Flannel Decor for a Cozy Home

Flannel Decor for a Cozy Home

The word “flannel” tends to conjure up images of a classic flannel shirt, which is no surprise. But it’s a versatile fabric that also lends itself to any number of ideas for home decor. And as the temperatures drop and you look for ways to add “cozy” to your space, perhaps these flannel decor ideas are exactly what you need.

Flannel-Embellished Coasters

wood slice coasters with flannel

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You don’t have to own a chainsaw to make these wood slice coasters- they’re pre-cut and waiting for you at just about any craft store. AND they’re perfect for bedazzling with a cozy touch of flannel like this.

Details for this project can be found in my book, “Crafting with Flannel”, by Sarah Ramberg.

Cozy Candles

cozy candles in flannel

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A mismatched pair of clear glass candle holders from a thrift store looks very different now. A little paint and some flannel fabric go a long way when it comes to upcycling them.

Flannel Decor on Your Door

Plaid Christmas wreath from recycled flannel shirts

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A patchwork of flannels come together to create a cozy, inviting wreath for the winter holidays. But with the right color palette, you could just as well create a similar look for Fall or even the post-holiday winter months.

Decorative Tray

fabric lined tray from crafting with flannel

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A plain wooden tray is ideal for embellishing in any number of ways- so, why not use flannel? It’s an unexpected touch of cozy that looks lovely as a centerpiece on your coffee table.

This project is detailed in my book, “Crafting with Flannel”.

Flannel Decor on the Floor

adding leather strips to a door draft stopper

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The floor by your door might not be the first place you think of for adding decorative elements. But if your home is drafty during cold weather, a DIY draft blocker like this (made from flannel shirts) will help it stay cozy and LOOK cozy at the same time.

Buffalo Check Bunting

flannel bunting for rustic decor

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Buntings and garlands are popular decorating elements for fireplace mantels, and this DIY flannel version is no exception. Whether you’re looking for a cozy cabin vibe or perhaps a woodland Christmas theme, this idea for flannel decor would fit right in.

Flannel-Covered Books

fabric covered books for cozy home decor

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Love the idea of reading a book by the fire in a mountain cabin? Then decorating your space with flannel-covered books might be just the simple upcycling project you’ve been looking for. This is a perfect way to repurpose any mass-produced hardcovers you have no intention of re-reading (or ever reading in the first place).

Flannel Decor on the Table

buffalo check placemats

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Placemats are one of the easiest fabric crafts to make and require little to no sewing experience. Crafting these flannel placemats is incredibly simple and straightforward, and they add a cozy, rustic feel to your kitchen or dining table.

Basket with a Flannel Handle

Upcycling a wicker log basket into fireplace hearth decor

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Wrapping a basket handle in flannel fabric might not immediately come to mind when it comes to home decorating. But it’s an unexpected and understated way to “cozy-ify” something that is otherwise plain.

Cozy Table Runner

table runner made from flannel shirts

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Flannel shirts from the thrift store are a really inexpensive way to create cozy elements for your home. For instance, this table runner was made from several shirts with vintage lace ribbon to cover the seams.

Flannel-Trimmed Towels

hand towels with a flannel trim

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Plain hand towels get a fresh new look with an easy DIY upgrade: flannel trimmings. This easy project is straightforward and simply requires the most basic of sewing skills. It’s also a fun way to add a touch of flannel to your powder room or kitchen.

Flannel Pillow Covers

buffalo plaid pillows

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Decorative throw pillows are not only expensive, but a storage nightmare if you enjoy changing them out frequently. So, DIY removeable pillow covers like these solve both problems at once- and they’re surprisingly easy to make! 

Flannel Centerpiece

spring wedding centerpiece from crafting with flannel

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An extra large wood slice is a great base for creating a centerpiece on the table- and adding flannel like this gives it both color and texture. From there, the decorating sky is truly the limit.

Flannel Decor for a Cozy Home

flannel decor projects for a cozy home

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Whether you prefer plaid or whimsical graphics, there is a flannel fabric for everyone and every home. Fabric stores fill up with bolts of flannel as the weather cools, and there is always flannel shirts from thrift stores for smaller flannel decor projects. Either way you go, fuzzy flannel gives your space that cozy feel that we all seek out at this time of year.

And if you love flannel as much as I do, please check out my book, “Crafting with Flannel”- available on Amazon and other online retailers!

Flannel craft ideas and projects

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Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.

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