Today on the Designer Crafts Connection, we're creating designs with Kunin® felt. Participating designers received a package of felt and trim to use in their design.
Here's what I received - Olive, White, Prickly Purple, Lemon Frost, Ocean Blue and Pumpkin Spice felt along with some fun pom pom trim.
To this, I added a few more pieces of felt - Yellow, Light Yellow, Orange and a nice rusty brown called Copper Canyon. I also bought a few more pieces - Olive and more Pumpkin Spice (never enough Pumpkin Spice!). They were 4 for $1 on sale at JoAnn's! There were so many wonderful colors, I wanted to bring them all home!
The Olive piece that I received is a larger craft cut (12" x 18") that is also heavier (Kunin® Premiumfelt). It's the perfect size and weight for a banner. All the rest of the felt I used were the 9"x12" craft cuts of Kunin® Classicfelt.
Here's a list of what I used and where I used it:
Olive - banner (Premiumfelt) and loops (Classicfelt)
Pumpkin Spice - pumpkin back, leaves, small letters, owl eyes, owl front and wings, sunflower center
Goldenrod - large letters, leaves
Lemon Frost - owl eyes, sunflowers
Light Yellow - sunflowers
Yellow - sunflowers
Prickly Purple - leaves
Copper Canyon - owl back, pumpkin stem, sunflower centers
Orange - pumpkin front divisions
To create this banner, I used JOY letters as patterns, traced and cut out the letters. The owl and pumpkin are simple shapes that I cut out freehand. And, the leaves and flowers were cut on a Big Kick with dies. The sunflowers are two or three different colors layered together. I assembled the pieces and glued them onto the banner with tacky glue. Then, I added highlights with yellow baby rick rack, buttons and yellow floss. I glued loops of olive felt to the top with hot glue and made a dowel hanger with large wooden beads on the ends.
I found out a few interesting facts about Kunin® felt that I didn't know. Did you know that you can use it outdoors? So, I can hang my banner among my flowers or in my entry as well as in my kitchen!
|In my kitchen|
Visit the website for more information on the manufacture of Kunin® felt. And, be sure to visit our Designer Crafts Connection blog for all the fun felt designs. We always have loads of great ideas to inspire your diy projects.
I hope you feel inspired to create with Kunin® felt; it's such a family-friendly craft product so you can get everyone involved from kids to grandparents!