Hello everyone! Erin from My Very Educated Mother here with a crafting project that has absolutely nothing to do with kids. It can’t be made by kids (well, maybe) and it isn’t for them (though I’m sure it’ll end up in their rooms)! Mind you, I have nothing against a good kid’s craft, and it isn’t that I don’t love making and creating with my little ones; it’s easily one of my favorite things! I just thought it was time to challenge myself to come up with a project for me.
So I sat down and reached for a piece of felt. I started folding it hoping I could make a felt origami dress, I couldn’t, but I was able to create this little origami inspired felt bowl that’s as perfect on a bedside table holding change and a hair band as it is on the piano holding candy!
For this project you’ll need:
2 pieces of felt in different colors
embroidery floss in coordinating color
needle and scissors
To get started I cut the felt into squares, making one of them half an inch smaller than the other. I went with 7” in the grey and 6 1/2” in the baby blue. Next up is the folding, I’m going to try my best to explain it, hopefully the images below will be of help.
Step 1: Fold two outer sides in until they meet in the middle.
Step 2: Fold down the end of your felt about an inch and open up the fold, exactly as it is in the photo.
Step 3: Push the outer corners of the fold in to create a diamond and smooth down.
Step 4: Pin the fold in place, being sure not to include the bottom layer of felt.
Flip the piece of felt around repeat steps 2 – 4 on the other end. Repeat everything with your second piece of felt.
Put the smaller bowl inside the larger and join together by stitching a simple blanket stitch around the top.
No you are not seeing things, this may have been a kid-free project but when they come into the craft room asking if they can play with the felt scraps…well, I couldn’t say no!
I really love this little bowl because my husband is usually asleep for hours before I finally get to bed, with a felt bowl I can empty my pockets without waking him up, something I know he appreciates! Then there’s always candy; but don’t blink, in a six person household those sweets won’t last a day!
Hope this inspires you to take a minute and make a craft for yourself and if you decide to make an origami inspired bowl be sure to let us know!