Arts and crafts have been experiencing a huge surge in popularity due to people staying at home because of the pandemic. Understandably, everyone has been looking for activities to fill their time and crafts are the perfect answer. The most versatile and affordable fabric for all your crafting needs? Definitely green felt.
Moreover, getting crafty can feel like therapy sometimes. It’s fun, it means much-needed time away from our phones, and makes you focus on something stress-free. You might even get something practical out of it too! Green felt can be used for everything from handmade festive decorations to a children’s play mat.
1. Create Festive Decorations
Decorating your space for each holiday and season keeps things looking fresh in your home. The color green is often associated with Christmas so there are lots you can create to make your space feel extra festive throughout the holiday season. From creating a green felt wreath to handmade Christmas tree, holly, and present decorations, there are lots you can make with the fabric.
However, green felt can be used for more occasions than just Christmas. It’s almost St Patrick’s day, and that means lots of green everywhere. Get creative with your decorations around the house, create a four-leaf clover, green felt bows for your hair, or even a green felt top hat.
2. Create Felt Plants
Not everyone is good at keeping their plants alive. If you have a special skill for killing your houseplants, it makes sense to create your own handmade plants from felt so you don’t have to worry about watering them. Handmade cacti can look great in all corners and spaces around your home, and they are a lot less prickly than the real thing too!
3. Create a Coffee Cup Holder
How many times have you picked up a coffee cup and it’s too hot to comfortably hold? A great solution to this is creating your own green felt coffee cup holder. Alternatively, you can use the cardboard cup holders at Starbucks, but it is much better for the environment to own a reusable coffee cup holder.
So it doesn’t have to be green, but a bright color will make it less likely to lose this practical accessory. With a green cup holder you won’t have to be frantically search through your handbag in line at the coffee shop.
4. Create a Children’s Play Mat
For the little ones in your life, a felt playmat will be a great addition to their playtime. Get creative and make trees and animals to be sewn onto the playmat too. Creating the playmat can also be a fun activity for older children, as long as you supervise the use of the scissors! Whether you create a farm, forest, or race track, you will be providing them with hours of entertainment on a soft and comfortable mat.
5. Create Your Favorite Animal or Character
Another great way of using green felt when doing crafts is to create your favorite animal or character. They can also make great gifts and will be an appreciated small token of friendship for those around you.
6. Accessorise Boring Notebooks
As someone who loves stationery, I have a lot of unused notebooks in my drawers. A creative use for green felt is to spruce up your plain, forgotten notebooks with felt and give them a unique makeover. You can also create felt bookmarks so you will never lose your page again.
7. Create a Golf “Putting Green”
Create a golf putting green for those boredom-filled, rainy days at home. Having your own golf putting green will also help if you need a little extra practice in the evenings and a fake golf putting green is a fun activity for all.
Green felt fabric can be bought from Amazon and most local craft stores at a reasonable price. If you’re in a crafty mood, don’t underestimate the power of green felt. All you need is a sewing kit and you will have hours of safe and creative entertainment at home.