Good morning! Can you believe it is already December 10th? I always feel like November and December fly by! Only two weeks until Christmas! I created a bunch of felt food to give my little one as a Christmas gift :)
I love the idea of felt food, its so soft and vibrant. I’ve seen lots of beautiful sets of felt food – from Land of Nod, to Melissa & Doug, to tons of Etsy sellers! I knew I could make my own collection of felt food – for just the cost of felt and stuffing! Pinterest is a great source for making your own felt food – there are tons of pictures and free tutorials. I found this post, How to Make Felt Food by Apartment Therapy, especially helpful! It is a collection of free patterns and tutorials listed by food type. I found several of the tutorials I ended up using by clicking on the links found in this article.
I found a pattern on sale at Jo-Ann Fabrics that I used to make a number of the foods. I bought the pattern because I liked the eggs and egg carton. I was happy I purchased it since I think it sped up the process. With all the free online tutorials it isn’t necessary to buy a pattern, but it was a nice time saver and the sale price was worth it!
Here is my own list of the felt food I made and the sources for each!
- Grapes: While Wearing Heels
- Pears: My Creative Place
- Beets: Cut Out + Keep
- Corn on the Cob: While Wearing Heels (I haven’t made this yet but plan to!)
- Potatoes and sack: It Happens in a Blink (I made my bag a little different)
- Onion: While Wearing Heels
- Pineapple: I made up myself
- Watermelon: I made up myself
- Breads: I made up myself
- Strawberries: Simplicity Pattern
- Orange: Simplicity Pattern
- Apples: Simplicity Pattern
- Banana: Simplicity Pattern
- Tomato: Simplicity Pattern
- Squash: Simplicity Pattern
- Pumpkin: Simplicity Pattern
- Carrots: Simplicity Pattern
- Eggplant: Simplicity Pattern
- Eggs and egg carton: Simplicity Pattern
I’d like to eventually make desserts and pastries too! It would also be a lot of fun to make felt flowers for pretend flower shop play! The kids could arrange them in different size cups and baskets! The possibilities with felt are seriously endless and it helps that I keep finding felt on sale! Once you start making things from felt its hard to stop!