Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Holiday Series- Holiday Gifts

We are nearing towards the end of our Happy Holiday Series sadly, this officially being the last post prior to Christmas! Yup Christmas is now officially a week away! Hopefully all of you are not completely stressing out due to gift shopping...and if you are in a situation where sifting through the mall crowds is just a headache or if you are in one of those all time predicaments where time is passing at the speed of light and physically walking around the mall is just not an option. Then The Felt Store's Part 3 of this series can help you out! If you are wanting a holiday gift without the hassle here is our 2012 Holiday Gift List all in one neat little blog!

Our Hiking Socks have always been a popular item for the winter seasons! It's comfort and style all blended in 4 different colours of your choice! With 2 pairs per pack this is an excellent gift to add into the stocking or presents. I means just look at them! Click Here  to get our Hiking Socks. 

For the wine lovers in your family or friends circle or even for co-workers, why not purchase a unique wine rack as opposed to the traditional and the same old options. Plus our Felt Wine Racks are eco-friendly! Made of 100% high quality wool you can choose from olive green or black. It easily holds up to 9 bottles and is the perfect gift choice. Click Here for our Felt Wine Rack. We also have other options for beer & wine accessories, Click Here to look at our options.

One can never go wrong with electronic accessories and for that tech savvy/tech geek our Ipad Sleeve is an innovative, stylish way to make sure that Apple product is tucked away safe to prevent any scratches or damages to it. What's different about our Ipad sleeve compared to the rest? Well, our Ipad Sleeve is an eco- friendly option constructed by 5mm thick grey Industrial Felt and features a secured coloured flap so no need to worry about the Ipad slipping out. Plus our Ipad Sleeve is a simple design for anyone to appreciate and the best part; it accommodates any Ipad! So no, you don't need to buy a completely brand new sleeve for the next Ipad that comes out. Click Here for our Ipad Sleeve.We also have Felt Laptop Cases and other electronic accessories, Click Here for those options. 
For the fashionista/ trendsetter of your group this is one beautiful,unique, and  a one of a kind piece! A bold gift and definitely something no one else can copy or own! Our Penelope Clutch is a simple yet extraordinary purchase that can speak volumes! Watch her jaw drop in awe when she unwraps the gift to find this exquisite clutch. Made with 100% designer wool and accented with leather it's well worth the expression and speechless-ness she will experience. Comes with a teal accent or a olive green, pick your colour and watch the magic happen when this clutch is unravelled! Click Here for both colour options.
Lastly, we can't forget about the little ones, now can we! Want an eco-friendly toy to give this holiday season for that little man or the princess of the family. You can go educational or pure amusement and entertainment route, chose your pick! For that little sports enthusiast in him or her our Felt Hockey Puck is great. The soft nature of the felt makes it safe to play without jeopardizing the thrill of the game. An excellent way to practice shooting, passing and puck control. Watch the blistering shots or the lighting quick saves without clenching your teeth and peeking from one eye, cause there's no sting of rubber! Click Here for our Felt Puck.
Our Cork Toy is a perfect gift for all ages, encourage kids to make towering structures, learn to match blocks, about shapes and texture. The Cork Toy is an interactive, eco-friendly gift, that will keep the kids entertained for hours plus their learning all at the same time! All edges are round and smooth to limit any chance of abrasion. Each package contains 20 pieces that can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth. Click Here for our Cork Toy. 

Of course this is our short, sweet and simple list of gift ideas, we could go on and on with things that can be given from our website! So since we've spared you a trip to the over crowded mall, why not quickly browse through The Felt Store website for all sorts of unique gifts that are ready to be delivered for the holidays. 

Tune in for our post Christmas blog next Wednesday and our final and last edition to our Happy Holiday Series! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy Holiday Series- DIY Felt Decorations

Welcome to our Happy Holiday Series- Part 2! 

Last week we started off our Holiday Series with a wonderful Christmas themed video using our love, Felt! Today we thought to blend our love for crafts and felt together! You guessed it, we're going to help you, inspire you, and get your creative juices flowing with our DIY Holiday Crafts using our Felt!! 

