Thursday, October 7, 2010

Felt Garland

I started a new craft project tonight. You know, because I don't have enough craft projects and other activities on my plate right now.

I saw a cute idea for a felt garland a while back on the Anna Maria Horner blog. Here's the link to the blog. I'm not going to make a straight link to the actual garland because a lot of the comments on that specific post were spam (like hundreds) and so I don't want to have that linked straight in here. But there's a link to the post on her sidebar once you get there.

The directions call for 60 sets of felt circles for a 5- to 6-foot garland. You can see that five of my circles are about 6", so 15 will be a foot and a half, and 60 will be 6 feet. So it's correct.

The diameter of my circles — just shy of 1 1/2". The stitching is about 1/4" around.

Do you know the little trick to cutting better shaped circles? Keep your scissors in place (of course squeeze them to cut), but move your felt, or paper, or whatever you happen to be cutting in a circular motion. Don't move the scissors around the object.

When I have more done I'll run more embroidery thread through the middles where you can't see it to attach them all together into a long garland. I think it will be darling on my whimsical Christmas tree this year.


Mari said...

That is so cute! I'm glad you are keeping busy with something. I get so sick of hearing about you being a slacker! :)

Rochelle said...

Oh wow, that is SO cool. I seriously need a talent. ;)

It's me said...

Wowww..........this is so nice done !! i really like what i see.......happy weekend Ria....

Lora @ my blessed life said...

I love this!! How are you planning to use it? It sure would be cute on a Christmas tree.

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