I know, I know. It’s a little too early to be pulling out the witches and the spiders, but it’s never too early to be prepared for all the fun that is Halloween.
This garland of felt is so easy and there are a million different ways to embellish it or alter it to your own liking.
Supplies: 1/2 yard felt (your color preference), a second sheet of felt in a different color, scissors, needle and thread
Cut out strips of the black felt, mine were about three inches high and ½ an inch wide. The amount you need depends on the desired length of your garland.
Grab your thread and double it up on the needle to your desired length. I just used regular sewing thread, but it might be wise to use something thicker and stronger..perhaps embroidery thread, or in a pinch, dental floss. (If you need the garland really long, I would recommend making two garlands, then tying them together at an end so you don’t have to deal with tangles.)
Then take a strip of felt and fold it like the image above, where both ends are folded into the middle on opposite sides. Repeat this nine more times so that you have 10 felt strips.
Repeat with ten more of the strips, then a circle and so on until your garland is as long as you want. Tie off the end.
When done..it will look like this!
I’m not ready to put it up yet, but i think I will either wrap it around a spooky tree, or hang it from a console table with more decorations, adding to what I did last year.
Of course, I can’t make a garland without thinking about one for Christmas. So I started making one in white.
I used strips that are about 6 inches long and ½ and inch wide. So far it’s about 8 feet long and I’ve used about ¾ of a yard of felt. I may add some silver or red ribbon, or find a way to string on some large beads here and there.
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