[Felt Crafts] #11 – Bear Card Holder

Hello Hello,,

Today is a felt craft , from a the title you can see it’s a Card Holder in the form of a bear?

Anyways, its fairly simple and you can customize it to any shape, animal – whatever you want ^^

So here we go !

9Completed

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Materials

Materials

  • Orange felt
  • White felt
  • Brown felt
  • Orange thread
  • Brown Thread
  • Red thread
  • Pins
  • Needle
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Ball chain (optional)

Template: The main rectangle is basically the size of a normal card (e.g. Library Card) + 0.5 cm around all the edges (9 cm x 6.5 cm). Everything else is up to whatever shape or design you want.

2 x Main Rectangle
2 x Main Rectagle + centre cut out ( the size of this depends on you)
4 x Ears
2 x Ear details (the brown bit)
2 x Eyes
1 x Snout
1 x nose

2SewingEars

  • On each ear sew the brown part onto the middle of it 
  • Then take the other piece of the ear and sew together using blanket stitch

Sewing Face

  • Then on one rectangle, arrange how you want the face to be
  • Sew the face details on + blush marks. I drew it on at the end because I forgot..
  • Then on the main rectangle with the cut out, take both pieces and sew the inside part together

Sew edges

  • Take the main rectangle and the face rectangle and sew one edge + Ear
  • Take the two  rectangles with the cut out, and sew one edge as well
  • These edges will be the opening of where the card will be placed

5SewingEtogether

  • Place the main rectangle and the one with the cut out together 
  • Start sewing them together, avoiding the edges you just sewed ( so you will be sewing 4 layers of felt, and only three sides because you don’t need to sew the edges from before)
  • Place the other ear as you move along
  • Once you get to the corner or top of the card holder, you can place your ribbon and sew it in place

6Completed

  • And it’s completed !
  • Here it is with my bus card ( I stuck a Rilakkuma card sticker on it)

7Completed

  • Here is what I mean with the edges. 
  • They become the opening of where you place your card and the other end is sealed

8Completed

Here it is attached to my phone

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9Completed

10Completed

11Completed

You can see it’s about 0.5cm larger on all sides of the card

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And there you go !

It’s fairly simple once you get all the cutting of the felt out of the way ^^
I might even have some pre-cut out pieces of different designs on sale in my etsy…

MaybeMaybe..

Hope you liked this post !

Thanks for viewing !

-Cyn

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Felt Tutorial : Rilakkuma Plushie

Hello Hello ^^

Just a quick tutorial for you guys. Sorry about some of the lighting and the quality of this plushie,, I don’t have a lot of time right now so it doesn’t look as good as it should u__u
This post will be s a Rilakkuma Plushie ! Except it will just be the head part, and he’ll be in a “costume” of some sort.
Basically, you can use WHATEVER colours you want and whatever design you want.
For my original one, I put Rilakkuma in a strawberry hood and this time he’ll just be in this random felt pattern.

Strawberry Rilakkuma

If you’re going to make something like a strawberry that has those extra details, make sure you add them on before you start to construct it. For this one, I had to use black thread and make those little ‘seeds’ on all the pieces of the hood. If you’re going to make an animal, make sure you cut out all the stripes and such.

Oho,, I got my template from here: [link]

So here we go ^^ !

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Materials

Template

I basically printed out two different sizes and chose the bottom ones
You will need a duplicate copy ^^

Materials

Felt:

  • Brown
  • Any other colour you want. (I’m using that apple patterned one because I haven’t used it before)
  • White

Tools:

  • Needle
  • Corresponding thread colour to your ‘hood’ (or any colour you want really,,)
  • Stuffing
  • Glue
  • Pins

Extras:

  • Ribbon (So you can turn it into a keychain. Or any other piece of fabric or jump ring)
  • Half black pearls (If you don’t have this, just cut out two black circles for eyes)
  • Ball chain ( or you can use a keyring + chain )

Felt

Extras

Cutting Templates out

  • Cut out the templates
  • On one, separate the head from the ears
  • On second one, draw a line for where you want the hood to be. (When cutting, if you want it to be symmetrical, fold it in half and follow the side that you drew best)

