Cactus Design Our Cactus Palette in wool felt is ideal! Felt Poms in various sizes; we prefer the Brown and Stone Fabric Paint hues. We utilized a Terra Cotta pot with a rim that was about 4″ wide. Scissors for polyfil Stick Pins for a Hot Glue Gun Sewing Device (not shown)
On plain copy paper, print out the pattern (or draw your own design from scratch) and cut out the cactus you wish to use first. Take a 6″ x 9″ piece of felt, fold it in half, and secure the paper pattern with pins.
1. Use your sewing machine now to sew directly on the paper-pinned felt. It’s very simple! We adore using this technique to trace and sew patterns—just remember to leave the bottom unstuffed. 2. Gently pull the paper away from the felt to remove it. 3. Using a pair of razor-sharp scissors, cut the area around the stitched line by about 1/4″. Lastly, take some fabric paint and dab it in small spots all over the cactus. To produce even lines, we used a piece of paper as a guide. Repeat on the opposite side and allow to dry overnight. And just to give this fabric paint a shout-out, we tried a few different kinds and discovered we preferred the flow and puffiness of this paint the most!
Warm up your hot glue gun and add some polyfil to the bottom of your pot. Then, combine a few items to create the greatest prickly pairs (did you catch the pun?). and for a little additional stability, hot glue the bases together. Poms should be placed strategically around the cactus and the pot’s base. You’re nearly finished!
To cut out the accent flowers, grab the pattern. I used roughly 5-7 blooms per pot, adding accents to the felt pebbles or the cactus’ tip. For intricate work like this, our fine-tipped glue gun works great!
Step 1: Cut the pieces out using the felt succulent templates
With my Cricut Maker, I enjoy cutting felt with the rotary blade. Use the firm grip mat when using the blade if you don’t have a Maker.
What is the cactus’ pattern?
Nature’s heavenly designs
Yesterday, I was wandering around the neighborhood when I took this picture. The designs of Mother Nature are masterful.
The renowned Fibonacci number sequence, which has the elements 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8,…, where each is the sum of the two numbers before it, is sometimes encoded in the beautiful spiral patterns found in cactus and other plants.
Cacti have circular heads covered in little bumps, each with a sharp spike, or “sticker. You can begin in the middle of some cacti and “To make a spiral pattern with 3, 5, or 8 branches, link the dots from each sticker to its closest neighbor. The Fibonacci sequence consists of these three numbers in succession. This or other triples of Fibonacci numbers can be seen on other cacti, sunflowers, and pinecones.
Can scissors be used to cut felt?
It’s important to use fabric scissors, even though you will be cutting paper as well. I have a specific set of scissors that I use only to cut freezer paper felt. The felt should be cut using pointed scissors for optimal results (Micro-tip scissors are my favorite).
How does it feel to shave?
We advise utilizing a basic disposable razor for severe soiling and advanced pilling or, if one is nearby, an electric wool lint shaver. An electric lint shaver is advised since it produces better results and may also be used on clothing.
Otherwise, it is better to use a brand-new razor without soap strips and a brand-new blade. To remove extra fibers and smooth the surface, place the felt on a flat surface and gently shave over the damaged regions. This method can almost entirely return the felt to its previous state, even if it has been severely pilled.
If you don’t mind spending money, you can find lint shavers at shops for anywhere between 15 and 35 euros. We advise using a wired device because battery-powered ones degrade performance too quickly and lack the necessary power. (We also use the Xiaomi Mijia, which costs around 20.00 euros, and have had good results with it.)
How can I use felt in crafts?
76 Projects to Make Using Leftover Felt
- Making a fairy wand.
- Felt trees are inspired by Kandinsky.
- Penguin decorations.
- Kids’ magnetic felt patterns.
- Snowmen in cups.
- Christmas sweater ornaments.
- Chain of felt buttons.
- wacky felt magnets
Can felt be washed?
Before putting goods in the washer, use a stain remover. For protein and tannin stains like those from wine, coffee, ink, grass, urine, blood, and old, ingrained stains like pit stains, Stain Solution is the best option.
