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:
- felt wreath by Life on Virginia Street,
- felt garland by Alice and Lois,
- felt mobile by Craftiness is not Optional,
- felt wall art by Us,
- felt table centerpiece by Gina Michele,
- felt flower bouquet by Something Turquoise,
- felt pillow by Domestic Charm,
- felt vertical garden by Lia Griffith,
- felt ornament by Fun Thrifty Mom,
- felt letter board by The Inspired Hive,
- felt potted plant by Crafty Lumberjacks,
- felt tree decor by Little House of Four,
- felt bookend on Anthropologie,
- felt topiary by Home Perspective CCMcafee,
- felt wall hanging by Lia Griffith,
- felt Christmas tree by Imagine our Lives,
- felt rocks on Instructables,
- felt banner by Happiness is Homemade,
- felt lampshade by Apartment Therapy,
- felt vase on Instructables.
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:
- felt drawer organizer on Instructables,
- felt purse organizer by Sew Can She,
- felt bedside pocket on Etsy,
- felt mail organizer by The Blush Chronicles,
- felt framed wall organizer by Love Create Celebrate,
- felt pinboard by Homes to Love,
- felt pan liners by This Mama Loves,
- felt magazine rack by Homedit,
- felt travel organizer on Etsy,
- felt car organizer on Geekyget,
- felt earring organizer by Melly Sews,
- felt cable organizer by Inspired by Charm,
- felt pocket wall organizer by Albion Gould,
- felt roll-up organizer by Curbly.
- felt box by Lily Ardor
- felt desktop organizer on Etsy.
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 bowl by Herbst Handmade,
- felt table runner by Life Sew Savory,
- felt rug on Etsy,
- felt coaster by Pretty Prudent,
- felt cushion on Etsy,
- felt napkin ring by Make and Tell,
- felt tissue holder by The Crafty Mummy,
- felt cutlery holder by Woman’s Day,
- felt toilet paper holder on Flickr,
- felt laundry basket by The Lovely Drawer,
- felt clock on Instructables,
- felt placemats on Shabby Creek Cottage,
- felt trivet by How About Orange,
- felt pot holders by Design Sponge.
– 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.
- felt earring made by me,
- felt necklace by Lia Griffith,
- felt bracelet on Etsy,
- felt ring on Etsy,
- felt brooch by Lia Griffith,
- felt cuff on Etsy.
2. Felt accessories
- felt barette on Etsy,
- felt headband by Lia Griffith,
- felt crown by Heidi and Finn,
- felt hair pin by Cutesy Crafts,
- felt wallet on Etsy,
- felt handbag on Etsy,
- felt clutch by Francois et Moi,
- felt pouch on Etsy,
- felt tote bag by The Spruce Crafts,
- felt waist bag on Etsy,
- felt boutonniere by Green Wedding Shoes,
- felt belt on Etsy.
– 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
- felt bookmark by Us (Colorful Craft Corner),
- felt coffee cozie by Practically Functional,
- felt gift tag by Polka Dot Chair,
- felt pen holder by I Should Be Mopping The Floor,
- felt book cover on Instructables,
- felt keychain by A Khailo Chic Life,
- felt phone charging station on Etsy,
- felt earbud case on 30 Minute Crafts,
- felt pincushion by Bugs and Fishes,
- felt gift box on Curbly,
- felt needle holder by Mmm Crafts,
- felt envelope by Crafty for Home,
- felt slippers by Lia Griffith,
- felt pet teepee/cave on Etsy,
- felt glass case by A Khailo Chic Life,
- felt hand warmers by All Free Sewing.
- felt phone case by Poppytalk,
- felt laptop holder by She’s Got The Notion,
- felt car air freshener by Momma Told Me,
- felt document holder on Etsy,
2. Felt crafts for kids
- felt toy by Fairy Fox on Etsy,
- felt game by Powerful Mothering,
- felt puppet by Larissa Another Day,
- felt plushie by Lia Griffith,
- felt sleep mask by Ginger Urchin,
- felt quiet book on Etsy,
- felt animal mask by Flax and Twine,
- felt board by Andianne,
- felt pencil holder by Small Friendly,
- felt baby shoes by Purl Soho,
- felt costume by Our Life Is Beautiful,
- felt play food by Shrimp Salad Circus,
- felt puzzle on Instructables,
- felt pencil topper by The Inspiration Edit,
- felt advent calendar by Studio DIY,
- felt piggy banks by Dream a Little Bigger,
- felt flags by Oh Happy Day,
- felt pinwheel by Growing Up Gabel,
- felt paper clips by Projects With Kids,
- felt busy bag by A Crafty Living.
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!
- How to Craft with Felt – The Ultimate Guide (2020)
- The Best Felt Flower Tutorials and Patterns
- DIY Felt Lion Wall Art
- DIY Felt Embroidered Bookmark
- Felt Craft Kits for Adults