Make a Felt Garland for Fall
Add a touch of autumn with this simple, vibrant fall garland made from felt and yarn. With a cost under $5, it can be used to accent many places in your home. The finished garland as described below is approximately 7 feet long. Let's get started!
- fabric scissors
- needle with large eye
- 4 different pieces of felt
- templates for the maple leaf and pinecone
- photocopier to adjust template size
Print and Adjust the Templates
Print out the templates and adjust their size on a photocopier. Transfer these onto cardboard. Trace and cut out 10 maple leaves on two pieces of felt. Repeat with the pinecones on the two other pieces of felt.
Thread the Felt Pieces Together
Cut a piece of yarn approximately 10 feet long and thread it through the needle. You will be placing stitches just above the middle of the leaves and pinecones. If you stitch directly in the center, the cutouts will tend to flop over.
Insert the needle from the back to the front of a leaf on the edge. Pull the yarn all the way through the leaf, being sure to leave a tail of approximately 18 inches on the other end. Using a traditional stitch, sew each stitch at 1/2 inch intervals.
When you come to the end of the leaf, add on a pinecone, then another leaf and a pinecone, stitching them all together. Repeat the process to form the garland.
Once you have joined all of your felt cutouts, leave approximately an 18-inch tail and cut off the excess yarn. Tie a knot close to the last felt piece on both sides. This will help keep the cutouts in place.
Create two tassels using the instructions above.
To finish, insert the end of the garland through to top of a tassel. If necessary thread the needle onto the end to help guide you. Tie the tassel onto the end of the garland. Repeat on the other end.