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DIY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrocks

Quick and easy to make, this St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock is a great way to decorate any space so that you’re ready for the festivities!


St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and we have a quick and easy craft to get you in the Shamrockin’ spirit!
These Shamrocks can be used as decorations for a St. Patrick’s Day themed party or just to brighten up any room. You can hang them using ribbon, attach them directly to any surface using some adhesive, make a key chain and much more! We are showing you how to make one size, but you can change the measurements below to make larger or smaller Shamrocks.

What You'll Need:
Stiff Felt Sheets - 12” x 12”
Ruler Rotary cutter or fabric scissors Hot glue gun and sticks Ribbon (optional)
Instructions:
1. With your Stiff Felt Sheets, rotary blade and ruler, cut 4 strips measuring 1 inch wide by 12 inches long and 4 strips measuring 1 inch wide by 10 inches long. You should have a total of 8 strips. These strips will be the outside and inside of t…

DIY Gift Guide- Wool Heart Appliqué Mittens/Gloves

Last week for our DIY Gift Guide we paired a no sew felt bookmark tutorial with our felt sketchbook. This week we pair wool mittens and gloves with a tutorial on how to appliqué a needle felted or cut out wool felt heart. This is the perfect stocking stuffer or a way to add a handmade present to complete your thoughtful gift! 

Wool Felt Heart Cut Out Tutorial 

Because there is a likely a chance your mittens will be exposed to snow and precipitation it's probably best to use wool felt since it has the ability to bead off water and would last a lot longer compared to a regular craft felt. 

Materials
Needle & Thread
Scissors 
Pencil 
Heart Template 


Step 1)

Start by tracing a heart on to your felt. Ours was about 3 1/2 inches in length. Once you're done tracing cut the heart out take your mittens and turn them so that the thumbs are NOT facing you. 






Step 2)

Cut the heart in half (not to worry we're sewing it onto the mitten with love) and place the heart as you desire onto the mitten. Then take your needle and thread and start sewing the edges. I just did a basic stitch. Do the same thing on the other side making sure both heart pieces align together. 


 Step 3)

Once you're done sewing both sides you'll be left with something similar as below! Super easy and it only took 5 minutes to do! A great last minute idea!



Needle Felted Heart Appliqué

Materials 
Scrap Felt (not required) 
Heart Cookie Cutter or Cardboard Cut out





Step 1)

If you don't have a cookie cutter (like me) I just took scrap cardboard and quickly made a cut out as a guide to shape the wool. I also took a scrap felt square and placed it inside the glove so that the wool would not felt to the other side (unless you want both sides to have the shape) 


 Step 2)

Place the glove on the Needle Brush Mat (the thumbs facing you) so that your glove will not move and take your cardboard cut out and place it on the glove. Take a clump of wool and place it around the outline of the inner heart. Take your needle felted tool and start to lightly punch the wool into the glove. 
*First time needle felting? We have a video tutorial to teach you how to use these tools. See our How to Needle Felt video. 



Step 3) 

Do the same thing with the other glove and make sure the wool consistency is the same. Once you are done you should be left with something similar to below!



The second project takes a little more time but totally worth the effort! Are you making a handmade gift this year!? Share your DIY with us! 


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