Halloween is just around the corner, so create this DIY Jack-O-Lantern Embroidery Hoop with interchangeable features to swap out during the season. A fun project to create in an afternoon with the kiddos and change up to suit your mood!
Time: Under one hour
Skill Level: Beginner
YOU WILL NEED:
- Kunin Classic™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Pirate Green, Walnut Brown and Olive (1 each)
- Kunin Premium™ 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Black (3 each)
- Kunin Classic™ Felt Yardage – Orange (1/2 yard)
- Americana Acrylic by DecoArt – Dark Chocolate
- Wooden Embroidery Hoop – 14” diameter
- Ribbons – Green, variety of colors and styles – 12” lengths
- Scissors, White Chalk Pencil, Permanent Marker, Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks, Paint Brush, Plain Paper, Pencil, Liquid Glue
Paint the outside and top edge of the outside ring of the embroidery hoop. Set aside to dry.
Fit Orange Kunin Classic™ Felt Yardage loosely into embroidery hoop. Pull felt gently from the back to ensure the Felt is taught and then tighten the screw at the top of the hoop.
Trim the excess Orange Felt from the back of the embroidery hoop.
Apply a thin line of liquid glue to the cut edge of the Felt to secure. Set aside to dry.
Draw Jack-O-Lantern features – eyes, noses, and mouths – on plain paper with a pencil. Have the kiddos help with this step to personalize your Jack-O-Lantern! Cut out the patterns, trace them onto the Felt with a chalk pencil or permanent marker and then cut out. This works great for the smaller pieces.
PRO TIP: If you trace your shapes, make sure to cut on the INSIDE edge of the line so that you have clean finished pieces, since the eyes, noses and mouths are reversible.
Cut out the paper patterns, pin them to the Felt and then cut out. This works great for the larger pieces.
I created four sets of features – four pairs of eyes, four noses and four mouths – for variety.
Draw a pumpkin stem and three leaves onto plain paper, then cut out. Trace stem onto Walnut Brown Felt twice and leaves onto Pirate Green and Olive Felt, then cut out.
Cut 12” lengths of five to six different green ribbons and then tie in a loose knot to the screw at the top of the hoop. Attach stems together with hot glue and then adhere to back top of hoop. Apply a half-inch bead of hot glue to the base of each leaf and fold in half to create dimension. Glue leaves to either side of screw at the top of the hoop.
I hope you will use my DIY Jack-O-Lantern Embroidery Hoop project as a jumping off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity and create some fun and spooky home décor for Halloween! 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
If you enjoyed this project and want to create more Halloween décor. How about these adorable treat bags!