Friday, November 28, 2014

Easy Felt Doctor Who Ornaments or Charms

Hello again! I'm Lorene, Debra's BFF (or is it more grown-up to say bestie?) and the sometimes-blogger over at just Lu. I started working as a virtual assistant about a year ago, and I love it but that means that my little ol' blog takes the back seat most all of the time. \

Last Christmas, I made my favorite Whovian (that's Debra) a whole Doctor Who tree, complete with a Weeping Angel tree topper, character tree skirt, police box lighted sign, Doctors and companions garland, and oodles of Doctor-inspired ornaments. Today I'm here to share some of the super easy felt ornaments I made. You can put them on a tree, or use them as a charm on a keyring, earrings, whatever. 

Easy Doctor Who Felt Ornaments

Felt Bowtie and Fez

Cut a long thin rectangle of red felt, about 6 or 8 times longer than it is wide. Lay it flat, fold the two ends to the center and secure them with a dab of hot glue.

Cut another rectangle just thinner than the first and about 2-3 times longer than it is wide. Glue one end to the center of the first now-folded rectangle, turned perpendicular. Wrap it around 1-2 times, pinching the first rectangle to form the bowtie look, and secure it with hot glue.

Cut a small circle of red felt, about the size of nickel. Cut a long thin strip of felt, about an inch wide. Glue the strip to the edge of the circle to form the fez shape, overlapping the ends of the strip by ⅛ inch or so and securing with hot glue. For the tassel on top, cut an L shape piece of felt, with a very thin upright and a thicker horizontal piece. Fringe the horizontal piece and then roll it up and secure it with a dab of hot glue. Glue the tassel on top of the fez and go traveling! Bonus points if you deck out your tree with some 3D glasses :)

Felt Psychic Paper

Cut a rectangle of black felt about 3 inches wide by 5 inches tall. Cut another rectangle of black felt about 3 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall, and then cut out the center of that rectangle, creating a ¼ inch black frame. Hot glue the frame to the other rectangle along two short sides and one long side, leaving one long side open to slide a piece of psychic paper into place.

The Doctor’s Two (Felt) Hearts

Doesn’t get easier than this! Cut two small hearts out of red felt and use a pencil or other small, sharp object to punch a very small hole in the top of each. Cut a short piece of jewelry chain (about 4 inches, depending on the size of the hearts). Attach a jump ring to each end of the chain and attach one heart to each jump ring.

Happy creating!

Lu (or Lorene if you prefer) is the mom of 3 kids and wife of a singing and dancing elementary teacher. She happily shows up here at Housewife Eclectic whenever Debra allows, and occasionally blogs on whatever topic comes up over at her blog, just Lu, when she has time in between projects and her awesome job as a virtual assistant. 
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