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: http://bit.ly/LdjGN. Use our Crafting Felt and Polyester or Wool filler which can be found here. http://bit.ly/12leZow

Materials
-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: http://bit.ly/WDI3mj. If you're looking for that heathered look use our Designer Felt which can be found here: http://bit.ly/TUzGFG. 

Materials
-Various Felt colours
-White Felt
-Scissors 
-Twine or something to hang the mittens 
-Cardboard 
-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: http://bit.ly/U7BpED. This idea was found on http://bit.ly/tIReD9. Choose colours that tie into your home decor or use as a bold focal point! Create these handmade lights with family or friends! 

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


















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: http://bit.ly/S79FSt. Use our Crafting Felt: http://bit.ly/QVjJOW

Materials
-Red, Brown/Tan, White, Black, Blue, Pink Felt 
-Scissors 
-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: http://bit.ly/UBKcix. Use one of our many Felts to create this holiday tradition! Find our Felt here: http://bit.ly/QVjJOW

Materials
-Green Felt 
-Pom poms (optional)
-Glue 
-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 :)