Felted Woodland Ornaments
By Laurie Cinotto
- Ideal for cutting multiple layers and all-purpose cutting through thick and heavy mixed media materials like cardstock, magnet, chipboard, fiberglass cloth and much more
- Amplify® technology senses blade separation when cutting thick mixed media materials and forces the blades back together for crisp, clean cuts every time — the floating blade tang transfers energy to the torsion bar which adjusts the blade to its optimal angle
- Premium-grade stainless-steel blades with a precisely honed edge cut cleanly all the way to the tip and stay sharp
- Exceptional comfort and control provided by thumb and finger loops with ergonomic sculpting to fit the shape and natural movement of the hand
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Protective sheath keeps the blades safe and protected
- Length: 8"
- Lifetime warranty
- Amplify® Mixed Media Shears (8")
- Ideal for cutting out embellishments for cards, collages, scrapbook pages, decorations and other craft projects
- Great for creating custom stencil patterns, masks or windows on cards or scrapbook pages
- Available in a wide variety of styles for any occasion or sentiment
- Select styles include edges that can be used to cut decorative borders
- Transparent templates let you see where you are cutting so you don’t waste craft paper
- Grid pattern simplifies layout for mistake-free crafting
- For use with our Ultra ShapeXpress™ Shape Cutter
- Shape Templates store flat to save space
- Hard plastic templates will not yellow or curl with age
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Circle Shapes Template (8.5" x 11")
- 12" x 18" mat is easy to transport, easy to store and perfect for anyone who has limited fabric-cutting space
- Self-healing mat provides a cutting surface that lasts longer than others
- Easy-to-read measuring grid on both sides means you can turn the mat over for double the usage
- 30-, 45- and 60-degree bias lines make creating triangle and star shapes easy
- Store flat away from sunlight, heat and cold
- Clean with warm water and mild soap
- Lifetime warranty
- Self Healing Cutting Mat: Small (12" x 18")
- Ideal for cutting tight patterns and intricate details on a wide range of fabrics or crafts
- Non-stick blade coating makes it easy to cut cleanly through materials with sticky adhesives like tape or glue
- High-grade, precision-ground, stainless-steel blades offer a lasting sharp edge that cuts all the way to the tip
- Double-loop handle accommodates right- and left-handed users
- Length: 4.9"
- Lifetime warranty
- Non-stick Detail Scissors (No. 5)
Designed to cut thick and heavy mixed media, these shears feature blades ideal for all-purpose cutting tasks.
Cut the perfect shape for your project!
Compact cutting mat is perfect when space is at a premium.
Perfectly sized for quick snips and detailed cutting on materials with sticky adhesives.
Brown felting wool sheet
White felting wool sheet
Blue felting wool sheet
* We recommend using felting wool for this project which is much thicker and more durable.
Making the Fox
1. To create the fox, begin by using the Shape Templates to trace two brown ovals, one white circle, and two brown circles from felting roll sheets. Cut shapes out using the Amplify® Mixed Media Shears.
2. From the brown felt circle, cut away two “leaf” shapes. The piece remaining will be the fox’s face and the point is his snout. The “leaves” will become the ears.
3. Lay the brown felt mask on top of the white felt circle and place them on a styrofoam block.
4. Take the ears and place on top of the fox’s head as pictured. Use your felting needle to join the layers, working only within the dotted line as illustrated. If you stray outside this line, his ears won’t stand upright.
4. Take your felting needle, and begin jabbing the needle into the felt layers in an up and down motion. Work your way around the fox's mask (white circle). The needle has a barb, and by moving it up and down, you will agitate the fibers and eventually they will cling together and the layers will merge. Watch your fingers! Felting needles are quite sharp, so pay close attention to what you’re doing!
5. Cut a tiny dark brown oval from a felt scrap to create the nose. Use your felting needle to attach it to the tip of his snout.
6. Cut the edge of the second brown circle off to create the tail. Cut a scrap of white for the tip, and felt these two layers together with your needle.
7. Felt the tail to one of the brown ovals.
8. Place the two brown ovals together, and work around the outer edge with your felting needle. Avoid the center of the ovals and leave the bottom end open.
9. Fold the fox’s face in half so the ears point upward and the nose points down. Place the fox’s body between the two layers of the folded circle, and pin all of the pieces to your styrofoam block. Felt the layers together where the fox’s face and body overlap, as indicated by the dotted lines in the photograph. You’re working many layers together, so give this area a lot of attention with your felting needle.
10. After the head and body are joined, put a small amount of stuffing into the body. Use your needle to work along the edges of the open end and seal the body closed.
11. Use a needle and thread to attach a small loop of rick-rack to the back of the fox’s head.
1. To create the owl, begin by cutting two ovals from the brown felt, one white circle, and one blue circle. Cut shapes out using the Amplify® Mixed Media Shears.
2. From the blue felt circle, cut away two “leaf” shapes, just like you did with the fox. The piece remaining will be the owl’s beak and ears. The “leaves” will become the wings.
3. Lay the remaining blue piece on top of the white felt circle and place them on a styrofoam block. Join your pieces together using a felting needle, working within the dotted lines indicated on the photo. It’s important that you only join the pieces at the beak and top of the circle, not the area in the center. If you felt in the center, the ears wont pop up when you assemble the owl.
4. Cut two small brown felt circles for eyes and felt them to the owl’s face.
5. Felt the two wings to the top layer of the owl’s body.
6. Place the two brown ovals together, and work around the outer edge with your felting needle. Avoid the center of the ovals and leave the bottom end open.
7. Fold the owl’s face in half fold so the beak points downward. Place the owl’s body between the two layers of the folded circle, and pin all of the pieces to your styrofoam block. Felt the layers together where the owl’s head and body overlap, as indicated by the dotted lines on photo below.
8. Fold the owl’s ears up. Attach a rick-rack loop to the back of the ornament using a needle and thread.
When you’ve completed a few owls and foxes, try experimenting with other shapes to see what animals you can create!
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