Felt Balls and Fun Ways To Use Them For Holidays

by Lexy Ward
Felt balls and fun and colorful ways to use them during the holidays
Photo: Hello Maypole

I'm always looking forward to the holidays because I can finally bring out my felt ball collection! I trim the tree with them. I string them on a garland for the mantel. I hang them everywhere! And they're not just used for garlands. Here are a few fun and colorful ideas for decorating and gifting with felt balls this season! 

 

 

Felt Balls and Fun Ways To Use Them For Holidays
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Who wouldn't want to party with these fun and colorful felt ball kabob cocktail stirrers?!?! See more on Dream Green DIY 

Felt Balls and Fun Ways To Use Them For Holidays
Photo: Damask Love

Give your shoes some holiday love and turn them into Figgy Pudding! See more on Damask Love!

 

Make mini pinecone Christmas trees with the felt balls as the ornaments! See more on The Magic Onions!

Create beautiful mini wreaths to gift to friends this holiday season! See more on The Casual Craftlete!

Felt Balls and Fun Ways To Use Them For Holidays
Photo: via The Interiors Addict

And what about this gorgeous rug? All you do is essentially weave and round the balls together with thread until you've achieved the desired size of your rug! via The Interiors Addict

Where to buy them? I'm partial to Hello Maypole (she's the queen of felt balls!) and her gorgeous and unique colorways. Like this pretty Woodland color combo!

Felt Balls and Fun Ways To Use Them For Holidays
Photo: Hello Maypole

A package of felt balls from Hello Maypole runs about $18 for a package of 50. You can make a 4ft garland if you string them back to back, or expand it to 8ft if you space the balls out a bit!

Felt Balls and Fun Ways To Use Them For Holidays
Photo: Hello Maypole

If you don't like the idea of stringing them together yourself, you can pick out a wreath-making kit for $75! It comes included with all the supplies necessary (minus a glue gun) to make a wreath for your door!


 

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We Love Leather! Here are Some Simple, Stylish Ways To Use It In Your Home

by Faith Provencher
We Love Leather! Here Are Some Simple Ways To Use It In Your Home

Leather is an underutilized material when it comes to DIY projects for the home, but it's also one of the most versatile ones... so today we're sharing some ideas to inspire you to use more of it around the house. Here are ten simple ways to incorporate leather into your home. (And if you're not into leather for ethical reasons, please note that most of these projects can be done with vegan leather too!).   

 

We Love Leather! Here Are Some Simple Ways To Use It In Your Home
Photo:  Burkatron

1. Add some natural texture to your table with these easy leather napkin rings. Check out the tutorial here. [Photo:  Burkatron]

 

We Love Leather! Here Are Some Simple Ways To Use It In Your Home
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2. These stunning pendant lights were made with leather... get the how-to  here. [Photo: Mormorsglamour]

 

We Love Leather! Here Are Some Simple Ways To Use It In Your Home
Photo: Sugar & Charm

3. Accent a pretty patterned pillow with a strip of leather - get the sewing tutorial here. [Photo: Sugar & Charm]

 

We Love Leather! Here Are Some Simple Ways To Use It In Your Home
Photo: Kristi Murphy

4. Turn an IKEA beach chair into a beautiful leather sling back using  this simple tutorial. [Photo: Kristi Murphy]

 

We Love Leather! Here Are Some Simple Ways To Use It In Your Home
Photo: Amanda Katherine

5. Upgrade your cabinets by replacing regular hardware with these lovely leather pulls. Find out how here. [Photo: Amanda Katherine]

 

We Love Leather! Here Are Some Simple Ways To Use It In Your Home
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6. You can also make a mouse pad out of leather... get the how-to here. [Photo: Lovely Indeed]

 

We Love Leather! Here Are Some Simple Ways To Use It In Your Home
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7. Transform an old belt into a beautiful lantern... find out all the details  here. [Photo: Northstory]

 

We Love Leather! Here Are Some Simple Ways To Use It In Your Home
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8. Learn how to create these stunning marbled leather coasters here. [Photo: Homey Oh My]

 

We Love Leather! Here Are Some Simple Ways To Use It In Your Home
Photo: Homemade By Carmona

9. This wood and leather doorstop would be a great accent for any room. Learn how to make it here. [Photo: Homemade By Carmona]

 

We Love Leather! Here Are Some Simple Ways To Use It In Your Home
Photo: Pretty Nice

10. Store your wine in style with this fabulous leather strap wine rack. Get the how-to here. [Photo: Pretty Nice]

 

We Love Leather! Here Are Some Simple Ways To Use It In Your Home
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Sewing 101: How to Make a Cozy Faux Fur Throw Blanket For Fall

by Faith Provencher
Sewing 101: How to Make a Cozy Faux Fur Throw Blanket For Fall
Photo: Faith Towers

Now that the temperatures are getting a bit chillier, I've been spending the evenings curled up on the couch with throw blankets and a warm cup of tea. And if you have too, then you might enjoy the tutorial that I have for you today... I'm going to show you how to make an incredibly simple faux fur throw blanket with fabulous yarn tassels adorning the corners. Click through to check out the full photo tutorial.   

