Hello there dear friends! Who’s excited for the Monthly DIY Challenge? In case you’re new here, here’s what it’s all about: on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, me and my super awesome blog friends and I create something based on a common theme and/or material. Sometimes we work with brands and sponsors, other times we don’t. Here are some of our recent challenge project materials: Michaels crates, plumbing pieces, air dry clay, leather, HomeRight spray paint shelters, Mod Podge, Sharpies, and reclaimed wood!! This month’s challenge was felt and I’m so excited about my project!
Felt is the perfect material to work with for Christmas crafts. It’s sturdy, flexible, sewable, comes in lots of colors, and is easy for little kids to work with! I thought I’d try my hand at making a DIY felt garland to hang on my mantel for Christmas. I love how classy yet whimsical it turned out! Follow along with the tutorial below and be sure to stick around to the end so you can see all of my friends’ awesome projects!
DIY Felt Garland Materials
– Felt in various colors
– Various circular objects to trace
Using various sized circular objects, trace circles onto your felt using a pen. I used three different sizes by using the bottom of a perfume bottle, and the bottom and top of a bottle of paint.
Repeat the circle drawing process for all of your felt colors and then cut out. I used neutral colors since that’s what works best for my decor, but feel free to use Christmas colors or another scheme that fits in with your design style!
Now, this looks tricky, but I promise it’s not! If you have a sewing machine, set it up with some white thread, a tension of 5, length of 2. Insert your first circle under the sewing machine’s foot and sew a little bit forward and then a little bit backward so the threads don’t come loose.
To make the DIY felt garland, simply sew forward and slip a new circle under the foot of the sewing machine when you get to the edge of the previous felt circle. Continue placing and sewing your circles until you run out. You can go in a pattern or make a more random color order, like I did. Finish off your garland by sewing a little bit forwards and then backwards in your last circle to avoid unravelling!
Et voila! A beautiful felt garland that is perfect for the holidays or all year round! I really love the varying circle sizes and the neutral colors. It fits perfectly with my minimalist Scandinavian Christmas mantel this year!
This felt garland would also work great wrapped around the outside of a package or hung along the top of a window frame.
Now that you’ve seen my DIY felt garland, check out all of the other creative felt projects below by clicking on the different photos! 🙂
Love it? Pint it! <3
How do you decorate your mantel for Christmas?
Cute, cute, Erica! I’ve always wanted a felt garland – I don’t know why I haven’t made one! (Oh, I think it’s because I’m scared of my sewing machine.) 🙂 Yours is perfect on your mantel!
Aw, haha, thanks Bre! You can totally do it! Break out that sewing machine – it’s not actually as intimidating as it looks! 🙂
Your fireplace gets me every time! I just love it and it looks so festive with this garland!
Aw, thanks so much, Bre!