Shapes

  • Pin the templates to the felt and cut out the shapes
  • Brown Head x 1
  • (Colour of your choice) Head x 1
  • Hood x 1
  • Ears x 4
  • Snout x 1
  • Cut a small strip of ribbon, size is up to you, it doesn’t really matter

Stitching

  • Arrange the layers (outside colour, brown, hood) on top of each other. If you want, you can trim the brown piece a little bit to hide the edges
  • Thread your need and use blanket stitch around until you get to where the ears will be
  • Place the ears in , and use a running stitch to keep them in place.
  • Change back to blanket stitch until you get to where the ribbon will be. Use running stitch it keep it in place
  • Continue to blanket stitch again until you get to the ears where you will use the running stitch.
  • Keep blanket stitching to the end of the ‘hood’
  • At this point, you can stuff the ears if you want, but I just stitched them together using blanket stitch

Completed

  • If you trimmed the brown too much and it doesn’t get stitched together when you do the outline, you may have to use a running stitch to attach it to the head like I did.
  • Take your stuffing, and stuff it in the bottom
  • Close it up by using a blanket stitch
  • Glue on the eyes using the glue (I used PVA, hot glue gun will be more stable though)
  • On the snout, you can either sew on the details or draw it on like me
  • Glue on the snout
  • Add the ball chain

And you’re done !

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So here you go ^^
Honestly, this is really easy, I don’t know why I have so much text hahaha,,

Sorry I haven’t really been able to craft much, I just had three exams (math and chem on the same day ! Oh my life, I think I failed some ..) and I have about two more next week..
Then I won’t be on holiday for another week so yeah, until then, I guess there’ll just be updates here and there.

And look ! Aang and Appa turned into a necklace for shipping  ! ;D

Necklace

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Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

Tutorial : Elephant

Hello Hello ^^

-Phew-
It’s been a week, and I finally have my internet back at normal speeed,,,
It feels like I’ve been away for so long T___T,,
But today, as you know, is the tutorial for the Elephant. I don’t usually make animals and such, but yes ^^ Enjoy!

This was a present for my friend who is IN LOVE with elephants ^^
I remember seeing this image of an elephant somewhere, and thought it was adorable … it anyone knows where it’s from, please link me so I can credit it as the reference :D
Image from here : [Link]

Reference image

Isn’t it so cute ? I thought this would be fairly easy to make , but I was so wrong…. the elephant I made took a few hours, and used much more clay than I had expected it to.

Here we go !

Materials

Materials

Basically, all these colours can be replaced to whatever you want. I’m just going to list mine

  • Grey (lots of it…)
  • Studio sculpey in blush (light-ish pink)
  • Light blue
  • Studio sculpey in Olive (That lighter dull green)
  • Studio sculpey in English garden (The darker green under it)
  • Two shades of green (Those two blobs stuck together )
  • Aluminium foil (optional, it depends on whether you want the main body to be solid clay or not )
  • White (to mix to make light grey)
  • Black ( a tiny bit to make dark grey)

Mix colours together

  • Mix those two greens together
  • Separate your main colour (in this case grey) into three blobs.

I had one for the main body, one for the ears and one for the trunk. In the end, it wasn’t enough as I still had to add more for the main body, and make sure you leave some for the tail

Foil

  • Using the foil, make the basic body shape.
  • Mine basically has the four legs, and the rounded top for the body.
  • Roll out the grey, and cover the foil

Adding trunk

  • Smooth out the clay, and add more if you need to make the shape more round
  • (Second image) is the bottom of the Elephant (uneven, I know =’= ;;; )
  • Take the piece of clay that is for the trunk, and roll it into a log
  • Pull out the edges at the bottom, and place it onto the elephant.

Trunk 2

  • Use whatever tool and blend blend blend !
  • (Second image) Now the Elephant should look something like this.

You’ll notice that it doesn’t have enough height and roundness at this point. This is where I realised I needed more clay that I had thought ..

  • If your Elephant isn’t as round as you want it to be , add another chunk of clay and blend !

Completing the body

  • To even out the shape, I added another chunk at the front.
  • I used the end of a paintbrush to make that gap between the legs more even
  • (Third image) This should be the completed shape of the Elephant.

