When you head into Target, are you drawn straight to the dollar spot? Elaine from House of Hargrove has a weakness for all those dollar items and recently snagged a few felt Valentine envelopes that she turned into Pottery Barn Kid inspired chair backers. All she had to do was make holes in the back, […Read More]
A couple of years ago, I made my kids chair backers for Halloween, and they absolutely loved the thrill of finding treats inside each morning. Carrie from Simply Home shares how she created these adorable felt chair backers for Valentine’s Day with a few basic supplies. While the detail work may be a bit time […Read More]
Are you hosting a holiday meal this year and need a last-minute centerpiece idea? Rebecca of The Crafted Sparrow shares a tutorial for making tabletop trees using paper-mache cones and budget-friendly felt. Rebecca created adorable stands for her trees by stacking wooden spools. You could also use candlesticks if you have some on hand. I […Read More]
Dria from DIO Home Improvements shares a fun alternative to the traditional fall wreath that’s filled with bright orange, red, and yellow leaves. Dria’s pretty leaf wreath sports a more neutral color palette but has lots of texture with felt leaves and a furry owl. Dria simply cut leaves from felt, drew on “veins” with […Read More]
You are probably no stranger to the adorable Halloween countdown calendars that Pottery Barn Kids sells each year. My kids simply adore countdowns, especially when there’s trick-or-treating at the end! Crafting Chick Jamie created her own felt calendar after seeing one of PBK’s lovelies years ago and went all out designing and decorating it with […Read More]
With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, Kristen from Down Home Inspiration is in full-on holiday-crafting mode. She loved Pottery Barn Kid’s envelope chair backers, but $26? For felt? Kristen knew she cure couldn’t justify the expense and instead grabbed some quarter sheets of felt and embroidery floss from the craft store and made three adorable chair backers for her kids – for less than a dollar each! Her kids love filling the pouches with sweet little notes to each other!
I love creating things out of felt. It’s crazy cheap, comes in an array of colors, and with a dose of creativity can become something beautiful. Kym from Cobberson + Company created a colorful and festive garland by simply cutting strips of felt, tying them into little bows, and stringing them onto fishing line. It was a project that came in at less than $10 and is fun to pull out throughout the year for birthdays and other events. As Kym suggests, you could even customize the colors for specific holidays, like a red and pink garland for Valentine’s Day.
Here’s a really cute Thanksgiving idea from Ashley at Simply Designing. With just a bit of felt and a little hand-stitching, she made these little pilgrim boats filled with candy. Wouldn’t these make darling place holders at the “kid’s table?” You could also fill them with small gourds or pinecones if the candy might prevent your little ones from “gobbling” up their turkey.