Straight up, Kate Spade has got me crushing. Have you seen her Pink Flamingo bag of the season? Well I have, and it’s adorable. I had that flamingo bag in the back of my mind when I got to working on this month’s #12MonthsofDIY project using Kuning’s felt.
This one is pretty simple to make, so I embellished a little and added some fun details to make it mine. I’d love to see what you do with yours if you make one for yourself.
Kunin Felt in pink, black, and any other pinks you can find.
Hot Glue Gun
Black Sharpie or fabric chalk
The Kuning felt was really easy to work with, and it cut like a hot knife through butter. Fun fact: Kunin felts and fabrics are made in the U.S.A of Eco-Fi 100% polyester fiber, made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles. So if you’re someone who likes to indulge in a last minute soft drink, power drink, or even just bottle of water, this is a great way to make up for the plastic footprint eh?
Step 1: Trace the outline of the flamingo on the felt. I traced it facing one way, but when I cut it out I preferred it facing the other way so I flipped it.
Traced elements should include: the body, the neck/handle, the head, a wing, and as many feathers as you want.
Step 2: Lay everything out to make sure it fits and works as planned. I had to do some last minute trimming to make sure it all worked perfectly.
Step 3: Hot glue whatever gemstones into place. I used one for his eye, and one on each feather and one on the wing.
Step 4: Hot glue the felt pieces into place. It is a layered look, so obviously you start with the body, add the neck, the face, and then the feathers and wing.
Step 5: To hide the seam between the two panels for the neck, I decided to add a big black and white striped bow using leftover ribbon from my Spring Daisy Wreath.
I made the bow the way I make all my bows! Two loops that overlap and then the tails added on. It gives a very Col. Sanders look, but I find it looks cleaner.
Step 6: I added the blue pom poms to make it look like my flamingo was sitting on water. I also added the great big green pom pom to the ribbon to cover-up my seems from gluing it together.
Step 7: Enjoy! Off to the beach you go!
I love the pom poms on the felt flamingo bag – they kick it up a notch. Don’t even get me started on that bow! COME THROUGH MAMA!
*Kunin Group provided the product for review, but all thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make PMQ for two possible.
Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY felt project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends!
From the top left, they are: