Introduction: Felt Monster Valentine
This tutorial shows you how to create an adorable felt monster valentine.
I'm big into monsters and I make monster hats, onesies, shirts, plushies, puppets, purses and backpacks. You can see some of my handy work at Art, Adventures and Toddler.
This project is easy and fun and you'll want to make more and more.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Blank notecard or just card stock cut into a rectangle and folded into a card
Buttons, bows… other embellishments
Squeezable black fabric paint
Step 2: Design Your Monster
Fold your index card in half. (I cut mine down a bit because my blank card was small.)
Draw ½ of the monster on one side of the index card,
Step 3: Cut
Cut out the monster.
Step 4: Glue
Use small dabs of glue on the back of your monster. Turn over and press down onto the card stock.
Step 5: Stitch
Sew around the monster using a zig zag stitch.
Step 6: Trim
Trim off thread ends. You can knot them first if you have the time.
Step 7: Decorate
Add some embellishments such as a bow or a heart shape.
Add button eyes using tacky glue.
Cut out felt teeth and glue down.
Draw a mouth with the fabric paint.Let dry.
Step 8: Sign Your Work
Sign it in pencil.
Step 9: Your Message
Write your own message inside. You could use, "You're Mine....You just don't know it yet" or "Love Bites" for a more cynical approach. Send to your valentine.
Step 10: Make More
and more and more.