It’s Holiday Craft Lightning time! Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about Christmas?!?!?! For this Craft Lightning, I decided to make a quick and fun Christmas Countdown Banner. The kids love counting down the days until Christmas! Me, I love counting down the days that I have left to shop!!!!
12” x 18” craft cut of Kunin Premiumfelt™ (1) Smoke
9” x 12” craft cut of Kunin Corduroy™ (1) Pirate Green
9” x 12” craft cut of Kunin ClassicFelt™ (1) Yellow, (1) Red, (1) Royal Blue, (1) Fuchsia
Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
Sharpie or any marker
Tulip Slick Dimensional Fabric Paint
Velcro pieces that have the hooks
First, cut out your tree, the ornaments and a star. I folded my green felt in half and just freehand drew a tree. I cut the ornaments and the star freehand. You could definitely make a pattern for it. I wasn’t overly concerned about my ornaments being round.
2. I cut up velcro dots and squares to go onto the back of the ornaments and star. I then hot glued them to the back of the dots.
3. Add numbers to the dots. I put 25 on my star, so that the star gets put on the tree first!!!! You could do it the opposite way and put the number 1 on the star so that it gets put on last!
3. Position your wooden rod on the backside of the banner, fold over the felt and then hot glue the flap down on the backside.
4. Using the Tulip Slick, write the works “Days until Christmas!” at the top, making sure you leave room for the tree and star!
This is super fun for the kids and they can help out as well! You could let them cut our the ornaments!
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It’s time for Craft Lightning again! I love quick and easy crafts and there are some great ones that can be done in 15 minutes or less. The theme of this Craft Lightning is Mother’s Day! As a mother, I love getting little handmade gifts from my boys.
For my Craft Lightning craft, I did a Mother’s Day Flower Bookmark using Eileen Hull’s Pansy Flower die (which I am obsessed with) and Kunin Felt!
12” x 18” craft cut of Kunin Premiumfelt™ (1) Violet Sky, (1) Olive, (1) Candy Pink
Ellison/Sizzix Die Cut Machine with cutting pads
Eileen Hull’s Pansy Flower and Leaf dies from Sizzix
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick
How to make it:
Cut your felt pieces using the Sizzix/Ellison die cutting machine, cutting pads and the flower and leaf dies.
Using a hot glue gun, layer the flower petals and glue them together in the center.
Glue the leaves to the back of the completed flower.
Glue the popsicle stick to the back of the flower.
Glue a button to the center of the flower.
Using a marker, write a little note on the popsicle stick.
Now you have a quick and easy Mother’s Day gift!
I hope you liked my Mother’s Day Flower Bookmark!
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Spring is just days away and it’s time to change out the winter front door decor to something bright and Springy!!!! Check out this adorable Welcome Banner I made for my front door! Be sure to CLICK HERE (or the photo) to find out how I made this banner using products from Kunin Felt Group!!!!
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It’s time for the Valentine’s Day Craft Lightning series! And since I’m obsessed with banners lately, this was an easy one for me! It really takes less than 15 minute and even the kids can help out with it.
Felt Glue (I use Beacon’s)
Clothespins (I like the medium sized ones)
Step 1: Using the Big Shot machine and dies, I cut all of my pieces. Lori Whitlock’s Banner die is my favorite die ever, especially with the banner craze that I have right now!!!! I also love Laura Kelly’s Lemonade Alphabet! The Sizzix Wavy Frame is so versatile! I cut the frame out in two different felt colors.
Step 2: Lay your design out. At first, I wasn’t going to add the inside of the frame piece, but then I decide to. I like it! Once you have it laid out the way you want it, glue it all down. I glued the frames down first and then added the letters.
Step 3: Let it dry and then add it to your jute rope using clothes pins. Then hang it up! Another option is to cut small cuts into the top of your felt banner and then slide it onto the jute rope. I like the clothespins, simply for the fact that I like to make banners for different occasions and I can just switch them out! I love to use Command Strips to hang up my banners. They are easy to remove and you can put them wherever you want!
I hope you like this adorable LOVE banner made from Kunin Felt.
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Easter is right around the corner, as in this upcoming weekend! Everyone will be sitting down to have an Easter meal with the family! Why not brighten up the table with an Easter Egg Place Mat! This one is made with Kunin Felt! Materials needed:
Bright colored Felt (Kunin is my brand of choice! I used Eco-fi Plus for the mat and ClassicFelt for the eggs and grass)
First, I cut several pieces of felt that were about 6in x 2in. Then, I cut little strips to use as the decorations on the eggs. I made some zigzag, some curvy and some straight.
Once I had them all laid out, I sewed the strips onto the 6in x 2 in pieces using my sewing machine. Then, I cut out the egg shapes. Once they were cut, I placed them on my Eco-fi Plus piece of Felt and then sewed them down.
