DIY Christmas Garland

Hey Arsty Teens,

If you guys are looking for an easy Christmas DIY, you should definitely try making this garland. I love working with felt because it’s pretty cheap, it doesn’t fray at the seams and it comes in all sorts of vibrant colours!

My mum and I made this project last year and we were both impressed with how well it turned out. It’s a really great way to add a bit of festive colour to your house/ bedroom and it can be made in an afternoon which is great if, like me, you can’t stay concentrated on one task for very long!

Actually, you could even use a glue gun instead of a needle and thread if you wanted to make the process even faster, but I think the stitches really complete the look.

What you need:

  • red and green felt
  • twine
  • ribbons
  • thread and needle
  • sequins/ beads (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Cut out as many felt shapes as you think you’ll need for your garland. I chose heart and Christmas tree shapes as they were both simple and festive! I also cut out smaller shapes of different coloured felt and sewed them on top of the larger shapes.
  2. Decorate the felt shapes with sequins and beads. You can sew around the edges of each shape for added decoration.
  3. Form a loop with each ribbon and stitch them onto the top of each felt shape.
  4. Cut a long piece of twine and string it through the ribbon loops on each felt shape.
  5. Hang up the garland so everyone can admire you’re work!

 

garland 2

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