November 5, 2014
Christmas, Crafts, Holidays & Seasons, Home Decor, Needlearts
I actually bought these stockings last year, but could never come up with a fun way to decorate them. I wanted something unique and easy, but couldn’t think of anything good enough for my holiday decor. This year, though, I immediately knew what I wanted to do with my stockings. I’ve always wanted to try needle felting, and when I grabbed these guys out of storage, I knew that I had found the perfect thing to use when trying out this new craft technique. I’m so happy with the results, they look really unique and go so well with the rest of my decor.
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May 15, 2014
By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.
Pretty flowers are in bloom everywhere, now you can add them to your wardrobe! It’s easy to make these soft felt flowers and by adding a pin back they can be worn with any outfit. This is a perfect craft for summer camps! I thought adding a pin back made this flower a cute gift for my grandmother, but they could also be placed on hair clips or headbands, maybe even a bracelet.
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April 8, 2013
Crafts, Kid's Crafts
By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and is always looking to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!
If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
Felt Rainbow Busy Bag – Play Create Explore
Felt is a must-have for any crafty child. It’s durable, glue-able, sew-able, and it can even temporarily stick to itself like Velcro! Create sewing cards with felt shapes and a hole punch, make a puzzle, and felt shapes make the easy busy bags and quiet books.
No Sew Tooth Fairy Pillow – Think Crafts
If your child is old enough to use a glue gun, help them make this no sew pillow. This one is perfect for stashing freshly lost teeth, but you can always customize the shape to fit your child’s décor taste. Younger kids can have fun creating their own pillows with fabric paint or markers, and you can put the pillow together for them.
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January 14, 2013
Craft Trends, Kid's Crafts
By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!
Felt is one of those super versatile craft supplies that stretch into all sorts of categories of projects. And because it’s inexpensive and readily available, it’s especially good for kids crafts and kids play. Teachers have known this for years and have made good use of felt with the felt board and it’s many possibilities. Felt boards make great quiet time activities, travel well and are easy to expand to whatever theme your child is currently interested in. Just cut out the shapes needed and away they go.
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I love this felt board project. Perfect for fun on the go and so easy to make!
Felt also makes an excellent material for all sorts of play items. Felt is easy to sew and glue even for kids, and is the perfect thing to expand make believe play time.
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These two play pasta tutorials are a great start to creating a fridge full of play food for your child and can be personalized to make whatever their favorite pasta in real life is!
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Felt balls, or felt beads are both a great play thing when finished and a fun sensory project to create with your child. The possibilities for color combinations are endless and the projects that they can be used for are equally wide. Marbles, necklaces, pretend candy or peas, felt beads are perfect for them all.
Check out these and other Felt Play crafts on our Craft Trends Pinboard.
November 9, 2012
Bunting & Garlands, Crafts, Fall, Thanksgiving
By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!
I LOVE Thanksgiving and not just for the food. Although, I really do love the turkey, and stuffing, and the gravy. But I also love having the time with family to reflect on what we were thankful for during the past year. This is why I love this Thanksgiving felt leaf bunting not only is it cut and festive, but it is a good way for us to display our thankfulness.
For this project you will need:
Gather up those items and then head on over to Celebrations.com for the step-by-step instructions. ENJOY!
April 4, 2012
Crafts, Easter, Holidays & Seasons, Kid's Crafts, Spring
By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog Geek with Glasses.
If real eggs are not your speed for the upcoming spring hunts, and plastic eggs are just a little too synthetic give this alternative a try. This makes a nice hollow egg shape that can be filled with treats.
Start by taping the plastic egg together. (I suggest this because when I had my little one help, she rolled the egg too hard and the two pieces came apart inside the half felted wool mess.) In a large bowl place a good squirt of liquid dish soap and the hottest water your hands can take. Because we are felting around a form, I make the wool tuffs wet in the water and lay a layer on the plastic egg, covering the whole thing. Then with damp wool pieces build onto the egg. Once the egg is covered and there is no plastic showing, start rolling the egg in your hands. Drip more water on, roll, more water, roll, you get the idea. Roll until the wool is firm. When you’re ready, rinse the egg until the soapy water runs clear. Set the egg aside to dry.
Once the egg is dry there are a couple of things that can be done. The felted egg can be left as is for decoration. The felt can be cut with scissors, a little cut just to get the egg out can then be hand sewn shut with beans or rice inside to make an egg shaped ball. It can also be cut wide open and used just like a plastic egg to fill with treats. One suggestion for the treat filled eggs is to run a blanket stitch around the opening to create a finished edge. Also a small button or hook and eye could be used to close the egg.
However you finish them, just enjoy the wonderful textile of wool!