We are all in fast forward mode getting everything ready for the holidays (which is about 2 weeks away..eeeks). With social media such as Pinterest (one of my personal favourites) decorating might be a little easier this year or if you're anything like me, at least you can stare at the pins hoping your home looks remotely close to what you see on the internet! Let's face it sometimes those Pinterest pins seem way to complicated to be a DIY project unless you've been crafting since you were a baby (which I haven't..). So to make your life easier and to reassure you that you can have simple and easy DIY decorating projects we thought to list a few ideas for you to craft on your own or with family and friends! Here is our 2012 Holiday Felt Decorating Ideas! Enjoy. 

1) Distressed Gingerbread Man 
We found this absolutely hilarious and cute Gingerbread Man ornament pattern to hang on your tree this was blogged by Elsie Marley. Either stuff this Gingerbread Man or don't, this is a really simple project. To see the step by step process along with getting a hold of the print out pattern here is the link: Use our Crafting Felt and Polyester or Wool filler which can be found here.

-Brown/Tan Felt 
-Snippet of White Felt
-Stuffing (Polyester, Cotton, or Wool filler)
-Red, White, Black thread
-Two red buttons 
-Glue Stick 

2) Felt Mitten Garland
Combine your love for felt and garlands with blogger Kelly's easy and simple DIY project. You can personalize this project as much as your heart desires with colours and decorating the mittens the way you like it! Find the full tutorial and mitten pattern here: If you're looking for that heathered look use our Designer Felt which can be found here: 

-Various Felt colours
-White Felt
-Twine or something to hang the mittens 
-Glue gun/stick 

3) Rainbow Coloured Christmas Lights 
Use this picture as an inspiration for decorating your Christmas tree, use as a garland, or as gift tags! You won't need to worry about these lights burning out! And it can be a lot cheaper than purchasing all those lights. Use our single Acrylic Felt Sheets which can be found here: This idea was found on Choose colours that tie into your home decor or use as a bold focal point! Create these handmade lights with family or friends! 

-Various coloured Felt 
-Stuffer (Polyester, Cotton, Wool filler)
-Green ribbon 
-Green thread 

4) Distressed Gingerbread Man Stocking 
Pair the distressed gingerbread man ornament with this equally funny and unique stocking! Blogged on Dream A Little Bigger. We can't help but share this find with you guys, blogger Allison has made this easy to recreate with a free print out pattern for anyone who wants to craft this comical stocking! You can find the pattern here: Use our Crafting Felt:

-Red, Brown/Tan, White, Black, Blue, Pink Felt 
-Tan thread 

5) Mistletoe Ball 
This list could not be complete without a DIY Mistletoe ;) This mistletoe kissing ball adds that festive touch to the holiday decorations. Enjoy watching people try to avoid it or discretely near towards it. Blogged by Apartment Therapy. You can find the step by step tutorial here: Use one of our many Felts to create this holiday tradition! Find our Felt here:

-Green Felt 
-Pom poms (optional)
-Thread to hang 

Hope you all enjoyed our 2012 Holiday Felt Decorating Ideas edition to this series! Don't forget to tune in next Wednesday for our third instalment of our Happy Holiday Series!  If you end up creating anything you see here leave us a comment and let us know! or leave a comment below and let us know what you thought of this blog :) 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wishing you a heart felt (no pun intended) Happy Holidays! (Part 1)

Welcome to our first blog of December and our Happy Holiday Series! 

It's December!? Already??! If you haven't already realized the Holiday Season has jump started! And if you're lucky your local malls are temporarily being visited by a jolly, old man who goes by the name of Santa Clause ;). Christmas Trees have been decorated in and around the city, and you somehow automatically feel the need to be sipping hot beverages by a frosted window over looking a cold, snowy winter day! 
Well we at The Felt Store thought we would spread our festive energy on to you guys! So for the following Wednesdays of this month don't forget to get a little dose of The Felt Store Blog, as we begin our Holiday Season Blogging. 

So what do we have in store for this Wednesday, well let's start off with a bang shall we :) What better way to start off December than to create a holiday themed video with everything felt (of course!) Hope all of you enjoy the video as much as we loved creating it! Join us next week!!


Special thanks to: 

Sarah Paul
Franziska Brand

Christmas Shopping
by Craig Riley