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41  Cat Mask in Halloween Costumes by newimagegal on: October 12, 2009 08:53:49 AM


This quick and easy felt Cat Mask is a purr-fect way to show your Halloween spirit!

For more detail with the instructions, please check it out here:
http://www.newimageco.biz/scripts/silverware.exe/extpage@D:/DFS/ELEVCLIENTS/NEWIMAGE/ELEVATOR.FXP?page=PROJECT8

Here is all you need to make this simple costume idea:
Scissors
Fabric Glue
1 12 x 18 Black EZ Felt Sheet
1 9 x 12 Tangerine Stick-It Felt Sheet
Single Hole Punch
2 Chenille Stems
18" of 3/8" Elastic
Pencil
Cat Mask Template (available here: http://www.newimageco.biz/pdfs/catmasktemplate.pdf)

Instructions:
1) Cut outCat Mask piecesfrom template.

2) Arrange template pieces on corresponding felt and cut out:
   9 x 12 Tangerine Stick-It Felt: Inner Ears
   12 x 18 Black EZ Felt: Cat Face

3) Mark on the mask with pencil where holes are to be punched.


4) Remove adhesive backing from Stick-It felt pieces and place inside your Cat Ears.


5) Cut chenille stems into 6 pieces to create your whiskers. You can size accordingly to your taste.

6) Glue chenille stems into place.


7) Punch holes in mask, according to markings.


Cool Thread elastic through and size to match your head. Tie ends in place.

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42  Sand Art Ideas? in Discussion and Questions by newimagegal on: October 09, 2009 01:21:29 PM
I have a bunch of sand laying around in different colors and don't really know what to do with it.  I painted it on some old jars





but after that, I am at a loss.  Any ideas?
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43  Re: Felt Bat Treat Cones in Halloween Decor and Parties by newimagegal on: October 09, 2009 01:10:40 PM
Let's try this one Smiley
Thanks for the tip.
Ha ha ha.



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44  Felt Bat Treat Cones in Halloween Decor and Parties by newimagegal on: October 09, 2009 06:10:44 AM
These are perfect for treat bags for the kids or for decorations at a Halloween Party!


They are also very simple to make and require just some felt, glue, ribbon, and google eyes.



Here is what you need to get started:
Required Supplies:
Scissors
Fabric Glue
1 12 x 18 Black EZ Felt Sheet
1 9 x 12 Black Soft Felt Sheet
1 9 x 12 White Soft Felt Sheet
Single Hole Punch
2 3/8" Diameter Google Eyes
30" of 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Pencil
Bat Treat Cone Template
(available here: http://www.newimageco.biz/pdfs/battreatconetemplate.pdf)


Instructions:
1) Cut outBat Treat Cone Templatepieces from template.

2) Arrange template pieces on corresponding felt and cut out:
   9 x 12 Black Soft Felt: Cone
   9 x 12 White Soft Felt: Fangs
   12 x 18 Black EZ Felt: Wings

3) Mark on the cone with pencil where holes are to be punched.


4) Glue Google Eyes and Fangs onto Bat Face.


5) Fold bat into a cone shape, bringing the cone behind the bat face. Glue into place.


6) Glue Wings to the back of the Cone, affixing to the inside.

7) Using single hole punch, punch holes where previously marked. Thread ribbon through holes, knotting the ribbon on the inside of the cone.

For more detailed instructions and other photos, please go to this link:
http://www.newimageco.biz/scripts/silverware.exe/extpage@D:/DFS/ELEVCLIENTS/NEWIMAGE/ELEVATOR.FXP?page=PROJECT7
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45  Make a Monster out of Wood and Felt in Halloween Decor and Parties by newimagegal on: October 07, 2009 09:00:47 AM
These two are really simple to make and are a fun and festice way to add the Halloween Spirit wherever you are.  If you are having a party, they are a cute way to have your place cards at.



