Chick Feed Table Ensemble
- Beige ribbed table items: runner; placemat
- Galvanized 3-gallon feed bucket (purchased at a farm supply store)
- Wooden items: napkin rings with beveled edge, 1-1/4”; circles, 2-3/4”, four; ovals, 2” long, four
- White cotton muslin: 1-1/4 yds.
- Wool Felt (National Nonwovens): Buttercream; Orange
- Burlap (color of choice), 1/8 yd.
- Yellow print fabric, 1/8 yd.
- 6-strand Embroidery Floss (DMC): Black (310); Medium Topaz (783); Dark Orange Spice (720)
- Americana Acrylic Paints (DecoArt): Warm White; Antique White; Burnt Umber
- Chicken Wire Backgrounder rubber stamp (Cornish Heritage Farms)
- Alphabet stamps: 1/4"; 1”
- Black pigment ink
- Multi-Purpose Sealer (DecoArt)
- Lite Steam-a-Seam (The Warm Co.)
- Embroidery needle
- Sanding block
- Wax candle
- Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue (iLoveToCreate)
- Iron and pressing board
- Table Runner
- 1. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse webbing to all white muslin, 1/8” yard of Buttercream and 5” square of Orange wool felt and print fabric. Cut seven 8” squares from muslin. Space evenly on purchased runner and fuse in place. Print patterns. Cut seven chicks from Buttercream, seven beaks from Orange wool felt and seven wings from print fabric.
- 2. Stamp chicken wire in center of each muslin square. Use iron to heat set ink. Fuse chicks and beaks in place on center of muslin squares in various positions as shown.
- 3. Use three strands to blanket stitch edges of: chicks with Black; wings with Medium Topaz; beaks with Dark Orange Spice. Use three strands of Black floss to backstitch edges of muslin and legs. Use Black floss to make French knots for eyes.
- 1. Cut four 3” squares from remaining fused muslin. Place fused squares on sheet of scrap paper and stamp chicken wire. Use iron to heat set ink. Fuse squares to right edge of purchased ribbed placemat with iron. Cut four chick heads, using top portion of pattern only. Flip pattern over to create chicks facing in opposite directions. Cut four beaks from fused orange wool felt. Fuse chick heads and beaks in place on muslin squares.
- 2. Use three strands of floss to blanket stitch edges of: chick heads with Black; beaks with Dark Orange Spice. Use three strands of Black floss to backstitch edges of muslin and make French knots for eyes.
- 1. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse webbing to burlap. Cut 8-1/2”x9-1/2” rectangle from burlap and lightly fringe edges. Cut 7”x8” rectangle from fused white cotton muslin. Fuse to center of burlap piece. Cut one chick from Buttercream, beak from Orange wool felt and wing from printed fabric.
- 2. Stamp chicken wire on center of muslin. Use iron to heat set ink. Fuse chick and beak in place on center of muslin. Stamp sentiment on muslin. Use iron to heat set ink.
- 3. Use three strands of floss to blanket stitch edges of: chick with Black floss; wing with Medium Topaz; beak with Dark Orange Spice. Use three strands of Black floss to backstitch muslin edges and legs. Use Black floss to make French knots for eyes.
- 4. Lay bucket on side and glue burlap to bucket. Place flowers inside bucket.
- Napkin Rings
- 1. Sand and apply sealer to napkin rings. Sand again and paint rings and circles Burnt Umber. Apply wax candle randomly to surface of circles. Paint circles Warm White. When 75% dry, lightly sand to reveal distressed finish. Paint ovals Antique White.
- 2. Place circle on top of scrap paper. Stamp chicken wire. Use 1” alphabet stamps to stamp “ACME” on top edge of circles as shown. Use 1/4” alphabet stamps to stamp “Feed Co.” on ovals.
- 3. Glue ovals to circles. When dry, place circles face down. Glue napkin rings to center back of circles and let dry while circles are face down.
by Melony Bradley