Remember all of those little felt dessert kits I did ages ago? Well after a lot of thought I finally found a use for them 😀

Meet my new strawberry parfait tape measure cover 😀

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

So what you need:

  • Old felt dessert project… or you know the pieces of felt they are made up with 😉
  • Cheap plastic retractable measuring tape
  • Decorations like bows, diamantes etc
  • Glue gun or needle and thread

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

First take apart all of the felt pieces.

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

The three main parts are the pink top, cream sides and brown crinkly bottom…

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

Start with the pink top. It is felt with some stuffing inside to keep the shape.

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

The pink top needs to be on the side without the button to retract the tape otherwise you’ll never be able to push it through all of the toppings XD

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

Hot glue around the edges 3/4 of the way around.

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

Poke some stuffing in…

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

And glue the rest of the way. Done.

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

Now the sides, cut strips of the cream tall enough to cover the edges of pink and still fold down underneath.

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

Wrap it all the way around the edge and glue in place. Make sure that you leave the hole that the measuring tape comes out of clear! Trim around the outsides so there is only a few mm of overhang.

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

Fold it around the bottom and glue in place.

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

Now the crinkly bottom part! As it was the crinkly bottom part didn’t quite fit my tape measure so I cut the thread that ran around the edge and redid it so it was loose enough to fit.

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

You can see below how it should fit without the other pieces in the way.

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

Put a tiny bit of glue on the button which retracts the tape so it sticks to the felt. This is so you can easily press it  after the felt is in place, just be careful not to glue it so it’s permanently pressed!

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

Glue/stitch on all of the strawberries and yummy parts on top and you’re finished! I decorated with a few diamantes and a bow as well.

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

Quick, easy and functional too 😀 Now my at home measuring tape is as cute as the bear one I keep in my purse!

Parfait Tape Measure Cover

Problem is that looking at this now is making me huuuuungry XD