Felt Pieces: How to Make Your Own!

I have fond memories of the felt board and felt pieces that I grew up with and was wanting to buy some flannel board stories recently.  I never knew how expensive felt pieces are!  Even the set I found on Craigslist was over $100!  After doing the iron-on onesie designs, I decided to use the same T-shirt iron-on transfers to make my own felt pieces!

Make Your Own Flannel Board Felt Pieces

make your own felt pieces

I’m super giddy and thrilled at how perfectly they turned out, because this opens a whole new world of possibilities for the different felt characters and images I can make.  I made these cute farm felt pieces using my printable quiet book pdf, and then just ironed them onto felt.  It took probably five minutes!  Now I have cute felt pieces to go in my portable felt book!

DIY felt pieces

How cute is this?!  I found the 3 Little Pigs printable from kizclub and made felt pieces from them.  You can get the 3 pigs pdf here: 3 Little Pigs Printable

felt pieces 3 little pigs

You can also make felt scripture story characters!  I have a plan to do one new story each week so that eventually I have a filing cabinet full of each of the stories.  You can get all of the scripture stories here:

Scripture Flannel Board Stories

bible felt pieces

Make Your Own Bible and Book of Mormon Felt Pieces

Tips For Making Your Own Felt Pieces:

  •  Just make sure that if you are ironing on an image with letters or numbers that you remember to reverse the image!  I forgot that the pigs had numbers on their shirts so I skipped this step (the numbers are backwards).
  • Use the snipping tool to copy and paste as many images to one page as possible so that you don’t have to use as many transfer papers.  I try to leave as little white space as possible, giving me more felt pieces per page.

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Comments

  1. ntcreations says

    wow, fun idea!!! Yes, this reall open up what can be put on felt! I’ve been wanting the make a felt nativity advent calendar but was overwhelmed but creating the people… now I can just find the graphics online… pinning!!

  2. says

    Where were you when I was a Sunday School teacher?? :)

    I may do this with my youngest, in face maybe my daughter and I will do it with my youngest. Thanks for sharing!!

    I’m visiting today from Linkin’ with my Ladies.

  3. says

    I LOVE this. I can’t believe what kind of options these felt characters will open up for my kids. I recently started a Thursday link-up party (yes, today:), and I would really love to see this post and/or any others you would like to include. I am at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there and for many more Thursday’s to come!!

  4. says

    Oh my goodness, this is gold! I am totally pinning so I can do it later. I would love to do the scripture ones & I am off to check out your quiet book right now, my son needs it!

  5. says

    I was first introduced to felt boards in Sunday school back in the 40′s. I used to love it when our teacher told us Bible stories using simple pieces of felt. She would choose someone to help her and i always had my hand in the air. Thanks for reminding me.

  6. says

    I remember Flannel Boards being used when I was a kid – I went to some sort of Bible Lesson every week that was held at my school. I wanted my very own Flannel Board! This is a great idea.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

  7. says

    Wow, you are so creative! That was amazing! :) How fun to create it yourself!

    My kids used to love to play with their felt board! Kept them busy for a long time, lol!

    Thanks so much for linking up to “Making Your Home Sing Monday” today! :)

  8. says

    Oh wow, my son would LOVE this! …and who knew how easy this could be?! Thanks for coming by to link up up at Sharing with Domestic Superhero Thursday Link Party! I love this so much! I hope to see another project this thursday!!

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