When it comes to party hosting and entertainment, kitschy crafts are excellent for bringing in a playful flair. After all, playing hostess gives you so many reasons to make super fun projects. This spring (and summer), try your hand at this charming woodland creature DIY koozie project. They’re an awesome way to spruce up your beverages while highlighting your favorite animals. Both adults and kids will adore these. Here’s how to make them!
- Darice Long Pile Fur in Orange
- Darice Long Pile Fur in Gray
- Darice Felt (White, Grey, Orange)
- Darice Hot Glue Gun
- Darice Scissors
- Darice Crystal Bead Strand in Iridescent Purple
- Darice Stud Slider Bead (Pink)
Here’s a close up of the teardrop bead and pyramid stud used for each “nose”. If you prefer something different, go for it! Darice has a wide variety of teardrop beads and pyramid studs in different colors and finishes.
Step 1. Darice’s craft fur is packaged as a folded 9-inch wide rectangle. This is the perfect width for a DIY koozie.
Cut horizontally straight across the folded rectangle, starting 4 inches from the bottom edge. When you unfold this piece, you’ll have a segment of fur measuring 4 x 9 inches.
Tip: Wet the blades of your scissors before cutting faux fur. This will make the inevitable messiness of faux fur more manageable.
Note that the side where the fur overlaps is the “back” of the koozie. You’ll be attaching ears to the opposite side!
Repeat once more for a total of two gray pieces. These will be the rabbit’s “ears”.
FOX DIY KOOZIE
To create a fox version, replace the gray craft fur and felt with orange. Use an upside teardrop bead for the nose.
If you loved using the craft fur in this project, you might enjoy this fun monster themed DIY pencil box for kids. The craft fur creates the perfect furry monster!
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.