Monday, March 26, 2018

Easter-Themed Egg Cozies {Free Printable PDF}


Bring some extra-cute cheer to your Easter breakfast this year with our Easter-Themed Egg Cozies! They look cute, are easy to make, and are useful in keeping your eggs warm while you finish getting ready for breakfast.

If you were like me, you're asking "what is an egg cozy?" Well, It's basically a "hat" or cover for a boiled egg to keep it warm. You may have also heard them called egg warmers or even just egg hats.

So, whether you call them boiled eggs or dippy eggs, eat them with toast soldiers or just plain toast, these egg cozies are just for you! 


What You'll Need:
Craft Felt
Fabric scissors
Straight pins
Embroidery floss and needle
Small white pom-pom ball (optional)

Egg cozies measure approximately 4.3" wide,and 3.8" from top to bottom (excluding bunny ears and chick hair).

Here is the complete template for the Easter-Themed Egg Cozies.


1. Print out the Easter Theme Egg Cozies Template and cut out the shapes using the scissors. Trace the shapes onto the craft felt sheets in the colors you prefer (using chalk or a marker) and cut them out using the fabric scissors .

2. Once all the pieces are cut out of the felt, sew the inner ear pieces to the ear shape pieces for both the bunny and the lamb using some of the embroidery floss and the needle.

3. Take the bunny and lamb ears and sew the bottom edges into a crinkle to make a more 3D ear shape. Also do this for the wings of the chick.

4. Take one of the egg cozy pieces and sew or glue on your facial features. For this step, you’ll need to refer to the template for the facial features for each cozy. You can either use the leftover felt to cut the shapes and glue them on, or you can stitch the features on using a satin stitch. Here is a tutorial by Sublime Stitching for ‘How-To: Satin Stitch.



5. Next sew on the ears for the bunny and the lamb, and the wings for the chick, to the inner side of the other cozy piece where marked. For this step, refer back to the template to see where they should be sewn. The ears and wings should end up between each cozy piece.

6. Using the straight pins, pin the front and back of each cozy together and stitch both front and back of each shape together with the embroidery floss and needle, to make a completed shape. We also sewed the bottom for a finished look.



This craft is perfect for adding that extra flare to your Easter brunch with family or simply having your kids waking up to cute cozies on top of their eggs. Once they are finished, you can send them off to play with their new puppets.



Did you create your own? We would love to see. Tag The Felt Store on social media and/or use the hashtag #thefeltstore to show us your creation!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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 the Shamrock.



2. Take the 12-inch-long strips and fold them in half lengthwise to end up with 6-inch-long strips. Make sure to press down on the crease so that you will know where the middle is.


3. Stand the now 6-inch-long strips on their sides back-to-back, so that all the folded creased corners are facing each other in the center, like in our picture. Using the hot glue gun, glue the strips together approximately 2 inches from the corners, keeping the same shape. You can also add glue to the center if you do not want a gap showing.


4. Take the 10-inch-long strips and fold them in half lengthwise to end up with 5-inch-long strips. Make sure to press down on the crease so that you will know where the middle is. Using the hot glue gun, glue these 10-inch-long strips to the inside of each of the 12-inch-long strips. The corners of these 10-inch-long strips should line up with the corners of the 12-inch-long strips, and the hot glue should be about 2 inches from the corners.



5. Next, we will start transforming these strips into small hearts for the Shamrock shape. Start by forming a heart using the end of one of the 10-inch-long inner strips and glue it using the hot glue. Then glue the inner portion of the top of each heart to the corner. Repeat with the remaining 10-inch-long strips .



6. Repeat the previous step for the 12-inch-long strips. Instead of gluing the inner portion of the top of each heart to the corners, you will glue the inner portion of the top of each heart to the top of the smaller heart. And there you have it, your own Shamrock decoration!



Don’t be afraid to get creative! You can even use multiple shades of green or different colors to make your Shamrock stand out from the rest.






Did you create your own? We would love to see. Tag The Felt Store on social media and/or use the hashtag #thefeltstore to show us your creation!