/ELEVCLIENTS/NEWIMAGE/ELEVATOR.FXP?page=PROJECT18)

or read below for basic instructions:

Required Supplies:
Scissors
Black Marker
Twigs
Fabric Glue
1 9 x 12 White Soft Felt Sheet
1 9 x 12 White Quick Stick Felt Sheet
1 9 x 12 Tangerine Soft Felt Sheet
1 2 1/2" Doll Head/Knob
Frosty's Last Stand Template (http://www.newimageco.biz/pdfs/frostyslaststandtemplate.pdf)


Instructions:
1) Cut out Frosty's Last Stand Template pieces.

2) Arrange template pieces on corresponding felt and cut out:
    9 x 12 White Soft Felt: Puddle Shape
    9 x 12 White Quick Stick Felt: Oval Shape
    9 x 12 Tangerine Soft Felt: Carrot Nose, Scarf

3) Remove adhesive backing from Quick Stick felt and cover 2 1/2" doll head/knob. Cut off any excess so it will lay flat.

4) Glue snowman head to the middle of the puddle shape.

5) Fringe ends of your scarf piece. Wrap around Snowman head. Glue ends into place.

6) Tuck twigs under the scarf for you Snowman's arms.

7) Glue carrot onto middle of Snowman's face.

Cool Using your Black Marker draw on eyes and buttons for embellishment.


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26  No Sew Felt Ice Skate Ornaments in Winter Holidays by newimagegal on: December 16, 2009 11:16:56 AM
Who says the stockings get to have all the fun?  I was referred to this project by a co-worker's wife and couldn't stop making them and I had to share them!  My niece just started ice skating this year and I thought it would be a fun and easy way for her to decorate her tiny tree without having the expense and worry of store-bought ornaments!



Here is how to make them:
(For a detailed step-by step with photos- please click here: http://www.newimageco.biz/scripts/silverware.exe/extpage@D:/DFS/ELEVCLIENTS/NEWIMAGE/ELEVATOR.FXP?page=PROJECT64)

Required Supplies:
Scissors
Jumbo Paper Clip
Craft Glue
36" of 1/8" Ribbon
Safety Needle
Small Single Hole Punch
1 9 x 12 Soft Felt Sheet
Ice Skate Template
(Available here:http://www.newimageco.biz/pdfs/skatetemplate.pdf)

Optional Supplies:
Fiber Fill
Sequins
Glitter
Pom Poms



Instructions:
1) Using the Skate Template,cut out the skate from your 9 x 12 Soft Felt Sheet.

2) Fold skate shape in half. Slide paper clip, open side into bottom of the skate, into the bottom fold.


3) Glue the side edge's of the skate together. Do not glue all the way to the top. Leave about 3/4" open so you are able to fold down the top of your skate.

     TIP: Make sure to avoid gluing the paper clip.

4) Place heavy object on the skate until dry.

5) Punch holes with a small single hole punch on right side of skate where you have glued.


6) Cut 12" of the ribbon. Thread your safety needle and start lacing your skate from the bottom of the toe and up to the top of the skate.


7) Cut another 12" of ribbon and begin lacing your skate. Start at the toe using both ends of your ribbon (similar to lacing up your shoes).


Cool Double knot your ribbon at the top and tie into a bow. Use a small dot of glue to keep your bow in place.

9) Fold down the top portion of the skate. Punch a single hole in the top left corner. This will be through four layers of felt.


10) Push the remaining piece of ribbon through the hole for the hanger. Tie in a bow.


Optional Steps:
You can use fiber fill to stuff your skate to add extra dimension to it.

Also, embellish with glitter, sequins, or pom poms to personalize each different skate.
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27  Reindeer & Santa Characters in Winter Holidays by newimagegal on: December 09, 2009 06:28:43 AM
I loved making these little Holiday "critters" this season!  They go great on the mantle and if you are really adventurous you can make a sleigh for all the reindeer to carry Santa on!




