I was trolling Pinterest recently for things I could make to go with Henry's teepee and I came across this adorable felt campfire! It was really easy to make and I can barely sew a straight line, so don't be intimidated if hand sewing is not your forte!
I used regular felt from the craft store and embroidery floss in complimentary colours. I wanted each flame to be different so I didn't use one template, I just drew the outline for each flame in chalk, cut it out and then traced the bigger flame onto the piece of felt I would use for the smaller/inside flames so I would know the shape they would need to be. Make sure you cut two pieces of each large flame as one will be used for the back.
When I had the 3 shapes for each flame I sewed small flame to the medium and then sewed the medium to the large and then sewed the back onto the large flame leaving a gap so I could stuff it. When the three flames were complete I just sewed them together.
The logs were easy too and all three are different. For each, I folded the sheet of brown felt in half lengthwise and drew the shape of the log with chalk and then cut it out so it would have the front and back exactly the same. I then drew the bark designs I wanted and sewed along them with embroidery floss which was the same shade as the felt I would use for the ends of the logs. After this was done I attached the front and back of the log by sewing together both sides, leaving the ends of the log open.
Next, I needed to make the ends of the logs in the lighter felt. I just turned the sewn log onto its end and traced around the log end to make the right sized circle. Cut out the circle and the sew concentric rings in the matching lighter floss and repeat for the other log-end.
Sew one log end onto the log and then stuff the log before attaching the second log end.
I decided to make some rocks for the fire to sit on and these were made exactly the same way and took about 7 min each!
Interested in adding a personal touch to your nursery? A mobile is an effective (and easy!) way to do just that. And as an added bonus, I discovered making one is also a really great way to pass the time if you're on bed rest and have run out of things to watch on Netflix!
I found the pattern for these guys on the blog "welivedhappilyeverafter.com'". I have to take a moment to give some serious blog-love to Hannah because her site has some fantastic original sewing patterns as well as lots of neat DIY ideas- you should definitely check it out! :)
I used some textured dimple-dot fabric for the back and felt for the underside and added a detachable hello kitty hair bow for the necklace and bow-tie just for fun (my nieces are in a huge hello kitty phase right now!). These guys were so fun and easy to make that I started with one and ended up making a whole family of monsters. Best of all, the girls LOVED them!! (seriously, they were absolutely mauled).
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