Wednesday, February 13, 2008
One More - Hearts.
Last one, I promise! My last craft for the boys is felt bean bags. Well, I used rice since that is what I had available, but same idea!
I used two colors of felt, and cut into 4 1/2 x 6 inch pieces. I cut out small hearts from a piece of the color I used on the back, and embroidered it onto the center of the front piece.
I sewed around the edges using a zig-zag stitch (so rice won't easily come out), leaving a hole open on one side to fill. I filled mine with rice which was scented with a few drops of sweet orange essential oil...but you can make it unscented or using beans instead.
After stuffing with the rice, I stitched the hole closed on the machine, and then using pinking shears, trimmed around the edges.
Voila! The bags are fun for tossing games (get a few different sized boxes or bowls to toss into), playing catch in the house, or as doll pillows!