Friday, May 17, 2013


Things have been really busy here lately (or maybe just busy in my head:).  I’ve managed to finish a few sewing projects, including my mother-in-law’s long awaited bike bag, and will be posting those tutorials shortly.  I’ve also met with the amazing people at the UC San Diego Recreation Center, who want me to host a few more craft workshops and promote my work at The Felted Fox.  I am thrilled and honored!
In the meantime, our Matilija poppies started to flower and I felt they deserved some pretty neon vases.  Follow the tutorial below to make your own.

What you’ll need:
Plastic jar/bottle – I used plastic bottles and cut off the tops.
Neon rope

Step 1:
Remove the stickers from plastic containers and cut off the tops (if necessary).

Step 2:
Cut a piece of felt large enough to wrap around the plastic jar.

Step 3:
Place a few beads of glue around the plastic jar and press the felt in place.  Cut any excess.

Step 4:
Glue the rope in place, starting at the base of the container.  Add a few drops of glue as you wrap the rope around the container. 

Add some flowers and enjoy!

Modeling my mother-in-law’s new bike/messenger bag.  Hope she likes it.