DIY: Felt Garland

November 8, 2013 § Leave a comment

Felt Garland DIY

Cheap and easy DIYs are hard to come by. But one day I was itching for a craft and was determined not to pay a penny for it. Instead, I knew I could make something out of all the leftover craft supplies I had lying around.

And surprisingly, the craft I came up with turned out to be one of my favorites ever.

IMG_9982What you need:

  • Felt
  • Stencil
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie
  • Needle and Thread (not pictured)

I had this stencil from a silly project I did back in the day. It was the most precious little bird though. So I thought he might be cute in felt form.

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And turns out, he was!!

But you could choose any stencil you like – stars, polka dots, letters – anything.

All you have to do is trace the stencil over the felt several times to get the most bang for your buck. Then cut it out – you’ll want really good scissors for this. Preferably ones made for cutting fabric.

Then, just thread a needle and go in through the front-facing side of the tail and out through where an eye would be on the head of the bird. That way the thread would be facing out the back, instead of visible on the front side. You might even find it helps to put a little tape on the back where the thread meets the felt to hold them in place and keep them from sliding.

About six worked best for my mantel. But you could do less and hang them across small windows at the top, or even across an entire wall.

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I hope you enjoy it!

 

 

 

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