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25+ ideas for what to do with leftover felt

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what to do with leftover felt

I love felt, and I love using up scraps, so this post has been a long time coming. I know how good it feels to throw things away and clear space, but try and keep my garbage output to a minimum! The tiniest of felt scraps get turned into stuffing, but the rest of them are all stowed away until I need them. If you’ve been looking for ideas on what to do with leftover felt, check out this list with over 30 felt scrap projects.

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Don’t forget, 100% wool can be composted, just like any natural fiber). If you are loving some of these projects but don’t have a scrappy stash – here is where to buy felt scraps: you can buy assorted felt scraps that would be good for crafting or splurge and buy some 100% wool scraps.

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If you don’t have enough scraps for these what to do with leftover felt ideas, check out my favorite shops to buy wool felt!

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What to do with leftover felt

1- Tiny little bows from Craftiness is not Optional

2. Sew up tiny softies! This is the Mini Pocket Critters pattern – and the bunny is a freebie here at Swoodson Says

3- Modern felt headband for babies from Casa de Lewis (no longer an active blog :()

4- Felt fairy wand from Sugar Aunts

5- Make faux gemstone magnets with a free pattern here at Swoodson Says

6- The cutest “owl biscuits” from Hattifant

7- Cool art activity from Mum in the Mad House

Looking for ways to use up your pretty wool felt scraps? Tired of throwing away all those cheap promotional magnets? Learn how to make magnetic felt pattern "blocks" - the perfect handmade toy for preschoolers!
8- Upcycled geometric “blocks” magnets here at Swoodson Says

9- No sew woodland play mat from Adventure in a Box

11- Bug bookmarks by Pienkel for Peekaboo Pages [2024 edit note – this post appears to be gone, leaving it up for visual inspiration]

12- Felt butterfly building activity by Wild Olive for Hellobee

13- Miniature felt scrap wreaths from Bella Dia

14- Funky cut-work felt bookmark on Sew Mama Sew
15- Super simple felt flowers from Let’s Do Something Crafty

16- Mini flags by Wild Olive for Handmade Charlotte

17- Modern flower applique refashion from Misusu [2024 edit note – this post appears to be gone, leaving it up for visual inspiration]
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18- Heart-shaped corner bookmarks from Simple Serendipities

19- Clever chess-handle stamps from Nur Noch

20- Colorful coasters from Apple Green Cottage

21- Felt cat toy wand from Girl Gone Mom
Check out this long list of free felt Christmas ornaments! Free sewing patterns and tutorials make these diy ornaments simple and fun to make, perfect for handmade Christmas gifts. #diyfeltchristmasornament
22- All kinds of felt Christmas ornaments to choose from in this roundup here at Swoodson Says

23- Mini piggy banks from Dream a Little Bigger

24- Nature owls from Messy Little Monster
25- Make some mistletoe that will never dry out, from DIY Candy


26- Unique geode coasters from Zingzingtree


27- Simple bookmarks here on Swoodson Says (these are made in cotton for the post but would work great for felt!)

28- Felt button snake toy at AppleGreen Cottage
29- Upcycled Cork Penguin Ornaments from Red Ted Art


30- Easy mosaic votive holders from Moms and Crafters


31- Sew on some sweet appliques – free heart pattern here at Swoodson Says



32- Felt scrap garland from Made Everyday

Felt animals patterns

33- Sew a tiny softie!

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I love this creative way to make whole new sheets of felt, from My Poppet Makes.

felt flower magnet diy

Cute and quick, check out these felt flower magnets at Cutesy Crafts.

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Monday 10th of October 2016

A lot of awesome ideas are showing up here. I can't even choose my favorite one. Thanks so much for sharing, my kids would love it!


Thursday 22nd of September 2016

Love all of these ideas! Thanks for including my kitty wand :)

Shelly Morgan

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Great roundup! Tons of cute ideas <3

Amy Anderson

Monday 19th of September 2016

Thank you so much for including DIY Candy! I'll share! :D

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Monday 19th of September 2016

Of course! Thanks so much for sharing - here is a direct pin link if it makes your life easier :) You're the best!

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