Category Archives: Felt

DIY Garland!

I am so loving all the different DIY garlands out there! Make them holiday themed, colorful, flowers, pom poms, starfish… the ideas gone on forever. Just another cute and easy way to “festive it up!!”

Flower Garland made from book pages
Starfish Garland from Desperate Craftwives
LOVE this felt ball garland!
(from My Sparkle)
 Felt Flower Garland a la Apartment Therapy!
This Paint Chip Garland is super cute!
(photo from Apartment Therapy)
 Pennant Garland from Paper Polaroid
(from Creature Comforts)
Heart Garland
Party Garland from Purlbee!

>Pillows, Part 2! Eco-Friendly and Fair Trade Options

>Last week I did a post on pillows and got a suggestion, from Decorative Pillows, to showcase some eco-friendly and fair trade pillow options. They asked and shall receive.
For those of you not familiar with the term “fair trade” here is what it means- “Fair Trade is an organized social movement and market based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries obtain better trading conditions and promote sustainability.” (Thank you for that explanation Wikipedia) And I’m pretty sure most of us out there know what eco-friendly means so I will just get on with showing the pillows! Enjoy! : )

These first 2 pillows are by Modernality via Etsy. The pillows are made of felt that is made from recycled plastic bottles! 

These next pillows come from a company called Gianna. Gianna offers lots of eco-friendly AND fair trade items but since we are talking pillows; here are some options from Gianna.

Organic Cotton Bubbles Pillow

 Organic Cotton Snowflake Neckroll Pillow

The next few pillows come from Humble Creations. They use organic cotton and non-toxic water based inks on their items.

Lattice Pillow (available in other colors too)
And last but not least, Ten Thousand Villages. We actually have a Ten Thousand Villages (a fair trade retailer) here in Houston. They sell items by artisans from all over the world.

Handmade Tree of Life Pillow

Handmade Hands Around the World Pillow

Handmade Rags to Riches Pillow

There are LOTS of eco-friendly and fair trade houseware options out there; just search the internet! A lot of the companies listed above sell other items too, not just pillows. Check ’em out!

Scrabble Pillows!

I came upon these pillows today while on Etsy…. Yes, I know, I do enjoy looking at that site. I just think they’re really cute; even cuter if you LOVE Scrabble or just want to spell out words with pillows. : )

These are from shopdirtsa

Another picture of the shopdirtsa pillows

Felt Makes Me Happy

I’m not sure why I fell asleep last night thinking about felt but I did. I guess it started when I got the bright idea to attempt making some felt toys/dolls for my daughter. I’m sure I can pull it off….. Right? So, today I checked out Etsy to see what other felt creations people come up with and I am even more inspired to give felt-y crafts a go. Here are some neat things I found. : )

 I LOVE these carnival hydrangea felt clips (by Lou and Lee)!!! I haven’t ordered them yet but believe me, I will. They will look so adorable in my daughter’s hair.

Felt napkin rings by ItzFitz. So cute and they come on LOTS of different colors.

 These yarn wreaths with felt flowers are too wonderful! Also by ItzFitz.

 How about this Multi Color Rainbow Felt Disc Pillow? (by dedeetsyshop) So fun and colorful.

Another creation from dedeetsyshop. Circus Flower Beanbag Bookends. (Just a little FYI, dede’s designs have been featured on Good Morning America and in Family Circle magazine.)

Here’s a fancy felt design by TianaCHE. Special Occasions Felted Bolero.

Charcoal Felted Clutch by FuzzyLogicFelt.

I am so amazed by what people create with felt. Once upon a time I only thought of felt for poodle skirts!! Silly me. I will make something with felt before the year is over! If it turns out well, maybe I’ll post my creation for all of you to see. : ) In the mean time, I need to make a trip to High Fashion Fabrics.