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March 31, 2018 09:03:06 AM by craftylittlemonkey
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I've seen some bunnies like this and thought I'd try my hand at making them from from felted sweater stash but craft felt would work just as well. Hand sewing would also work for this project. Those fabrics turn out a bit fuzzy so unwrapped treats should be in a small zipper baggie.

First trace 2 small circles on a piece of plastic with sharpie marker.

Place that on the wrong side of a piece of fabric and pin in place.

Machine sew along the inner circle then trim at the outer circle. *** notes on how to machine sew plastic below Smiley.

Turn the fabric over and very carefully trim away the fabric inside the sewn line to reveal the little window.

I used freezer paper for the shapes I wanted. Hold the fabric up the light to centre the shape and gently press in place with a hot, dry iron for only a second or 2. Take great care not to melt the plastic! Iron around the sides of the shape. You could also opt to draw directly onto the fabric and sew along that line, whatever works best for you.

The back will be 2 pieces that overlap about a half inch or so. Place front and back wrong sides together so the nice side of the fabric shows on both front and back.

Pin in place and sew around the edge of the freezer paper (or drawn line) taking care not to catch it under the needle.

Peel off the paper, trim very close to the stitched line and voila!
I'm afraid the egg ones are shaped more like avocados but considering what's inside I don't anticipate any complaints, ha ha.

I did a variety of shapes:

Loops could be attached to the tops of these to hang them up. They'd look cute on a tree or hidden in unexpected places for older kids to find on a treat hunt.

***I have a special slippy plastic presser foot for sewing vinyl but if you do not have such a thing a small piece of scotch tape on the bottom of a regular machine foot will work, the one labelled "magic" that's a bit hazy instead of completely clear. It will peel off if you remove it right after your project. I have found the tape gets a bit extra stuck when left for a long enough time. If the tape does not work for you, placing a small piece of tissue paper over the plastic will do it though you may find it difficult to see the traced circle. In that case draw the circle right on the tissue, sandwich everything and pin it in place and it should sew just fine.

December 04, 2017 07:50:03 AM by lindyv321
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Glitter ornaments have been everywhere this year so I decided to give them a go. Im now hooked and have way too many!!
You will need to get some clear plastic ornaments, Super fine glitter,  polycrylic (hardware stores), a cheap measuring cup,  a funnel, and a box with holes cut into it.  Ive seen tutorials using other stuff in place of the polycrylic but I had some so thats what I used! I also have these cute pinch bowls which work great for the glitter but a funnel would work too.

Pull the tops off your ornaments. Pour your polycrylic into the ornament and swirl it around to coat the inside entirely. Pour out the excess then I stick the ornament upside down in the box to drain/dry a bit. I coated 4-6 ornaments before I started glittering them.

Next you add the glitter and either shake or swirl is around to coat the inside of the ornament. Dump out the excess glitter.

Finally I set them aside to finish drying before I put the tops back on

Here are some of the finished ones

I plan on decorating some of the bigger ones and Ill share those when theyre finished!

November 06, 2009 07:33:01 AM by newimagegal
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This is a fun project to do with your kids or class.  You can even turn them into place cards if you are so inclined!

Here is what you need and how to make them:
Required Supplies:
Fabric Glue
12 1" Long Pinbacks with Safety Clasp
1 12 x 18 Red EZ Felt Sheet
1 12 x 18 Yellow EZ Felt Sheet
1 12 x 18 Tangerine EZ Felt Sheet
1 12 x 18 Cocoa EZ Felt
Stick-It Felt 1" Letters
What Are You Thankful For Pins Template
(available here http://www.newimageco.biz/pdfs/whatareyouthankfulfortemplate.pdf)

1) Cut out 1 Each of Leaves on all 12 x 18 Sheets of EZ Felt.
    You should have 4 Oak Leaves, 4 Maple Leaves, and 4 Standard Leaves

2) Pick out what you are thankful for. Use the 1" Stick-It Felt Letters to arrange on your leaf of choice.
    TIP: If size becomes an issue, you can always glue pictures of items that
    people are thankful for on the leaf.

3) Remove adhesive-backing from Letters and place on Leaf.

4) Glue 1" Pinbacks to back of Leaf. Let dry.

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