100+ felt craft ideas for you to try
In this post, I’ve collected the best felt craft ideas. I wanted to show you that felt is a very versatile material, and to inspire you to use it for your craft projects.
Felt is my favorite craft material. It’s a soft and cheap fabric, available in a large variety of stunning colors. It’s soft and warm, pleasant for the eyes and hands too. Felt is one of the best fabrics for beginners to start crafting.
Presumably, when you hear felt, you automatically think of kid’s crafts. Well, you are not wrong, since it’s easy to work with felt, a lot of kid’s projects use it. But felt is more versatile than that. You can use it for a wide range of home decor projects, accessories, everyday objects, holiday decorations, etc.
I used felt to make earrings, necklaces, purses, ornaments, flowers, coasters, wall art, a little box, bookmark, and I can’t wait to try other felt DIYs too. There is so much you can make out of felt.
It’s a fantastic material to work with because it doesn’t unravel out like other fibers crafts. Cut the shapes, and you are good to go.
I’ve collected these felt craft ideas to inspire and motivate you to try crafting with felt. Tons of free templates and tutorials are available that will make it easy for you to craft what you love.
Let’s jump in!
– Felt crafts for your home:
Felt projects for your home goes way beyond felt decoration. You can make felt objects to organize your home, to ease your everyday life, to make your home attractive, or dress it up in holiday decor.
1. Felt Decor
I like to make felt decorations because they are inexpensive and you can use them all year long or box them and put them on next year.
You can craft with felt:
2. Organize your home with felt objects
Everyone loves clutter-free, organized homes. Why not make organizational items yourself? Arrange your home with these felt organizers.
Make a felt:
3. Felt everyday objects (homeware)
If you fell in love with felt as I did, or you just want to make cheap and fabulous household items that you can brag about, try these felt homeware project ideas. They are easy to make and ready in no time. You can personalize and adjust them to your home decor style.
Check out these felt craft ideas:
– Felt accessories:
I always “need” (want) new jewelry, even though I have a ton of them. I have to admit that I don’t also wear all of them. The good thing about handmade accessories is you can customize and adapt it to your wardrobe. And you will feel so proud that you could make those stunning earrings.
1. Felt jewelry
49. earring, 50. necklace, 51. bracelet, 52. ring, 53. crown, 54. brooch, 55. cuff.
2. Felt accessories
– Other felt crafts :
Stay still. I have more! Some of these felt craft projects are suitable for both adults and children (for example bookmarks, keychains), but I didn’t want to include them twice.
1. Felt crafts for adults
2. Felt crafts for kids
As you can see, felt is one of the most versatile craft material. It’s an excellent choice for beginners, kids, and advanced crafters to create something beautiful.
How to choose the best felt for your craft?
Four types of felt are available on the market: craft felt (synthetic), wool-blend felt (wool and other synthetic fibers), 100% wool felt (merino or other wool), and eco-felt.
Use craft felt for decoration, ornaments, and other objects that you won’t handle a lot. Synthetic felt is prone to pilling, and the fabric will distort if it’s touched often.
For wearable felt crafts use wool-blend felt or 100% wool felt.
How to clean and maintain your felt crafts?
Felt is a delicate fabric. Despite that, it’s possible to wash it, or even to machine wash it. Always use cold water, and a short, gentle cycle. If you handwash it, don’t rub the fabric, gently press it. Never use warm/hot water. Heat shrinks and distorts the material, and cause pilling.
To get rid of the dust, brush it with a soft brush or vacuum the surface of your craft. Keep the items away from moist places or direct sunlight.
What tools will I need for these crafts?
The essential tools you will need for crafting with felt are:
- felt (soft or stiff, you can stiffen felt at home),
- thread (I like to use pearl thread or embroidery floss),
- or if you don’t want to sew it, you can use a glue gun or other fabric glue.
How to personalize felt crafts?
You can personalize your felt projects with embroidery, beads, appliques, and others.
To learn more about crafting with felt, check out my Ultimate Guide on how to work with felt. You can find here everything you need to know for successful and long-lasting felt projects.
Would you like to try one of these ideas? Which felt craft was your favorite? Leave a comment below!
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