DIY Felt Campfire Tutorial and Pattern ~ One For The Boys

Monday, December 9, 2013

Welcome to One For The Boys ~ Holiday Edition!
All week long we will be sharing epic craft projects 
perfect for the little boys in your life!

Felt Campfire Pattern

Today we are kicking off our week long inspiration with a BANG!
This do it yourself Felt Campfire is an easy project to create 
and even includes a free printable pattern.
It should take less than three hours to make and your kids are sure to love it!

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We absolutely love camping as a family and I am always looking for fun ways to bring camping home during the winter months!  Our twin boys are going to have so much fun with this Felt Campfire set!  I can't wait to see their little faces on Christmas morning!  Here is how you can create your very own Felt Campfire...

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First you will need to print out our pattern.  Here is the free fire pattern 1 and 2, log pattern and marshmallow pattern.  Next cut out all of your pieces of felt using the pattern as a template.  You will need:  3 brown sheets of felt, 1 tan sheet of felt, 3 red sheets of felt, 2 orange sheets of felt, 2 yellow sheets of felt, 2 white sheets of felt and two wooden dowels.  I used various scraps of grey felt and flannel {about 4"x4"} to create bean bag sized rocks around our fire too. 

Now lets create the marshmallows...

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Sew the short edges of the white large rectangle together.  Sew the long edges and the top of the small rectangle together.  
Do this again for the two other rectangles.  

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Sew the solid circle to the end of one of the large tubes to create a cylinder.  
Repeat for the second marshmallow.

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Now lets create a pocket for the wooden dowel to go into the marshmallow.  Sew the small tube into the center of a circle with a hole cut into it.  I stitched this part by hand.  Repeat for the second marshmallow.

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It should look something like this.

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Now sew the circle with the small tube attached to the base cylinder.  
Right sides facing, leaving a small 1" hole for inverting.  
Repeat with the second marshmallow.

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Invert the marshmallows and fill with stuffing.  Sew the little hole closed and insert the wooden dowels to complete the marshmallows.  Whew.  That's the hardest part of the project all done.  Yay!  On to the fire...

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Start by layering the yellow, orange and red felt pieces from the pattern.  Sew one of each colour on top of each other.  
Do this twice so that you have a fire front and back.

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Sew the front and back together leaving the bottom open.

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Now sew the oval bottom to the edges of the fire.  
Leave a 2" hole for inverting.

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Invert, fill the fire with stuffing and sew the hole closed.  
Finally on to the logs...

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Finally sew the three brown pieces of felt into tubes, sew the circular tan pieces to either end of each log {leave a 1.5" hole for inverting}, invert, fill with stuffing and sew closed.
Add bean bag sized grey rocks if desired.

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All done!

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An awesome Felt Campfire would definitely be a hit with your little one!
It is a fairly inexpensive project to create too.  
The felt, stuffing and dowels cost under $10 at our local dollar store.

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If you make one will you let me know?
I would love to see it!

Thanks so much for reading!
Be sure to stick around all week for more of
One For The Boys ~ Holiday Edition

xo Heather
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  1.!!! My boys would LOVE this... pinning!! AND I've featured this on my weekend sewing features. thanks for linking up to create link inspire party! Awesomeness!! I'm also going to give a shout out on all my social media.. hope you are able to do the same... Happy Weekend! Emily

  2. Just saw this in Facebook! My granddaughter loves to camp, so I see a birthday present in the near future!

    1. Awwww that would be so cute! Do you mind me asking where on Facebook? We can't seem to find the source but I am so glad that you found us :)

  3. Wow, this is so awesome!! I've linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip: