DIY Felt Garland
It seems like I have been posting a lot of garland DIYs recently but I couldn’t resist posting this one I made the other day. I have never tried felting before but when I was in Saffron Walden I found some felting bits and bobs from a cute little craft shop and decided to give it a go. I was binge watching Stella on Sky while making this. I have fallen in love with this Sky orginal series and definitely recomnend it if you are looking for a new series to watch! Anyway back to the felting … this is probably one of the easiest DIY projects to try. I am so happy with how it turned out. I went a bit crazy and made so many.
YOU WILL NEED:
Felting Wool (colours of your choice)
A Felting Pad
Take a small ball of felting wool and scrunch it into a ball. Then using your felting needles tap continuously to create the shape and firmness you want. Then build up the size by adding more wool using the felting needle to attach the pieces together. It is a very simple technique – just be careful not to cut yourself with the needle as they are razor sharp.
Once you have made enough balls from your wool it is time to bring it all together. I used some simple sewing thread and a needle threading each ball onto the thead. You can measure the exact length you want or can just keep it attached to the reel so you can change the length as needed. Once you have finished threading everything you will need to tie it off by creating a simple cross stitch on the end ball. Create a loop on the end to hang the garland up with.