DIY Felt keychains

 

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Hello everybody!

This week I’m showing you how to make these super easy DIY felt keychains. They are really easy to make, completely customizable and so soft!

 

What you’ll need:

  • Felt
  • Needle and thread
  • Jewellery rings
  • Keyrings
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Stuffing

 

The first design

Step 1: Drawing the design

The first step is to draw your design onto the felt. I decided to make an Y, the first letter of my name. If you make a letter, make sure to draw it a bit broader than you want your final design to be. Make sure you can fold the felt over.

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Step 2: Sewing

Sew along the lines of the design, making sure to keep a little gap. Then cut off the excess felt.

 

Step 4: Sewing again

This is optional, but after you’ve folded it inside out sew along the sides again, this is to give it a nice look. Still make sure to leave a gap!

 

Step 5: Stuffing

To stuff your keyring, use stuffing, cotton or excess pieces of wool/fabric. You can choose to stuff it a lot or keep it a bit flat. After you’ve stuffed don’t forget to sew the hole closed.

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Step 6: Adding the keyring

Use a big needle to poke a hole in the fabric and insert a jewellery ring. Then you can attach the keyring to the jewellery ring.

 

And that’s it for the first design!

 

Second design

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For the second design I made this little flower. I started with cutting two of the main pieces and sewing them together. After stuffing Iadded two little petals in the hole I left open and sewed them in place. Then I used glue to stick the other two pieces to that. I attached the keyring using the same method as above and that was it!

I really like how this turned out! What do you think?

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you did, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

xxx, Yara

 

 

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DIY Notebooks for back to school 2017

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Hello everybody!

I know some of you might already have started school and other still have weeks to go, but I figured even in the middle of the school year new notebooks are always good. And even if you don't go to school anymore there's always something you could use a notebook for.

Today I'm showing 2 different ways to make cute notebooks really easily.

 

Scrapbook paper notebooks:

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These first notebooks are really easy to make and you can easily make a bunch of them..

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What you'll need:

  • 15 sheets of squared paper
  • 1 sheet of scrapbook paper
  • 2 individual staples
  • Scissors
  • Sharp needle

 

Step 1: cutting the paper.

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Take your sheets, fold them double and cut off the binder holes. I recommend doing this with groups of two or three sheets to make the process faster. If you have a paper cutter I definitely recommend using that too.

 

Step 2: Dividing the paper into three groups.

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Divide your sheets into three groups of 5 sheets each.

 

Step 3: marking the places for the staples

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Take your staples and mark the places for your holes on the spine of your groups. I chose to mark the holes three squares from the outside.

 

Step 4: Poking the holes with your needle.

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Poke holes at the marked spots with a sharp needle.

 

Step 5: Putting the notebook together

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Put the staples through the holes you made. First put them through the front of one group and then add the other two groups.

 

Step 6: Adding the cover

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Take your scrapbook paper, fold it double and poke holes with your needle for the staples.

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Then place it onto the other groups.

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Close the staples by using something to push them down. I used a nail file which worked really well.

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That's it! I ended up making two of these because they are so cute and once you get the hang of it they are really easy to make.

 

Felt covered notebook:

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This one is a bit harder to make but oh so cute. It's a great way to make a plain notebook look so much cooler.

What you'll need:

  • A boring notebook
  • Thin cardboard (cereal boxes work really well)
  • Felt
  • Sellotape
  • Glue
  • White paper
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Fabric stickers

 

Step 1: removing the cover from the notebook

You know these notebooks? They're just so bland and boring. We can make something much cooler out of this!

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Start with opening the staples and removing the cover. You'll be left with just a packet of paper.

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Step 2: Cutting the cardboard.

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Don't throw away the cover just yet though. Trace it onto the cardboard to get exactly the right size. I used cardboard from an cereal box which worked really well. I used the fold in the box as my spine.

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Step 3: Covering the cardboard with felt.

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Trace the cardboard onto the felt leaving a margin of about a centimetre for folding the felt over.

 

Step 4: Sticking the felt to the cardboard

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Fold over the edges of the felt and stick them down. I tried using glue for this step but it kept coming loose so I realised the easiest way to do this is to just sellotape the edges to the cardboard. Don't worry, we will cover it up later but this is just the easiest way to make sure it stays on.

 

Step 5: Sewing the notebook to the cover

Take your needle and thread and make a knot at the end. We're going to use the staple holes that are already in the notebook to sew it down.

Start with pulling your thread through the top hole and through the cover.

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Pull it back through the second hole.

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Step 6: Covering the insides

Use some glue to cover the insides of the cover with white paper.

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Step 7: Decorating

This step is optional but I thought the notebook still looked a bit bland

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So I decided to use this super cute pineapple sticker to brighten it up a bit. It was actually a iron-on sticker but I just used some glue to stick it to the front.

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So that's it! 

I really like how all these notebooks turned out. I especially love the felt one. It's so soft and I really like the pineapple.

This must be one of my longest posts, I hope you didn't mind.

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Which notebook do you like the best? Let me know in the comments.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you did, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

See ya on Wednesday!

xxx, Yara

 

 

DIY felt phone case

Hello everybody,

this week I’m going to show you how to make this cute DIY phone case from felt.

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  • felt
  • an other piece of fabric
  • an ribbon
  • needle and thread
  • a press stud or velcro
  • cardboard

 

Step 1: Cut two pieces of fabric the length of your phone and the width of twice your phone+a few centimetres extra. Also cut two pieces of cardboard with the outline of your phone like this:

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Step 2: Cut a thin strip of felt and sew it to the other piece of felt:

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Step 3: Sew your other fabric to the opposite side of the felt

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Step 4: Take a wide strip of felt and sew it to the other side of your original felt piece

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Step 5: Fold over your green fabric and fold the wide strip over it and pin it up.

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Step 6: Insert your cardboard pieces and sew alongside the edges of the cardboard to make sure it stays in place. Before sewing down the strip, however, inset you phone and sew around it to make sure it will fit later on.

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Step 7: Cut off the left side of your wide strip, and sew down around the cardboard on this side too.

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Step 8: Cut off all the loose strings and fabric edges.

 

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And you’re done! I think it looks really cute and the technique with the strips gives the case an unique look.

If you liked this tutorial, please like, comment or share. You really help me out that way.

See ya next week!

xxx, Yara