Happy Fall Y’all! (OK – I had to say that at least once!) How incredibly adorable are these color NO SEW felt leaves? I’m in love! In fact I’m so in love that I decided to make a whole bunch of felt play items from using our Ellison SuperStar die machine! You can do this for ANY theme or holiday! I can’t wait to make Christmas ornaments this way!
To get started making your own NO SEW Felt Fun toys you’ll need your Ellison SuperStar machine, a pile of die cuts, scissors, a hot glue gun, and a large pile of felt in various colors. We used quite a collection of various fall themed dies which we’ll link to below. I think the Sizzix fall Maple leaf was my favorite!
To make each of these NO SEW Felt play toys simply die cut TWO of each die you want. So for each Maple Leaf I cut out 2 leaves in the color I wanted. Using your hot glue gun, add glue to about 75% of the edge of one leaf and press the second piece of felt onto it firmly. Stuff it with a small amount of cotton batting then hot glue the rest of it closed! If you die cut a lot of leaves and turn them into puffy No Sew Felt toys you can string them together to create a garland or mobile!
In addition to the (adorably perfect!) fall leaves I also wanted some felt Thanksgiving themed toys to place inside a classroom sensory bin that we had filled with corn (although you could use orange tissue paper for less mess!). I modified our 3D Teepee die by simply cutting it out with brown felt and did NOT roll it into a 3D shape – it still looks great! You can trim up the side if it’s a little uneven.
I also decided to stuff a pumpkin , tree, and cloud as well. The corn cob and scarecrowwere so small I simply die cut two pieces of felt (plus extra pieces to add color) and glued them together without the cotton batting. That way they were a little thicker and sturdier for play.
This Sizzix Apple die also turned out beautifully and would look fabulous in red, yellow and green colors! If you have a very thin felt though be careful with the stem and leaf as it can tear. I hot glued those together for extra strength.
The possibilities are truly endless! I can hardly wait to get my hands on the Noah’s Ark set to create a no sew felt line from it! If you make some felt toys using this idea, please share them with Ellison on their Facebook page!