Here is what you need to make them:
Required Supplies:
Wood Paint (White, Green, Orange, Purple)
Paint Brush
Craft Glue
4 1/8" Diameter Google Eyes
Black Marker
21" Square Blocks
21" Doll Heads/Knobs
21 1/8" Micro Shaker Pegs
19 x 12 Black Quick Stick Soft Felt Sheet
19 x 12 White Soft Felt Sheet
Make a Monster Template
(available here: http://www.newimageco.biz/pdfs/MAKEAMONSTERTEMPLATE.PDF)

Instructions:
1) Paint your pieces:
     White Paint:
         1 1" Square Block
         1 1" Doll Head/Knob
     Green Paint:
         1 1" Doll Head/Knob
     Orange Paint:
         1 1" Square Block
     Purple Paint:
         2 1 1/8" Micro Shaker Pegs

2) While your pieces are drying, use theMake a Monster Templateto cut out your felt pieces:
     Black Quick Stick Felt Sheet:
         Frankenstein Hair
         Frankenstein Jacket
     White Soft Felt Sheet:
         Cut two 1/4" wide strips from the longest side of felt rectangle to wrap
         your mummy with.

3) Once paint has dried, begin construction of your monsters!

    Frankenstein:
         a) Remove adhesive-backing from jacket piece and affix to orange block. The
         triangles should meet up in the front.
         

         b) Glue pegs in diagonal fashion on top of block.
         

         c) Remove adhesive-backing from hair piece and affix on top of green doll
         head. The spikey portion is the front.

         d) Draw on Frankenstein's eyebrows.

         e) Glue on google eyes below eyebrows.

         f) Glue head on top of block.

    Mummy:
         a) Place dot of glue on one end of whie soft felt strip.

         b) Wrap the bottom block of the Mummy in felt. Glue last piece in place when
         complete.
         

         c) Repeat same process for the head of Mummy.

         d) Glue on google eyes on front of Mummy's face.

         e) Glue head on top of block.


For further clarification and images with instructions, check out the full project here:
http://www.newimageco.biz/scripts/silverware.exe/extpage@D:/DFS/ELEVCLIENTS/NEWIMAGE/ELEVATOR.FXP?page=PROJECT54
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46  Halloween Garland- Felt, Google Eyes, Ribbon in Halloween Decor and Parties by newimagegal on: October 05, 2009 08:42:23 AM

Add some Ghosts, Bats, and Pumpkins to your home or classroom with this Spooky Garland!  It is really simple to make and a lot of fun to show off!



Here is what you need:
Scissors
1 12 x 18 Black EZ Felt Sheet
1 12 x 18 White EZ Felt Sheet
1 12 x 18 Tangerine EZ Felt Sheet
Single Hole Punch
6 3/8" Diameter Google Eyes
6 3/4" Diameter Google Eyes
Fabric Glue
100" of 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Pencil
Halloween Garland Template
(this is available at: http://www.newimageco.biz/pdfs/halloweenspookygarlandtemplate.pdf)

Instructions:
1) Cut out 3 Each of Shapes on 12 x 18 Sheets of EZ Felt.
    Black: Bat
    Orange: Pumpkin
    White: Ghost

2) Mark on your shapes with pencil where the holes will be punched and where google eyes will go.

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

4) Glue google eyes to corresponding locations previously marked.
    Bat: 3/8" Google Eyes
    Ghost: 3/4" Google Eyes

5) Cut 10 10" Strings from Grosgrain Ribbon.

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

7) Once you have determined your arrangement, begin stringing shapes together with ribbon and tying in a bow behind the shapes. Trim edges.

Finished Garland will be about 80" long.

