Friday, January 22, 2010

Easy To Make Felt Valentine's Day Candy Box

Last week I had to come up with an easy to make Valentine's Day project to do with 11 to 13 year old girls. This project also needed to be made from felt and be handsewn. After pondering this for a day or two...I decided that our project would be this easy to make Valentine's Day candy box (cube) made from 3 different colors of craft felt.

Here is what you will need:

Red, White and Pink Craft Felt
Red, White and Pink Embroidery Floss
Blunt Tip Embroidery Needle and Scissors
4" square template

The first thing you need to do is make your 4" square template. Once you have your paper template...cut 5 squares from your red craft felt. Next, make another paper template that measures 3 1/2" square, you will use this smaller square to make your heart template. Fold the square in half and cut out a heart shape. Trace this shape onto white felt and cut out. Now, trim off a 1/4" from all sides of your paper heart shaped template so that its a little smaller than what it was before. Trace it onto red felt and cut out. Cut off another 1/4" from your paper heart template and trace your final heart shape out of pink felt.

Using 2 strands of red embroidery floss, hand stitch the word LOVE onto the center of the pink heart. Using 2 strands of pink floss, blanket stitch around the edges of the pink heart to attach it to the front of your red heart. Using 2 strands of white floss, blanket stitch your red heart to your large white heart. Finally...using 2 strands of red floss, blanket stitch your white heart to one of your red square felt blocks.

Using 2 strands of white embroidery floss, connect 4 of your square blocks to the 5th block to form a cube. Once they are attached blanket stitch up the sides and across the top edges. You should now have a cube (box) shape.

If you are not familiar with how to do a blanket stitch, you can certainly just whip stitch all of your pieces together.

Your new Valentine's Day Candy Box is now ready to be filled up with candy...but I do recommend that you fill it with wrapped candies so that it doesn't get soiled.

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