Avoid extra cost on holiday decor by making a DIY Christmas felt garland you can customize.
'Tis the season to get crafty! With just a few supplies and minimal skill level, you can transform your home with your very own DIY simple felt ball garland. This festive holiday decoration is perfect for adding a cozy touch to any indoor or outdoor space, without breaking the bank.
In this tutorial, you'll learn exactly how to make your own cute felt garland, as well as get tips on how to choose the right felt colors, pick a unique shape or pattern, and how to hang up your eye-catching finished product. So get in the holiday spirit and give this DIY felt garland a try!
How to Create a Felt Ball Garland
My girls made their own garlands to put in their trees and they turned out so cute. A DIY garland is a great way to add in decor because you can customize your colors or style to your room.
DIY Felt Christmas Garland Options
First, pick out your felt balls for your desired color scheme. I prefer the 3 cm size, but you can choose different sizes or any felt shape for your festive garlands.
For This Project You Will Need:
- Felt balls
- Embroidery needle
- Embroidery thread
Here are a few great options of felt balls, pom poms or other shapes with Christmas themes:
- Soft Christmas colors
- Red, white and green
- Peppermint felt balls
- Red and white swirl balls
- Red and white polka dot balls
- Felt candy canes
- Star shaped felt balls
- White felt pom poms
Girls Room Garland Colors
These are what my girls used for their room garland strands.
Classic Christmas Colors
And here are the exact colors used for our other fun garland.
How to Make a DIY Felt Garland
Pick a Pattern
Once you've collected all of your felt balls and pom poms for your DIY Christmas felt garland, now it is time to create! Your first step is to decide on your pattern. Use different colors for contrast and mix in various shapes or sizes. Using a wide array of different felt colors will provide additional style and texture to your Christmas decorations.
String and Knot
Now it is time to string them. For this easy craft you will need a needle and embroidery thread. Make sure to choose a color that you won't mind if it is visible.
There are a couple different ways you can string and knot at the ends of the garland. You can use a single strand and make a knot at one end to start before adding your felt ball. Or you can double layer your string and then make a knot at one end. Do whatever you prefer.
First, I cut a large piece of embroidery thread and looped it into the eye of the needle. Pull the thread through until the two ends meet and then tie a knot. Your string should now be doubled up. Move your needle to the opposite end of your knot.
String Your Felt Balls
Beginning stringing your felt balls. Make sure your strand is centered by pushing the needle directly through the center of the ball. Continue adding your felt ball pattern until you are satisfied. You can leave spaces in between your balls or place them close together. It's a basic process but produces beautiful results! Tie a knot when you are finished.
Decorating With DIY Christmas Felt Garland
There are many easy decorations you can create with a felt garland. Let me share a few options on how they can be styled with the rest of your holiday decor.
- Fireplace wall - Hang a felt garland over your fireplace mantel. This can be by itself or paired with green garland.
- Put it on a coffee table - I do this more often than not. It's easy to bring in colorful effects to a room by placing a felt garland strand on a table with other accent decor. Drape it along a bowl or vase and for any easy way to bring in color.
- Layer it on a tree - Use one of these garland strands on your Christmas tree this holiday season. It's a great option for changing up your tree decor.
- Add it to a stair rail - Add this to your existing rail decor or use it instead of traditional greens.
- Accent a food table with a felt ball garland.
- Hang it on a headboard above the bed.
How to Make Felt Ornaments
Felt balls are not only great for garland, but for all kinds of fun craft projects. See how you can also make felt ornaments out of your felt ball collection with these detailed instructions.
Remove Ornament Top
First, pop the top of the dollar store ornament off, preferably without breaking any of the prongs. This will be your main attachment piece.
Next, grab your hot glue gun. Make sure the gun is nice and heated before you try squirting your glue out.
Fill the ornament topper with hot glue, but be careful to not put too much. You don't want hot glue to spill out the sides onto the ornament.
Press Topper Onto Felt
Before the glue cools, press the topper onto your felt pieces. Hold it down for at least a few seconds to secure. I used this method on my star shape felt balls as well as the round felt balls and both were easy to secure. Allow time to dry, and you are done!
These felt ornaments are perfect for adding to tree decor or even adding them to a present instead of a traditional bow. See how else you can decorate a Christmas gift here.
Christmas decorations are a wonderful way to bring warmth and cheer to your home during the holiday season. While store-bought decorations can often be expensive and flashy, a hand-made felt garland is a beautiful and timeless way to adorn your tree. Not only is creating the garland a fun and creative activity to do with family and friends, but the finished product is sure to bring a unique touch to your holiday occasion.
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