I’m a little obsessed with felt this Christmas. I think it’s because C is 2 this year and I’m feeling the urge to really do it up with homemade decor. To this novice seamstress felt feels like a very approachable and non-threatening material. It doesn’t fray, comes in lots of beautiful colors, and conveys a kind of handmade goodness that goes well with imperfect stitching. Here are a handful of easy felt projects that I’ve been collecting over the last few weeks.
|photo via MADE|
These monogrammed ornaments featured on say YES! to hoboken and created by Dana over at Made would brighten up any tree. I think a few of these draped around the neck of a nice bottle of wine would be a particularly nice hostess gift. Click through for 5 more pretty projects.
|photo via Family Circle|
Over at Family Circle they suggest using these felt pine cones for table settings but I think they would look great stuck in some garland hanging over a mantle.
|photo via Martha Stewart|
Of course the classic felt Christmas item is the stocking and that’s what I’ll be using my stack for. I really like Martha Stewart’s suggestion of adding elements to the stockings each year based on your kids’ interests.
|photo via Skip to my Lou|
Since 5 month old S doesn’t have a whole lot of interests yet I’ll start her stocking off with a Christmas dove inspired by this advent calendar from Skip to my Lou. C is getting a train on his stocking.
|photo via Happy Together|
And don’t forget to put all the left over scraps to good use by making something like these simple and sweet trees from Happy Together (spotted by me at ohdeedoh).
|photo via ohdeedoh|
Here’s a last minute addition, a mistletoe kissing ball from ohdeedoh. I laughed when I read Katie’s proclamation that “your kids will have a blast trying to avoid getting anywhere near it”.
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