Wednesday, February 24, 2016

DIY Felt Shamrock Brooch

I hope you didn't forget that St Patrick's Day is less then a month away! Here is our first DIY for the celebrations-- felt shamrock pin! A super easy way to brighten up your office outfit or to make for the kids.


All you need are various shades of green felt, a glue gun, and a brooch pin and you've saved yourself from getting pinched for not wearing green.

It just adds a little something extra to have the shamrock in different shades, we chose our Acrylic Felt Emerald Green, Apple Green, and Neon Lime. Print out or draw a large, medium, and small shamrock. Our three sizes were 3", 2.5", and a 2" shamrock. Use the templates as a guide to cut out the shape from felt. The Emerald Green for the large size, Apple Green for the medium size, and the Neon Lime for the small clover. We drew a cute face on the smallest one, but this is totally optional. Stack and glue the different sizes onto one another and then glue on the brooch pin on the back for a pretty three toned four leaf clover! You can make a variation of two toned and the three toned garland out of these or even turn them into straw toppers.

To see our other St Patrick's Day Projects check our Pot of Gold Felt Treat Bag or our DIY 'Lucky' Felt Wall Banner. Want more inspiration and ideas? Head over to our 'Felt Holiday Project' Board.


Thursday, February 11, 2016

DIY Felt Conversation Heart Coasters

In search of a perfect Galentine's Day DIY? Look no further! This is a great last minute idea to make for your get together or to make with the besties! Crafting and wine go hand in hand.



I've never been a fan of the chalky candy but nothing says Valentines Day like a cheeky message on a heart right? We here at The Felt Store are always looking for ways to add handmade love to any project. And this project is super easy to make.

Materials

Felt Sheets
Cork Sheets
Template of words
Black Fabric Paint

Instructions

1) Cut up 4 heart shapes from red felt and cork (our hearts were about 3.5" long).
2) Now make a template from cardstock paper of phrases or words
3) Cut out the letters to make a stencil out of the paper
5) Take your stencil lay onto the felt and using black fabric paint, paint the word onto your felt
6) Once dried, glue the felt onto the cork

Voila! Never run out of things to say with these felt coasters.




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