Tips & Tricks

How to Stiffen Felt


chicka chicka boom party

My favorite children's book of my youngest was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom -he had it memorized from cover to cover and even requested to sleep with it! Look who's coming?! It's black-eyed pea!

Cupcake toppers are just the thing for this little book lover! To get started you will need:

You'll need: wool blend feltchicka font sized to 209, scissors, toothpicks, glue... and our secret weapon: Super Spray!

how to cut letters from felt

1. Fist cut out letters of your choosing (black eyed p is a favorite here!). We like to transfer our patterns using freezer paper -and even have a tutorial for you!
Stiff felt spray

2. I'm excited about this step fellow crafters -it's like introducing felt's best friend -or a secret beauty tip -and it's so easy too! Drum, dum dummmm... Fabric stiffener! It helps felt to stay sturdy, keep its form and provide extra durability; it extends the capabilities of felt even further. Here we are using a spray fabric product called Stiffen Quick (but I like to call it Super Spray!). I generally place the items to be sprayed in a box (to protect the surrounding area) -and spray stiffener about 6-8 inches away from the felt. You control how stiff you want your felt by how much you spray. These cupcake toppers needed to be pretty stiff so I sprayed one side till wet, came back an hour later flipped the letters and sprayed the backs.
chicka bom cupcakes
3. After the letters dried -I used thin line of hot glue to attach toothpicks. Then you're done and ready to party!
letter cupcake toppers