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How To Make Halloween Felt Decorations

How To Make Halloween Felt Decorations

Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party this year, or you just want to be prepared for all the trick-or-treaters that are bound to come knocking, we’ve the perfect way to add a fun finish to your Halloween décor! These felt decorations are definitely more cute than creepy, but they’re bound to go down a treat hanging in windows or nestling amongst platters of party food this October 31st!

Equipment:

  • Black Felt
  • White Felt
  • Orange Felt
  • A Sewing Machine (optional)
  • White Embroidery Cotton
  • Black Embroidery Cotton
  • 3 x Small Round Beads (for the cat’s eyes and nose)
  • Green Giftwrap Ribbon
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Scissors
  • Cotton Wool Balls

METHOD 1: Felt Ghost

  1. Take a white sheet of felt and fold it in half. On one side, draw the outline of your ghost shape, then cut this out ensuring the felt stays folded – this will give you two symmetrical pieces of white felt to use as the front and back of your ghost.
  2. Take a piece of black thread and tie a large knot in the end. Then, using your embroidery needle, thread this through a single piece of white felt, in the spot you’d like to position one of the ghost’s eyes.
  3. Once the knot is tight against the surface of the felt, cut and tie off the thread at the back. Trim any loose ends of thread from the front, and voila – your first eye is complete!
  4. Repeat this process to create your ghost’s second eye.
  5. Take the matching piece of white felt you cut out, and place it behind the first to act as your ghost’s back. Then, starting at the top using black embroidery cotton, blanket stitch around the outline of the ghost, being careful to leave a hole at the top.
  6. Pull apart your cotton wool balls and use this to stuff the ghost – just enough to add some thickness (be careful not to overfill!).
  7. Finish stitching the ornament together… and your ghostly sidekick is ready to impress!
  8. Optional Extra: If you want to add any lettering detail, simply use the text embroidery setting on your sewing machine to add a spooky word to the front of your ghost. Just remember to do this before you cut out your ghost shape!

METHOD 2: Felt Pumpkin

  1. Take an orange sheet of felt and fold it in half. On one side, draw the outline of your pumpkin shape, then cut this out ensuring the felt stays folded – this will give you two symmetrical pieces of orange felt to use as the front and back of your pumpkin.
  2. Cut two eye shapes and a mouth shape from a sheet of black felt. Attach these to the front of one of your pumpkin shapes using fabric glue or iron-on fabric adhesive, and allow to dry.
  3. Take the matching piece of orange felt you cut out, and place it behind the first to act as the back of your pumpkin. Then, starting at the top using black embroidery cotton, blanket stitch around the outline of the pumpkin, being careful to leave a hole at the top.
  4. Pull apart your cotton wool balls, and use this to stuff the pumpkin to add a little thickness, but be careful not to overfill.
  5. Finish stitching the ornament together so that the stuffing cannot escape. Next, take a short piece of green giftwrap ribbon, and hold it tightly at one end between the sharp blade of your scissors and your thumb. Run the scissors along the length of the ribbon to produce a corkscrew curl, then add this to the top of your pumpkin using a small stitch. Trim the ribbon to fit, if necessary.

METHOD 3: Felt Cat

  1. Take a black sheet of felt and fold it in half. On one side, draw the outline of your cat’s head, then cut this out ensuring the felt stays folded – this will give you two symmetrical pieces of black felt to use as the front and back of the cat’s head!
  2. Repeat this process with more black felt to produce the front and back of your cat’s body.
  3. Using black embroidery cotton, attach three small beads to the cat’s face to give him eyes and a nose.
  4. Next, thread a piece of white embroidery cotton through the bead-embellished piece of felt. Put the needle into the felt on one side of the nose, then thread it back out to the front on the other side of the nose. Leaving the thread in place, remove the embroidery needle and trim the thread to produce a pair of cat’s whiskers. Repeat this twice more to give you 6 white whiskers (3 on either side of your cat’s nose).
  5. Take the two black felt sides of your cat’s head and blanket stitch them together using white embroidery cotton, remembering to leave a hole at the top. Stuff this with cotton wool and stitch it closed.
  6. Next, take the front felt piece of your cat’s body and sew the head to the top of this using black embroidery cotton.
  7. Take the two black felt sides of your cat’s body and blanket stitch them together, remembering to leave a hole at the top of this too.
  8. Next, stuff the cat’s body with cotton wool, and sew up the hole at the top. Your cat is now ready to pounce on unsuspecting trick-or-treaters!
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