What You'll Need: 40" round leather cording, 58" cotton cording string, 14.5" beaded chain (find it at hardware stores), wooden bead
1. Fold the leather cord in half. Place one end of the cotton cording at the top of the leather cord (at the fold). Make a slipknot with the leather cord, securing the end of the cotton cording into the knot.
2. Wrap the cotton around the leather strands below the knot once. Line up bead chain with the knot, then wrap the cotton around the leather and between each bead.
3. When the chain ends, wrap the cotton around the leather at the end. Thread all three strands through a bead and knot the end. Trim the excess.
Tip: While wrapping the leather, use a small bull clip to hold the top loop in place on a piece of cardboard!
What You'll Need: Scrap paper, thin cardboard (like a cereal box), straight pins, felt, double-sided tape, embroidery needle, #5 Perle Cotton embroidery floss, hot glue, .75" pin backs
1. Draw a dinosaur on paper or use our template, cut out, and trace onto cardboard. Cut it out inside the line so it’s slightly smaller than the template.
2. Pin the dino to two layers of felt; cut through both.
3. Sandwich the cardboard dino between the felt with double-sided tape.
4. Whipstitch around the outside with embroidery floss.
5. Create an eye on the dino’s head by threading a needle with floss and tying a knot at the end. Push the needle through the spot where you want to place the eye, and pull until the knot is against the felt. Tie another knot on the other side of the felt. Trim extra thread on both sides.
6. Hot-glue the pin back to the back of the dinosaur. Let dry completely.