This weeks crafty make for the school fete was felt key rings. We met last night, sat around my kitchen table chatting, chocolate biscuit munching and crafting away. The evening and chilled time with friends was almost as fabulous as these sweet key rings.
I made two in the time and could have probably squeezed another one in if I hadn't had a few child and dog interruptions! These were my makes; a cute little flower with a gingham contrast and a heart with a pretty Cath Kidston flower on the front.
Last night we made,
They are very simple to make, do not cost much and are a great way of using up scraps of fabric which are far too beautiful to part with. If you feel inspired here's how to make your own:
1. You need to cut out two of the shape you want in felt (easiest to cut them out at the same time), they could be a heart, flower, owl, bird etc.
2. Decorate one side (or both) of the shape, this is the fun part as you can be as creative as you like maybe sew beads or buttons on or appliqué a scrap of fabric.
3. Sew a piece of ribbon using small running stitches to the top, joining both pieces of the felt.
4. Blanket stitch using embroidery thread around the shape, leaving a gap of about two centimetres.
5. Stuff the shape with toy stuffing.
6. Finish the blanket stick and loose the thread in the middle of the key ring.
7. Attach a key ring to the ribbon at the top.
Which one is your favourite?