Fabric Stacking Rings DIY
How’s everybody’s week going? Mine is just super because I’ve been hard at work in the Quality Plastic Pellet craft laboratory coming up with super ideas on how you can use your plastic pellets! This week I wanted to share a fun toy for baby—Fabric Stacking Rings!
To create this super DIY, you will need:
- about 3 yards of fabric, mixing and matching is encouraged
- a styrofoam cone (around 12 inches high)
- a sturdy Styrofoam block base of about 12” x 12”
- measuring tape
- yarn and a safety pin
- hot glue gun and glue
- a fabric marker
- needle and thread to match fabric
- about 10 cups of Quality Plastic Pellets, plus polyfil or other soft stuffing to supplement
Let’s create our base first. Using the hot glue gun, glue fabric to your cone, tucking the ends just slightly underneath the base. Make sure you tuck down the top and glue it in to prevent fraying! Next, cover your base with fabric, tucking the ends in. Make sure this fabric is well glued and tight over the base. One secure, glue the cone to the center of the base.
Why do we need the yarn and the safety pin? It’s to make your super simple circles! Cut a piece of yarn about 8 inches and tie one end to the safety pin. Pin this to your fabric allowing about 6 inches on each side of the pin. Next, tie the other end to your fabric marker. Now you can use this to draw a perfect fabric circle! You will need two fabric circles of each size. Create circles with a circumference of 12 inches, 10 inches, 8 inches, 6 inches, and 4 inches.
Next, use your measuring tape to mark off a 6 inch circle in the middle of your largest circle. You’ll make the circle an inch smaller for each of the smaller circles. Turn the fabric inside out, and stitch the middle together, then the outside, leaving about a 2 to 3 inch opening to allow for stuffing. Your plastic pellet pour should be about:
- 3 cups for the 12 inch ring
- 2 cups for the 10 inch ring
- 2 cups for the 8 inch ring
- 1 cup for the 6 inch ring
- 1 cup for the 4 inch ring
Supplement with your soft stuffing, and use the ladder stitch to close. For a fun variation, use small sections of folded ribbon to make “tags” for pulling; just fold 2 inch pieces of ribbon in half and stitch the ribbon into the seam.
Once completed, stack away! Why do we weight these fabric stacking rings? The weight of the plastic pellets will help sturdy the rings on the base! This is a fun toy for baby or toddlers—I can’t wait for you to try it! If you need to order plastic pellets for this or any other craft just click on the link below.