A complete list of instructions with photos is available here if you need any further clarification.
http://www.newimageco.biz/scripts/silverware.exe/extpage@D:/DFS/ELEVCLIENTS/NEWIMAGE/ELEVATOR.FXP?page=PROJECT10
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47  No Sew Felt Wallet and Clutch Projects in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by newimagegal on: September 28, 2009 10:24:00 AM
Hey guys!  I work for a company called The New Image Group and we just posted a couple of great No Sew Projectshttp://thenewimagegroup.blogspot.com/2009/09/easy-no-sew-felt-projects.html!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4iDaEN_Owq4/SsDjFgXH-BI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/nw6CNGg2oaE/s1600-h/finishedfeltclutchf.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4iDaEN_Owq4/SsDi4alKXzI/AAAAAAAAAKI/lJnylM3wTUU/s1600/finishedfeltwalletf.jpg

There is an easy No Sew Felt Wallet

http://www.newimageco.biz/scripts/silverware.exe/extpage@D:/DFS/ELEVCLIENTS/NEWIMAGE/ELEVATOR.FXP?page=PROJECT57 and a No Sew Felt Clutchhttp://www.newimageco.biz/scripts/silverware.exe/extpage@D:/DFS/ELEVCLIENTS/NEWIMAGE/ELEVATOR.FXP?page=PROJECT58.  They are pretty easy to make and are very handy to have around!

Here are the instructions to make the felt wallet:

Required Supplies:
Scissors
Fabric Glue
Square of Hook and Loop Fastener with Adhesive Back
Ruler/ Tape Measure
19 x 12 Soft Felt Sheet
19 x 12 Printed Soft Felt Sheet
Felt Wallet Template (http://www.newimageco.biz/pdfs/feltwallettemplate.pdf)

Optional Supplies:
Stick-It Felt Stickers
Iron
Fusible Webbing (3/8" Wide)


Instructions:

Optional: You can replace glue in this craft with fusible webbing. Follow application instructions on the package to ensure proper adhesion.

1) Using the Felt Wallet Template, cut out the below pieces:
     Printed Felt 9 x 12:
         Large Rectangle
         1 Pocket
     Solid Soft Felt 9 x 12:
         1 Pocket

2) Place printed felt pocket about 4 1/4" on wrong side of large rectangle.
     The top of the pocket is at the 4 1/2" mark.
    

3) Apply a thin line of glue to the right and left sides and the bottom of pocket piece. Let dry. Make sure not to glue the top of the pocket.
     TIP: Use a heavy book to help keep in place while glue
     is drying.
    

4) Place solid felt pocket about half way under the printed felt pocket.


5) Repeat step 3.

6) Fold up section from the bottom of the large rectangle. It should stop half way on the solid piece.


7) Glue right and left sides into place. Let dry.

Cool On top portion of large rectangle, fold top down (wrong sides together) about 3/4".


9) Glue into place.

10) Apply square of hook and loop fastener to keep secure.


Here is how to make the felt clutch:

Required Supplies:
Scissors
Fabric Glue
Fusible Webbing (3/8")
Iron
Strip of Hook and Loop Fastener with Adhesive Back
20" of 1 1/2" Ribbon
19 x 12 Quick Stick Felt Sheet
19 x 12 Printed Soft Felt Sheet



Instructions:
1) Peel off the top 1/3rd of your Quick Stick Felt Sheet backing. Place the wrong sides together of your Quick Stick and Printed Felt. Continue peeling and adhering the two pieces together by peeling the next 1/3rd down and so on until completely together.


2) There may be some overlap between the two sheets. Trim off excess to create a rectangle.


3) To create bottom portion of your clutch, fold up bottom of purse 4". Press with an iron to achieve crease.


4) Place ribbon about 1" from the top of the newly formed clutch bottom. You will want to tuck about 1/2" of ribbon on the inside of the right side to avoid having noticable seams. Glue the 1/2" piece. Let dry.



5) Using your fusible webbing, cut an 8 3/4" strip and place in the middle of your ribbon and front of your clutch. Fuse together according to instructions.


6) With your ribbon affixed to the front, you will now want to glue the left side seam together before carrying the rest of the ribbon to the back. Let dry.


7) Repeat step 5 for the back portion of your clutch.

Cool Trim off any excess ribbon, but still leave yourself about 1/2", and tuck into seam (similar to Step 4). Glue seam in place. Let dry.


9) Fold top portion down 3" to create clutch top. Use your iron to press fold.

10) Affix hook and loop fastener in middle of clutch where you would like it to clasp.

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