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Fab Felt Holiday Crafts

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Fab Felt Holiday Crafts
Author Betz White shows you easy techniques to make stylish, handmade holiday gifts and decor, using recycled and inexpensive materials.

At the holidays, who ever has enough time or money? Fab Felt Holiday Crafts helps you make the most of both. If you like the idea of creating beautiful things from sweaters you picked up at yard sales, this is the course for you. Author and crafter Betz White shows you easy techniques to make stylish, handmade holiday gifts and decor, using recycled and inexpensive materials. Use felt to make an adorable tabletop village of houses and trees, ornaments with a midcentury flair, cute bottle sleeves for instant presents, and custom-fit slippers for your whole family. You'll even learn how to turn scraps from your other projects into the cutest, most colorful garland and ornaments ever. Sign up today for Fab Felt Holiday Crafts and bring your creativity to life!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet crafter Betz White. She'll show you how to recycle wool sweaters and blankets into a gingerbread house, miniature pine trees and more for the holidays.


Lesson 2. Snowflake Ornaments

  • Wool-blend craft felt, a few cuts, a stitch or two and some glue and you've got colorful ornaments. Betz shares the simple tricks behind making your own elegant snowflakes, sunbursts, ogees and heart stars.


Lesson 3. Character Wine Sleeve

  • Dress up that bottle of wine you’re taking to a holiday party or housewarming. Betz demonstrates how to put together a dashing, tuxedo-clad penguin or cheerful Santa Claus wine sleeve.


Lesson 4. Poinsettia Brooch

  • Use felt and other fabric scraps to create this beautiful brooch, which can double as a festive gift topper!


Lesson 5. Felted Wool Slippers

  • Recycle a wool sweater to make cozy slippers. Learn how to felt those old wool sweaters taking up space in your closet.


Lesson 6. Gingerbread House

  • A felted wool blanket and craft felt go into this plush, detailed gingerbread house. Betz demonstrates many shortcuts and shows how to add the special touches to make it a favorite decoration.


Lesson 7. Felty Fir Trees

  • Use felted, recycled sweater ribbing or craft felt to build a grove of festive tabletop fir trees. Add tiny bells, pompons, beads or glitter and you've got a miniature winter wonderland.


Lesson 8. Scrappy Garland

  • String together wool felt scraps, felted sweater leftovers and findings from your craft bin to make a jingly, colorful garland. The Scrappy Felt Garland is perfect for banisters, mantles and over-the-doorway decorating.

"The class was a lot of fun and the projects are super cute. I got a lot more than I expected out of this class. The teacher included a lot of extra templates allowing you to make the projects in different ways. Betz White is an engaging teacher. ... I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who enjoys crafting."
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