Adding the ears

  • Take the pieces of clay that were for the ears, and make them into a tear drop shape.
  • Place it on the sides on the Elephant where you want the ears to go.

Detail on trunk

  • Now for the trunk, take a tool and make as small indent in the trunk opening.
  • Take the two different shades (Studio sculpey Olive and English garden), and roll them into logs
  • Roll the logs like you would for a lollipop, and stop when you think its the right size.
  • Squish the two together, and place it in that indent you made.
  • You may use TLS or whatever to help it stay in place when baking. ( Or even a toothpick will work fine)

Eyes and Tusks

  • For the eyes, take two blue blobs, and stick them on.
  • Take some light grey and roll it into a ‘tusk’ shape.

Adding tusks

  • Make an indent on the side of the Elephant where you want the tusks to go
  • Put them in place. (Don’t need to worry about blending this one)
  • This is both the greens being mixed…. I don’t know why that other image is at the very top… hahah

Leaf

  • Once it’s mixed, squish it out with your fingers
  • Try to make the edges different thickness’s , or just make it until you’re satisfied with its ‘leafy” shape
  • (Third image) The leaf would go on something like this..
  • Add some details with your razor blade

Tail

  • I almost forgot about the tail -phew-
  • Roll out some grey into a log , one end more narrow than the other
  • Make some darker grey (grey + littttle bit of black)
  • Make it into a leaf shape, and place it on the end of the grey log.
  • Place it on the back of the elephant, and blend the edges of where it joins !
  • Add some detail on the tail by using your razor blade
  • Bake +Glaze

Completed

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Aaand there we go ! ^^
It’s quite easy once you have that main shape sorted (that took surprisingly long….)

The Elephant looks extra shiny here because I tried out my Triple thick !

Hopefully this tutorial was easy to understand, I feel like I’ve been getting worse with the explanations  the more tutorials I make o_o;;

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

Tutorial : Squirrel (?) Donut (rement)

Hey guys !

I didn’t realise it was almost a week since I posted ! ><
Here’s another simple tutorial for you today !

From the reference image, I’m not quite sure what character this was supposed to be…. I think the squirrel one ? Bunny ?

Idk..

Let’s get started anyway.

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Materials:

Materials

  • Brown-ish colour for donut ( Here I mixed that Studio Sculpey Butterscotch with Nutmeg)
  • Brown Pastel
  • Dark brown pastel
  • TLS
  • Sprinkles ( Here, I’m using ‘nuts’)
  • Toothbrush

Basic Shape

  • Make the donut shape
  • Add two little triangles at the top + blend
  • Mix both the brown pastels with TLS

Details

  • Cover the bottom half with the TLS + Ears
  • Add sprinkle of choice,
  • I used ‘nuts’ and ‘almonds’
  • Bake + Glaze

Completed donut

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Simple and short tutorial. ^^  Hope you like it !

Thanks for reading,

-Cyn

Paper Craft : Gift box tutorial

Hello !

So in this post, I want to show you how I made the gift box for my friend’s present.

The only reason I made it was because I had no cute packaging available for the present. You see, I made some cute mini macaroons and needed some sort of cute way to store it.

I don’t actually make my own packaging often, so this is actually my first time in about a year ? Luckily, I was into scrap booking a long time back and happen to have all this nice patterned paper with me :)

 

So without further ado —

Food box tutorial 

Materials:

Materials neededAs you know, I often make things up along the way so this image  is what I thought I needed.

  • Two types of patterned paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (colour of your choice)
  • Hot glue gun, or craft glue
  • Paint brush
  • Paint (colour of your choice)
  • Square sticks ( They’re like matchsticks without the top red part ) OR popsicle sticks
  • Cardboard ( can be cereal boxes or something like that)

Folding the box

  • Decide the size of your base and the height of your edges. My base was 16cm x 16cm and  the edges were the width of my ruler. (The black lines are to show my pencil lines)
  • Fold along the lines you made
  • Tuck the corners in and glue where the places that are in blue ( colour coding :D )

Cardboad pieces

  • On the cardboard, measure out your base. This means I cut out a 16cm x 16cm square.
  • Glue it onto the centre. This is to strengthen the box.
  • Cut out 4 strips that will be stuck on the edges. Mine was the width of my ruler x 16cm

Lining of box

  • Glue the strips onto the edges
  • On the next piece of patterned paper, make the same measurements as your first paper. This is the lining to cover the cardboard.
  • This time, instead of folding in the corners, cut them out (as shown)

Adding the ribbon

  • Glue on that patterned paper over the cardboard.
  • Now, at this point, you’ll see that the edges are really ugly TT___TT (You can trim the edges to make them more even)
  • Use the ribbon and glue it over the edges to hide them.

