Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Felt Snowman Ornament/Gift Tag Tutorial

I didn't want to be the only one without a tutorial on their blog so I put this one together last night. It's my first tutorial so be gentle :).

Step 1 - Gather your materials. You will need one piece of white felt and small piece of orange felt, ribbons, buttons, scissors, and a round object to make a circle. Mine is about 4 to 5 in in diameter but you can play around with the sizes.

Step 2: Fold the felt so you can make two circles at once and draw a circle using your round object.

Step 3: Cut out Circles. Cut out nose shape from orange felt. Cut 10 pieces of various ribbons about 4 inches in length. I like to use 2 of each type of ribbon but you could use all the same ribbon if you would like. He's your snowman make him however you want :).

Step 4: Play around with nose placement and draw different types of mouths to see which one you like best.

Step 5: Take one piece of white circle and sew on button eyes. You can refer to my soon to be tutorial on how to sew on buttons with your machine or sew them on by hand at this point.

Step 6: Sew on carrot nose and sew over mouth that you drew.

Step 7: Stack 2 pieces of ribbon between the finished face circle and a blank white circle. Pin in place. Do this however many times you like. I like to do 5 sets of 2 ribbons. You will tie these two pieces together later on.

Step 8: Sew around using 1/4 inch seam allowance. Removiing pins as you go.

Step 9: Tie ribbons to form hair for your snowman.

Step 10: Enjoy! At this point you could place a wire in between middle set of ribbons to hang or place on package or bag. And don't forget, HAVE FUN!


www.potsandpins.com said...

This is so cute and such an easy thing to make - I'm going to whip some up for the holidays so thanks! Nan

Katie said...

This would be such a cute and reusable gift tag!

"Dove" said...

The ribbons make it.

♥ meninheira said...

Ohhhhhh it's so sweet!! I love the mouth :)