Friday, December 3, 2010

Felt Snowflake Runner

Now that we have decorated for Christmas, my dining room table looks bare.  We had a fall runner with spiders and pumpkins for Halloween, and then took the spiders away for Thanksgiving. So, now it was empty and I wanted something for Winter.  So I thought snowflakes and got to work!

It all started out with a simple trip to Joann's during their 3 day sale after Thanksgiving. The felt by the yard was on sale for $2.49 and I couldn't pass it up! So I picked up the felt for my stockings and some for my runner.  Now what can I do with white? Snowflakes all winter long! Perfect!

First things first, decide how big you want your runner.  Mine is 18" x 64".  I based my short side off of the width of my freezer paper.  Here's why:  If you iron a piece of freezer paper to your felt, you can draw on it, and then it stabilizes your felt and makes for less shifting and stretching while working with it.

Then,  I started by practicing my snowflake cutting skills!  It took a couple tries to figure out what I liked, and then it took a couple tries to figure out what would look best on the felt.

(In hindsight, I wish I stuck with this snowflake. It would have made more connections making my runner less floppy.)

Once I was happy with my design, I began planning out how I wanted them laid out on my felt. 

 I also drew a 3" border around my edge as my base.

Then I began cutting! And cutting! And cutting!

Once you get all your pieces cut out, your done. A no sew project!  Here is mine on my table!

Now, a question for you!  Should I leave it as is? Or add a color of felt underneath?

Since I have more jewel tones for my colors I would like to stick to them... Any suggestions?  
Turquoise? Fuchsia? Orange? Lime? Red? Light Blue?


  1. Cute! I would say to not sew color to it...but use color whenever you feel like it. That way you can change the color whenever you want. :)

  2. I was going to say add a color to it, but I like the idea that kpmattingly said above me. Make it interchangeable! Great idea. But I am leaning towards the fushia (if you were to add a permanent color). =)
    I am also your newest follower!

  3. Hello. Love the hat you made! I am a new knitter too. Am following your blog, and will back soon!

  4. I think turquoise would be lovely!!! Thanks for linking this up to Fancy This Fridays! Hope you come back again!

  5. What a cute idea! Love it! ..and I love the changeability of it as is.


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