Sunday, 19 June 2016

Felt Bunnies Wall Hanging - Tutorial and Templates

 A simple little felt wall hanging - here is how to make it...

You will need...

A4 sheet of felt for background
Scraps of felt for bunnies and flowers
Pom pom or cotton wool balls for tails 
Double-sided sticky pads to attach tails 
Embroidery thread
Wooden dowel and ribbon to hang

 How to make...

Print out the Bunnies and Flower templates (my flowers were cut from a die on my Big Shot, but if you want to cut by hand here is a flower template to use)

Bunnies Template

Flower Template

Take your A4 sheet of felt and turn over a hem of 2cm (width of hem depends on the thickness of your wooden dowel - we used green garden stakes trimmed to size)
Stitch across leaving ends open - either on machine or by hand
Cut out your bunnies and flowers
Stitch the bunnies onto the background, using a running stitch
Using double-sided sticky pads, stick on the bunny tails
First stitch both layers of flowers, together with the button and then stitch onto the  background felt
Stitch stems with embroidery thread
Slip the wooden dowel through the hem and tie on a ribbon for hanging

 Here are some we made at Mencap - enjoy making yours!

Friday, 17 June 2016

Mencap Wins Best Float in Braintree Carnival...!

We did it .... we won First Prize in our catergory and then Best Float in the Braintree Carnival overall...!! A great team effort - well done Mencap!


Friday, 27 May 2016

We Made Tissue Paper Flowers at Mencap for Braintree Carnival

Mencap is putting together a float, to join in with the annual Braintree Carnival, which will be held on Saturday 11 June.

Our Thursday Art and Craft group was asked to make lots of bright colourful Tissue Paper Flowers to put on the float and so we had a lovely afternoon making them.

We followed this excellent tutorial...

Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial

Our tissue paper came in A4 sheets, so using 5 sheets for each flower, we made them up as per the tutorial. Because we used a slightly bigger sheet of tissue paper, our flowers were larger, but it worked just as well.

Tea and Tissue Paper Flowers
Jenna with her flowers

Andy painting Union Jacks

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday Wall Mural

Using the Daily Mail photos in the various magazines they published for the Queen's 90th Birthday, commemorating Her Majesty's life, we made a Wall Mural.

And then on the same theme, we completed three Pop-Up pages in Our Project Book.
If you want to make your own Pop-Ups here is the link Pop-Up Tutorial

Three Thursdays of great craft, celebrating a great occasion, by the Mencap, Braintree Art and Craft Group...