Sunday, June 13, 2010
American As Apple Pie
You will need:
A clean, dry cream cheese container
Light brown felt
Other assorted felt colors
A scrap of printed cotton
Hot glue and Hot glue gun
Needle and Thread
Step 1: Cut out 1 circle of light brown felt 3/4" larger than the container lid.
Step 2: Cut out 1 circle of cotton fabric 1/2" larger than the container lid.
Step 3: Cut out 8 strips of light brown felt, 1/2" wide
Step 4: Cut out 2 circles of felt the size of the bottom of the container (use whatever color you like).
Step 5: Criss cross the felt strips over the cotton fabric circle.
Step7: Lay the cotton/strip piece on top of the light brown felt circle. Fold up the bottom piece, imitating the edge of a pie crust. Hand tack it to the top piece as you go. Leave about a 2" opening to stuff it.
Step 8: Stuff the pie. Then finish the hand-tacking
Step 9: Hot glue the smaller felt circles to the outside bottom of the container and the inside bottom of the container.
Step 10: Going slowly, hot glue the pie to the container lid - really work with it to pull the edges of the pie all the way down the sides of the lid so you won't see any ugly plastic lid.
Step 11: Cover the outside walls of the container in strips of ribbon or felt or some combination. I used ribbon first, then felt.