by Beth Watson
Earth Day is just around the corner, so I am sharing a fun tutorial, DIY Felt Sea Turtle Art Print. Sea Turtles hold a special place in my heart because I fed them at Grand Cayman Turtle Farm and continue to support the farm’s efforts to bring the Sea Turtle back from almost extinction! Kunin Group Felt is the perfect medium to create with for Earth Day as all of their Felt is made from recycled water bottles!
Here’s what you will need:
- Kunin Classics™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Lagoon, Aqua, Baby Blue, Neon Green, Olive, Apple Green, Pirate Green, Kelly Green (one each).
- Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue
- Scissors, Pencil, Plain Paper, Straight Pins, White Frame with White Mat.
Here’s how to make it:
Measure and cut an irregular rectangle from Kunin Classic™ Felt Lagoon to fit inside the picture frame mat. Cut random strips from Baby Blue and dry fit at the top. Cut random strips from Aqua and dry fit at the bottom.
Draw a sea turtle shape on plain paper, pin to Kunin Classic™ Felt Neon Green then cut out with scissors in a jagged fashion.
Trace and cut out the Sea Turtle shell from Olive, then create shadows with Apple Green. Roughly hand cut irregular ovals from Kunin Classic™ Felt Apple Green, Pirate Green and Kelly Green. Layer on shell to create dimension.
Once you are pleased with all of the shape and color placements of all the pieces, take a photo on your phone for reference. Carefully disassemble the Sea Turtle, then attach all pieces with Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue. Set aside to dry, then insert in frame.
I hope you will use my DIY Felt Sea Turtle Art Print as a jumping off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity and create some Earth Day home decor! Felt is an easy, versatile and forgiving medium which allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
The original inspiration for my project today was Ariel over at PMQ for TWO and her Felt Flower Art Print! Check out her Instagram feed HERE!
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt; Kunin® Premiumfelt and Corduroy non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
Thanks for stopping by!