Friday, June 28, 2013

Oh The Things You Can Do With Felt Pads- Part 2

Happy Friday!!! And to all my Canadians out there cheers to the long weekend :)

I come to you with another unique and fun Felt Floor Protector Pads project. Again, this series is to show you that the Felt Pads can be used for other things besides protecting your furniture and floors!
This is a great upcycle project that I found on Bliss Bloom Blog and was absolutely ecstatic that they used felt to create these cool jars you see below!

Image via  Blissbloomblog
Have I intrigued you enough to want to know how felt was used!? Even, if you're not I'll let you know what needs to be done to make your own versions.

Materials
Clean Empty Glass Vessel
Alcohol Inks
Rubbing Alcohol
Metallic Mixative
Felt Floor Protector Pads
Applicator to stick Felt Pads on
Clean Spray Paint/Sealer

1) Drip the alcohol ink onto the Felt Pad into a random pattern you desire. Side note: the mixative are not translucent, so use them sparingly.

Image via  Bliss Bloom Blog
2) Now start to stamp your Felt Pad onto the glass to create a certain pattern or look! Blissbloom Blog gives a good tip if your looking to soften your look. Just use a few drops of rubbing alcohol to the pad, and stamp over the inked glass.

Image via  Bliss Bloom Blog
3) Once you happy with your look, seal it up with a thin coat paint sealer. 

Image via  Bliss Bloom Blog
There you have it! The great thing about this project is that you can customize it to your personal liking. You can even use this tutorial and create something for Canada Day or Fourth of July!! AH HA! yes I just killed two birds with one stone on this blog post :)

Check back with me next week for another great way to use Felt Floor Protect Pads in outside of the box ways! 
HAPPY CANADA DAY! and HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!! 
Find original tutorial by Blissbloom Blog


Friday, June 21, 2013

Oh The Things You Can Do With Felt Floor Pads!!

Hi Everyone! Miss me!? (don't answer that...) but just in case you did, I'm sorry it has been awhile since I've blogged! But with my absence comes another amazing blog series! I think the title gives you a bit of an idea but for the next little while I'll be showing you guys how you can use our Felt Floor Protector Pads in non-traditional ways! And believe me some of the uses will make you say: "Whhaaatttt, I can use Felt Pads for that!!" yeah you'll have tons of those moments. 

Just to give you that wow factor, I'll start with this really awesome idea using our Felt Pads

Yes the curtain below were created using Felt Pads! How you may ask, well I'll tell you. All you need are curtains, our Felt Pads, and some paint! 

Image from Lowes

1) Trace out the shape you want to stamp onto the curtain. In this case you would cut out a petal shape. Repeat until you have enough petals for your flower shape, apply them to a wood block in desired pattern. So you end up with something like the image below. 

Image from Lowes


2) Now apply paint to the felt using a roller. Turn the block over, and press painted surface firmly onto the curtain. Lift off carefully. 


3) Reapply paint and stamp the next spot on the curtain. Until you get the desired look! 

To make sure the design stays on permanent, make sure the paint is completely dry and then heat-set it. 
To heat set, you can use a steam iron,clothes dryer, or blow dryer. Once the fabric cools you can than hang the curtains

Yeah bet a lot of you didn't know that you could use the floor protectors to decorate your curtains! Continue to check back every week for fun ways to use our Felt Floor Protectors!

If any of you guys re-vamp your curtains using this tutorial, we would love to see how it turns out! Have any questions just leave a comment below. Have a wonderful weekend guys! 

Links
Tutorial via Lowes