Felt Wall Tiles: Crazy or Cool?

by Capree K

Felt Wall Tiles: Crazy or Cool?

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed the wool felt craze that's been going on the last year or two.  People are using it to make pretty much everything imaginable, from simple circular coasters to laser-cut rugs and now: geometric wall tiles!    

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ROUNDUP: 12 Enchanting Felt Pillow Tutorials

by DIY Maven

ROUNDUP: 12 Enchanting Felt Pillow Tutorials

Since they started popping up a few years back, felt pillows have only gained in popularity, and for good reason: they're lovely! Also, lucky for us, making one (or many) is a snap with all the fabulous tutorials out there. Here are the best of the best:

First up is Felt Furnishing's Rosette Clusters Pillow, pictured above. The how-to is a few years old, but the technique is as fresh as ever.

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Studio Tour: Holly Magner of Grovecraft

by Bruno Bornsztein

Holly Magner's GroveCraft studio

"I make things out of other things". That's how Holly Magner describes the mission of GroveCraft, her one-woman handmade apparel company. Magner's main products are felted mittens and unique bicycling hats, both of which she produces at home in her studio. Though it's not mass production, there's a lot of stitching involved, with runs of hats or mittens sometimes numbering in the hundreds. As a result, Magner's workspace is designed to be...

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How-To: Mod Cork and Felt Coaster Set

by Capree K

How-To: Mod Cork and Felt Coaster Set

It's my belief that you can never have too many coasters.  Never ever.  A coaster for every drink and every surface; coasters for everybody!  Aside from being the most functional little squares in existence, they also make pretty great gifts.  If you're in need of a DIY gift idea (or just have a coaster habit like me), consider making a set of these mod cork and felt coasters.  

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Make a Folded Felt Gift Box

by DIY Maven

Make a Folded Felt Gift Box

So a few months ago I spotted these DARLING felt, flatpack breadbaskets from Teroforma, and I thought, "Dude, you can totally make that." My idea, however, was not a breadbasket, but a little gift basket. So I grabbed paper and pencil and came up with plan.

First, the supplies:

  • one 8" x 11" piece of heavy felt from the craft store, NOT the flimsy kind
  • a scissors
  • craft knife and cutting mat, optional but helpful
  • doo-dads to...

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How To: Felt Conversation Hearts.

by Chris Gardner
Every year I try one, and every year, I swear it'll be last. Those chalky, manufactured conversation hearts simply don't agree with my taste buds.

Conversation Hearts

But these little felt hearts do INDEED agree with my cute buds, and the fact that they're customizable to convey anything you want? Well, that's just sweet...

No pattern necessary, just trace, embroider, and cut, then seal with a blanket stitch. See how at Lavendar and Limes.

Don't buy into the...

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DIY Nesting Felted Bowls.

by Chris Gardner

felted bowls

It's incredible what a washing machine can do!

Ordinary knitted goodies, with their chains and geometry, become something different entirely with a run through the wash cycle. A wonderful case-in-point - these great felted nesting bowls.

felted bowls

"i decided to try to make a bowl using a hat pattern heather gave me a few years ago. after a couple of modifications and prototypes, i’ve come up with a really easy pattern for a felted bowl for beginning knitters, or those who are scared of circular needles, too!"

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Upcycle a POM Wonderful Bottle Into a Snowman M&M Jar

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Upcycle a POM Wonderful Bottle Into a Snowman M&M Jar

This morning we had a little crafty holiday party in my studio. Everyone brought projects they've been working on. We ate, drank, laughed, glued and glittered our way into the afternoon. I couldn't resist photographing this little be-hatted snowman made from an empty POM Wonderful bottle. This will be filled with M&M's and given away as a cleverly repurposed, handmade gift. When Janet arrived, she had already spray painted the bottle white. Next, she

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