Courtesy of Olga Tarbeeva
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
How to Make a Felt Leprechaun Party Tie
Celebrate St. Pat's in style with this adorable felt tie! Whether you're young or old, you'll be excited to wear this little leprechaun everywhere from the parade to work. Create a completely custom tie by incorporating your favorite felt colors.
Create the templates for all of the felt pieces of the tie on paper. Keep in mind the tie is about 16" in length, so scale appropriately.
Transfer onto felt
Trace all of the templates on the appropriate color of felt using a black marker.
Cut out all felt pieces.
Start gluing with the head using a glue designed for felt or fabric. First glue the band and buckle on the hat, then glue the hat to the head. Glue a orange felt beard to the chin.
Use a black marker to draw lips and glue 2 beads as eyes.
Make an outline of the head. Transfer the outline onto felt using a black marker.
Cut out the traced felt piece. This will be the back part of the head.
Start gluing the tie. Glue ribbon first.
Glue the bottom accent on the tie.
Glue the belt on the tie.
Apply glue to the back part of the head, except on the bottom area, as shown. Glue a piece of ribbon long enough to be able to hang the tie around your neck on top of the front part of the head.
Glue a tie between the 2 parts as shown.
Make sack of gold
Let glue dry out. Meanwhile begin making a sack of gold by cutting a gold felt rectangle.
Sew bag of gold
Fold the rectangle in half. Sew the left and right sides, then sew across and pull thread. Fix it so there are folds.
Attach gold sack
Take yellow felt and cut some gold. Insert it into the sack. Pin or glue the sack onto the finished tie.