For detailed instructions (with pictures) check out this project here:
http://www.newimageco.biz/scripts/silverware.exe/extpage@D:/DFS/ELEVCLIENTS/NEWIMAGE/ELEVATOR.FXP?page=PROJECT65

Required Supplies:
Wood Paint (Brown, Red)
Paintbrush
Craft Glue
2 1/8" Diameter Google Eyes
2 3/8" Diameter Google Eyes
11" Square Block
21" Doll Heads/Knobs
41" Clothespins
13/4" Spool
19 x 12 Red Soft Felt Sheet
19 x 12 Cocoa Soft Felt Sheet
19 x 12 White Soft Felt Sheet


Instructions:
1) Paint your pieces:
     Brown Paint:
         1 3/4" Spool
         1 1" Doll Head/Knob
         4 1" Clothespins

     Red Paint:
         1 1" Square Block

2) Making Santa:
     Take unpainted 1" Doll Head/Knob (this will be Santa's face) and glue
     1/8" google eyes to it.
     

     Using red paint, paint on tiny circles for his rosy cheeks.

     From White Soft Felt, cut out:
         Wavy Rick Rack piece from 12" side of felt for body and hat trim.
         Small 1/2" long piece for moustache.
         1" x 3/4" Beard piece.
         Small ball for top of hat.
         

     From Red Soft Felt, cut out:
         Small Semi-Circle to create Santa's Hat.
             Ours is 2" long by 1" tall.
         

     Glue moustache and beard to Santa's face.
     

     Glue one end of rick rack piece to back of Santa's body. Apply glue and wrap along
     top. Trim remainder off.
     

     Repeat previous step for bottom part of Santa.

     Glue Santa's head to body.

     To construct Santa's hat:
         Glue remaining rick rack piece onto the circular portioin of the hat.
         

         Bring hat together along flat side and glue in place.
         

         Glue white ball on top of hat.

     Glue hat onto Santa's head.

3) Making Rudolph:
     Cut out the following pieces from Soft Felt Sheets:
         Cocoa:
             Antlers (Ours measure about 1" x 1 1/4")

         Red:
             1/2" Diameter Circle

     Glue 4 1" Clothespins to 3/4" Spool. Make sure that it will stand correctly before
     letting set in place.
     

     Glue 2 3/8" Diameter google eyes and red nose onto Brown 1" Doll Head/Knob.
     

     Glue antlers to top of Rudolph's head.
     

     Once clothespins have dried, glue finished head to spool.
     
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28  Fun Gift Tag Replacement in Winter Holidays by newimagegal on: December 07, 2009 07:54:57 AM


Try brightening up the season this year by adding a suncatcher (http://www.newimageco.biz/scripts/silverware.exe/CATALOG@D:/DFS/ELEVCLIENTS/NEWIMAGE/ELEVATOR.FXP?SEARCH_TREE01=SUNCATCHERS) to your present.  They look great with all those Christmas lights around and a quick and easy way to jazz up your wrapping!

Here are some helpful hints on how to do this:

1) Stain suncatcher according to instructions.  If you get any bubbles, you can use the end of a paperclip to "pop" them.  

2) Let dry overnight.  You will be dry enough to move in a couple of hours but I have learned the hard way that moving too early or trying to tie onto anything before it is completely dry will lead to serious frustration.

3) String some ribbon through the hang hole on the suncatcher.  Tie onto present.  You can add a small sticker on th eback of it to help remind you who's present it is or you can use a "them" per person, etc.
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29  Felt Gingerbread Treat Box in Winter Holidays by newimagegal on: December 02, 2009 09:58:56 AM
Whether a quick classroom project or something to create at your own kitchen table, this gingerbread house treat box will be a hit with all those involved. When you are done, make sure to fill it up with your holiday goodies!



Here is how to make it:
Required Supplies:
Scissors
Quick Dry Fabric Glue
Single Hole Punch
29 x 12 Stick-It Felt Sheets
112 x 18 Cocoa EZ Felt Sheet
Jute/Twine
Gingerbread House Treat Box Template
(download here: Required Supplies:
Scissors
Quick Dry Fabric Glue
Single Hole Punch
29 x 12 Stick-It Felt Sheets
112 x 18 Cocoa EZ Felt Sheet
Jute/Twine
Gingerbread House Treat Box Template


