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Crafts for home: Toadstool Tutorial

Felt, Sewing  |  September 3rd 2011  |  0 Comment

While walking through the woods today we stumbled upon a Fairy Tea Party!

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Crafts for home: Toadstool Tutorial

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While walking through the craft store a few days before, I stumbled upon plain wood stools. I immediately knew that I wanted to make something with these..Should I paint them? maybe decoupage?

No! I realized that these were not just stools…

They were meant to be TOADSTOOLS!

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Here is how I made them…

Needed:

 

 

  • Wood Stool
  • 1/4-1/2 Yard Yard Red Wool Felt (depending on size of your stool)
  • 1/8 Yard White Wool Felt
  • Brown Craft Paint and Brush
  • Staple Gun
  • Wool or Poly Batting

 

 

 

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Flip the stool over and measure the fabric. my stool is 10″ in diameter so my fabric is 22′ in diameter.I added 12″ but you can also add more to be safe and trim away the extra.

Next, Cut out the white circles

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Sew them onto the red round. I used a blanket stitch on my machine.

This can also be hand sewn for a more handmade look.

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Now it is time to assemble! Flip the stool over and with the red round evenly placed, tuck in one side and staple the fabric close to the legs.

 

 

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Flip the stool back over and begin to stuff the mushroom with the batting.

Next, I stapled the fabric directly across from where I did my first set of staples as to keep the round evenly distributed on the stool.

Continue stapling and stuffing making nice pleats as you go.

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When you have done this all of the way around the mushroom it is time to paint the legs.

 

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Now it is time to make some tea and you are ready for your party!

 

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Source: taoofcraft.typepad.com