Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.
Flannel fabric is not only soft and pleasing to the touch, it is also warm and appealing to the eye. I love the vibrant shades and colors which are seen in some plaid flannels, while other plaids are soft and muted in color. Many of the crafts included in this article and quite simple to make and are outstanding handmade gifts ideas. The infinity scarf shown above is a great example of an idea that is begging to be made as shown or changed in ways to suit your taste. I made one that is simply a red plaid scarf with no other embellishments and I love it.
You’ll find the tutorial at U Create Crafts.
1. Hand Warmers
Reusable hand warmers are a thoughtful gift for friends and family members who like to spend the cool Fall and cold Winter days outdoors. A little hand warming is welcome whether you're sleigh riding or watching a football game. Find the directions for making these hand warmers at Sadie Seasongoods.
2. Deer Silhouette Pillow
This is one of the projects that I'm planning on doing this year. I love the idea that the deer silhouette is painted on the fabric. Find the tutorial for this project at Flamingo Toes.
3. Plaid Placemats
You'll love this super easy way to make beautiful plaid placemats.
4. Flannel Star Ornament
Make farmhouse style ornaments for your own tree or to give as gifts. Very quick and easy to make by following the tutorial at Rustic Crafts.
5. Blue Jay Ornament
Make this cute little blue jay ornament by following the instructions at Cindi McGee Behind These Eyes. Of course, make other birds with red or brown plaids.
6. Easy Men's Scarf
Making the fringe on this manly scarf is explained, with images, in the instructions given at An Oregon Cottage. There is very little sewing involved in this project, so it's quick and easy.
7. Bangle Bracelet
If you need some inexpensive gifts for friends, consider making these bangle bracelets. They are very stylish and look terrific with any outfit. Go to HGTV for the tutorial.
8. Flannel Vest
This is definitely a project that I will be making. I have the perfect plaid flannel and am planning on lining the vest. My hope is that I can make it reversible. This vest looks easy enough to make according to the directions given at Scratch and Stitch.
9. Plaid Christmas Decorations
10. Flannel and TP Roll Pumpkins
I've seen pumpkins made using fabric and rolls of toilet tissue, but this is the first time with plaid flannel. I love this look and found the instructions at It’s Always Autumn.
11. Easy Headband
You can make an attractive headband using your favorite plaid flannel and the directions from The Miniature Moose. The bright, bold colors of the plaid flannel really makes this headband outstanding.
12. Simple Wreath
Who would have imagined that a rag wreath could be so beautiful. The directions are super easy as explained at Vintage Paint and More.
13. Ten Second Star Ornaments
Make sure you invite the little kids to help make these tree ornaments. They'll love seeing them hung on the Christmas tree too. They're called the 10 second ornaments because you can make them in about that amount of time. See the instructions at Dollar Store Crafts.
14. Draft Stopper
Living here in the Midwest, and experiencing some cold 20 degree temps today, this is a great heat saving idea. Find the tutorial at Sadie Seasongoods.
15. Funny Bunny
Funny bunny is actually kind of cute in my estimation. Make this as a gift for someone who loves toys. A Beautiful Mess is the place to find the tutorial.
16. Christmas Pillow
What makes this Christmas pillow so interesting to me is that the message on the pillow is painted on instead of appliqued or using an iron on transfer. Looks easy to make according to the instructions at Lolly Jane.
17. Lighted Garland
Check out this beautiful way to decorate your fireplace mantle or doorway this Christmas season. The tutorial for making this lighted garland is at Design Dazzle.
18. Fringed Scarf
One of the nicest things about a flannel scarf is that it can be worn for warmth, or just for the beautiful stylishness of it. Merrick’s Art has a nice tutorial to guide you making this fringed scarf.
19. Coffee Cozy
Would you believe that the cuffs of a flannel shirt fits, as a cozy, perfectly on a paper hot cup? That's what we learn from Thrift Dee in her coffee cozy article. Very cute!
20. Flannel Coasters
There are always plenty of fabric scraps, and when these scraps are of the plaid flannel variety, be sure to make some coasters. Make some for yourself and then to give as gifts. Juggling Act Mama shares the directions with us.
21. No Sew Flannel Cape
This flannel cape is so pretty and won't be hard to make either. Although the directions at Brit+Co. makes the cape no-sew, I think I'll try to make one with a lining. This is simple enough that sewing a lining in should be pretty easy.
22. Flannel and Fur Christmas Stocking
23. Pet Coat
My little Morky, Rylee, would look sooo cute in this little coat. She likes wearing a sweater, so she'd most probably love this one. You'll find a really nice tutorial for this project at Bevykona.
24. Flannel Napkin Ring
Napkin rings like this one would cost about nothing because all you need is flannel scraps and toilet paper rolls. Find this project at You Brew My Tea and make beautiful napkin rings for your holiday table.
25. Fox Scarf
Fun and fabulous!! The tutorial for making this fox scarf can be found at Pretty Prudent. Very crafty!
26. Pillow Case
Learn how to make a pillow case from a scarf by going to Celebrating Everyday Life to find the tutorial. Quick and easy.
27. Christmas Picture in Plaid Frame
You'll have to subscribe to the Today’s Creative Life site to be able to download the free image for making this picture, but that's pretty painless. This is an interesting site and I'm sure you'll find other crafts to try there also.
28. Ball Ornaments
The plaid flannel covered balls really make an attractive stairway garland. There are so many ways to use these balls, just do your own thing. Eddie Ross gives us the details about wrapping the balls.
29. Car Seat Canopy
Okay, so this car seat canopy isn't shown in a plaid flannel, but I think it would be outstanding made in one. The Ribbon Retreat shares the tutorial, and we can customize the canopy in any way we see fit. A nice red plaid, right??
30. Fall Harvest Pumpkins in Plaid
On the Adirondack Girl @ Heart site, where you'll find the instructions for making these pumpkins, the pumpkins are shown on a grapevine wreath.
31. Farmhouse Wreath
You get all kinds of information with this project. A link to a page for making the yarn pom pom wreath and then the directions for finishing it with a beautiful plaid deer center. All the directions are found on Vintage Paint and More.
32. Shirt Tale Tote
Check out this shirt tale tote idea at Quitlting Digest. You'll find all the information needed to make a tote just like this one. Here's another idea that I love.
33. Stylish Vest
This vest is a little different than the one shown earlier in this article. Maybe it's exactly what you'd like to make. Go to Craft Stylish for the tutorial.
34. Puffy Heart Valentines
Here's a Valentine idea using plaid flannel that is certainly cute. A really easy craft that looks like a lot more work than it is. Find the instructions for making these puffy hearts at My Thrifty House.
35. Flannel Christmas Stockings
Download the free Christmas stocking pattern at The Girl Inspired and then follow her directions for sewing these future family heirlooms. The plaid flannel and faux fur really look great together.
36. Round Tree Ornaments
The Frugal Homemaker has a little different way of making the plaid covered ornaments. Check out her site and see the new twist.
37. Flannel Fall Tote Bag
Faux leather and plaid flannel are a perfect combination for a beautiful stylish tote. At Orange Bettie you'll find the tutorial for making the tote, but also how to make the tote handles. Very useful information that can be used in other crafts.
38. How to Make a Flannel Story Board
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