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


Bowtie
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.

Fez
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!
Lorene

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. 

33 comments:

Vodka Logic said...

What a perfect post for my Whovian family.. I will definitely try to make some of these. If I think of more I will let you know.
Merry Christmas

Masshole Mommy said...

I love Dr. Who. Those ornaments are so cool!

Michelle Feliciano said...

Those are really cute. I love the red bow.

Britni Vigil said...

Big, big fan of Doctor Who, so seeing this ornament is a wonderful idea.

Dawn said...

I'm in geek Heaven right now. I've never seen anything so cool. Thanks!

Heather Jones said...

You can do a lot with felt. I like it.

Terri | Sugar Free Glow said...

My nephew is OBSESSED with Dr. Who so I'll share this with his mom--she's crafty too and will love it!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I haven't watched this show, but I know lots of people who love it

Emily Glover said...

These are so cute! I don't watch this show but my cousins do and they would love these!

Jenn said...

These are really cute! I know so many who watch it I have to get into it.

Britney Mills said...

I love the personalization! Such a fun idea and looks simple.

Alene Villaneda said...

This is so cool! I love this idea. So cute for the tree this year.

Kelly said...

Such a cute idea!

Marlys (ThisandThat) said...

These look so cute and easy to make.

Shauna Smart said...

That looks like a fun idea! I'm not much of a crafter but I think I could handle these for sure :)

Janet Krugel said...

I love making felt ornaments. I once made over 100 ornaments in a week for my sister.

Emily Thompson said...

I don't know Dr. Who, but these ornaments are really adorable. You can make so many fun things from felt!

burlap+blue said...

these are so cute! my kids would love them. Thanks for the how to!

Chelsea Johnson said...

How fun! I have a few friends who like Doctor Who, and these would be great gifts!

Jen Cassellius said...

Is it terrible if I have no clue about Dr. Who? But these ornaments are adorable either way!

Cathy Henry Jill McEldowney said...

These are so cute!

Liz Mays said...

This is so fun! It just so happens that I have felt around here I could use!

Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads said...

I've never watched Dr Who, but these ornaments are so cool!!

Cindy Gordon said...

Creating is so much fun. Then when you can display your creations on the tree is even better! Love christmas and love ornaments!

Caitlin Fore said...

How fun! I really like these little ornaments:)

Mistee Dawn said...

Awww, these are so super cute. My hubby loves that show, so he would love these.

Kristin and Megan said...

Dying over the little bow tie! That is SO cute!

Katrina Gehman said...

those look super cute. i would never have thought of this before. will have to try it.

Ecuador InMyEyes said...

What a lovely idea! I think it would make a perfect gift for a Dr Who fan too!

Stephanie Pass said...

Oh my, those are the cutest ever! We are Whovians and my son would just love it if we made Dr. Who ornaments.

Victoria Osborn said...

I may be living under a rock but who is Dr. Who? Either way, those are super cute ornaments :)

Lorene Nance said...

Thanks everyone! Felt is the best for inexpensive and easy ornaments for sure! And for those of you who haven't watched Doctor Who... you should totally start! :)

-Lorene

Rebecca Hubbell said...

I love how cute and simple these are!

 
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