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Crafting with Felt

| May 15, 2013 | 13 Comments

Craft with Felt - over 15 ideasOur series of “Hangouts” – recorded videos, where several crafters get come together to share their craft ideas – continue. This week, we are looking at Crafting with Felt. Felt is a super versatile material and comes in so many bright colours it really should form part of any crafty stash. Buy it in “scraps” (I got mine from Zing Zing Tree on ebay)- it tends to be cheaper and usually is just right for crafting with kids. Reserve buying “sheets of felt” for specific projects where you know you will need  bigger pieces.

First the Craft with Felt video

In Chronological Order:

1) Felt Strawberries – we do love a good felt strawberries. I made ours probably 3 years ago now and we still have them and STILL play with them!

2) Felt donuts – ditto the strawberries, great to have in any toy kitchen or teddy bear’s picnic. Much loved toy in our house. Both the donut and the strawberry also feature in my new book Red Ted Art, Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids. Available in the UK and Internationally.

3) Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments – super easy to make and look really lovely. We made star and heart shaped ones.

4) Wings for pine cone Fairies

5) Ears for Stone Bunnies and felt for decorating the bunnies matchbox house!

6) Kids Chaos made a fabulous Yoda finger puppet and the “other” creature from Star Wars that I can’t remember… showing again, that it IS possible to craft with boys aged 8yrs and 10yrs.

7) Zing Zing Tree got all flowery and had a number of adorable felt flowers to share with us – we particularly like the snazzy flower rings and the hangout posse have now all put an order in for one! Here are some of the pinwheel flowers and gift decorations. More links to follow!

8) Me and My Shadow made some adorable little felt mice – using circles as a basis, these are easy to make and a GREAT project for starting kids on sewing with real needles.

in addition, I have for you:

9) Santa hats on our little Santa Corks.

10) We added detail to our TP Roll Animal Zoo in felt.

11) Adorned our Walnut Mice with felt ears.

12) Our own felt flowers (using glue!)

13) Felt bunny egg cozies.

14) Personalised our Christmas stockings.

15) ….and a simple “no sew” super duper quick Alice Band.


16) Craftulate was supposed to join us on the hangout, but we had technical problems, she made a GREAT Steam Train table ten. Super fun for the kids.

17) Rainy Day Mum has a simple Felt Pen Roll, that would make a great gift!

18) Finally, check out the Imagination Tree’s adorable peg fairies. It will make you want to craft straight away!

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  1. Liz Burton says:

    Wow you really have made a lot of things with felt!

    Thanks for hosting the hangout, great fun yet again x

  2. Thanks for all the great ideas. Very inspiring!

  3. Ali says:

    You know how much I love your felt crafts Maggy, the boys just don’t have the patience to sew, so the glue gun option is great for us – lovely to see all of these crafts in the one place though! :)

  4. Jacqueline says:

    Love this list! I adore felt – just completed 34 superhero finger puppets for party bags and have also made an “older boys quiet book” entirely from felt. Will check out those ebay scraps now my stash is dwindling and I have time on my hands with no more puppets to make :)

  5. Ellie says:

    An awesome range of ideas, can’t wait to try some. Also have just received your book – absolutely amazing, such a great resource and so inspiring and you must have put in so much work, you’re enthusiasm just comes across so well – really looking forward to getting stuck into doing them. Thanks Ellie

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Awe thank you so much!! What a very lovely thing to write and I am SO pleased you like the book!!

    • Red Ted Art says:

      (PS if you can, ahem, bear it.. do put a little review on Amazon for me… would be **HUGELY** appreciated!!! Thank you!)

  6. Anik says:

    I love felt! And I often use it in my craft projects and to make toys for my son! :)

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