To wash alpaca wool, use the Wash & Stain Bar. It is perfect for cleaning a wool sweater since it manipulates the yarn to get rid of grime, grit, oil, and makeup.
- Wool clothing can be deodorized by presoaking it in cool water mixed with 1/4 cup of scented vinegar for 30 minutes.
Felt fabric can be washed. The best and safest way to wash anything, including felt blankets, is by hand.
Felt is delicate to changes in water temperature and agitation, and if improper care is not taken, it may shrink.
A washbasin or sink filled with cool water should include 2 capfuls or a spritz of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo.
To uniformly apply soap, immerse the object in water and gently stir the water with your hands. Spend up to 30 minutes soaking.
Rinse the item well in cool water until the water is no longer soapy.
Felt should be washed on the gentle cycle. Make sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is set to low. Choose the woolens or delicate cycle on the washing machine.
The machine and load size will determine how much Wool & Cashmere Shampoo to add.
Place the item flat and in its natural shape on a towel or drying rack to dry. Avoid drying it in the dryer!
Laying the item flat on a fresh towel will hasten the drying process. Roll the object in the towel like a sleeping bag while keeping it in its original shape to absorb extra moisture.
Avoid using heat sources like radiators and direct sunshine when drying woolens because they can cause them to yellow, shrink, or become damaged.
Felt doesn’t often pill; if it does, sweep the Sweater Comb over the affected regions. Work the tool only in one direction at a time.
Wool fibers ball up or form pills when they become loose. Because friction—which naturally happens with movement—causes pilling, the more you wear an item, the more likely it is that it will pill. To get rid of hair, lint, and fuzz as well as to release natural oils that revitalize yarns, use the Cashmere Brush in between wearings.
- Knitwear should be folded when not in use to avoid stretching or distortion. Use a sturdy, well-structured hanger to store suits and jackets.
- Insect damage can occur to wool and cashmere. Always keep your shelves tidy.
- By putting items in a ventilated cotton storage bag with a zip closure, you may avoid bug and moth infestation. Plastic storage promotes fading and can trap moisture that causes mildew, creating an ideal setting for pests.
Every method is based on textile science. Not all clothing behaves and responds in ways that science would predict.
Felt can be used to create what?
You can make a wide range of objects out of felt, which is a cheap and simple DIY material. There are countless alternatives, including plush toys, pillows, accessories, wall art, and décor!
You may try your hand at the astounding 70 DIY felt projects we’ve compiled here, with a variety of instructions suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced crafters.
Children will adore this cute DIY felt garden patch from A Beautiful Mess! In addition to being entertaining to make, it’s a wonderful method to develop your child’s green thumb (and their love of vegetables!)
Making skulls inspired by Cinco de Mayo with felt, glue, and a needle and thread is really simple. The entire tutorial for recreating these may be found on Adventures in Making.
Use these tiny felt gingerbread guy ornaments to liven up your Christmas tree. You may find a fantastic step-by-step manual at A Homemade Living.
You’ve certainly seen this tiny felt “toast man” by Aiwa-9 all over the internet, but you can make your own version of this well-known item by using this guide! Is he not cute?
Even bookends may be created using feltgenius! This unique and stylish rhino bookend from A Lion’s Nest doubles as a doorstop.
Owning their own felt letter and mailbox set to play with will be a hit with kids. American Felt and Craft will demonstrate the process for you!
Thanks to this fantastic felt gift garland method from Art Bar Blog, your gift-wrapping needs are taken care of. Loved ones can keep the felt garland to display in their homes in addition to the fact that they look beautiful on gifts. Awesome!
Here is a fantastic present suggestion for a creative person in your life.
beautiful felt pencil holder that rolls up from Better Homes & Gardens! Without having to dig around for a specific color, it’s a great way to see all of your pencils at a look.
Here is a very sweet treat that won’t cause tooth decay.
Brassy Apple’s fantastic DIY felt lollipop is amazing! Mix and match the colors for a fun and distinctive design.
