Felt Log with ‘Carved’ Initials. Awe!

felt log

Here is a sweet little felt project you can do for your special someone.  How about a dandy little felt log, complete with some ‘carved’ initials.  Gah… it’s just so darn cute!

Ready?  Let’s go!

Get some craft felt.  For this project, I used an entire 9 x 13 sheet of brown felt, about half of a cream one and just a bit / scraps of the red and green felt.

Load up your sewing machine with off white thread.  Stitch some detail onto the felt, so it looks like the grain of the bark on a tree.  Looking back, I wish I had sewn on more then I did in this picture.  So you might want yours to be a little closer together then mine.  There is no right or wrong here.

Cut out a heart shape from the red felt.  Mine was about 2.5 inches. Stitch it using the sewing machine to the side you want to be the ‘back’ or ‘inside’ of the log once you are done.

On the front side, cut away the brown felt to expose the heart.  Think of it like a reverse applique.  Careful not to cut the heart!  Eee, that would be tragic!

Stitch on some initials!  I used embroidery thread because I had some, but white cotton string, thin yarn, or just some thick thread would do the trick too.  You just want it to stand out.

With the right side facing in, stitch your log closed along the long side, leaving the ends of the log open.

Using your cream coloured felt, cut two circles out.  Mine were about 4.5 inches in diameter.  Don’t worry if they end up a little big, you can trim it later.

Using brown thread, sew a spiral on each circle.

Pin the circles onto the end.  If the circle is too big, just leave some overhang and you can trim it off after you’ve sewn it.  Sew on both ends of the log, but be sure to leave at least 2 inches unstitched on the bottom end.

Turn it right side out through the opening and stuff the log.  I used plastic shopping bags.  Why not, right?  Use a slip stitch to close the opening.

Finally, trim off any little threads and you are done!

I decided to add a twig and a couple leaves to finish it off.  And yes, the initials are that of myself and my husband.  Awe….. 😉

A birch tree inspired one would be fabulous, wouldn’t it?  Maybe that will have to be next!

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  1. Candace @ Candace Creations says

    This is so cool I LOVE it! I was thinking about making a big one, like a floor sized pillow similar to this for my son’s room! I pinned this and hope you’ll come link it up at Scrappy Saturdays, this weeks linky is still open or you can swing by next saturday for the next one. :)

  2. says

    Oh my goodness I love this so much!!!! I craft with felt a lot, and I love your idea!!! So super cute! I’m your newest follower, love your blog!
    (PS. I found you on Bubbly Nature Creations!)

  3. TheSewingLoft says

    This is super cute! Thanks so much for sharing. If you love woodland type crafts- go check out Betz White. She has a whimisical woodland sewing set that is really cute.

  4. says

    This is so cute and clever! Love it.. what a sweet idea for valentines day! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hippo Party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!

  5. Theresa says

    this is so darling! come link up sometime @ DearCreatives.com
    I found you via Candace. I love felt & would love to work more with it. Happy Valentines Day!

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