Hidden Mickey Felt Egg Tutorial

DIY Hidden Mickey Felt Easter Eggs

I am starting to get into that spring mood and needed a project for Easter.  Lately I have been in a felt crafting type of mood lately.  I love that felt is cheap and if I mess up it doesn’t hurt my feelings or pocket book to throw it away.

Being Easter and with my new found addiction for making felt food, I decided to make festive felt Easter Eggs.  I also wanted to add a Disney flair to the project so the Hidden Mickey element was added.

Let me show you how to make your own…

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Step 1 : Cut Out Egg and Mickey Head Shaped Templates

 

Good news is that finding a pattern for an Egg or Mickey Head is pretty easy with Google.

Hint: Try Googling coloring book pages when you are looking for a template. In this case Google ‘Easter Egg Coloring Book‘ for some quick ideas for Easter egg shapes.

Once you have found a pattern, print it in the size you would like and then cut out one set to use as a template for your felt cut outs.


DIY Hidden Mickey Felt Easter Eggs   

Step 2 : Cut out Egg and Mickey Head Shapes in Varying Colors of Felt

 

This is the part that the kids can help with.  Have them choose different felt in spring like colors and then cut out 3 felt eggs for each complete egg you want to make.  They can be the same color or all different.  It is all up to you.

I have have been hearing that the trick to getting good crisp cute with felt is to use Freezer Paper.  The idea is to iron on the Freezer Paper (shiny side down) onto the felt.  You can then trace the template and cut out a pretty perfect felt piece.

What Not To Do:  I misread the tip about Freezer Paper and used Wax Paper instead.  Did you know wax paper has wax on both sides?  Yep – not only did it not work but now I have to figure out how to get wax and felt off of my iron.

Sure enough this process works out wonderfully.  I do recommend tracing the template on the paper BEFORE ironing it on.  It is a bit more difficult once it is on the felt.

DIY Hidden Mickey Felt Easter Eggs

Step 3 : Cut one Egg to Make a Pocket

 

After you have cut all of the pieces out and chosen your color combinations,  cut one egg in half to make the pocket.

You can make it wavy, zig zagged, or straight.  It is up to you.

Then choose some contrasting, yet spring like, colors of thread to sew up you egg.  I used the cheap embroidery thread you can find in any hobby store.

DIY Hidden Mickey Felt Easter Eggs   

Step 4 : Sew Egg Pieces Together Using a Slip Stitch

 

Place two full eggs and one half egg together and use a basic blanket stitch to put the pieces together.  You can choose a matching thread or use a completely different color.

Use three strands of the embroidery thread folded over to make six strands. Using this amount of thread will make it stand out.

Right before you have finished sewing, add a bit of batting in to give the egg a bit of dimension.

Enhancement Options: At this point your egg is complete but you could always dress it up with sequins, rick rack, felt embellishments, etc..  It is up to your imagination how far you go.

DIY Hidden Mickey Felt Easter Eggs

Step 5 : Finish off by Adding the Hidden Mickey to the Pocket

 

The final step is nesting the Mickey Head into the pocket. You could also add a piece of candy if you like.

DIY Hidden Mickey Felt Easter Eggs

It’s fun to watch the kids move the Mickey Head from egg to egg.  Sort of like a memory game or treasure hunt.

Hope this has inspired you to make something with your kids this Easter.

MarySignature1

 

DIY Hidden Mickey Felt Easter Eggs