DIY Felt Campfire Tutorial and Pattern ~ One For The Boys

Welcome to One For The Boys ~ Holiday Edition!
All week long we will be sharing epic craft projects 
perfect for the little boys in your life!

DIY Felt Campfire Pattern

Today we are kicking off our week long inspiration with a BANG!
This do it yourself Felt Campfire is an easy project to create 
and even includes a free printable pattern.
It should take less than three hours to make and your kids are sure to love it!

Dragonfly Designs
Felt Campfire Pattern

We absolutely love camping as a family and I am always looking for fun ways to bring camping home during the winter months!  Our twin boys are going to have so much fun with this Felt Campfire set!  I can’t wait to see their little faces on Christmas morning!  Here is how you can create your very own Felt Campfire…


First you will need to print out our pattern.  Here is the free fire pattern 1 and 2, log pattern and marshmallow pattern.  Next cut out all of your pieces of felt using the pattern as a template.  You will need:  3 brown sheets of felt, 1 tan sheet of felt, 3 red sheets of felt, 2 orange sheets of felt, 2 yellow sheets of felt, 2 white sheets of felt and two wooden dowels.  I used various scraps of grey felt and flannel {about 4″x4″} to create bean bag sized rocks around our fire too. 
Now lets create the marshmallows…

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Sew the short edges of the white large rectangle together.  Sew the long edges and the top of the small rectangle together.  
Do this again for the two other rectangles.  


Sew the solid circle to the end of one of the large tubes to create a cylinder.  
Repeat for the second marshmallow.

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Now lets create a pocket for the wooden dowel to go into the marshmallow.  Sew the small tube into the center of a circle with a hole cut into it.  I stitched this part by hand.  Repeat for the second marshmallow.


It should look something like this.


Now sew the circle with the small tube attached to the base cylinder.  
Right sides facing, leaving a small 1″ hole for inverting.  
Repeat with the second marshmallow.

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Invert the marshmallows and fill with stuffing.  Sew the little hole closed and insert the wooden dowels to complete the marshmallows.  Whew.  That’s the hardest part of the project all done.  Yay!  On to the fire…

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Start by layering the yellow, orange and red felt pieces from the pattern.  Sew one of each colour on top of each other.  
Do this twice so that you have a fire front and back.

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Sew the front and back together leaving the bottom open.

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Now sew the oval bottom to the edges of the fire.  
Leave a 2″ hole for inverting.

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Invert, fill the fire with stuffing and sew the hole closed.  
Finally on to the logs…

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Finally sew the three brown pieces of felt into tubes, sew the circular tan pieces to either end of each log {leave a 1.5″ hole for inverting}, invert, fill with stuffing and sew closed.
Add bean bag sized grey rocks if desired.

Felt Campfire

All done!

Felt Campfire

An awesome Felt Campfire would definitely be a hit with your little one!
It is a fairly inexpensive project to create too.  
The felt, stuffing and dowels cost under $10 at our local dollar store.

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If you make one will you let me know?
I would love to see it!
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  1. kathy says

    I printed the pattern for the campfire, but I do not see where it tells you the size you cut the parts out to be. Is the photo of all the pieces to be used , to be cut out as the pattern for each piece??? Would like to make this soon. Awaiting your response.

  2. Heather says

    Thanks so much for such an awesomely cute idea! Just finished sewing mine up and have plans to make another set for a friend’s children. I’ve only been sewing for a couple months, so, this was a great simple practice project. It is going to go great with the teepee my son has. I can’t wait to finish stuffing everything tomorrow so I can let him play with it!

  3. says

    I am SOOOO making this. I looked on Land of Nod and their’s is super cute but also expensive! Yikes! My son plays pretend campfire everyday with nothing so he will flip out for this. Thank you for the easy tutorial 🙂 Cant wait to share it with my readers!

  4. Vickie says

    I am making my 4th campfire set now. I’ve made it for two of my grandsons already and they love it. I also made a felt S’More Kit with it that has graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars that are stored in a decorated plastic box. So cute! Thank you so much for the idea and pattern!

  5. Debbie Miles says

    Thanks so much for this tutorial and pattern. My daughter-in-law asked if I could make a pretend camp fire similar to the one on Land of Nod, then I found your tute and pattern! I plan to give it a go, so will let you know…

  6. Debbie says

    I downloaded the patterns but do not see a pattern for the oval at the bottom of the fire. I only saw one page with the flames. Do you have a pattern for the bottom oval? Thanks for your help.

  7. Donna Burkle says

    Hi Heather,
    Forgive me, but I am confused. The logs say cut 10, but only cut 4 tan. Wouldn’t you double the tan to put on all the logs? Is there supposed to be 10 logs? Thanks, Donna

  8. Lucy says

    I tried making this and the fire did not come out this good with the template provided. The template is hand drawn and are not straight. The oval and the circles are not a good shape. I wish the template shapes were more accurate and straight. I wasted a lot of felt for nothing!


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