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!


tamlovesran said...

I love those!


Anonymous said...

All this and room left to blog about it: your gift to the rest of us.

Dawn said...

You are so creative!

Anonymous said...

very sweet! I need to start using my pinking shears more often...that little zigzag edge is so cute!

Poppy & Mei said...

Everyone's been so busy!
Everything is very inspiring over here! Xxx

Shirl said...

What beautiful bean-bags and a very lovely blog. I found you when visiting Poppy and Mei's blog... :0)

Tara said...

Adorable little bean bags!
Owen is down with a nasty head cold and cough, so crafts are on hold for now.
:( (Everytime I try to sew felt on the machine it bunches up! Is there a trick?)

amanda said...

Love these! I wanted to make felt bean bags for my son but I couldn't get them to come out right. Now I know what I was doing wrong--trim the sides with pinking shears AFTER they are all stitched up--of course!!

Thank you thank you . . . my son thanks you too :)

homemoma said...

i was reading your kids book list. we love astrid lindgren books here. they are so sweet and funny.

cute bean bags. never thought of making those things. i should get my sewing maschine down.

Angie said...

This would be a great thing for me to work on with the kids as a first sewing project!