I love Valentine’s Day. Of course I think love is great and should be celebrated, but the decorations are what really get me. Hearts, kisses, pink, red- it’s wonderful in any combination. I wanted to add a cute and classy decoration to my collection, and this year I decided to do something I could re-vamp or redo for another holiday. I’m a big fan of multi-use decor, and as seen in my previous post, I have an affinity for simple framed art. I came up with a great way to use and reuse felt in a really easy and quick DIY. Here we go!
What you’ll need:
I bought a few sheets of felt at the craft store, as well as a frame for 50% off. The sheets of felt happen to be 9×12, so it was perfect for my frame. You’ll also need an exacto knife, scissors (I recommend small manicure or needlepoint ones), and some fabric glue if you’d like to make your picture permanent. I sketched my little deer, but you can print patterns that suit your fancy.
1. Cut our your shape(s). I traced my little deer in black marker and then used a sheet of tissue paper for my actual pattern.
2. Lay or pin your pattern on the felt and cut it out. This is tricky so try and do short, small cuts that are clean and precise.
I thought about embellishing this deer with eyes and little spots, but in the end I didn’t think it was necessary, and It would have been really difficult to cut teeny tiny spots. Keep those kinds of things in mind when you’re looking for or sketching patterns.
3. Add your cut-outs to the felt. This is like the felt boards you played with as a kid. You can literally just place the felt on another piece of felt and it sticks pretty well.
You can cut whatever you want and re-position as many times as you need to. So many possibilities and very small margin for error- my kind of crafting!
4. Sandwich that puppy between the glass and the frame backing and you’re done!
I used some dollar section items and other knick knacks from around the house, as well as a paper-heart punch garland for my display. Adding the framed felt art was the cherry on top, and as soon as my amaryllis blooms, this display will be the cat’s meow!
Happy Valentine’s Day!