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Friday
Dec212012

Molly's Sketchbook: Confetti New Years Garland

The countdown to 2013 has begun! I’m celebrating by transforming our new Confetti Felt Bundle into a festive New Year’s Garland inspired by… confetti! Just like the real stuff, this pretty garland supplies a joyful and surprising burst of color, minus the mess. During a time of year that can be dark and dreary, this cheerful string is definitely an uplifting addition to the house!

This project is quick, easy, and fun to make. Just slice the felt into strips, cut the strips into small rectangles and squares and then chain piece them together with a neon shock of thread. It’s so satisfying to see a long garland come together in a matter of minutes!  With just one felt bundle you can make an incredibly long string, and because it’s made of 100% wool felt, your garland is sure to enliven many New Year’s parties to come! -Molly

The Materials

To make one garland up to 12 feet long:

Cutting and Sewing

Cut all of the felt pieces into 1-inch by 8-inch strips.

Cut the strips into a mix of 1-inch and 2-inch lengths.

Toss all of the cut pieces together so you can pick them at random to sew together.

Chain piece the cut pieces together through their centers one after another without picking up the machine's foot. Sew until desired length and you're all done!

 

Reader Comments (5)

I just love this. I'm going to do it! Thanks so much for the fun idea.
December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
So simple,I love this. Now I have an idea for what to use my old felt for!
December 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJupiter
How ddo you sew the little pieces in between (just thread)? Please let me know.. Thanks!
December 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRozalinde
Hi Rozalinde-

Yes, you just keep sewing the pieces one after another without lifting up the foot in between. The space between the pieces is just thread. Because of this it's important to use strong thread, like nylon or polyester.

Thanks for your question!

Molly
December 28, 2012 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
I love this idea, pictures of my take on it are here http://abimakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/felt-garlands.html
June 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbi Makes

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