I have been trying my hand all different types of crafts lately to keep myself busy. I was attending graduate school and I am no longer attending classes which is great, but it frees up a lot of time in the evenings and I don’t really care to watch tv and there are really only so many hours you should spend exercising. 😉 Not to mention the fact that times are really tough and handmade gifts seem to be the way to go these days. So, I decided to try a few different projects and I have been having so much fun with them!
One of the newest things I have been doing is using felt to make fun stuff as Christmas gifts. I couldn’t post the cute little ornaments and other fun items that I made this year for Christmas until after the holiday was over. I didn’t want anyone to know what I was up to.
These German inspired felt heart ornaments were for my sister who spent time in Germany and loves it. I got the idea from madewithlovebyhannah.com – http://madewithlovebyhannah.com/WordPress/?p=96. Hers are even cuter, but they were fun and frugal gift to make. Plus, my sister loved them.
I also made all kinds of felt food for my 7 year old daughter and other little girls I know who would enjoy them. I made chicken nuggets and ketchup, bowtie pasta with marinara and assorted cookies. I found cute little boxes windows at Big Lots that are supposed to be used for real cookies. I stuck the cookies in them so that you could see the icing through the window and gave them to the different little girls this way. The cost was less than $2 each time because the felt was purchased for $.25 per sheet and the boxes were the costly item at a dollar each. I am continuing to work on more felt projects just for the fun of it. These are all so cute and little girls love them! I found a lot of ideas just by Googling “felt food.”