Felt HamentaschenSunday, March 12, 2006
Since Purim comes this week, I made a couple of felt hamentaschen.
Materials (for two hamentaschen):
One sheet dough-colored felt
One sheet jam-colored felt (I used a nice blue/purple)
Tan embroidery floss, needle
Round shapes (I used bowls) to be a circle template
Take the sheet of tan/dough-colored felt, and cut two circles from it. I just used a bowl as a template to use with my rotary cutter:
Here they are, all cut out:
Next, I cut a square of my jam-colored felt to fit inside the circle. I glued it on three sides to the tan felt:
Once the glue had dried, I put some of the cottony stuffing inside, then started folding it up to make the triangle shape. I made a fold, then took my embroidery thread and needle and sewed up each of the corners:
Next, I just used a tiny dab of glue to make everything nice and snug on the three corners:
I could have left it as-is, but I decided to make this one into a refrigerator magnet - just hot-glued a magnet to the back, and voila!