Matchstick thingsThese are the matchstick things I was talking about. I bought them for some weird reason and never had a use until now.
For the next few steps, you can replace these matchsticks with popsicle sticks. You’ll see what it’s for soon. 

  • If you have these square stick things, just glue and stack them on top of each other. The height will depend on the edges of your box. My edges were about 10 matchsticks tall, so I stacked 8 matchsticks.
  • Make 12 of these stacks.
  • ( Hot glue gun is better for this because it dries faster. If you do have time, craft glue WILL make it look more cleaner. If you can’t see in the image, there are actually blobs of glue that oozed from the edges TT__TT)
Painting
  • Arrange the stacks and glue them together like shown in the image.
  • Paint it with a colour of your choice. Make sure it suits your theme !
  • If you have no time, just use a hairdryer to dry the paint. 

Completed gift boxEnd result

  • Glue the structure of matchstick things onto the paper. Hot glue is better because it will hold.

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Now, from the completed image, you can see the bumps of glue that is sticking out. I didn’t really worry because I actually put mini cupcake liners into each square.

I’m sorry I didn’t take a picture of the final present because I finished it off in the morning. Just imagine red and orange mini cupcake liners + mini pink macaroons + the whole thing wrapped in white cellophane with heart prints + the felt bunny !

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I hope the blue on the images didn’t confuse you. It was just there to tell you when to glue things on. Ofc, they are always on the underside and not the top where the blue is XD

Depending on the size of your gift, this can hold muffins, cookies, mini treats and the sort .

 

-I hope you gave you another idea for cute packaging !

 

-Cyn

Felt Tutorial : Pig- Rabbit plush

Hello everyone ;D
Today I will be posting the tutorial on how I made the Pig-Rabbit plush. This measures approximately 17 cm from tip of the ear to the end of it’s paws.

Before I start, I want to apologize for the sizing on the pictures because they are not all the same size like my clay tutorials. The instructions (pictures) are also not as step-by-step because my friend was with me and she thought I was weird taking pictures every 10 minutes TT___TT

Forgive me .. 

Let’s start !

You will need

  • White felt
  • Pink felt
  • Black felt
  • Pins
  • Black thread
  • Pink thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Hot glue gun ( or fabric glue)
  • Pink pastel
  • Fabric of choice ( to make the bows )
  • Stuffing

Pattern : [Link] This is the pattern of the pig bunny made by Deynaian Bloom ^^ It’s just a digital copy of this version of my Pig Bunny . Thank you so much !!

First steps

1. Cut out the pattern and pin to felt. Cut out two of each piece (ears, head, limbs, etc).

2. Sew two lines down the snout of the plush. Try to choose a thread that is darker than the colour of your felt.
– Sew the pink parts onto the ears

3.  Using the blanket stitch, sew the ears together. Remember to stuff it with some stuffing.

Second steps

  • Attach the ears to the head, and use the blanket stitch to sew the two head pieces together. Remember to fill
  • Next, sew all the limbs pieces together + fill
Third steps
  • Attach the limbs to the body and sew it up. Again, make sure you stuff it.
  • Using the ladder stitch, attach the head to the body
  • Use the hot glue gun to stick on the snout
Adding details
  • Use hot glue gun to stick on the eyes
  • Made a bow from your chosen material and stick it on the bunny’s neck and ear.
Completed
  • Use the pink pastel to add some blush marks and you’re done ! :D
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So I hope the instructions were easy enough to understand, and that it made up for the lack of pictures TT__TT
If you read my Getting started for felt post, you’ll know that my scanner is currently broken so I can’t scan the pattern I drew up. Hopefully you’ll know the approximate shapes from the images.
How to:
Ladder stitch ( You have to scroll quite a bit to get to the directions ! )
Thank you so much for reading !