We all have those moments where we want to do something crafty, but we’re struggling to come up with just the right idea. Well as luck would have it, we are here to help you with your creative rut. One medium that is sadly underused is felt. It’s a versatile object that can be molded and shaped to your will and very easily adaptable. We’ll show you how you can use felt as art and hopefully make something beautiful out of it. So put on your creative cap and here we go!
What you’ll need
Felt embellishment – get as many colors as you want to work with. Pick up at least two or three sheets of each color too, you’ll want to have extra for any mistakes
Craft glue – this glue is specially made for craft projects and can adhere to surfaces like felt very nicely
Scissors – make sure you have an extra sharp pair, cutting through felt can get tricky
Board or surface – you’ll use this to mount or place all your wonderful felt on
What to do:
- Now that you have your supplies it’s time to get started! One easy way to start out with felt is to get acquainted with it first. Cut out a few practice strips to make sure you get the feel of the fabric. It’s very easy to work with and soft to the touch as well.
- Now that you’re acclimated with the felt, decide on your design. This is where you can get creative, use the felt to decorate a shoe box and fill the box full or memories or letters you’ve been keeping. One idea is to take the felt and cut out the name of yourself or someone special along with some distinct designs that each person loves and then voila! You have your own handmade box or love and friendship.
- Once you have your design in mind, cut out all the pieces. Make sure to be careful when cutting around smaller areas, when it comes to felt, the littlest detail can mean the biggest thing.
- After all your felt is cut out, you can use your craft glue to paste it on the surface that you applying it to. You could even make your own felt board. Buy a cork board and you can tape or staple the felt to that as well.
After you’ve applied your felt to your surface, you’re all done! We hope this little inspiration got you out of that rut we mentioned earlier. Let us know how your felt project goes!