Monday, March 23, 2015

Craft Therapy: DIY Felt Easter Eggs

Hi everyone,


Last week I finished up the craft therapy diy just before the day ended so I didn't get a chance to write up the tutorial. So here it is how to make your own Felt Stacked Easter Eggs. Have them as decorations on your Easter table or turn replace one of the patterns for a name to turn it into a name card that can be taken home! How would you use it?





Materials
Thread & Needle
Glue Gun 
Acrylic Paint (fabric paint)
Tutorial

1) Start by cutting out an egg template and trace two egg shapes onto each felt sheet. You'll be left with 8 pieces. 


2) Either go free hand or make templates for each pattern or face you would like to paint onto each egg. I decided to make a template of each pattern. For one side of the egg I went with a kawaii smiley face, the classic polka dot, a single stripe and a kawaii surprised face for the violet egg. On the other side I went with a floral patter, polka dots, single strip and plus sign pattern. (You can substitute a pattern or face for a name of a guest, and turn these into place card for your table and a give away) 


   

3) Paint each of the eggs and let dry. On a side note: Since acrylic felt is quite thin and not dense the paint does absorb a little onto the other side. So be mindful of that when painting. 

4) Once your felt eggs have dried it's time to sew and stuff! Sew till you have about an inch left to sew and then start stuffing. 

5) Gather up a handful of polyester stuffing and carefully fill your eggs. You can add more or less depending on how full you want your eggs to be.

7) Once an egg is stuff continue sewing until you reach your last stitch. Continue with this process for the other 3 eggs. 

8) Take a cork plug and slice it in half so that you have a flat base to place on a table. The curved side of the cork plug would be your gluing base. 

9) Take your glue gun and generously spread the glue on the curved part of the cork. Then take your felt egg and place it onto the cork and hold the felt egg firmly down onto the cork plug. Now take your glue gun again and generously spread the glue onto the first felt egg. Take your second egg and gently place the egg on top of the first one. Once it's in place, gently press down the felt egg to make sure it sticks. Continue this process until you get to your last egg. 

You'll be left with something similar:


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