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Felt Crafts - Versatile and Fun

Updated on December 9, 2016
DIY Felt Flower Bouquet
DIY Felt Flower Bouquet | Source

Fabulous Felt Crafts - Flowers and More

I've completed many fun craft projects using felt. It's a very versatile material. Felt comes in a wide variety of colors and can be used to make a whimsical and welcoming felt flower arrangement like the one pictured or any of the other projects on this page.

Shown in the picture, I hot glued felt to the tip of these found sticks, wound green florist tape at the bottom to hide any glue, secured a few old buttons in the center of some and displayed them in a milkglass vase. This felt craft won't lose it's bloom anytime soon.

Felt Crafts - Petal Pillow

Felt Crafts Petal Pillow
Felt Crafts Petal Pillow | Source

The trick to making felt crafts like this charming pillow is to purchase good quality felt off the bolt. This type of felt differs from the standard felt sheets found in hobby stores in that this felt is thicker and much stronger. Using this type of felt creates a much fluffier appearance to the petals on the pillow cover.

Click on the photo to get detailed instructions to make your own petal pillow. Don't worry, this pillow cover may appear challenging, but if you can cut circles out of felt, you're halfway done! P.S. If you want to learn how I made the woven leather chair seat, see the tutorial here.

It's Sew Easy Working With Felt Crafts

Homely Doll Hair Clips
Homely Doll Hair Clips | Source

Felt for Fashionable Young Ladies

Felt crafts can be fashionable too. There is no wrong way to make these homely doll hair clips. There is also no pattern. All that's required is your imagination and a few basic sewing skills.

Felt Monster Kit

Great felt working kit for ages 8 and up. Making a monster doesn't have to be scary; it can be fun! :)

Make Your Own Monster Doll Kit
Make Your Own Monster Doll Kit

Fun kit to inspire sewing while they're young. Little monsters made of felt.....what's not to love about this? :)


Felt Crafts - Make a Cover for an iPad!

Felt Crafts - Make an iPad cover
Felt Crafts - Make an iPad cover | Source

Better Homes and Gardens are such crafty folks! Look here for info to use felt to craft an iPad cover. Quick and inexpensive and it'll keep your iPad looking good. :)

Felt Christmas Ornaments
Felt Christmas Ornaments | Source

Felt Christmas Ornaments

This set of 4 felt Christmas ornaments I gifted to my two great nieces and two great nephews. Giving each their own look and personality is 3/4 the fun in making these. It's easy! Katie from Punk Projects has this great tutorial.

One of My Favorite Felt Crafts - half eaten gingerbread man Christmas ornament

Felt Crafts - Gingerbread Man Ornament
Felt Crafts - Gingerbread Man Ornament | Source

Elsie Marley was where I found the PDF pattern and instructions to make this half eaten gingerbread man Christmas ornament. This is one of my favorite felt crafts. Make several and attach to top of Christmas packages for a little bonus.

Some Felt Crafts are Simply Beautiful!

Felt Crafts Heart
Felt Crafts Heart | Source

Strictly for inspiration, I've included this striking felt craft pin found on Make Handmade. The monochromatic color scheme is the perfect canvas to highlight a few faux pearls and shiny sequins. I may have to try to replicate this felt craft into a Christmas ornament for someone special.

Making Felt Garland

Cut out various sized heart shapes from felt. Sew together in a straight stitch with edges slightly overlapped.

Felt Heart Garland

Felt Heart Garland
Felt Heart Garland | Source
Felt Crafts Fortune Cookies
Felt Crafts Fortune Cookies | Source

Felt Fortune Cookies

Felt Crafts for Foodies

Martha Stewart's site was where this idea originated, but I've done a tutorial on my Sallygoodin blog. You can hide a sweet candy inside along with a few words of fortune.

Visit the step by step tutorial here.

FELT - fabulous, fun, frugal!

How about fabulous, fun AND frugal. :)

Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations
Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations

Christmas isn't Christmas without some felt ornaments and trim. Some of my very favorite ornaments I have made of felt. Lots of memories can be made with this material!


Felt Dahlia Brooch

Felt Dahlia Brooch
Felt Dahlia Brooch | Source

Make a gorgeous felt dahlia brooch! And not Martha shows you how here.

Favorite or Funniest Felt Moments - Please share your feelings about felt.

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    • Jogalog profile image


      5 years ago

      I love the felt pillow - I'd never thought felt could actually look that nice!

