Today’s Felt Fun Friday post was inspired by our recent situation with our dog, Lucy. :-/ It’s not like she doesn’t have a hundred OTHER dog toys from which to choose, but she didn’t have one of THESE yet!
It’s a VERY simple project, so simple that you don’t even need a pattern or anything. Just choose your color(s), cut your pieces, knot, braid and knot. Fringe the edges if you want to get fancy, and you’re DONE!
I chose three colors: purple, dark pink & light pink.
I cut my strips about 2″ x 14″.
This was a big clunky knot I started before braiding.
I knotted the other end a bit differently, and decided I preferred this one to the former.
And here’s the finished toy. Lucy is still recovering, but hopefully she will get some use out of it real soon. This is actually the first time I’ve ever seen these made from felt, I more frequently see them made from fleece, or old t-shirts, and you can make them any length you like.
Here’s my first Felt Fun Friday FAILURE!! (At least the first I am sharing, haha!)
Since I cut way more felt strips than I needed for my rope I thought I might try this project I saw on Pinterest, originally from CraftedNiche.com:
Easy enough, right? I’ve got this. Or so I thought…
I stacked my felt strips, then I
simply tied them with embroidery thread (that snapped) another felt strip (which ALSO broke!)
ribbon (FINALLY WORKED!! Sort of…)
And I tried to fluff the pieces, which resulted in this hot felt mess:
My felt strips were too long and thick. I was too lazy to cut them down and try again, so I scrapped that idea and decided to show you anyway, just to prove that I’m not perfect, not all my projects work out as planned. =) But that’s okay.