How to Make a Stuffed Buche de Noel (Part 1)

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erika_kern Erika Kern, contributor
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Joyeux Noel! This Buche de Noel may not be tasty, but it sure is cute.
The finished log is ready to decorate!
Measure 2-1/2 inches down the side of the small piece of felt. Make a mark. Fold the felt in half, and cut from the mark to the fold.
Joyeux Noel! This Buche de Noel may not be tasty, but it sure is cute.

Joyeux Noel! This Buche de Noel may not be tasty, but it sure is cute.

Photo: Erika Kern
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Now, for the fun part-let's make some bark!

Make a Stuffed Buche de Noel
Use your rotary cutter and scissors to cut out shapes for your bark from the chocolate brown felt. Have fun! There's no wrong way to do this.

You can also use the extra felt from the spiral shapes to make fun curves.


Lay out your dark felt pieces onto your log felt to create barky goodness.

If you're gluing, glue down your appliqués now. If you are sewing, glue-tack the pieces and allow to dry. I used a whipstitch to sew the appliqués to the felt, but you can use whatever stitch you like best. A running stitch on a machine can give the log a cool, deconstructed look. Whatever you choose to do, attach all of the appliqués in the same fashion. Wait for the glue to dry before sewing your log together if you glue your appliqué down.

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Comments (13)

Ashtonjames writes: great
Posted: 10:15 am on October 1st
EchoLin writes: seems difficult, i guess i can't do that well.
Posted: 5:08 am on March 19th
klwheeler writes: I want to try this soon.
Posted: 2:35 am on November 6th
happyquilter54 writes: i9m, love tis. will have to make one too
Posted: 4:56 pm on December 2nd
happyquilter54 writes:
Posted: 4:55 pm on December 2nd
erika_kern writes: Yeah. . . I'm a BIG felt fan. I love how forgiving it is and I also love how people have this expectation of it and how easy it is to do something unexpected with it because those expectations are so low.

I love the idea of this as a mother daughter project. Warms the heart!

Posted: 5:18 pm on October 4th
Jen1964 writes: Love it! When my daughter was 8 and wanted to learn to sew, I found she couldn't handle the skinny material easily. The practice kits were too simple and unrealistic, so we decided to start her on felt, and a needle big enough she could thread herself without getting frustrated. Felt is so forgiving, and your hands don't cramp when you hold it... and it stays put while you get used to the thimble. Everyone loved the applique pillows she made.
We never thought of anything like this though. I'd love to try this as a mother - daughter project, fit for any first timer or expert who just wants to have fun. There's something about the hugability of felt, too.
Posted: 10:42 am on October 4th
JennlovesSteve writes: This is so cute, I am going to make them for everyone this year!
Posted: 5:26 pm on October 2nd
erika_kern writes: Thanks! Oh! I loved your log too Kayte, I remember seeing it and swooning.
Posted: 2:39 pm on October 1st
Jen_W writes: I really cannot stand how cute this is. Oh my goodness.
Posted: 2:31 pm on October 1st
susanstars writes: beautiful, Erika! I loved yours too, Kayte!
Posted: 2:05 pm on October 1st
mscraftypants writes: I love the swirly ends and the layered wood grain gives a lovely depth. I can't wait to see the mushrooms. Hooray for Buche de Noel! I have to go buy some felt now; thanks Erika. :)
Posted: 1:14 pm on October 1st
kaytet writes: cute! i love yule logs! i made one for the holidays last year!
Posted: 12:01 pm on October 1st
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