Felt Leaf Ornaments : Crafts for Thanksgiving

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Are you looking for a fun and easy crafting tutorial to make your Thanksgiving table look even more gorgeous this year?

These felt leaf ornaments will do it!

Here is a list of materials you’ll need :

 

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I used my good old Sizzix to cut the leaves from autumn-colored wool felt.

 

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If you don’t have a felt cutter, you can use freehand to cut leaf shapes with sharp scissors.

Thread the needle with the hemp string and push it through the felt ball (you can find felt balls here).

You might need pliers to help get the needle through if you felt ball is tightly felted.

 

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Tie a simple loop knot in the top of the hemp string.

 

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Put a little glue onto the end of the hemp string and stick it onto the felt leaf.

 

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We have strung them along the fireplace and they look wonderful!

 

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Have you seen the other wonderful garlands in The Magic Onions Shop?

Looking for more crafting ideas? You can find awesome needle felting directions on my Needle Felting Tutorials page.

I think you’ll also LOVE my felted acorn garland.

Here are some of my other fall and Christmas crafts.

And here are all of my crafting tutorials.

Happy crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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Felted Acorn Garland DIY Tutorail

NEEDLE FELTED ACORN GARLAND

Today you are so LUCKY!

I am finally sharing how to make gorgeous felted acorn garlands. They are the cutest things ever, don’t you think? It’s no wonder so many of you have asked me for the tutorial. Drum roll… here it is!

 

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Jazz up your home for autumn. Or make a colorful garland for your Thanksgiving table or  your Christmas tree. Or make one to keep your home wonderfully woodsy all year round. I promise, once you have your ADORABLE felted acorn garland up in your home, you’ll never want to take it down.

Pin this graphic tutorial on Pinterest so that you can save the instructions forever. You’ll be happy you did later when you are looking for it!

 

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Here’s the full tutorial with nice big photos to guide you.

 

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Here are the materials you’ll need to make your very own felted acorn garland :

 

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  1. felt balls in your favorite colors (find them here. You’ll need about 40).
  2. real acorn caps (you’ll need about 40).
  3. 5 feet of hemp string (the thinnest you can find).
  4. a needle with a big eye
  5. glue (hot glue is best but if you are working with children, school glue works just as well… you just have to be more patient waiting for the glue to dry.)
  6. scissors
  7. pliers (optional).

 

Step 1

First pair up all of acorn caps with your felt balls, making sure the balls fit snugly in the cap. Leave the balls in the acorn caps until you are ready to glue them together.

 

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Step 2

Put a little glue into the base of the acorn caps and insert the felted balls. If you are using a hot glue gun, the balls will bond immediately to the acorn caps. If you are using school glue, you’ll need to leave the felted acorns for a few hours for the glue to dry.

 

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Look how cute your felted acorns look. I adore all these pretty bright colors together.

 

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I love finding doubles, which is what I call it when there are two acorn caps on one stem. When you come across a double, choose complimentary colored balls to fill the caps. These make your garland even more fun.

 

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Step 3

You can string your garland when the felted balls are completely bonded to the acorn caps.

Thread the needle with the hemp string.

Thread the needle through the center of the felted ball of each acorn. Depending on how firm your felted balls is, you might need to grasp the sharp end of the needle with a pair of pliers and pull hard to get the hemp string through the felted ball. You might even need to jiggle it a little as you pull… don’t be shy to use force if you need it.

 

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String all of the felted acorns onto the hemp string.

 

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Step 4

When all the felted acorns are on the string, begin at one end to space them the same distance from each other. I like leaving at least the space of an acorn between them… sometimes more space looks more delightful.

 

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End your felted acorn garland with a simple loop knot and hang it up.

 

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I have put together a wonderful kit, available in The Magic Onions Shop, that will come with EVERYTHING you need to complete this project.

If you LOVE this garland but are not the crafting type, you can purchase it in The Magic Onions Shop… in the Garland section. If you don’t see the color combo you are after, send me a message and I’ll make it for you in the colors you choose.

Looking for more crafting ideas? You can find awesome needle felting directions on my Needle Felting Tutorials page.

Here are some of my other fall and Christmas crafts.

And here are all of my crafting tutorials.

Happy crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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Giveaway – Summer Magic Craft Box!

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Running out of ideas for summer crafts for your little ones? Who is getting to that stage in their summer vacation where they need to find fun activities to occupy their children? Whose kids are saying ‘Mom, I’m bored!’ … Well, you are not alone and I can help!

In celebration of the summer vacation, I’m giving away a Summer Magic Craft Box :: valued at $70  –  a package full of fun, summery, crafts to occupy your children.

The Summer Magic Craft Box contains 4 nature-inspired crafts that your kids will love making…

1. Make a magical Fairy Garden with moss and toadstools and other enchanting treasures.

2.  Make a beautiful wooden flower press

3.  Make a pressed flower necklace… your child will love to wear her/his own creation or, s/he’ll delight in gifting it to you!

4. Make wonderful felted soap nuggets

Click here for more information on the Summer Magic Craft Box and to see detailed photos of all the craft kits your kids will receive.

Click here if you can’t wait and need to purchase your Magic Craft Box NOW

The Winner of a Summer Magic Craft Box is Arianne and her lucky little ones… your box will be on it’s way to you as soon as you send through your address. Yay!

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment at the end of this post.

You can enter additional times by  leaving additional comments if you:

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This Giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere, and closes on Monday July 21.

Good Luck!

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

 

Summer Magic Craft Box… a sneak peek!

Here’s a sneak peek at one of the magical crafts you and your kids will make with the Summer Magic Craft Box… kids make their own flower press, from start to finish!

(The Summer Magic Craft Box contains all the materials and detailed instructions (written by the fairies) for 4 magical summer crafts… click here for more information or to purchase your Magic Craft Box)

Teddy and Kitty have each made their own flower press and they are enchanted with them. They have spent hours scouring nature to find the most beautiful flowers to press … and then they have spent even more magical time crafting with the pretty pressed flowers they have collected.

Our flower presses have been a source of ongoing creativity and connection with nature… what a wonderful Summer project!

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Look at this amazing pressed flower painting by Fae Nation.

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Four seasons of crafting with the Magic Craft Box.

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Donni

Make a Black Widow Spider for Halloween

While working with his dad in the garden, Teddy has come across quite a few Black Widow Spiders. While they are poisonous, we have learned not to freak out when we see one… we are scared of them and move away from where they are and know NOT to bother them.

So, when I suggested we make something ‘scary’ for Halloween, Teddy immediately said… “Let’s make a Black Widow!”

I searched our craft cupboard and this is what we came up with… a very ‘un-scary’ Black Widow… in fact, she’s rather cute!

 

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All we needed to make her was;

  • a wooden half round (from a craft store)
  • black floral wire (from a craft store)
  • black paint and a paintbrush
  • googly eyes
  • my hot glue gun (any glue will also work too)

Teddy painted the wooden half round black.

 

Waiting for the paint to dry was rather a bother… blowing on the wet paint seemed to make it dry faster :-)

 

Then he painted the underside of the spider and added red dots like on the Black Widows he has seen in the garden.

 

Cut 4 pieces of the floral wire to the right length.

 

With the hot glue gun, stick the legs in place.

 

Bend the wire to make creepy spider legs.

 

Ha ha… Teddy’s leg kept looking at him!

 

Stick the googly eyes in place and Voila! A very un-scary Black Widow.

 

What Halloween crafting have you been up to this year?

Blessings and magic,

Donni