Hellooo lovely people!
Erm…- who wouldn’t want a little pet in a cardboard box?! I love these adorable little animals and how they turned out, so I was so excited to share how to make them with you all! I made a little beige alpaca, a blue cat and a pink bunny! This trio looks very cheeky, so I have to keep an eye on them… 😉
If you’re confident at sewing, enoy this little tutorial, if not, or you are a bit younger, then ask someone to help! 🙂
Aand here’s how to make these cute little things!…
DIY Mini Animals in Cardboard Boxes
This tutorial requires a liddle bit of sewing, but it’s simple stuff! ❤
You Will Need…
- Material (I used felt in beige/cream, pastel blue and pastel pink+teeny bit of black)
- Scissors (fabric ones are best!)
- Black sharpie/permanent marker
- Scissors (normal ones!)
How to Make it!
To start, you’re going to want to cut out carefully the pieces of fabric. I am showing you how to make the alpaca one here. So I cut out two body shapes, two little black eyes and two little ear shapes.
Now, thread the needle with black thread. If you’re not sure on how to do this, click here! With the needle, carefully sew on the eyes wherever you want them on one of the body pieces. I just used a few tiny random stitches!
After you’ll also want to tie off the thread on the back. Click here to learn how you do this. ❤
Then I also used a small backstitch to sew a mouth in between the eyes!…
And knot off again! (ignore the messy back of mine, the thread got very knotted haha…)
To sew around the outside of the cheeky alpaca, thread a needle with some cream thread (I’m sure you could try and use glue for this stage) and use an overstitch or blanket stitch to sew all the way around the edge…
Remember to start at the base, and sew all the way around, include the ears when you get to the right place, but leave a gap at the bottom to stuff it.
Next, get a little bit of stuffing and start to poke it inside, I would try not to inderstuff it or put too much in or it might burst!
And you can sew up the base with a simple stitch to finish the alpaca! I also made the cat and the bunny!
To make the box…
Firstly, get a thick (ish) bit of cardboard and fold the edges to make a cardboard box. I used a ruler to make the creases more accurate too, and you can use scissors to carefully cut slits so you can construct the box.
Use some tape on the inside of the box to finish it. I also cut two rectangles of cardboard and stuck them on the sides as flaps!
Then what you want to do is get a permanent marker and draw a little arrow on the front, and you can add the word ‘UP’ too if you like!
And then once the little animals are inside…you have your own little mini animals in boxes! How cute and pastel are they? My new little friends are going to look perfect on my desk or somewhere in my room!
I hope you all enjoyed this little DIY! I am obsessed with these three! Do you lovely lot have any other ideas for animals in boxes? I’d love to heear! ❤
I hope you all have an amazing eveningg!
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