I’m literally amazed I pulled this Monthly DIY Challenge off! The challenge this month was to use FELT. Extra challenging for me because I was house bound with an infant and had to work within the constraints of supplies I could find in my studio. Somehow, after much deliberation and teeth grinding, I came up with a way to decorate holiday planters with felt.
Here’s what I used:
- Small terracotta pots
- Black Chalky Paint
- White Chalky Paint
- Foam Brushes
- Multi-coloured felt
- Sharp Fabric Scissors
- Glue gun and sticks
Unfamiliar with our DIY Challenges? They happen on the Second Wednesday of each month and include a bunch of projects from great bloggers using all the same material or following the same theme. November was reclaimed wood, October was Sharpies and I really love my July project when we all used Leather Hide.
This all started when I wanted to deck out my new rustic bookcase for the holidays. I plan to hang our stockings there and dress it up with some red and white baubles – BUT it desperately needed some greenery. (In lieu of a blog post house tour this holiday season, I’m sharing most of our decor over on Instagram. Make sure you’re following us there!)
Also, I wanted a project I could do in five minute increments while LB napped or sat with me. (Gone are the days of toiling for hours over one finicky project.) I wandered the house aimlessly
crying debating about what to do. It dawned on me that my mantra is now to only create things I want and I like and I need. My bookshelf NEEDED greenery. I like items that I can use all year round.
A few coats later, I grabbed my supply of felt and measured enough to go around the bottom of each pot.
Then I simply cut out different sized Christmas shapes… and you guessed it, glued them onto my pots.
Voila! A super December challenge that fits the bill 🙂 Hey – it’s supposed to be a challenge, but no one ever said the solution couldn’t be dead easy!
Make sure you’re following me over on Instagram for pictures of the rest of my holiday decorating this year! Including the little nook I did for LB’s first Christmas 🙂
I love projects like this one that can be done five minutes at a time over the course of a week. Believe me, that’s all I could spare for this challenge 🙂
AND – check out all these other fabulous felt projects from my fellow Bloggy Friends!
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