Make A Thing: Making Mountains On The Mountain


Welcome to yet another installment of Make A Thing where we make handmade gifts for people. Or ourselves. Or our cats. Mostly our cats, though…

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When I thought of making things on the mountain at camp, I immediately thought of some adorable plush mountains. It’s so meta.

Plush Mountains

Supplies Needed:

+ About 1 square foot of Gray cotton fabric
+ White felt
+ White embroidery floss
+ White thread
+ Gray thread
+ Poly-fil

You can either use the following template sized to US Letter or create your own template. You do you when it comes to mountains, you know?

Level of Difficulty: Easier than the 23 hours I’m driving to get to camp.


Use this template. Resize it to your heart’s delight.


Guess what this template is modelled after.


Cut off the top of your template to make the snow.


A simple backstitch worked pretty well for this.


This one’s for you, felt haters.


Then blind stitch the stuffing opening closed.


Mountains and clouds. It’s a Make A Thing party up in here.


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Hansen is the former DIY & Food Editor of and likes to spend most days making and cooking and writing. She teaches creative writing at Colorado State University and is pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in her free time.

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    Love these! The pattern for these looks very similar to the pattern for “pit pillows” that I’ve made for friends after they’ve had mastectomies or lumpectomies (for breast cancer). The pillow is placed under the arm to gently support it after surgery, and can make the patient much more comfortable. It’s an awesome project to make a bunch and donate them to the local hospital’s oncology unit. Here’s the link to those, if anyone’s interested, although you could use “mountain pillows” for the same purpose if you don’t overstuff them!

    Sorry for crashing the discussion with a (somewhat) unrelated topic!

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