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Creativity Prompt – How To Make An Oval Felt Mini-album

April 17th, 2009 by Avital

Felt Mini Album
Surprisingly felt costs less than cardstock. How strange is that? Michael’s offers letter size pieces of felt in many vibrant colors for only 30 cents a piece. Regardless of its price, felt adds so much more to a project than a simple piece of cardstock. It adds softness, texture, cuteness and a dash of “je ne sais quoi” that makes everything better.

For this week’s creativity prompt I teach you how to make this cutest little felt mini album. If you feel like making one, stay tuned and keep on reading.

Tools and Supply

How To

Music by josh Woodward

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Cut from your cardstock 1 big oval and 5 ovals which are ¼” smaller then the first one. The big oval will be used as a template for your felt pages and the smaller ones will be used to support the felt pages and make them more durable.
  2. Take your largest oval and lay it down on your felt. Trace around it with a marker. You will need 10 felt ovals for a 5-pages album.
  3. Cut your felt ovals out.
  4. Note: for the sake of this tutorial, I have skipped this step – which is the main one => Now it’s time for you to create your beautiful felt album pages. Make use of the felt’s special qualities. Embroider on it. Sew your pictures and patterned paper onto it (just pierce them first with an awl). Add buttons, flowers and other pieces of fabric with a needle and a thread. Be creative!!! All the back stitches will be covered in the next step.
  5. “Sandwich” each 2 felt pages with 1 cardstock “core”. Adhere the felt pages temporarily with a tape runner.
  6. Sew all around the edges of the felt “sandwich”. Make sure you don’t sew through the cardstock.
  7. As you will not be able to conceal the edges of your embroidery floss, thread them through a button and tie in a knot. this way you can secure your stitching and add a decorative finishing touch at the same time. (Tip: Add a tiny bead of diamond Glaze to your knot to prevent it from fraying later on.)
  8. Punch a hole at the top of each oval “sandwich” and set an eyelet in it. The crop-a-dile works the best. (as you can see on the video, I was trying to use a Provo Craft’s eyelet setter too and it was too hard to poke through the 3 layers of felt and cardstock).
  9. Thread your ribbon (or book binding ring) through the eyelets (Tip: Cut the ends of the ribbon in a sharp angle to make the threading easier), make a cute knot and enjoy your fuzzy mini-album.

Mini Felt Album Mini Felt Album


If you have any question, suggestion or remark – don’t hesitate to contact me – either leave a comment here, use the contact form or start a new thread on the Creativity Prompt Flickr Group!!!

I would also be very happy to see your own creations, so don’t be shy and share ๐Ÿ™‚

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8 Comments to “Creativity Prompt – How To Make An Oval Felt Mini-album”

  1. Giovanna says:

    ciao avital,anche questa รƒยจ un idea originale ma in questo modo si possono fare con forme di fiori di cuori, ecc….vero?
    comunque puoi fare anche una collana o con solo carta e colla o con feltro (rappresentando delle bamboline, dei fiori, oppure forme geometriche.)un grosso abbraccio giovanna

    • Avital says:

      You can make it in any shape you want to ๐Ÿ™‚
      Making jewelry with the same technique is a great idea, I’d love to see some of your work with it!

  2. Jacquie Hart says:

    This is really cute I can’t wait to try it

  3. kirsten says:

    I have got to try this…how fun

    • Avital says:

      Thanks. It’s so easy to make. The real fun is actually working on the pages themselves. I think I might fray my album and start over, so I can really have fun working on the felt pages without having to settle with glue-dots ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Michelle says:

    This is a great mini album. I love using felt on my scrapbooking projects. And congratulations on being featured on One Pretty Thing!! Yay!

    • Avital says:

      I LOVE playing with felt. So fuzzy and soft… and I love “One Pretty Thing”, Rachel is an awesome gal.