Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Felt Garland

Good morning to you, bloggy friends!
I trust your day is off to a beautiful start and you're ready to enjoy the upcoming weekend :)
I have a cute little garland I want to share with you
and hopefully it will inspire you to make one for your sweet home.


In my mind the felt flowers were supposed to look like snowflakes,
but in the end then turned out like flowers...
although, they kind of resemble a poinsettia so I guess that is okay :)


This garland is perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree, above the window,
or anywhere you heart desires.

To make your own you will need:

felt
styrofoam glitter balls
beads or embellishments for centers
string
hot glue gun and glue
scissors
large sewing needle

Cut out 6 shaped petals and a small circle from the felt.
Size does not matter - make your petals big for a larger flower or small for a smaller flower.


Apply a dot of hot glue on the the end of each petal and pinch together.
Then hot glue each petal to the felt circle.


For the bead centers I usually use fabric glue to glue the beads on,
but I used hot glue this time and it turned out just the same, plus it dried a lot faster :)
So apply hot glue to the center and pour beads onto the glue; press gently to set.

Thread your needled with string, lots of string (I used crochet thread)
and thread through two flower petals.


Then add a styrofoam glitter ball (I found mind at Michael's last year).
The needle should go right through the ball.


Make it as long as you want :)
Mine has 8 felt flowers and is the right length for hanging above my living room window
near the Christmas tree.



May each one of you have a delightful day!

37 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Stephanie- That is just the cutest idea. What a sweet garland-and I like that it is mixed with the red balls spaced between the flowers- xo Diana

budgeteer said...

Very sweet Stephanie, just like you : )

Lesley

Karen said...

I love this. Bright and festive!

Ceil said...

Hi Stephanie! What a fun thing to see this morning :) Do you ever run out of ideas? This would look so cute in a window, or over a doorway. You always make these projects look so easy!

Maybe I could find my glue-gun...Hmmm...

Have a wonderful day my friend!
Ceil

Sherri B. said...

This turned out so precious...I think turned out as a nice surprise as flowers! xo

Elizabethd said...

That is so dainty and pretty.

Hope said...

Stephanie, this looks really pretty right there on the fence! It must look lovely on your window.

:)Hope

Gail Dixon said...

The do look like poinsettias, but it works! The red glittery balls paired with them are perfect. Another excellent and easy craft project. Well, easy for most (myself not included).

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a sweet garland! It was fate that the snowflakes ended up being flowers because they look perfect. :)

Kelly_Deal said...

Your garland is super pretty Stephanie! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

Sarah said...

So very pretty Stephanie! I will have to keep this in mind for next year. : )

-Sarah

Amy said...

Happy Thursday Stephanie!

Hmmm.... This is such a pretty garland. I just love the idea. I might just have to give these a whirl. Maybe make up a few different ones for the other holidays throughout the year. :)

I hope you and your family are enjoying the holiday season. We actually have warm weather today.. finally! The boys are playing outside with no winter garb on. YA!

Many Hugs and Smiles,
Amy

kitty said...

The garland is super cute, Stephanie! I'll bet you can't wait to find the right spot to hang it in your new home. xo

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So pretty, Stephanie! I love how delicate and sweet it is. Thanks for sharing all your darling ideas! Hugs xo Karen

Melanie said...

I love it Stephanie!! It is such a great idea! You are so talented!

Carol Z said...

So cute, and even all thumbs Buttercup might be able to do this. Keep cozy!

Jazzmin said...

How pretty this will look hanging in your home. A lovely garland! The flowers are so pretty, and really do look so much like white poinsettas! I love the look of garlands... I have actually had a picture in my mind of a simple garland I want to make very soon, and it is very much like this. I am planning on crocheting snowflakes to string a garland, but I have to see if I can follow a tutorial. If not, I would love to try these sweet flowers. They add such a beautiful cheer!

I hope you have a blessed day!

Hugs to you,
~Jazzmin

p.s. I'm not sure if I mentioned it already, but I LOVE your new winter blog look!

Anne Payne said...

I'm going to Pin this to my Christmas Theme board for next year. I've always wanted to make a garland but never have. I like this one! {{hugs}]

Bella said...

Hi Stephanie,
This is super charming!! Thanks for sharing a tutorial!
Hugs,
Bella

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi there! You have so many beautiful ideas for decorating. I love the string of red glittery balls and white flowers. Have a wonderful weekend!

Conniecrafter said...

such a pretty idea, your flowers are so pretty and love the glitter balls to go between, such a great accent for them!

Brenda said...

These are beautiful Stephanie, I love the way you share your craft work ideas with everyone. I also like the fact that the info will stay on the blog if I ever get the time to make these. The older I get, the more I want to do. It is lovely though.

Arystha said...

Hi Stephanie, I love blogwalking to your blog. Your blog is one of my favorite (I found your blog from my friend's blog, Eva (Falling In Love With Jesus), and this is the first time I comment here :)

It's nice to read your blog posts about Christmas, I want Christmas comes early :D

Warm regards from Indonesia,
Ayu

Debbie Harris said...

Wow Stephanie, that is really cute! I love the way they look like poinsettia's, very festive.

You could make those for many occasion, :)

Stay warm and have a blessed day!

Susie Swanson said...

That is so pretty. Thank you for all of these great ideas. I'm not to crafty myself but I love to try. Hope you enjoy your weekend. Blessings

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Your flowers do look like poinsettias! What a beautiful garland. Merry Christmas, Stephanie!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

What an enchanting blog.And your garland is sooo beautiful!!! Thank you for showing us how to make it.I am going to try this. I love it. Please stop by for a visit sometimes,
Merry Christmas,
Marie Antoinette

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Cute! This would be nice all the way through the end of February!

Debbie Borthwick said...

Your garland is so cute! I love the red glitter balls, they add just the perfect pop of colour.
Debbie :)

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I have never thought of making my own garland. But I did see on Vee's blog her burlap garland ribbon wrapped around her tree, I loved it! So now if we could sew or glue those flowers on the burlap. I would have two super cute ideas in one. You're so talented.
Blessings, Roxy
Pinned it :)

Terra said...

This is very dainty and pretty and could be used in different seasons with different colors. Great idea.

SarahGeorge said...

Super cute ones Stephanie! I smiled reading about snowflakes turned flowers :) It happens isn't it!! :) But lovely lovely garland and beautiful tutorial!. Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

Wow! Such a lovely garland with beautiful white felt flowers and glittery red balls! So pretty and creative...love it! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

Gaia said...

I want to get into the mood. Great stuff, will try to replicate them for other festive apart from Christmas.. looks easy enough :) Blessings

Red Rose Alley said...

Your garland is so pretty, Stephanie. I never realized how creative you were, but you're always working on projects. I have always wanted a craft room to do art projects....maybe someday. Your garland is festive, and you did a great job on it.

Have a nice weekend.

Love,
~Sheri

Mrs R said...

Stephanie, the flowers do look like Poinsettias. Very pretty! Do you tie some sort of knots around each flower or ball to keep them from sliding together?

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hello and Merry Christmas, Stephanie...
I love your garland...
I like working with felt..no need for hemming and the weight of the fabric is great....
Hugs and Blessings
Barb xx

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