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DIY Sushi Costume: Sushi Headband

Make a Felt Sushi Headband:

Thanks for all the love for my DIY Sushi Costume last week. I promised to share a tutorial to make sushi headband, so here we go….



To make felt sushi

  1. Cut a strip of pink felt measuring 1" x 6". Run glue along one side and roll it up.
  2. Repeat Step One using green felt.
  3. Cut a strip of black felt measuring 1" x 11". Run glue around one side and roll it around the pink and green rolls. Make sure it fits tightly around the rolls.
  4. Cut a strip of white felt measuring 1" x 11". Run glue around one side and roll it tightly around the rest of the "sushi roll".

Repeat steps above to create 2 sushi rolls.


  1. Cover a headband in black felt.
  2. Cut a strip of green felt measuring 1" x 4". Cut fringe along one side. Glue onto headband.
  3. Arrange sushi and chopsticks onto headband and glue in place.


DIY Sushi Costume

Sushi Costume by

Last year, my daughter saw Angela Daniel's tutorial for a sushi costume and loved it. She apparently never forgot it either because the answer to, "What do you want to be for Halloween?" was "Sushi!". So I pulled out my felt and created a costume for her. My daughter's school only allows the children toContinue Reading

DIY Candy Corn Decor with Foam Cones

Candy Corn II

Foam cones aren't just for Christmas trees! A little paint and glitter and you can turn them into sparkling candy corn, just in time for Halloween! Supplies: Foam cones in any size White, orange, and yellow paint Clear glitter Instructions: Divide the cone into thirds, paint the top third white, the second third orange, andContinue Reading

Boho Tassels


I love the bohemian style-especially the pom pom and tassel embellishments. Pom poms and tassels are really easy to create so it's a snap to add the trend to your home. Just add them to pillows, throws, your purse, necklaces and you'll will instantly be on trend. Last month, I shared a tutorial on theContinue Reading

DIY Whiteboard Erasers

Make a White Board Eraser with Black Felt:

My daughter's school is pretty environmentally aware for example, in her classroom she uses a personal whiteboard to do some of her classwork. At the beginning of the year, the teacher requested that the children bring something to use to erase their whiteboards-an old sock was suggested. An old sock? They obviously had no ideaContinue Reading

Apple Centerpieces

Fall Apples

Is there anything better than apples + fall? Apples will take you from Back to School through Thanksgiving, so making apple themed home decor accessories is a great use of your crafting time. I painted some Smoothfoam apple shapes in red, green, and yellow, placed them in a bowl, and instantly refreshed our home. IndividualContinue Reading

Halloween Projects

Halloween Projects Galore! Go to Laura Bray Designs today to see a round-up of super cute Halloween projects.

    Halloween Door Decor-Pumpkin Halloween Door Decor-Black Cat Button Spider Poison Apple Just wanted to pop-in and offer up some fun tutorials I've done for my clients and for my blog in the past. Are you ready for Halloween?    

Make a felt tote

LB July Tote Photo 1

I love tote bags. I love felt. I created this cute tote Kunin Felt's blog last month. To get the full tutorial, click here. And I created a pattern too. You can download it here: Mini Market Tote Pattern PDF Have fun! And if you make one, let me know. I would love to featureContinue Reading

Whale Mobile

Whale Mobile Beauty Shot copy

I created this whale mobile for the Smoothfoam blog. I originally intended to create a cute airplane mobile for a little boy's room. As I was painting the little,chubby planes, I realized they could look like whales if I painted them a certain a way. I completely changed course on the project and I'm soContinue Reading

Creative Planning with Children

Creative Planning with Children:

What's one of the biggest pains most women feel today? Balance. Most of us are daughters of women who fought for equal rights. The great news is, our mothers were successful. The bad news? We still haven't figured out how to balance work and family. Being the first generation of women who have more optionsContinue Reading