Wednesday, August 27, 2014


   Pinterest is an awesome little tool, unless it sucks you into it's never ending abyss of cool stuff to look at and pin and then never do. Luckily, we have a Pinterest idea for you that is super easy and cheap. It's fun for all ages and kids only need minimal help.

   First, you need some felt, embroidery hoops, and paint if you'd like the hoop to match your felt.

   If you decide to paint, take the center out and paint the outside hoop. You only need to do one of the thin sides and the outside. While that is drying, cut out any pieces you need. You can do as many or as few as you'd like.

   After you cut out what you need, your hoop will probably be dry. Place your base color of felt on the hoop. It is a little difficult to tighten the hoop down because the felt is thick. Make sure you keep the felt tight while you tighten the hoop so you have a good flat surface to work on.

   Next, trim off the extra felt around the edge. If you rather, you can glue it down. Whichever you prefer. You can hang it on the wall so you won't see the back side either way.

   Hot glue your pieces to the front. Since it's felt, you can lay it all out how you want it and it will stay put until you move it to add the glue. Make sure if you are doing this will small children, you help them with the glue.

   You now have an awesome homemade craft to hang on your wall!

   These are so much fun to make and don't take long at all. The supplies are fairly cheap which is even better! Small kids can help by painting the hoops or helping you plan out what they would like to make. There are so many possibilities. You can do groups, different sizes, anything you'd like. I think next we will do the Ninja Turtles!

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