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Mother’s Day Flower Bookmark

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!  

Materials Used:

  • 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
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Buttons


How to make it:

  1. Cut your felt pieces using the Sizzix/Ellison die cutting machine, cutting pads and the flower and leaf dies.

  1. Using a hot glue gun, layer the flower petals and glue them together in the center.
  1. Glue the leaves to the back of the completed flower.
  1. Glue the popsicle stick to the back of the flower.

  1. Glue a button to the center of the flower.
  1. 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!

Be sure to check out other great Craft Lightning Mother’s Day crafts by clicking the picture below!

Until next time………

Kunin Felt Welcome Banner

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!!!!

 

Kunin Felt Love Banner

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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.

Banner

Materials needed:
Sizzix Cutting Machine (I use a Big Shot)
Kunin Felt
Dies:

Felt Glue (I use Beacon’s)
Jute Rope
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.  

dies

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.

Glue Time

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!

clips and rope

I hope you like this adorable LOVE banner made from Kunin Felt.  

Be sure to check out all of the other quick and easy Craft Lightning Valentine’s Day crafts by clicking the button below!!!

 

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Easter Egg Place Mat

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!
placemat
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)
Scissors
Sewing Machine
Thread
felt
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.
eggs
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.
grass and finish
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.
parts of finish
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 2015

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!
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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! Laura Kelly Wacky Watermelon
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! cookies
Using Kunin felts, I made this adorable Watermelon Banner!  Click the photo below to see how I made it! watermelon banner
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! Lollipics
Hope you like what we have in store for National Watermelon Day!   And I hope you have a wonderful Yummy Watermelon filled day!

Until next time….

Kunin Felt Watermelon Banner

In honor of National Watermelon Day on Monday, August 3rd, I made this adorable Watermelon Banner with Kunin Felt! watermelon banner
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.   felt cutting
Instead of sewing my watermelons together, I used Aleene’s Fabric Fusion.  Super and easy and quick. fabric fusion
Once all of my watermelons were glued together and dried, I used mini clothes pins and red baker twine to hang the watermelon pieces. melons and twine
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!
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Until next time…..

 

Personalized Felt Coasters with Kunin Felt

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. Coasters
First, I cut eight 4 inch by 4 inch squares using my Fiskars rotary cutter, mat and ruler. cutting
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. Letter B
I pinned the felt B’s to four of the felt squares and sewed them on. letters 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! flip it over Hope you like my personalized felt coasters!

Until next time…..

Shop Laura Kelly – Button and Felt Heart Garland

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! banner
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! kit
This particular kit includes felt hearts, ribbon, colorful embroidery floss, buttons and a needle. supplies
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.  ribbon hooks
Once they were dried, I turned the hearts over and glued a coordinating color button to the front.
adding buttons
Then, I slid them onto my embroidery floss that I left together to look like a rainbow!
banner
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!
necklace

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Kunin Felt Easter Egg Bunting

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! Final
I love using my Sizzix Eclips2 to cut out patterns for fabric or felt!   cutting
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! cutting out felt
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! sewing
Once they were all sewn, I used Tulip Fabric Paint to add decorations to them!   I think they turned out egg-tastic!  🙂 tulip fabric paint
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. twine
And then, it was complete!!!  It is absolutely adorable!   Final
Hope you like my Kunin Felt Easter Egg Bunting!

Until next time…..

Kunin Chevron Felt Hanging Letter

I love Kunin Group’s Chevron Felt!  The pattern is already on the felt, so all you have to do is create something Felt-tastic.   I love having something decorative hanging on my front door.  Driving by one of my neighbors houses the other day, I noticed that they had a wooden initial on their front door, so I thought……why not do something similar with felt!   While at the Craft and Hobby Associations Mega Show in January, the lovely ladies at the Kunin Group Felt booth gave me this lovely Pink Chevron Felt.   And I love how it turned out!

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So, I am totally obsessed with the Sizzix eclips2!  It does amazing things.  I use it all of the time to cut out patterns for sewing.  Using the eCal2 software, I decided upon this big B.  I used the eclips2 to cut it out and tada….a big B pattern!

Cutting of Letter

Once my B was cut out of card stock, I pinned it to the felt and then cut it out, making sure that the top and bottoms were both facing with the pattern outward.

Pinning and Cutting

Using my sewing machine, I began sewing at about 1/4 of an inch from the edge.  I started with the insides.   For the outside of the letter, I started on the serifs, leaving an opening on the left of the “B” so that I could stuff it.  I used Poly-fil to stuff it.  Once it was stuffed, I pinned my open edge and sewed it shut!

sewing and stuffing

Using a thicker type wire, I inserted it in two places into the back side of my “B” at the top.  I meant to leave about 3 inches that I wound around a marker so give it curls.

Wiring

Then it was ready to hang!  

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I love it and it is just perfect for the Spring time hanging on my front door!

Fun Fact:  Kunin Fabrics are made from Eco-fi, 100% Post Consumer recycled plastic bottles and made in the USA!

Until next time……