Sunday, 14 December 2014

Free BRUSSEL SPROUT Felt Bunting Tutorial x

Let's face it - there's always the need for some bunting - whatever the occasion. And Christmas is no exception! So, - on with this easy brussel sprout bunting to help decorate your house in a fluffy Christmas way :-)


All you'll need are some simple bits and pieces: a large rectangle of red felt, a 38g felting needle and foam to work onto, some green ric-rac trimming, and some wool tops in mid olive, dark olive, and peppermint.

You can use some red ready made felt, (or you can make your own felt with our red merino wool tops and a mini bamboo mat felting kit) and of course you can use any colour you fancy  - not just red! A large rectangle will make you about 1 metre of small bunting, or use more felt and more ric-rac for a longer length.

Start by cutting the felt rectangle in half lengthways, and then cutting the long triangles as above. Doing it this way makes sure there's no wastage and you get as many pennants as possible...

Now for the needle felted brussels! Start by taking a small amount of mid olive wool tops and needle it gently into a circle about the size of a 2p piece in the top part of each pennant.

Next, needle a small stem to each brussel sprout, using the peppermint wool tops. You'll only need tiny amounts!

And finally add some tiny lines of dark olive wool tops, to make each brussel sprout look more realistic.

Once you've finished needle felting all your brussels, pin each pennant to the green ric rac and then sew - either by hand or on a machine if you have one, using some matching green thread.

 And that's all there is to it! Enjoy! 

If you liked this tutorial and you'd like to buy a felt bunting kit as a pressie - take a look at our great value "Scandi Bunting" COMPLETE felting kit (as seen on Channel 4 last week), which includes everything you need including a mat and net inside the packet :-)and costs just £15.95!
Happy Christmas Fluff-a-tiers! xxx