Warmer weather is almost here! Let’s celebrate by making these cheerful red mushrooms out of felt. Mushrooms always remind me of the fairy realm. Once I start seeing them on my hikes, I get excited about the many bright & cheerful days ahead. For this post I chose the beautiful and mysterious Amanita Muscaria Mushroom.
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Some Things You’ll Need…
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I love this mat, my favorite out of 4 that I’ve purchased! It’s durable, comes in a variety of sizes and colors. In addition, it’s sustainable with no plastic components.
Woolbuddy needle felting 100% woolen mat (pink) XL
I’m loving these deluxe felting needles from Germany. They are durable, and you get three color coded sizes. The box is handy too.
In the photo below I have a collection of new and old candle clips. Candle clips are Traditionally made in Germany and used during the Christmas holiday to hold lighted candles on a tree. I use them to make ornaments, too nervous to have lit candles on my tree! I have found some comparable ones, Etsy shop-32NorthSupplies. This link will take you to their home page. Type in “candle clips” to see what they have. Make sure the clips are about 1.5″ across the “bowl” of the clip.
Let’s Get Started…Cut Out Your Felt Pieces
The best felt for this project is the 1 mm craft felt that you get at your local craft store.
Let’s Start With the “Caps”
With rounded pinking shears, scallop those edges. You need real metal pinking shears for this. The cheap plastic ones don’t work that well, those are more for paper. Traditional pinking shears will work well too.
Needle felt those Dots: In the palms of your hands, roll tiny bits of wool into little balls, then plan where you are going to put them. Have a few extra, you’ll need them.
Felt Away! Stay clear of the top edges, and the side edges; those areas will need to be sewn.
Time To Sew
Turn right-side in and sew the outer edges.
Turn right-side out and sew the top edge, and gently pull it closed. Do this on both the small & large mushroom caps.
You’re Done! Set Aside until later.
Stems-Heat up that Glue Gun!!
Carefully roll the edge, it only needs a couple of turns. Glue & trim the edge.
With a toothbrush, distress the edge. Roll between the palms of your hands to smooth it out.
Put a generous dab of hot glue on the inside of the cap and, attach your stems. Trim the stems.
Prepare The Clip
Make the Yarn Pom Pom
I use a metal hole puncher to pierce the lower part of the Candle Clips.
Don’t Have One? Here is a Amazon link for one down below.
Metal Hole Punch by Bottle Cap Co.
Let’s Make A Yarn Pom Pom
For this part I like to use a small glass jar to roll my yarn over. If you don’t have one, look around your craft room for an alternative. Chenille, or fuzzy yarn works best.
Cut a 5″ piece of yarn and tie it over the form, secure the loose edges with tape on the sides.
Next, start rolling your yarn.
Roll the yarn “about” 60 Revolutions.
Cut & secure the center with another piece of yarn.
Trim and roll into a ball.
Attach the pom pom and bell to the clip.
With a long piece of thread, make a few passes to make sure your pom pom will stay on.
Attach Your Mushrooms & Leaves to your clip.
With a generous dab of hot glue, place your mushrooms and Leaves into the clip.
You’re Done! I told you it was easy!
Hummingbird Traveler Studio Extra…
Do you remember that box of German Felting Needles? The needles came with a box that I was able to put a few of my super strong Magnets into to help keep track of the needles I was using. The magnets are sold by www.bottlecapco.com….(they are not included with the felting needles).
The link below will take you to www.bottlecapco.com, they have several sizes to choose from.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I hope this project has inspired you to create!
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I HOPE YOU HAVE AN AWESOME DAY! REMEMBER, CRAFTING IS MEDICINE!