    • SPhilbrick profile image


      6 years ago

      I find it versatile as well. I make cat toys from felt and find they are very durable and last a long time. I loved the felt dahlia pictured here!

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      6 years ago

      always love your lens

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      Katie Harp 

      6 years ago

      blessed by a squid angel :) <3

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      6 years ago

      @anonymous: I agree with the comments above. amazing lens

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      @OhMe: Thanks for the heads up. I fiddled with it and had to end up removing the poll. Couldn't figure out the problem, but thanks for letting me know.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Everytime I would try to answer the poll, I would automatically be directed to Squidoo - Go Fish page. Just wanted to let you know. I enjoyed seeing all these fun felt crafts

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      You have a great selection of felt crafts here! I made some felt animals (just cut outs) the other day. Fun stuff to work with!

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      Anthony Godinho 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wonderful felt crafts you've showcased here on this lens. Blessed! :)

    • TheBaseballCoach profile image


      7 years ago

      Some really great felt craft ides here!

    • Brandi Bush profile image


      7 years ago from Maryland

      I love these felt crafts! They are super cute. I think I'll bookmark this page and do some of them with my kids. The ornaments would make great gifts for grandparents and other extended family! Thanks for the great ideas! ;)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      7 years ago from United States

      These are all really cute felt crafts! I loved the flowers :)

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      Mary Norton 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I always have felt for grandchildren to play with and they make many things.

    • squid-janices7 profile image


      7 years ago

      I've made some felt Santa Claus ornaments in the past and they turned out great. Fun lens!

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      7 years ago

      I have never worked with it , but would love to make the petal pillow.

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      Pam Irie 

      7 years ago from Land of Aloha

      @Faye Rutledge: Thank you! Yes, I did make the chair seat with leather belts. Just finished a lens about upcycled leather belts today and it has a link to my Sallygoodin blog where I have a tutorial. :)

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      7 years ago

      I love the felt flowers at the top. So cute!

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      Faye Rutledge 

      7 years ago from Concord VA

      I love your felt projects. I still have felt Christmas ornaments from when my kids were little. I can't help but notice the chair in the photo of the petal pillow...are those belts woven in the seat of that chair?? It's awesome!!

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      7 years ago

      These are some fun ideas, and some should work well with children.

    • Pam Irie profile imageAUTHOR

      Pam Irie 

      7 years ago from Land of Aloha

      @Frischy: The goofy faces on the ones I saw was what convinced me to make these; they are so easy too!

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      Pam Irie 

      7 years ago from Land of Aloha

      @Frischy: My mom kept a bright green clay foot (with blue toenails) pencil holder I made. Actually, she still has it in her sewing room. ha Mom's are the greatest, huh? :)

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      7 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I just have to add that those Christmas ornaments made me smile. They are so cute and fun! They would make fun gifts for teachers. Hmmm...

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      7 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      My felt memory is making a pencil holder for my mom out of a tin can covered with felt when I was 5 or 6 years old. Seems like she kept it a long time, but I am pretty sure it is long gone by now. Thank you for the memory!

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      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      When I was a children's librarian, I used felt a lot to make flannelboard stories for storytime.

    • Pam Irie profile imageAUTHOR

      Pam Irie 

      7 years ago from Land of Aloha

      @anonymous: Have fun; it's really amazing how pretty felt can be, isn't it?

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      Pam Irie 

      7 years ago from Land of Aloha

      @bdkz: Thank you! :)

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      7 years ago

      I love felt projects! I've been wanting to try a pillow with a felt flower like the one you have here :).

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      7 years ago

      Super ideas here!

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      Pam Irie 

      7 years ago from Land of Aloha

      @Scarlettohairy: Ain't that the truth? ;)

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      Pam Irie 

      7 years ago from Land of Aloha

      @bossypants: You always have the greatest comments; some things never change!

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      7 years ago

      Felt takes me back to my Camp Fire Girl days! I'll always remember when my mom handed out the squares of felt with patterns for us to cut circles (which we were to glue on white painted coffee cans as storage containers). It's hard to keep an eye on 10 girls and before Mom knew it, one of the girls had cut circles out of the CENTER of several squares. Each square should have yeilded 4 circles, not just one. My "waste-notwant-not" mother was NOT amused.

      Love your ideas. I want that adorable pillow!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      7 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I love felt. It's a versatile medium and can be used in so many crafts! And it's cheap.


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