Only eight days until Christmas! Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to make this cute and festive DIY felt garland.
I made this last year, or was it the year before? I can’t remember where I first saw the idea, but there are quite of few similar to these over the Interwebs and Etsy nowadays.
It’s quite simple to make. First, cut out a bunch of little circles from felt. I made my bunting from red, green and white felt for Christmas, but you could use any colour combination for any occasion.
I made my circles the same size as the lid of a juice bottle – the same size as the ones that I used for my crib mobile back when Bee was first born.
Once you have all your felt circles cut and ready to go, pick up one and start sewing a straight stitch through the middle. I used a metallic silver thread to add to the festive feel, but you could use any colour that matched the colour theme of your felt pieces.
Keep sewing along the diameter until you reach the edge of the circle, feed a second felt circle under your sewing machine foot until it is touching the edge of the first one, and keep sewing from one circle to the other. Now you have two circles joined together. Start adding a third circle and your garland is beginning to grow. Keep going until your garland is as long or short as you like.
And there! Now you have a new decorative garland.
I’ve attached it to the wall using double-sided sticky tape. The big question is, how long do you think it will stay up there with 15 month old Bee toddling around?
Not long you say? That would have been my guess as well. But it’s been up for five days now (and counting)…