What's a Fairy Tale Christmas without some toadstools for some fairies to sit on?
I had come across directions on how to put together these cute little toadstools not more than a week prior to the kids & I entering an Ornament Exchange thru The Crafty Crow. And with the theme: Fairy Tale Christmas...what better thing to make.
The kids all took part in making one & we decided any leftover we would either keep or use as gifts for someone so toadally special. Ok, pardon my pun...but they are so toadally cute. (Alright, I'm done).
For those of you who may be interested in making a toadstool ornament (or 2) for yourselves or perhaps one to tie on a gift...You can find the pattern/directions and a much better tutorial than mine over at My Little Mochi
. This is her design, not mine. I'm not nearly as creative as her. While you're there check out more of her creativity as she makes some reallly cute things.
Cutting out the strips of white felt for the stem of the mushroom.
Rolling the white felt up tight to make the stem.
We also put a few stitches in them to hold them together.
Cutting out the tops of the mushroom from red felt.
Cutting out a sturdy peice of cardboard to be placed within the mushroom's top.
Sewing the mushroom tops.
I programmed the felt circles with dots made with a fine tip black marker. This seemed to help my kiddos know where to place their next stitch.
Here we are pushing the needle back through the cardboard cirlce so we could later attach a ribbon for hanging.
I ended up having to do the rest myself...this was hard even with the aid of a thimble.
Hot glue to attach the stem to the mushroom's top.
Sprinkling glitter on the white paint spots.
After we attached the ribbon, we tied little bows at the tops.
We will be mailing these cute little mushrooms/toadstools out a couple days late to our list of recipients in our group. We hope they don't mind the delay.
I wonder what the mailman will be bringing us in exchange?