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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

Materials:

Paper glue

Tacky Glue

Index card

Fabric scissors

Paper scissors

Blank notecard or just card stock cut into a rectangle and folded into a card

Felt scraps

Sewing machine

White thread

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.
<p>Very cute idea! I'd recommend tracing the monster onto the felt with a fine point marker the same color as the felt, then flipping it over so it doesn't show. I used tacky glue for the felt, and hot glue for the purple ribbon on the cover. I used a spare bit of fabric from a dress that no longer fits to use on the cover, and both monsters are inside the card. Thanks for the instructable!</p>
That is a good idea.
LOVELY!!!!
adorable!!!
Adorable!<br />
Uber-cuties!<br />

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