Felt Leaf and Owl Wreath

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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]

Felt Halloween Countdown Calendar

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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]

Valentine’s Envelope Chair Backer for $1

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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!

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Fun and Festive Felt Garland for All Occasions

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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.

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Thanksgiving Boat Place Holders

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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.

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Felt Pumpkin Chair Backer

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As shared on Infarrantly Creative, I created custom chair backers for my kiddos last year and started a new tradition where they get a special note or treat inside the pouch each day. I mean kids don’t get enough treats at Halloween, right {wink}? Ha! The real point for me though is just witnessing the excitement even one little Hershey kiss can bring. It makes my heart smile, and I cannot wait to continue the tradition this October!

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Easter Chair Backers

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Pottery Barn Kids always has the cutest seasonal chair backers, and lucky for us crafty folks, they are not too challenging to replicate. Amanda from Living in Grace immediately recognized this fact and was inspired to create an adorable lamb and bunny chair backer for Easter. They were a labor of love, requiring hours of cutting and stitching, but boy are they cute! Plus the kiddos love them!

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Valentine’s Envelope Chair Backer

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I made my kids chair backers for Halloween last year 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 consuming, you can save some serious dough by making these yourself. Carrie spent only $20 for four chair backers as opposed to paying $27 a piece with monogram!

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