Our camping theme bedroom has been bringing such joy not just to little Lukas and Oscar, but to our readers who seem to have been inspired by all the little handmade touches that went into making this room so special. Today we are sharing one of our favorite projects from the room — our felt campfire. Every camper needs a campfire to toast marshmallows on and no camping adventure is complete without it. So of course we had to make a felt bonfire for our little camper.
Join Us ‘Round the Campfire
This is a bigger DIY project that takes a little time but our pattern and tutorial make it really quite simple and as it’s all stitched by hand you don’t even need a sewing machine to achieve this wonderful piece. I always say to start with great supplies. So shop around for good quality wool felts to make your felt campfire. It’ll make all the difference to the finished project and it’s always nice to work with good quality materials. Along with the felt, you’ll only need a pair of sharp fabric scissors, a needle, embroidery threads and the templates below, making this a great craft for the kiddos to help out with.
Of course, they will also need some felt s’ mores to toast around the campfire! For more fun ideas, make sure to check out all of our camping crafts.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Clover Embroidery Needles
- Wool Blend Felt – Doe Brown, Camel, Poppy, Tangerine, Sunshine
- Embroidery Floss — Medium Mocha Beige (3863), Tan (436), Tangerine (740), Medium Tangerine (741), Topaz (725)
How to Make a Felt Campfire
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the DIY pattern at the end of this post.
- Cut your felt pieces according to the pattern, using your scissors or a Cricut Maker.
- With contrasting embroidery thread, stitch wood grain onto log pieces.
- Use a blanket stitch to sew the log into a tube shape.
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I found this patterned felt that would also work great for the logs! https://feltandcraft.com/woodgrain-felt-print/
Cute! Great idea.
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I just discovered this project while getting ready to host my niece this summer. We typically meet in upstate NY and have a real campfire and s’mores, but this year, she’s coming to my suburban home in FL, so it’s a faux campfire for us!
When cutting this project on my Cricut, I found the log ends at 2.25″ diameter were too small to blanket stitch to my logs. The math works out, but things didn’t quite work in real life. I found that increasing the diameter to 2.5″ was just enough to blanket stitch onto the logs without too much extra on either side.
Thank you for the feedback Amy, we will double-check the pattern!
I have a suggestion…. not sure if its totally no doable but when you have large patterns like this you should expect that most people aren’t able to print something out thats 11×17. Ive bought clothes patterns online and simply had to tape them together then cut them out. Was super excited about this pattern, I was going to make a Calcifer fire (from howls moving castle)
Great patterns though
Hi…where do I find how much fabric is needed for each color? Thank you 🙂
If you print out the template provided you can estimate the amount of fabric needed, we purchase our felt in 12×18 sheets and would recommend 3 sheets each of Marigold, Tangerine, and Latte, and 2 sheets each of Yellow and Toast.
Thank you so much!
I just got a Circuit Maker for Christmas… What is the easiest way to bring your designs into design space?
Yay! Check out this post 🙂 https://liagriffith.com/how-to-use-svg-files-for-cricut/
Do I need Inkscape to down load and open the SVG. I’m using a Mac.
I’m not familiar with Inkscape. Here’s a helpful post about using our SVG files: https://liagriffith.com/how-to-use-svg-files-for-cricut/
I love this! So cute! Do you think it would work to stuff these with beans and filling to make the logs heavier?
Yes for sure!
Could you please post an SVG file for the campfire and the s’more set? I am making a set for each of my grandchildren. Thank you!
Yes, just added SVG files to each post 🙂
Does the entire pattern, logs and all, need to be printed on 11×17 paper? I love this project!
Yes, we have all these patterns set to 11×17 🙂
Hi Lia, is there a possibility to purchase the campfire pattern without becoming a member – just pay for a one-time download? Please let me know. Thanks, Esther
Hi! Unfortunately we don’t sell our patterns as single downloads (yet!) You can always sign up for a membership then cancel at anytime.
I’ve tried opening the file a few times but the template won’t fully open
Hmm we aren’t having any problems opening it on our end,. You may want to try downloading it again, maybe from a different web browser, just to be sure it fully downloaded.
hi! where can I get the patterns?
Hello! The pattern is available for members to download– the button is at the bottom of the post 🙂
Hi I love this pattern and making this for my sons birthday along with the smores set. Can you tell me if you split the embroidery floss into 3 pieces or used the whole strand(6 threads)? Might be an odd question but I’m unsure how thick the details on the logs/flames and blanket stitch should be. Thanks!
Hi! Not an odd question– I didn’t split the floss 🙂
Awesome! Thanks for the quick response! In regards to the smores set and you did French knots on the graham crackers-did you do them on both sides?
Just one side, but you could do it on both if you wanted!
Quick question, so if it is printed on normal printer paper (letter size) it is not the right measurements?
You will need to print 11×17 to get the right size.
Is there a way I can print out instructions thanks Lisa
Unfortunately this project was from before we started doing the printable instructions, so this does not come with that separate download. I am sorry for the bad news!
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We are preparing for our toddler Great American Campout and this will be perfect for the littles. Thank you. =)
Oh how fun! Enjoy 🙂
What are the measurements for the logs?
Can’t wait to make!
There is a pattern at the bottom of the post. 😉
Any chance you have an SVG file for this project? It’d be so much easier if I could just load the cuts in my Cricut Explore. Thanks!
Unfortunately we don’t have an SVG for this. You just have to cut out each item once in paper! Once you have the paper template for each shape, you can then cut out felt using that 🙂
I’m a new member. Am I missing where you give a list of supplies needed for each project? I see the images but once clicked on for a shopping list, nothing happens. Thanks for the help!
Hi Michelle, I’m sorry about the confusion! There is no official materials list for this craft. All you will need is felt, polyester fiberfill, and a needle and thread. You can decide which colors you would like to use! Just some different color oranges or yellows for the fire, and browns for the logs. Same for the thread. Best of luck!! -Lia 🙂
This is super cute! I saw that you used Benzie Design for the felt – just wondering what colors you used for the fire? Thanks!
Thank you. We used Tangerine, Lemonade and Ecru for the flames. For the logs we used Latte and Toast. Have fun!
can you tell me how many 12X18 felt sheets you used for each item?
For the flames, you will need 2 for the orange, 2 for the lighter orange, and probably just 1 for the inner part. The logs you will need 1 sheet of the darker brown per each one. Every other piece is less than one sheet, but you’ll want more depending on how many you want to make. Hope that helps!
whoops! somehow I skipped over where you mentioned it was wool felt, but caught it at my last glance! haha but I would still love to know the approx. yardage!
For the flames around 6 pieces of each color. Each piece was 12×16″ . If you don’t want to use all the layers you could look at the pattern and see what to eliminate.
Can you provide the source for your felt? I can’t seem to find 11×17 sheets. I want to make this for my son. He will love it! Thank you!
We usually get felt from Benzie Design.
I love these!!!! When I print the template it appears smaller than your finished product looks in the picture; do I need to enlarge the templates to be the right size?
The fire itself should be printed on a 11×17″ size paper. (maybe take it to a FedEx Kinkos and print it there) Hope it turns out, these boys sure loves it!
This awesome thank you and those 2 little cutie pie’s are adorable in their stripey pj’s 🙂 My grandbabies are going to love this 🙂
ha ha, thank you!!
I’m seriously loving this campfire project! Saw the s’mores in the other post and I’m dying to make these!!!
Thank you! The campfire sure was a big hit with the kids! Kind of makes me want to camp out (in the comfort of a room)
that is so dang cute … “fire’s burning, fire’s burning …”
Lol!! Thank you so much.