Hi! This is Laarnie. Today I’m going to share with you a very simple and quick tutorial.
I made this very cute picture frame which can really make any room lovely, especially your children's! It's as easy as cut-bond/sew-hang!
For this project I used the following materials:
(18cm x 18cm) fleece fabric (2 pcs. each for the head, wings and back side)
18cm x 18cm felt fabric (1 pc for the front)
Some more felt for the eyes, claws and beak
8cm x 7cm hard plastic sheet, 1mm to 2mm thick will do (If you don’t have one you can use any clear, transparent plastic such as plastic cellophane)
For the eyes you can use buttons or felt if you don’t have any of these that I used on my owl
Fabric Glue, Tacky Glue or any bond for handicrafts
A pair of scissors.
*If you are not confident enough that the bond would hold enough for your frame to be hung, you can sew it by hand or by machine.
My template looked like this:
As you can see, it was drawn by me free-hand. The picture box measures 6cms. x 5cms. The felt for my picture box is 1cm thick. And you can also see, the pink line says 7cms. This will be the opening of our frame where you could insert your picture later.
*This template is not printable on it's actual size, at least as of now. Please stay tuned for a later post where I will be providing you with the owl's printable template.
1. Print your template.
2. Trace each part of your owl: 1 body, 2 wings, 2 talons, 1 beak, 1 head, eyes and 1 whole outline of your owl for the back part of your picture frame.
3. Get your template, use it as guide while you are assembling your owl and attach by glue or by sewing each of your owl's part as shown below. Do not paste it to your template. Just use your template as your guide.
a. the body of your owl
b. the frame box
c. the wings
d. the head
e. the eyes
f. the beak and talons
4. Turn your owl, place some glue around your picture box and attach your transparent and hard plastic sheet.
We're almost finished. We have finished basically the front part of our frame!
5. Lay your owl on top of your fleece or felt as we will now be constructing the back part of our frame. Lay your fabric wrong side up while your owl, as shown below, will be facing wrong side down. So they will be facing wrong sides together. Pin your owl to your fabric to secure the alignment.
6. Trace your owl.
7. Remember the pink line which says 7cms in our template? We will be using it as our opening where we will insert later our picture.
Punch each end of your line with the ballpoint of your pen. Then connect each dot.
And cut the opening.
8. Apply some glue all around your owl's outline.
9. Place your string on the center of your owl's head(front side of your owl) and attach both sides of your owl, front and back side. Then cut with your scissors the back part of your owl (the fleece fabric where we have drawn the owl's outline)
10. Finished! Let your glue dry well. While you're waiting for it to get dry, then make some more owl frames!
11. When your glue is already dried well, choose a nice picture and place it in your frame and hang it on your baby's nursery or your kid's room.
I hope you liked today's tutorial. Do stay tuned for my printable owl template and maybe, I'd include some other more templates of other animals!
Have a nice day!
UPDATE: Download templates here.
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