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DIY: Felt Leaf Garland

DIY: Felt Leaf Garland
pottery barn knockoff felt leaf garland
 There’s a wonderful world of possibilities in the world of felt.  I created a home accent garland with some felt sheets, blending seasonal colors and shapes.  This is great for kids playrooms or just to decorate around the house.  My inspiration came from a Pottery Barn catalog. 
Let me show you how I made this garland.
Materials
  • Leaf template
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery needle
  • Ribbon (8-9ft)
  • Thread
  • Felt Sheets
  • Chalk (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Fabric glue

Instructions
1. Print out your leaf template.

2. Use provided leaf template to trace and cut out leaves from felt sheets.
Note:  the number of leaves used for this banner was 10, plus extra leaves for overlapping.
3. Use chalk to outline where your stitching will go.
4. Stitch your thread on a few leaves, not all.
5. Take two felt leaves of the same shape;
Slit lines with the scissors to one as you see below, on the orange, felt leaf.

6. Once the slits are done, brush the fabric glue to the slit leaf and press it over
the second felt leaf of the same shape.
The felt leaf in the back will show through the slit as seen below giving it a 3D effect.

7. You may cut smaller leaves to glue over larger ones for a different effect.
8. After you are done decorating your leaves, take the ribbon, threaded needle and stitch your leaves on the ribbon, you only need one stitch.
9. Then knot the string to close it and secure it, cut the extra thread off.
how to make felt leaf garland
how to make felt leaf garland
Now you have a felt leaf banner!
Hang it on your mantle, door, mirror or bed frame. The kids will love it in their playroom too!
Happy Crafting!


9 comments :

  1. This is beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely Idea :)

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  2. This is lovely! Thanks for sharing. Definitely on my to-do list for the next couple of weeks!

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  3. It came out beautiful D!! Pottery Barn is such great inspiration! I just love looking at their catalogs and website!

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  4. Following you from blog hop. This looks great!!
    New follower,
    Kim
    www.thesasselife.com

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  5. Love this! It would look great on my fireplace, thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. Super, super cute! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
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  7. These are so cute! I might try them! Stopping by from SITS!
    http://www.fortheirtenderhearts.com/

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  8. Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featuring you in our Favorite Find Fridays post tomorrow over at Whimsically Homemade. We're using one of your pictures and are linking back to you. If that's a problem let us know and we'll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!

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