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Not -Too- Noisy Noise Maker Tutorial

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Not -Too- Noisy Noise Maker Tutorial

This week's How-To is a Not-Too-Noisy Noise Maker Tutorial by Natalie from Woolhalla.


With New Year's Eve just around the corner I wanted to create a noise maker, but decided on a not-too-noisy variety (I'm sure I'm not the only one who appreciates a little peace & quiet!). Here's what it looks like:
Wool Felt covered tube with 'noisy stuff' to shake inside.

For this tutorial you'll need: (1) a tube (mine is a poster tube end 3 x 5 "/10 x 15 cm), you can use paper towel tube, empty wrapping paper tube, etc. (2) some carton or construction paper for ends. (3) tape. (4)paper scissors. (5) pencil. (6) wool felt [mine is marine blue & yellow]. (7) noisy stuff, I used some stale popcorn. Hard beans and that sort of thing work great too. (8) sewing supplies incl. thread, pin, needle, scissors, etc.
If you don't have any wool felt you can do the steps until covering with felt and substitute for paper. You can glue the paper on.

Place the end of your tube on the carton or construction paper. Trace around it with pencil. Then make the circle larger by about an inch (2 cm) and cut out.

Cut little triangular wedges in from the outer edge to the original traced circle.
Place on one end of the tube, fold the cut sides down over the tube. Tape. Use lots of tape to hold down, you don't want your ends popping up.

Add noise making substance. I used about a quarter cup of popcorn. You want it to be able to move around and make noise, so don't overload!
The put the other end on the same way you made the first end.

Cut a piece of felt the length of your tube, making sure it will fit all the way around. Trace the ends of the tube onto the felt and cut around to make two round ends. Start decorating your felt covering! I chose a star, and the template is below to print out.

I also added some backstitches with embroidery floss to make it look more like a shooting star.

Put the felt piece over the tube and blanket stitch in place. Once the felt tube is on put your round felt end pieces on and blanket stitch around. That's it! All done!!

Star template to print out

Here is mine all done. Already thinking of making some in other colours...

This tutorial is brought to you by Natalie, of Woolhalla (my shop).
You can also visit my blog at: Woolhalla

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5 Comments:

Blogger Phyllis said...

Very sweet noisemaker!

December 30, 2010 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger BirchLeaf Designs - Wendy and Mojo said...

So pretty! Nice work Natalie!

December 30, 2010 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger germandolls said...

I love the design on your noisemaker! And you are right about needing quiet and peace...It's been quite noisy around here.

December 31, 2010 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger mrsbeccijo said...

Very nice, fun but not too loud!!
Beccijo

January 6, 2011 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger LittleElf said...

So cute, I love the star, I think it would be cute with a rainbow too. Great idea! ^_^

January 8, 2011 at 12:35 PM  

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