Monday, October 20, 2014

Have Yourself a Felty Halloween Party

It's a week away from Halloween, but that's plenty of time for these DIY's to get the house ready for the frightful night....

1) No Sew Treat Bags

A 15 minute DIY to give out to your ghouls, ghosts, and goblins. Whether their the kid versions or the adult version.
Image via Live Craft Love
Image via Live Craft Love

2) Halloween Throw Pillows

Add a little friendly scare to your couch with these felt pillow covers

Image via Pinterest

3) Spider Web Table Runner

Need a I say more for these...cut out spider webs from black felt to add a little scare to the food table
Image via Craft Cupboard 

4) Felt Wall Hangers

Get the kids involved with this easy and quick DIY idea

Image via Crafts Unleashed

    Celebrate the spookiest day of the year by having some felt fun! Find over 40+ colours of felt here at The Felt Store 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Last Minute Felt DIY's for Canadian Thanksgiving

Hi Guys,

So if you aren't aware and the title of the post doesn't give it away but on Monday it's Canadian Thanksgiving! (long weekkkeeendddd) so excited! Most of you are probably already in Thanksgiving prep mode and we know how important food is...that we tend to pass on the whole decor part of the evening/lunch. Sooo we've come up with 4 felt DIY's that literally take no more than 10-15 minutes. Super easy and quick ideas.

P.S for those who celebrate Thanksgiving in November this is a good way to know how much time you can now save on decorating!

Felt Leaves Table Runner

Take an existing Table runner and line the edge of it with felt leaves, the great thing about this DIY is that you have room to play with how you want to step up the leaves. We opted for a more subtle look since we have a lot of rich bright colours. Would you believe me if I told you that underneath the cutlery is folded felt! Yup, Just the perfect contrast to the light wood table!

Mini Felt Fall Leaves Wreath

The size of this project makes it super versatile, you don't just have to hang it on the front door. Use it as mantle decoration or the entryway console! Or prop it on your bookshelves to add fall colours. The places to use this DIY idea are endless!

Maple Leaf Mason Jar 

Mason Jar's aren't going anywhere and we found a great way to use them for a quick and easy DIY that can be used as a centrepiece of on the side table. Just glue/stick felt leaves onto the outside and put either flowers or floating candle for ambience purposes 

Felt Leaves Placemat

Again, use your existing place mats and add a touch of colour and texture. Plus it's the fastest way to tablescape for the dinner. No one will know it took you literally 5 minutes to come up with these personalized thanksgiving mats. 

Quick and easy 4 DIY's with just one set of felt leaves! Happy Thanksgiving to our fellow Canadians! Hope you enjoy your long weekend (and of course the turkey) 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Getting the Home Ready for Canadian Thanksgiving

What are you thankful for this year? As 2014 comes to an end, Thanksgiving gives us a chance to reflect on how the year has gone and what changes can be made for the upcoming year. It's a reminder to be grateful for the positives in life and maybe even the things you consider negatives that have helped you to grow.

Okay this post is getting kind of heavy, let me take it down a notch. One of the great things about Thanksgiving is well the food (of course, mouth watering turkeyyyy) but also the gatherings of friends and families. So are your ready to host the best thanksgiving dinner/lunch ever? Whether you're a newbie or a veteran when it comes to getting the home ready for the occasion, it's always nice to have some ideas and inspiration to get the creative juices flowing. So we've come up with a list of DIY's ideas to help decorate the home.

Felt Maple Leaf Coasters

This is after all our Canadian edition of Thanksgiving, how can it we not start off with the iconic Canadian symbol. The Maple Leaf. Make larger versions of these and turn them into pot holders/trivets.
 Image via The Purl Bee

Turkey Favours

You're decorating can't be complete without some kind of non edible form of a turkey. Whether it be to these felt turkey favour pops for your guests or just a way to flare your plate settings this idea is easy and quick DIY. 

Image via Parents

Felt Cutlery Holder

This has got to be the easiest and quickest way to add the thanksgiving/fall colours to your table. If you don't have the time to go all fancy with the d├ęcor, trick your guests with this DIY. Just take a 9" x 12" sheet of felt from our Autumn Acrylic Felt Pack and wrap it around your fork, spoon, and knife. Finish it off with twine or neutral material
Image via The Felt Store

Thanksgiving Leaf Pillow

Extend the decorating to the living room with this diy pillow idea. With a bit of felt magic you can transform your pillows and take the warmth of fall to rest of the home.
Image via Handmade in the Heartland

Fall Oak Leaf Wreath

It's the first thing you're guests will see so welcome them with this beautiful felt wreath hanging on your front door. 

Image via Vitamini Handmade

Are you inspired? And need to get your hands on felt? Our felt is waiting to be cut, glued, and sewn. Find all 40+ colours here

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Is An Excuse for Pumpkin Everything!

Hello October and readers!

October is here and if you're still in awe at how fast the month has arrived (did we skip September!?) Well, I guess this post won't help your bewilderment, because with October comes pumpkin everything! And while you sip that pumpkin spice latte or eat that pumpkin pie. I've got a list of felt pumpkin projects you can add to the mix! It's pumpkin overload and it's only the first day of the month.

Well if you're a pumpkin lover, the great thing about this list is that the pumpkins aren't for a limited time and won't decompose. These Pumpkins will last all year round if you want them to!

1) DIY Felted Pumpkin

This is great project even if you're just dipping your toes into needle felting. Homesteady has a full tutorial for you to follow!

Image via Homesteady

2) Pumpkin Man

Pumpkins and Halloween go hand in hand and I'm doing a throw back Thursday with this one. Created on the Martha Stewart show back in 2007, decorate your house with this felt project.
Image via Jennifer Murphy 

3) Pom Pom Pumpkins

Okay this may not be felt per say, but this DIY is too cute not to add and it will still last forever! Turn into a garland or make different sizes and use as decoration around the home it's super easy to craft and if you've got the handy Clover Pom Pom maker well then what are you waiting for? We've also got a tutorial to help you use the tool to create perfect pompoms here!

Image via Domestifluff

4) Pumpkin Treat Pouch 

Are you hosting a Halloween party? Whether it's for the kids or adults it wouldn't hurt to giveaway some treats to your guests. Make these adorable felt pumpkin pouch and add all your favourite candies. 

Image via Sew Mama Sew
Need supplies? Not to worry!