Add holiday flair to your sofa by making pillow covers with felt. Print simple, bold holiday graphics and use them as a template to cut out coordinating colors of felt. Sew them to the felt squares before making the pillow covers.
Make It: First gather felt by the yard, along with ribbon, thread, a needle and crafting scissors. Using the bottom of a cup, trace a circle onto two stacked pieces of felt using a marker. Next, cut out the circles using fabric scissors, and then separate the two pieces. Trace the silhouette of a snowflake onto the center of one piece of the cut-out felt. Use a needle and thread to create stitches along the traced silhouette until the marks are completely covered. Next, insert a looped ribbon through the back side of the stitched felt, securing it to the top with hot glue. Finally, layer the second piece of felt on top of the ribbon, concealing the glued area, then hang the ornament on the tree.
Add holiday flair to your sofa. Make easy pillow covers with felt. Print simple, bold holiday graphic and use them as a template to cut out coordinating colors of felt. Sew them to the felt squares before making the pillow covers.
If you want to skip the evergreen sprigs, craft something that will last year after year with these ombre kissing balls. You'll need: 9x12-inch sheets of felt (in your desired hues); 3 floral foam spheres in different sizes; fabric scissors; hot glue gun; hot glue sticks; twine; marker; furniture tacks or push pins.
This year, forgo the usual holiday colors and embrace kicky bright hues and swirling patterns inspired by traditional Scandinavian designs. Felt, yarn and fabric glue are all you need to make this colorful Christmas tree skirt.
These hand-felted bees are made with wool roving in black, gray, gold and white. You’ll need a felting needle and 26-gauge gold-tone wire to complete them. See The New Christmas Tree for details. Brown says this is a good project for felting beginners.
Objects look best when grouped in odd numbers with a range in heights. Hold up each of the spheres and decide on the best spacing. Using furniture tacks or push pins, hang the pinecones from the ceiling. Now, these kissing balls are ready to cause trouble (oops!) all season long.
This charming handmade card gets its vintage-inspired look from layers of patterned paper. A trendy (and easy-to-create) felt pennant adds the perfect finishing touch. Get step-by-step instructions on HGTV.com.
Space planning played a big role in the success of the remodeled attic. To put an eight-foot-wide area of dead space to good use, it was transformed into a felt activity wall. In order to make this, batting was cut to size, then attached with spray adhesive before being covered by white felt secured to the wall with hot glue. Colored felt was then cut to size with scissors to create an assortment of objects, characters and landscapes.
In place of a traditional Christmas tree, Ginger Curtis, Urbanology designer, created her own tree by wrapping twine around bare sticks and hanging felt stars from each of the branches for a whimsical, wintry element to her modern Christmas decor.
A new tablet or smart phone top most people's most-wanted-gift list this year. If springing for a pricey tech gift isn't in your budget, get crafty to surprise them with a custom-made felt cover to protect their new gadget. Download our free patterns and learn how to sew one up with our step-by-step instructions.
Add a sweet touch to your decorations by gluing or stitching up this playful felt Christmas tree skirt. Felt is perfect for this project because it's inexpensive and doesn't fray when cut. Learn how to easy it is to make one of your own with HGTV's step-by-step instructions.
Cover foam topiary forms with layers of felt in a fashion-forward ombre pattern to create these colorful tabletop trees. Choose felt in shades that complement your holiday decor then display them anywhere you need a cheery pop of color. Get crafting with our step-by-step instructions.