felt mushroom pencil toppersDoodles with Toadstools

These felt toadstool pencil toppers are fun for all ages! Designer Jessica has a knack for whimsical felt fun. For this project, she has come up with a step-by-step photo tutorial and templates to make your crafting experience just that much simpler. Make these for your kids as a back-to-school surprise or make them as a gift to yourself! 

Tools & Materials

  • Scissors
  • Sewing Needle
  • Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
  • Felt
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Paint
  • Polyfill
  • Polymer Clay
  • Paint Brush
  • Pencils

Steps

  1. Gather the tools and materials listed above.
  2. Cut out the felt pieces according to the pattern.
  3. Sew edges of your mushroom top, as shown.
  4. Pull the end of the string to tighten. Add a bit of polyfill to the center.
  5. Tighten to fully close the opening. Knot your string, then cut off the excess.
  6. Glue the base of your mushroom together using the end of a pencil to make the right size.
  7. Next, glue the base of your mushroom to the top of your mushroom. Fringe a ring and then glue around the mushroom.
  8. Using the end of a paint brush, apply white dots to the top of the mushroom.
  9. Use polymer clay to form circles with flattened bottoms. Bake at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
  10. Paint these clay pieces red to create ladybugs. Use black paint to make a face and dots on your ladybugs.
  11. Finally, glue your ladybugs to the tops of your mushrooms.

Sources

We used DMC embroidery floss in 772, 747 and 3712. For felt, we used Benzie Design’s White, Aqua, Strawberry and Pistachio. 

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