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Would hot glue work on felt? I feel like I could replicate THIS, which would be awesome for a gift.

DK/DC: Do you like/follow Grumpy Cat? Why or why not?
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[User Picture]From: xtoolchickx
2012-12-21 03:32 am (UTC)

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I like Grumpy Cat, but I do not follow Grumpy Cat.
[User Picture]From: pickathelitter
2012-12-21 03:36 am (UTC)

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I think it does, but it usually doesn't look too neat. If you have very basic sewing skills, that grumpy cat wouldn't take you long to make AT ALL! :)
If you want to make your life easier (if you go the sewing route) you can make a flat grumpy cat with no stuffing- just put a piece of cardboard between two sheets of felt and sew it, so it's sturdy!
[User Picture]From: fame
2012-12-21 03:39 am (UTC)

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ooh, there's an idea!!!! do i poke holes in the cardboard prior to sewing?
[User Picture]From: pickathelitter
2012-12-21 03:45 am (UTC)

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Hmm...my comments are getting lost.
I cut the cardboard slightly smaller than the felt, so really you're just sewing the felt around it.
[User Picture]From: sitaangel
2012-12-21 03:37 am (UTC)

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Yes, hot glue would work.

Honestly, I've never even heard of Grumpy Cat...until now.
[User Picture]From: fame
2012-12-21 03:40 am (UTC)

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she is delightful. i can't explain it, but she's so delightfully grumpy looking, but such a sweetheart...she always makes me smile :)
[User Picture]From: dreamabella
2012-12-21 09:32 pm (UTC)

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Grumpy Cat is a she?! Damn, I'm so out of the loop. This whole time I thought Grump Cat was male.

I love Grumpy Cat.
[User Picture]From: schexyschteve
2012-12-21 03:42 am (UTC)

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I think it would, but it wouldn't look too nice. Sewing felt by hand isn't too hard. I'm actually doing that for a gift this year. I just use embroidery thread and whip stitch it.

I like Grumpy Cat but I don't follow her

Edited at 2012-12-21 03:55 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: shinygobonkers
2012-12-21 03:51 am (UTC)

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i love grumpy cat. she makes my day better.
[User Picture]From: ducklings
2012-12-21 03:56 am (UTC)

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I love Grumpy Cat
[User Picture]From: nofishtoday
2012-12-21 04:19 am (UTC)

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i would sew it

i have never heard of grumpy cat until now
[User Picture]From: rawtoast
2012-12-21 04:44 am (UTC)

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Hot glue would probably work but it would fall apart pretty easily.
[User Picture]From: aimingforpeace
2012-12-21 05:00 am (UTC)

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I've used hotglue on felt before. Each time it's been pretty much a disaster.
[User Picture]From: fame
2012-12-21 05:04 am (UTC)

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why is that, tho? like, would it be charmingly pathetic?
[User Picture]From: aimingforpeace
2012-12-21 12:22 pm (UTC)

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It took huge amounts to make it stick, and came out a huge gloppy mess. You could use fabric glue and that would probably work though. Or even regular school glue in a pinch.
[User Picture]From: saintwithasw0rd
2012-12-21 06:57 am (UTC)

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I love grumpy cat. I wish I had one just like her.
[User Picture]From: jeesh
2012-12-21 07:32 am (UTC)

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Grumpy Cat is the best.
[User Picture]From: nightmer
2012-12-21 09:03 am (UTC)

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I don't know why so many people are having issues with hot glue and felt, I've never had much of a problem. Not gluing too near the edges helps. Thin felts can sometimes show the glue on the other side, too. Folding sort of tubes (like for the hat) and filling them with glue instead of trying to glue where you'd normally sew will make it stronger. For that style of project I think it'd look good!
[User Picture]From: weirdsister_fis
2012-12-21 10:54 am (UTC)

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I've made penguins and i've used a sort of very small two-sided duct-tape which is rather invisible.
but the best way to do this is indeed to sew, it's basically stitching. I want to make that Grumpy Cat hanger too!

I like Grumpy cat but i do not follow her. She's amazingly cute though.
[User Picture]From: jaelle_n_gilla
2012-12-21 11:01 am (UTC)

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That's a cute cat! :-)

Regular all-purpose-glue will work better on felt than hot glue. That is, if you absolutely want to avoid sewing. It's only a few stitches, though. With the hot glue you'd have to be quick and once it hardens it's not very flexible any more.
With the regular glue, you need to apply it, place both sides together, press gently until the glue soaks into the felt, and then let it sit until it's dried. It may be hard to get it off your fingers at some instances, and it seems to be falling apart again if it's not yet dried, but really, once it's dried it'll last forever. Try it on a bit you don't need any more before going to the real piece so you get the feel for it.
[User Picture]From: just_3_euros
2012-12-21 02:36 pm (UTC)

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I do not know.

I really love Grumpy Cat, with my whole heart and soul.
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2012-12-21 03:17 pm (UTC)

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You could use hot glue, but it's not the best option. I would sew it first. If you can't/dont' want to sew it, I would pick up some Fabric Tac. It's all the stick without the heat of hot glue.
[User Picture]From: hajiomatic
2012-12-21 03:40 pm (UTC)

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like the world needs more disgruntled pussy
[User Picture]From: manderleys
2012-12-21 05:22 pm (UTC)

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I follow grumpy cat on twitter... sometimes it's meh but usually i appreciate the snark