Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stuffed Animal Rug Tutorial

This is a project I did a while ago and posted on my family blog, but I loved this one soo much I'm sharing it again here. I originally found the idea on the Dollar Store Craft site submitted by The Best of DIY. I just loved the panther she had done and found a great lion to do for my little cub. 

Step 1: Unstuff and wash. I ripped open the seam at his bottom and unstuffed the poor lion completely. I then put him in a pillow case closed it with a rubber band and then washed him with a little detergent. Next he took a spin in the dryer on fluff until he was dry. This worked wonders on his musty smell from the thrift store and made him super soft (he was $3! btw). I then re-stuffed his head and paws.

Step 2: Mutilate the poor guy (FYI-this is actually really messing since he had such long fur it was like I gave someone a haircut in my living room). I detached his tail and cut him off at the legs. Why cut him to bits? I knew he was too short to be a cool rug and the fabric wouldn't lay flat since he was made to be fat and to sit upright. so...
Step 3: To lengthen him I cut out his belly and attached it to his back to make him longer.

Step 4: Sow feet back on and attach tail.
Step 5: I lined his belly with some felt and linen that I had. I think it looks more like he has a lighter colored belly than a liner.
Step 6: Test it out on the baby...
He likes it!





25 comments:

  1. Oh My Goodness! That is so great! I love the pictures of your little one sprawled all over it. Really - this is just the cutest. :)
    Stopping by from All Thingz Related.

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  2. That's really great! I've seen those in stores and they can be pretty pricey! Another reason I need to learn how to sew!

    Neat idea!
    Sam
    Mom.Undecided

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  3. Look like the baby is loving it! :) Thanks for helping us have a great Tuesday at Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  4. How cute is this! Simply adorable! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderul week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  5. Super cute! I'll be keeping my eye out for a big cute stuffed animal now! :)

    http://abacktobasicslifestyle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Diana. My boys sure love it!

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  7. That is a very clever idea! And I can tell he likes it. Thanks for sharing. I’d love for you to check out our Pattern Party! Those with free patterns and templates to share are invited to link up!

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    1. Thank you Chelsea and thank you for the invite! I linked up today to your party. Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

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  8. What a great idea!! I want one, adult sized!! Is that weird? Stopping by from Tasteful Tuesday, have a great week!!

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    1. hehe not weird at all! It's so cuddly soft, an adult sized one would be amazing! :D Thanks for coming by!

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  9. This is adorable! I would love to feature it next week. Can you add my party button to the post? Thanks for linking up at Trendy Treehouse!

    xoxo, Tara

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    1. Oh thanks Tara! I'm so glad you liked it. My boys love playing with it. :D looks like I had the wrong button, but I added your party button now. Thanks!

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  10. I totally love this! I will be making one for baby on the way its just too cute! I would love if you would stop by my linking party on Friday and share this! http://www.fidlersunderoneroof.com

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    1. Thanks Susan, you gotta show me how yours turns out! :D I stopped by and linked up and added your party to my list, so I'll be back each week to share new posts. Thanks for the invite!

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  11. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured on Wednesday!

    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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    1. Thanks Mandy, was that last Wednesday or will you be featuring it this coming Wednesday? Either way thank you!

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  12. that is TOO fun!!! Thanks for sharing at Tasteful Tuesdays! Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

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    1. Thanks Emily, I'm glad you like it. My boys sure enjoy playing with it. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  13. Oh my, that is so adorable. Love the pictures of your little guy chillaxing on the finished product!!! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing a the Give me the Goods Monday Link Party!!!

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    1. Thanks Amy! and thank you for hosting each week!

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    1. Thanks so glad you liked it. It's one of my favorite projects for sure!

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  15. Hehe. How cute! And your baby looks so sweet on it!

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