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No-Sew Simple Felt Garland

October 19, 2016

FeltGarlandWhen it came to Jude’s first birthday decorations, I wanted to keep things simple. Helium filled balloons are a pain to transport, streamers tear easily, & confetti would get eaten by the birthday boy. I was looking at my Pinterest page for inspiration and found this:
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There was just one problem… The project above requires sewing. Back in 7th grade during our home economics class, I made a deal with one of the boys in our class. He did the machine sewing projects and I did the hand stitching. With this master plan, I never learned how to use a sewing machine. Back to the drawing board for me…

I kept looking on Pinterest and found this:
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Using Anthropologie for inspiration, Berta from “Mommy like Whoa”, made this beautiful felt garland piece. In her tutorial, I saw that she was using a needle and thread to string her felt. That seemed a little too time consuming for me so I set out to try something a little different while still using the Anthropologie garland as inspiration.

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DIY $8 Garland Felt

Supplies:
Scissor
Yarn or twine
15-20 pieces of felt

Felt notes: I used the colors “Smoke” + “Silver Grey”. I purchased mine for $0.39 per sheet at Michaels. Being I didn’t know how much felt I would need, I preferred to buy it by the sheet than by the yard.

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Cut the felt into strips. I did not measure ANYTHING.
IMG_6791Now decide what order you want your strips in. I made a pile and randomly pulled from it.
IMG_6793Think about how long you want your garland to be and cut your twine or yarn accordingly.
IMG_6794Lastly, tie your felt in knots around the string.

Ta-Da! That is it! A no-sew felt garland tutorial for you to try.
The cutting and knotting were time consuming but were simple enough that I could do it while playing with Jude on the floor. Be sure to share your photos if you give this a try!

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