Just like Bugs and Fishes, adorn the halls with a few miniature felt Christmas pudding ornaments. Additionally, this is a fantastic instructional for both inexperienced and seasoned crafters!
Not just guinea pigs will adore this homemade felt ornament—people will as well! Thanks to this useful instruction from Cali Cavy Collective, you’ll also enjoy making this creative piece of art.
This DIY tutorial from Casa de Lewis is ideal for you if you need to quickly create a vibrant and eye-catching headband. Additionally, it is baby-friendly.
What beautiful felt acorns these are. Be sure to review Catch My Party’s directions because you’ll be astonished at how simple they are to make as well.
Cheek & Stitch’s handmade felt Totoro plushie is sure to win hearts! This project would be adorable to have in your home as well as a wonderful gift for a loved one.
A kid-friendly felt Christmas tree with ornaments has been made by the brilliant Cherie Bobbins! Be sure to follow her detailed instructions because this craft is also really simple to complete.
If multicolored yarn felted acorns are more your style, you’ll like this Classy Clutter project. For unique Christmas decorations, you may also attach some thread to these.
Thankfully, Craftiness Is Not Optional has discovered a quick and enjoyable way to manufacture bows with felt since a girl can never have enough bows!
Children will enjoy dozing off while lying beneath this hot air balloon mobile. The pattern and instruction for this design are available on Craftiness Is Not Optional. Wonderful!
Using some felt, like Domestic Charm has done, is one of the simplest ways to update a plain cushion cover. The forthcoming holiday season will go perfectly with this Christmas wreath design.
With this DIY felt dove ornament from Downeast Thunder Farm, you may spread some tranquility throughout your house and on your Christmas tree. Children can also use this straightforward instruction!
Don’t you simply love this felt pig coin purse from Dream a Little Bigger? They are the ideal stocking stuffer and you can even make them in a variety of colors!
What a brilliant idea—this lovely felt bear can hold your headphones firmly in place while also protecting your phone! This adorable project’s guide is available on Easy Fresh Ideas.
Beautiful and easily DIY-able, this hydrangea pillow from eHow uses inexpensive felt. You could make an entire “garden” of cushions by duplicating this one in various colors!
Here is another enjoyable felt creation for youngsters that features food. They’ll have a blast for hours with these delectable Everyday Dishes designs.
Do you have a future handyperson living with you? This felt toolbox craft from Fairy Fox is sure to win their hearts. No cutting edges are visible!
These heart-shaped felt ornaments are stunning and make fantastic presents for loved ones. You can make your own own using this fantastic step-by-step tutorial from Flamingo Toes!
This felt holder from For The Makers is perfect if you’re looking for a fashionable and stylish method to prevent your fingers from getting burned on your morning coffee. Studs look fantastic with it as well.
The best party favors would be these felt fairy wands from Heartmade Blog. People with little craft experience will appreciate this guide because they are also quite simple to make.
How awesome are these Hello Bee felt crowns? The notion of two-tone felt is fantastic, and making them goes quickly too!
For those looking to make a whimsical statement necklace, here is a felt tutorial! You’ll want to construct more than one of the vibrant garland necklaces that Hello Natural has made since they are so fashionable.
You can also create these striking gift boxes out of felt if you have any lying around the house to use for storing other things! It was great of How About Orange to create this guide.
You will be beaming from ear to ear when you wear this popsicle brooch by I ManuFatti.
Isn’t it beautiful? Making one won’t be enough for you.
Oh my, cookies, broccoli, and eggs! Any child’s imagination will be piqued by this felt food toy by Lemonwood Clock, and it will bring a whole new level of excitement to playtime.
Although pine cones can be a little messy and spiky, Lia Griffith’s felt counterparts won’t hurt you. They’re also great for hanging on your Christmas tree or making a wreath!
You’ll want to make several of these cats since they are so lovely! They’re not as difficult to make as they seem thanks to Lia Griffith’s great step-by-step instruction with pictures!