After getting a few questions about the felt chick on this tiered tray I knew I needed to recreate one. While at my moms one night she had showed me a chick that she had recently made. I thought It was absolutely perfect so I stole her idea (with her permission, of course) and that’s what I decide to use. This chick is much different than the one on the tiered tray but it is just as cute, in my opinion! Let me show you how to make one of your own!:
- Foam Egg for a pattern (If you can’t find this, you can always draw it.)
- 1 sheet yellow felt
- 1 sheet orange felt
- Small piece of a boa
- left over morning coffee (only needed if you like the grunge look)
- Fabric Bond hot glue
- Regular hot glue sticks
- 2 small buttons
- blush (you can buy this at the Dollar Tree!)
Step 1: This first step is for all of you who like the grunge look. For this look, soak both sheets of felt and the boa in coffee for about 10 minutes. I lay them in a cake pan filled with coffee so they say flat and don’t wrinkle. Next, lay them on a cookie sheet and bake at the lowest possible temperature until they are dry. Please, whatever you do, do not forget that they are in the oven! I recommend setting a timer for every 10 minutes.
Step 2: Lay the foam egg onto the yellow felt and trace it lightly with a sharpie. You will need two egg shapes to make one chick. Cut both egg shapes out.
Step 3: Next, lay both pieces of felt together. Make sure you have the sides with the sharpie on facing out as these will be the inside of the chick. Carefully begin to glue the felt pieces together by glueing the edges. Make sure to leave about a 2 inch gap, this is where we will fill the chick.
Step 4: You can now flip the chick inside out and begin to fill it. Once the chick is filled you can glue the bottom gap together using your fabric bond hot glue.
Step 5: It is now time to glue on the feet and the beak.
For the feat I cut a heart shape out of the orange felt. I then cut a rounded dip in the middle of each heart hump. Next, cut the heart right down the middle.
To make the beak I just cut a diamond shape out of the orange felt. I then glue the one half of the diamond to the chick and then folded it down and added a little bead of glue to make the beak look open. I’m sorry if that sounds confusing. For a better understanding of this please watch the full tutorial here ________
Step 6: After gluing on the beak and the feet switch to a regular hot glue stick. The fabric bond will dry white and you don’t want that showing on the face. Glue two small buttons on for the eyes. To make this chick look extra cute I used a Q-tip and some blush to add some roses cheeks. Isn’t she sweet?
Step 7: Last but not least, I added a boa to the top of her head to make it look fuzzy. I also added a raffia bow just to add some extra cuteness.
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube