Five Days of Felt: No.1

December 14th, 2009



Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic winter weekend. I have been so in love with all the felt crafts I’ve been seeing lately so I thought I’d  start Five days of Felt, a whole week dedicated to this wonderful fabric!

First up are felt gift bows! I spotted Jessica’s amazing magazine gift bow tutorial on How About Orange and was so inspired! Her directions are simple and super easy to follow. I ended up using felt instead of magazines and the result was perfect! The only other difference was that I used a hot glue gun instead of glue dots.

I was also able to create a bow broach just by adding a pin-back (found at a fabric store) to the back. I adheared the pin-back with a dot of hot glue and then secured it with a few stiches of coordinating thread. For the how-to details head on over to How About Orange and enjoy!




33 Responses to “Five Days of Felt: No.1”

  1. Anna Says:

    Oh my goodness, those are so beautiful! I will definitely have to try!

  2. nadia Says:

    i love it!

  3. Sandra Says:

    I ♥ the idea! Thank you

  4. Sarah Says:

    These are so lovely. I need to make one for myself too. 😀

  5. Truly Smitten Says:

    This is brilliant! So adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Jessica Says:

    I love it! Such a great alternative to the store-bought bows. As an added bonus, it won’t be completely crushed during transportation either!

  7. Jess Jones Says:

    Awesome! I linked to this today. Your photos are gorgeeee-ous. Love the idea of using felt!
    (Jess from How About Orange)

  8. holly p Says:

    love this idea! I think I’ll have to make a few of these!

  9. Cate Says:

    Where did you get that wrapping paper? It is absolutely lovely!

  10. Kathleen Says:

    Hi Cate! I’m so glad you noticed the wrapping paper! I created that by using a pattern from Inspired Bride. You can see my full post about it here. Have fun and happy holidays!

  11. Cris Says:

    Love this as a pin! Fantastic! May I ask if you’re using the ‘stiff felt’? If so, where did you buy yours?

  12. Kathleen Says:

    Hi Cris,
    I just used the felt squares that you can buy, not the “stiff felt”. Stiff felt might be nice for the broach so that it might be more sturdy but the regular stuff seems to work just fine. Enjoy!

  13. Erin Says:

    That is simply adorable! I have a bunch of felt leftover from making ornaments this weekend. I wonder if I can muster up the courage to attempt these too?

  14. Sheila Says:

    holy cow! i LOVE this idea and i LOVE felt. I just made some mini ones and linked you up. Thanks

  15. the southern hostess Says:

    Love these! So darling!

  16. KateB Says:

    Oh, my heavens. I am in love. And the timing could not be more perfect. Last year, inspired by a gorgeous advent calendar I had seen on inchmark, I bought the world’s largest supply of felt. And promptly forgot all about it. Until now! Thank you! You always have the best ideas.
    p.s. I made your gorgeous individual sour cherry pies – they were a hit!

  17. Chaucee Says:

    Aw I had no idea felt could be so versatile! I’m excited you’re doing a series on this : )

  18. nerr Says:

    this is genius!

  19. Christine V.P. Says:

    I’m loving these felt bows! So lovely! I adore them on the gifts and possibly even more so as a lapel pin! fantastic idea!

  20. Janneke Says:

    Wow, I love this! Totally going to try this!

  21. Tonya Says:

    So simple, yet beautiful.

  22. Tina Says:

    I love this idea! The only problem is, how to cut the felt evenly. Any suggestions?


  23. Kathleen Says:

    Hi Tina, great question! I used a rotary fabric cutter and a metal ruler. Both can be found at most fabric and craft stores or here on Amazon. If you don’t have a rotary cutter you can also use an x-acto knife and metal ruler. This is a little more time consuming but works fairly well with felt. Good luck and happy holidays!

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  25. Rachel / cREaTe Says:

    this is DARLING!!!!! 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  26. Bird Says:

    Another person to tell you how brilliant these are!

    I tried Jessica’s version with paper, but it didn’t look too good…I am just hopelesss! I may try this one now…Wish me luck 🙂

  27. Lindsey Says:

    Love these! Both versions are great.
    Thanks for sharing your take!

    { Lindsey }

  28. Kristen Says:

    Loved these so much I made them myself! I even included them in a recent post on my blog -of course I linked back to your beautiful blog.

    Happy Holidays!

  29. kendra Says:

    i *heart* the felt bows…!

    i included your link in my blog post about eco-friendlier holiday options:

  30. Amy Timms Says:

    Oh yeah! A bow my cat may actually not eat!

  31. Nicolette Dirks Says:

    I love these! My Mom taught us how to make bows when we were little but nothing as adorable and perfect as these. These could definitely add to our collection of re-usable bows that get pulled out each year.

  32. norma stone Says:

    Thanks for the felt projects.

  33. Sandy Gleason Says:

    Love working with felt!!!!!
    I’m working on MICE at this time. Some are small enough to set in center of your bow.
    Am going to try them!!!
    Thanks for sharing….