With my green felt, I cut strips to use as grass. I snipped the sides different lengths and then rounded the edges. Using the sewing machine, I sewed down the grass. I sewed a rectangle along the bottom of the grass, so that the fringe would move. Once my eggs and grass were all sewn on, I did a decorative stitch around the outside of the mat.
This was a really simple project. Perfect for beginners! The kids will love it!
I have attached an Easter Word Search! If you’d like to do it, Click HERE and print!
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Until next time…….
National Watermelon Day is here! I love that Watermelon has its own special day of celebration each year! We will be celebrating at our house! My friend Laura Kelly is an amazing artist and has designed these awesome Wacky Watermelon Printables with some of her adorable watermelon art. I cut them up and used them to decorate my party table! While I was at the store today, I saw that Pillsbury now has a Funfetti Gluten Free Sugar Cookie mix! OMG, they are delicious! How cute are these watermelon cookies?! I baked them, cut the tops off of some to make them look like a watermelon half, and then cut two sides off to make angles for a wedge! Not realizing it, I picked up the Pillbury Sugar Free Vanilla frosting! The kids had no clue and there were no complaints!!! I love how they came out! Using Kunin felts, I made this adorable Watermelon Banner! Click the photo below to see how I made it! Did you see those adorable lollipops in the photo? Those are from Lollipics, with Laura Kelly designs on them. You can get your own with custom designs! They are great for parties , weddings, or gifts! Hope you like what we have in store for National Watermelon Day! And I hope you have a wonderful Yummy Watermelon filled day!
In honor of National Watermelon Day on Monday, August 3rd, I made this adorable Watermelon Banner with Kunin Felt!
Using eCals2, I designed a half and a wedge watermelon slice. I made three different layers, one for the rind, one for the white part and one for the red part. Using my Sizzix Eclips2, I cut the pieces out to use as a template.
Instead of sewing my watermelons together, I used Aleene’s Fabric Fusion. Super and easy and quick.
Once all of my watermelons were glued together and dried, I used mini clothes pins and red baker twine to hang the watermelon pieces.
The watermelon banner is perfect for a watermelon party for any summer fun get together! My boys will be celebrating National Watermelon Day 2015 with some yummy watermelon, Watermelon Sugar Cookies, Laura Kelly’s Wacky Watermelon Printables and some awesome Lollipops from Lollipics! Click on the photo below to learn about these goodies! Hope you like my Kunin Felt Watermelon Banner! And Happy National Watermelon Day!
I love coasters, especially personalized ones. And Kunin Felt is the perfect way to make your own personalized coasters! Check out these Letter B coasters I made using KuninGroups gray and white chevron felt and a traditional white felt. First, I cut eight 4 inch by 4 inch squares using my Fiskars rotary cutter, mat and ruler. Then, using the eCal2 software, I cut out the letter “B” using my Sizzix Eclips2 and cardstock. Once my cardstock “B” was cut out, I pinned it to my white felt and then cut out four felt B’s. I pinned the felt B’s to four of the felt squares and sewed them on. Once my letters were sewn on, I placed a second piece of felt the same size to the back and sewed it together to make it a little thicker!Hope you like my personalized felt coasters!
ShopLauraKelly.com has some of the cutest craft kits put together by one of my best friends, Laura Kelly! One of my favorite kits in the collection is the Button and Felt Heart Garland!
Laura is very creative and has licenses with several companies! The kits that she has put together come with everything you need to put your projects together!
This particular kit includes felt hearts, ribbon, colorful embroidery floss, buttons and a needle.
Instead of using my ribbon to hold the hearts for the banner, I decided to cut the ribbon into 4 inch strips and glued them together to make a little loop using Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue. I then glued them to the backs of my hearts.
Once they were dried, I turned the hearts over and glued a coordinating color button to the front.
Then, I slid them onto my embroidery floss that I left together to look like a rainbow!
It also makes a great necklace! I love it! So, go on over to ShopLauraKelly.com and check out Laura’s cute little craft kits!
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Easter is right around the corner! Why not brighten up your decor with this adorable KuninGroup Felt Easter Egg Bunting! It was super easy and super fun!
I love using my Sizzix Eclips2 to cut out patterns for fabric or felt!
Once my patterns were cut out, I pinned them to my KuninGroup felt and then went to cutting! I used pinking shears to give the eggs zigzag edges!
Then, it was time to sew them! I decided to stuff them while they were still under the sewing foot. I sewed all but about 2 inches, stuffed them, realigned my edges and finished sewing!
Once they were all sewn, I used Tulip Fabric Paint to add decorations to them! I think they turned out egg-tastic! 🙂
Using bright pink baker’s twine and a big needle, I threaded the twine through the top part of the egg, making sure to go between the felt and stitches.
And then, it was complete!!! It is absolutely adorable!
Hope you like my Kunin Felt Easter Egg Bunting!