Tip Tuesday Archives

Craft Room
  • Find a cute dish and super glue a few magnets to the bottom of it to create a magnetic dish that allows you to easily collect pins!
  • Make rolls of felt easier to store by wrapping them around cut pieces of a cereal box. You can then sit them up in a drawer and sort through them easily.
  • Need an ironing mat larger than 17" x 24"? Our F-7 SAE Industrial Felt is a great alternative! Just cut it down to size and you're all set.
  • Make your wooden crates POP by adding felt. Better yet, adhere different colors of felt onto thick card stock, making it easy to swap out colors

Craft Supplies and Materials

  • Pull a string or thread of burlap all the way out until you are left with a channel that you can cut straight through to make an even cut.


  • Store glue sticks in the freezer to prevent stringy application.
  • Get rid of hot glue strings by simply grabbing your hair dryer and blasting your craft for a few seconds.
  • Sharpen your scissors easily by cutting through sandpaper several times.
  • Shears have long blades that can easily cut fabric and multiple layers. Scissors have smaller blades that are good for light cutting tasks, such as cutting paper.
  • Fill a pincushion with steel wool. Not only will your needles stay in one place, but it will also help sharpen them.
  • Use hairspray to get the tip of your thread to stay straight.
  • When needle felting, a 90° angle gives depth of felt for firmness while narrower angles are for smoothing the fibers.
  • Get rid of ribbon creases by simply running the wrinkled ribbon across a hot light bulb to make it wrinkle-free and ready to use.
  • Before cutting corks boil them in water for around 10 minutes. This will stop them from crumpling or cracking when you cut or carve into them.
  • Clean felt that has stray fibers on it with a piece of clear packing tape or lint roller.
  • Making a wreath with a foam form? Slice the foam in half from top to bottom so that the wreath will hang flat against the door, but now you can make two!
  • Use cookie cutters to trace out the perfect felt ornament shapes for your felt Christmas tree.
  • If you have a place with glitter that you can't easily clean, use a lint roller to get it up.
  • Put a glue cap on acrylic paint bottles to draw thin lines or write with.

Household and Décor

  • Stick small felt pads to the bottom of your kitchen appliances so that they can slide across your countertops with ease.
  • 100% Wool Dryer Balls help your dryer run more efficiently.
  • Keep your outdoor felt décor from falling off your home! Place a couple of drops of hot glue on the back of your felt décor and then stick a rolled up piece of duct tape to the hot glue.

Garden

  • Use old 100% Wool Dryer Balls as garden mulch! Wool retains water and will biodegrade over time.
  • Throw your old 100% Wool Dryer Balls in the garden! Wool can hold water, increases oxygen in the soil, acts as a slow release fertilizer, and repels slugs and snails.
  • Our Watering Mats are made of non-woven  polyester fibers that will lock in moisture and slowly release it when the soil for your plants start to dry.

Leisure

  • Install impact and abrasion resistant Kevlar Skid Plates on the bow and stern to extend the life of your canoe.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Blog posts

View all
DIY Felt Gingerbread House
DIY Felt Napkin Rings
DIY Holiday Party Photo Props Tutorial