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Easy Felt Garland

About this design:

Making garland has never been so simple. Choose from one of our fun felt mixes to make a 6' long garland perfect for your tree, mantle, or where ever your heart desires. All you need is a mix, needles, string/cord. If you want to go rogue, you could always purchase the round colors individually to create your own mix! Don't forget you can embellish these mixes with our felt focals or even crystal, glass & gemstones ... endless possibilities :)

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • felt mix
  • felt focals for making it my own
  • hemp cord or the like
  • #18 needle - chenille or embroidery

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
This first step is important. Do you want to have a pattern to your garland or have it freestyle? Once you decide, lay it out.
Step 2:
String your cord through the #18 needle. Now string the needle through your felt rounds, making sure to have the needle centered in the round.
Step 3:
The needle may need some encouragement pulling through on the other side. This is a good that it is a tight squeeze, because when your felt rounds are on the cord, you don't want them sliding all over the place. Simply grab your needle, not the tip, with a pair of pliers and pull through.
Step 4:
As you string on each felt round, make sure to pull them down the cord toward the end. When you are done stringing on all the rounds, pull your needle off the cord and tie a 1" loop overhand knot. Measure 6' from this knot and disperse the felt along the length of cord.
*If you are done with your garland, then trim a few inches past the 6' mark and tie another 1" loop overhand knot.
*If you purchased 2 mixes to make a longer garland, don't trim the cord. Pull 6.5' more of cord from the end of your garland and trim. Then re-thread your needle and begin again with stringing on the felt. Finish as described above.

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Pack of 36 Rounds

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Measurements: 20mm

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Pack of 36 Rounds

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Measurements: 20mm

Pack of 36 Rounds

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Measurements: 20mm

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    A Grondine says:

    Hello – The instructions say “hemp cord or the like” however, having never made something like this before or used a size 18 needle, I have no clue whatsoever what size hemp cord (or the like) to buy. I would appreciate any help, along with a few suggested Lima Beads product numbers (for cord.) Thanks!

  2. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Thanks Ali! This seems like a fun way to make a garland for my little tree!

  3. Ali
    Ali says:

    It is fun and pretty fast :)

    @A Grondine, please check out our Felt Garland page, it will provide more specifics. https://www.limabeads.com/Felt-Garland-C14117

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    L Walradt says:

    I used the stockings to make necklaces instead of garlands! Our kitties would love to get a paw on the garlands lol

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