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Fun and affordable felt: DIY ideas to make with felt

Here at Style Curator, there are few things we love more than a fun DIY project! It’s a great way to get creative while making something unique and personalised for your home. Today it’s all about DIY ideas to make with felt.

Felt is an affordable product that’s easy to get your hands on and comes in so many colours. It’s also nice and easy to work with which is great if you’re a DIY novice.

And trust us, this list contains loads of fabulous DIY ideas, some of which you’d never think could be made with felt!

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DIY dip dye felt vase
Our dip-dyed felt vase is definitely one of our faves 😉 ! Get the how-to instructions here

1. Felt dip-dyed vase

You can’t really blame us for kicking off our round-up with one of our own DIYs, can you?! This dip-dyed felt vase is super affordable to make (under $15!) and looks just like the expensive ones we’ve seen in homeware stores. We love that you can make this one in any colour to perfectly to suit your home.

Find the DIY instructions here

Make your own felt vase
Make your own felt home decor using our DIY felt dip-dyed vase tutorial
Dye felt in pot
Dip-dying the felt | DIY instructions here
Cut felt to size
Cut felt to size | Full DIY instructions here
Ombre dye effect
Make our dip-dyed felt vase here

2. Felt bunting

This sweet little project would look gorgeous in a nursery or big kids bedroom. You could also use it as a party decoration and skip the single use plastic or paper version! We also love the idea of cutting out arch shapes instead of triangles for something a bit different.

Get the full DIY tutorial here

3. Coffee sleeve

Here’s another of our fave DIY ideas to make with felt… a coffee sleeve! The simplicity of this design means one piece of felt goes a really long way. These would make perfect stocking stuffers, thank you presents, or even teacher gifts.

Get the how to instructions here

Felt and materials for DIY felt coffee sleeve
Materials needed | Image via Purl Soho
Sewing felt coffee sleeve
Sewing the sleeves | Image via Purl Soho

4. Felt play boards for kids

One for the little people — a felt play board! Simply wrap large sheets of felt around a frame and cut out fun shapes, letters and numbers. Now you’ve got yourself a super fun activity to keep the kids busy for hours (exact time of children’s entertainment is not guaranteed 😉 ).

Find the felt play board instructions here

5. Felt storage / gift basket

You can never have too much storage, so this felt DIY project is perfect! Make yourself a lovely storage basket or use it to present your own beautiful handmade gift hampers. Such a clever idea that would make a lovely gift, made with love by you!

Get the great DIY instructions here

How to make your own felt basket
DIY felt basket template | Image via Delia Creates
How to make your own felt basket
Bring corners together | Image via Delia Creates
How to make your own felt basket
Trim the sides | Image via Delia Creates

6. Felt coassters

One of the best things about working with felt is that it doesn’t fray so you can cut it into whatever shape you like without having to hem edges. It means you can create DIYs in a flash and get super creative with shapes. Elsa whipped up these festive star coasters for her Christmas festivities but theres no limit to the type of felt coaster you could create!

Find the tutorial here

Felt coasters
Image via ElsaRblog

7. Trinket boxes

Small boxes and baskets are ideal for keeping smaller and loose items organised. Whether it’s in a kids room, home office or bedroom, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect use for these felt trinket boxes! Find the easy-to-follow instructions and template by clicking the link below.

Make your own felt trinket box here

Template for DIY felt boxes
Felt trinket box template | Image via How About Orange
Folding the sides of a DIY felt box
Fold in the sides | Image via How About Orange

8. Balloon and cloud mobile

Another of the fabulous DIY ideas to make with felt for the little ones is this sweet balloon and cloud mobile. While this design does require some sewing skills, you could take inspiration from the idea to create a simplified version that you could make with a glue gun instead.

However, if you’re ready for a challenge, Craftiness is not Optional has put together super detailed instructions to achieve the gorgeous mobile shown below.

Get the full tutorial here

Stitching balloon for felt garland
How to make the felt balloons | Image via Craftiness is not Optional
Felt balloon garland DIY
Stitching the balloons | Image via Craftiness is not Optional
Stitching balloon for felt garland
Stuffing the balloons | Image via Craftiness is not Optional

9. Leather and felt keyring

Who knew you could make something so great with scraps?! That’s pretty much all you’ll need to make this fab little leather and felt keyring. So clever, and the perfect gift for Dad, Grandparents, teachers, friends or yourself!

Find the DIY instructions here

DIY leather and felt tutorial
How to instructions | Image via The Crafty Gentleman

10. Oversized pinboard

One of our fave DIY projects (and most popular with you guys too!) is the oversized pinboard Gina made for her son Patrick. If you don’t have the budget for a piece of acoustic board, we’ve seen loads of clever DIYers using other materials.

You could try covering a piece of cardboard and wadding in felt or even a piece of styrofoam! Use our DIY oversized pinboard instructions for inspiration and get creative!

Check out the full tutorial here

Patrick's work space
DIY pinboard in Patrick’s bedroom
Hold the timber until dry or use clamps
You can add a floating shelf to your pinboard — find the DIY instructions here

11. Sunset banner

Is this not one of the sweetest (and most on-trend!) DIY felt projects ever?! Create this beautiful rainbow sunset wall art using felt and a few other crafty bits and pieces.

We love the idea of hanging it in a child’s bedroom, but could see it styled in any room of the house. Too cute!

Find out more here

12. iPad / tablet cover

The Crafty Gentleman has loads of DIY ideas to make with felt, and this one is great! Mike makes a zip-close iPad / tablet cover and his instructions are simple and easy to follow.

Get the how to instructions here

13. Garland for gift wrapping

We are always looking for new and clever ideas for wrapping gifts. In our search for DIY ideas to make with felt, we came across this great little felt garland. Perfect for wrapping around gifts, or maybe even to adorn a dolls house, wall, or book shelf — it’s a winner in our eyes.

Find the DIY mini felt garland tutorial here

Cutting out felt garland
Cutting out all the pieces for the mini felt garland | Image via Art Bar
Sewing felt garland
Sewing the dots together | Image via Art Bar

14. Cloud cushion

Saving the cutest for last! We adore this hand sewn felt cloud pillow from the talented team at Lia Griffith. By joining their membership, you will be able to make all their beautiful creations and there are SO many to choose from. It’s a great idea if you’re a keen crafter and looking for some fabulous projects.

Check it out here

Have we inspired you to give any of these DIY projects a go? Or tell us if you’ve seen any other DIY ideas to make with felt that we need to add to our list. Share them in the comments below!

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Gina Beschorner Style Curator

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We're on a mission to help you create a home you love. And with plenty of tips and tricks, tutorials and other home inspo, we give you all the tools to achieve it!

I’m Gina, Founder and Interior Designer, and you can read more about Style Curator here.


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