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Eye Candy: 10 Gorgeous Fall Centerpieces and Tablescapes

by Faith Provencher
Eye Candy: 10 Gorgeous Fall Centerpieces and Tablescapes

Now that the craziness of summer has passed, fall is the perfect time to host a dinner party or a get-together with friends. And if you're like me, designing a beautiful dinner table is the best part (aside from laughing with good friends, of course!). So today I'm sharing ten of my favorite centerpieces and tablescapes that I've found floating around the internet lately. Click through to check them out!   

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How To: Make Your Own Stylishly Spooky Decorations with Vintage Halloween Printables

by Jennifer Farley

Halloween Decor With Vintage Printables

Vintage prints of animals and specimens definitely have a Halloween vibe so I decided, for my decor this year, to do a simple DIY using free vintage prints I found online. This post has the instructions on how to do this simple DIY project and a roundup of some sweet vintage Halloween prints for you to download and use.   

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Embrace Autumn with Our Snuggliest Shopping Guide Ever

by Faith Provencher
Our Snuggliest Shopping Guide Ever
My Charming Wool

The days are getting chillier and the nights are downright cold lately (at least where I am) so it's time to start stocking up on cozy items that will keep you warm on those dreary fall nights. So today we're sharing ten incredibly warm, deliciously cozy goods for you and your home... it is possibly our snuggliest shopping guide ever. Click through to check it out.   

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10 Genius Ways To Use Up Yarn Scraps

by Faith Provencher

10 Genius Ways To Use Up Yarn Scraps

If you are a big DIYer, then odds are you have some yarn scraps lying around. Or if you're like me, you have tons of yarn scraps. So today I'm sharing some great ways to use up those scraps. Click through to check out ten of my favorite yarn-busting DIY projects.   

 

10 Genius Ways To Use Up Yarn Scraps
Photo: Sarita Creative

1. Make a colorful pillow cover using a handful of different yarns. Here's the helpful tutorial. [Photo: Sarita Creative]

 

10 Genius Ways To Use Up Yarn Scraps
Photo: Mama In A Stitch

2. Woven wall hangings are a great way to use up little tiny bits of leftover yarn. Learn how to make this one here. [Photo: Mama In A Stitch]

 

10 Genius Ways To Use Up Yarn Scraps
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3. If you have black, white and one other color available in your leftovers, give this impossibly cute fox basket a try. Here's the tutorial. [Photo: All About Ami]

 

10 Genius Ways To Use Up Yarn Scraps
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4. Tassels are a super fun way to use up scraps... try making this colorful garland using these instructions. [Photo: I Try DIY]

 

10 Genius Ways To Use Up Yarn Scraps
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5. Here's a simple knitting project that can be made using a variety of different yarn colors. Find out how to make these coasters  here. [Photo: Blitsy]

 

10 Genius Ways To Use Up Yarn Scraps
Photo: A Beautiful Mess

6. This woven circle mat can be completely customized to fit your decor... check out the easier-than-you-might-think tutorial here. [Photo: A Beautiful Mess]

 

10 Genius Ways To Use Up Yarn Scraps
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7. Crocheted washcloths are another great option. Check out the free pattern for these here. [Photo: Everything Etsy]

 

10 Genius Ways To Use Up Yarn Scraps
Photo: Jennifer Rizzo

8. This fringe pillow is stylish and easy to make... get the how-to here. [Photo: Jennifer Rizzo]

 

10 Genius Ways To Use Up Yarn Scraps
Photo: Love and Renovations

9. Spice up your curtains with a set of yarn tassels! Get the easy tutorial here. [Photo: Love and Renovations]

 

10 Genius Ways To Use Up Yarn Scraps
Photo:  All About Ami

10. And last but certainly not least... crochet yourself a fabulous mustache-adorned cup cozy using this great tutorial. [Photo:  All About Ami]

 

10 Ways To Use Up Scrap Yarn
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