We are delighted to have Laura from Corner House Blog share her cheery felt garland DIY just in time for you to add some festive cheer to your home.
Christmas will be here before we know it and I like to get all my decorating done in November so I can focus on making December magical for the kiddos. Every year I love to make a few new decorations to add to our collection. This year I was inspired by the Cheery Garland holiday card from Tiny Prints.
I just love all the bright happy colors and bits of silver and gold.
To make this garland you will need about 35-40 felt balls (depending on how long you want it and how far apart you space your balls), string (I used gray and white bakers twine), and a large needle (I had a pack of “doll” needles so I just used those. You can get the felt balls a variety of places online, or I sell felt balls and garland kits in my shop
First, since I loved the metallic circles in the garland on the card, I spray painted some khaki balls gold and gray balls with aluminum metallic spray paints. I placed them in a box to spray them since they tend to roll.
Once my metallic balls were dry I just threaded my needle and strung on the balls. I found it easier to pull the needle through the ball using a pair of pliers. There is no need to secure the ball in place. They will stay where you put them, as long as you can keep your three year old from messing with them, but I find few things are safe from a curious three year old.
Then just wrap your new awesome cheery garland around something and bring on the cheer.
Download the free Feel the Cheer printable here.