Centsational Girl was inspired to try her hand at making felt poinsettia pillows this holiday season. The outcome is gorgeous! And although they might not look like it, Centsational Girl assures us that they are quite easy to make. Supplies to make one 14" to 18" pillow include the following:
Don't get me wrong, I'm not one for ripping off someone else's great idea for personal gain. However, taking the essence of this typographically delightful tote and making a unique bag for your own green trips to the market might not ruffle the ethics committee. The Little Factory sells a limited selection of typographical paraphernalia for your writing, blogging, reading and digit doting friends.
This festive felt ornament is of the best kind of crafty projects: the final product seems intricate and complex, but the actual design simply incorporates a few felt circles and a basic stitch.
Textile artist Chela Edmunds needed a bit of privacy for a window with a park view, but she also wanted to let some light in as well. It's a stylish alternative capiz shell curtains. To make one, you'll need the following:
Molly at The Purl Bee shares her technique on how to make woven felt placemats. The best part about this project....it requires NO SEWING! (Even sewers like those kinds of projects now and then!) To make a set of six placemats, you'll need the following:
Hot off the press over on ApartmentTherapy is an easy summer ottoman slipcover tutorial. Read step by step
You can't imagine my joy when I read the ApartmentTherapy LA post today informing us that felt showed up as a sure trend at ICFF. For so many reasons, felt is fabulous! It's natural, insulative, easy to sew, easy to mold, comes in various thicknesses and colors and it doesn't fray or ravel.
I find these handmade camera cases by Hine to be endlessly inspirational and utterly adorable. Created with felt, buttons, and handstitching, they work just as well as art as an actual camera case. Simply lovely.
Check out Hine's handmade stop motion video about the process below. Via.
According to Puxatony Phil, and that other one, we still have quite a few weeks until everyone's favorite and tastiest weed pops up in parks and front yards. So, until then, you can make a way more adorable, but less edible, version with this fine tutorial from Echoes of A Dream.
Snowflakes that are fuzzy and soft are so much better than the real thing. Look how pretty these Two Sided Felt Snowflakes are:
creator, Molly at The Purl Bee says that you can 'You can create your
own blizzard in a snap!' A pretty felt blizzard sounds lovely and way
better than the real kind that stops you wearing your brand new boots
and makes your nose do that dribbly snot thing.
Here's what you'll need:
- 2 pieces of felt one...
These wool dryer balls are a natural, handmade alternative to chemical fabric softeners or commercial dryer agitation products. They're a clever way to use extra yarn, and are a guaranteed way to keep your laundry habits easy and ethical.
• Wool Yarn:
• Old Pantyhose or sock
• Cotton or Acrylic Yarn or String
• Small Crochet Hook
• Measuring Tape
• Natural scents
Designer Mariana Leung spent all her funds purchasing and renovating her new home, leaving very little to decorate her new space. So, she turned to her fabric scrap bin to create this handmade wall mural out of leftover felt. And with some felt, painter's tape, and scissors of your own, you can follow her tutorial and do such yourself.
Silhouettes can transcend paper, you know? I've been experimenting with all sorts of fabrics for silhouettes during the past year and a half. The best materials are felt, hide, suede, faux leathers and, if you don't mind a little raveling, cotton velvet.
Believe it or not, the yellow floral fabric was a hideous sundress I found at GW. I needed that color of yellow so this is it. The best thing was that the dress was lined so I used the...
Oh my goodness, oh my goodness. I am totally impressed with these felt creations by Etsy artists Mrs. and Mr. Muju. I don't really know what they are, and that makes them all the more desirable. The detail is incredible, and the lines are near perfect. That's some fine scissor work, Mujus. Hooray for felt!
Your winter clothes are out of storage again, and some of your sweaters might not look as presentable as when you put them away last year. Farrah Parkes from DIYLife has assembled some of the best tutorials 'round the 'net for recycling you sweaters.
1. Simple instructions for using sweater sleeves to make extra long gloves
2. Sew knit or felted mittens
3. Create a felted bag
4. A recycled sweater coin purse
5. Turn your old sweater into a...