The blogger's DIY (bonus)

March 26, 2012

What do you need?
Simple solid, print, and white cotton fabric, scissors, card stock, plush stuffing, sewing machine/needle and thread and child safe snap on button eyes and noses. (You can find them in the doll section at your local craft store.)

How to make it?
1. Cut out the back and front of the fox. We made ours an estimate 1x2 ft. 2. Cut out and trace a circle from card stock on the back of your patterned fabric. This will be for the fox's belly! 3. Next, sew on a triangle shape for the snout with the white fabric. For the eyes and nose, make a tiny hole with scissors, poke the eyes and nose through and secure it with the back snap. 4. After you've sewn on the snout, sew on the belly! You'll always want to sew on the snout first, guaranteeing that the belly won't be too high or too low. 5. Once you've decorated the front, place both sides together with the outsides facing in and sew them together, leaving a small gap at the bottom. After you've sewn your fox together, flip him inside out and fill with stuffing! Last, hand stitch the opening.
All done!

(image & source: a beautiful mess)

Week(end) DIY by me

What do you need?
Scissors
Sheet of glossy paper
Unused (old) badge
Pencil
Double-sided tape
3D sticker
Felt pen (optional)

How to make it?
First of all you need to turn the badge and put it on the piece of glossy paper in order to outline it on the sheet with the pencil. Than you cut the paper circle with the size of the badge. Gently cut pieces (usually two are enough) of the double-sided tape, which you put on the badge’s face. Once you unstick the upper part of the tape you have to put the paper circle on top of the badge and press it until it sticks. Use a little scissor to cut the unneeded paper of the badge’s edges.
I choosed to use a darker felt pen of the same color for the edges and outline them so they could look like they’re burned or something, but this is optional. Now your badge should looks like this:
At the end, all you need it to put the 3D (or ordinary) sticker in the middle, on top of it.

Don’t forget to see where the needle behind it must go and stick it in the right direction so once you put it on, the sticker won’t be upside down!
I used a Sponge Bob sticker, but you can use any other. You can find all kinds of stickers in the closest bookstore, they’re not expensive at all! (You can also use something else and stick it with glue, but I recommend a sticker because it has shine and looks better)

Done!
Now your badge accessory is ready and it can adorns your blouse or bag :)

PS - I did it with my school badge. Oops!