Instructions:
1) Using theGingerbread House Template,cut out the below pieces:
     12 x 18 EZ Felt:
         Treat Box Pieces
             TIP: After you cut out the house as one piece, lay the template pieces over it
             and fold according to fold lines. It will make assembly much easier.
         Gingerbread Man

     9 x 12 Stick-It Felt Sheet- Color A:
         2 "Icing" Side Outlines for House
         2 "Icing" Front/Back Outlines for House
         2 Swirls for Peppermint Windows
         1 Rectangle
         3 Small Circles (door knob, buttons for gingerbread man)
         2 Wavy Lines for Sides of House
             TIP: Cut a long strip of this and cut to size later

     9 x 12 Stick-It Felt Sheet- Color B:
         Front Door
         2 Circles for Peppermint Windows
         3 Squares to go over rectangle on front of house


2) Begin assembly of the house:
     Start with placing large "icing" outlines in place.
   

     Place swirls on peppermint windows. Put windows in place on front and back
     of house.

     Add door to front of house. Finish with doorknob.

     Add side wavy icing pieces.
   

     Add stripes on top of rectangle piece. Put rectangle in place on front of house.
   

3) Apply glue to side folds to glue box into place.
     TIP: We use a piece of tape to help keep everything in place while drying.
   

4) Punch holes on top flap sections.
   

5) Decorate your gingerbread man with two buttons. Punch a hole on one hand to affix to box.

6) String gingerbread man and two flaps together with twine. Tie in a bow.
)

Instructions:
1) Using theGingerbread House Template,cut out the below pieces:
     12 x 18 EZ Felt:
         Treat Box Pieces
             TIP: After you cut out the house as one piece, lay the template pieces over it
             and fold according to fold lines. It will make assembly much easier.
         Gingerbread Man

     9 x 12 Stick-It Felt Sheet- Color A:
         2 "Icing" Side Outlines for House
         2 "Icing" Front/Back Outlines for House
         2 Swirls for Peppermint Windows
         1 Rectangle
         3 Small Circles (door knob, buttons for gingerbread man)
         2 Wavy Lines for Sides of House
             TIP: Cut a long strip of this and cut to size later

     9 x 12 Stick-It Felt Sheet- Color B:
         Front Door
         2 Circles for Peppermint Windows
         3 Squares to go over rectangle on front of house


2) Begin assembly of the house:
     Start with placing large "icing" outlines in place.
   

     Place swirls on peppermint windows. Put windows in place on front and back
     of house.

     Add door to front of house. Finish with doorknob.

     Add side wavy icing pieces.
   

     Add stripes on top of rectangle piece. Put rectangle in place on front of house.
   

3) Apply glue to side folds to glue box into place.
     TIP: We use a piece of tape to help keep everything in place while drying.
   

4) Punch holes on top flap sections.
   

5) Decorate your gingerbread man with two buttons. Punch a hole on one hand to affix to box.

6) String gingerbread man and two flaps together with twine. Tie in a bow.
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30  Christmas Bulb Garland in Winter Holidays by newimagegal on: November 23, 2009 10:53:53 AM
No need for cords to get these lights up!  Using some glimmer felt and imagination, I created this Christmas Bulb Garland to decorate my mantle this year. 





Here is how to make them:

Required Supplies:
Scissors
Single Hole Punch
130" of 3/4" Silver Ribbon
Pencil
1 9 x 12 Yellow Stick-It Felt Sheet
4 9 x 12 Glimmer Felt Sheets (4 Different Colors)
Christmas Bulb Garland Template
(available here:http://www.newimageco.biz/pdfs/christmasbulbgarlandtemplate.pdf)

Instructions:
1) Cut out 4 Bulb Shapes on each 9 x 12 Sheet of Glimmer Felt.

2) Cut out 16 Bulb Bottoms from 9 x 12 Yellow Stick-It Felt Sheet.

3) Mark on your Bulb Bottoms with pencil where the holes will be punched.


4) Remove adhesive-backing on Stick-It Felt and affix to bottom of bulb.


5) Using the single hole punch, punch holes where you have marked.


6) Arrange your garland in alternating colors on a flat surface.

7) Once you have determined your arrangement, begin stringing the bulbs together, tying a bow at both ends.



Finished Garland will be about 80" Long.
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