Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Felt Leaf Garland

I love creating with felt.  It's easy to work with and is available in so many gorgeous colors.  There are so many projects that can be made with felt.  In the past, I've shared a few pillow projects here on the blog.

Today I want to share with you a really simple felt project you can make for Christmas or any time of the year.  With so much inspiration, I decided to create my own felt leaf garland.

Here's what I did!  I started by purchasing felt online from Etsy.  Once my leaf template was selected, I traced and cut about 72 leaves.

Not all at once though!  I cut them over time.  Music helps!  A cutting machine would be quicker.

Then starting from the bottom I attached the leaves with hot glue to a long piece of scrap fabric.

Once it was complete, I thought it would be fun to hang it in an open doorway in my dining room.

I used a few push pins to keep it in place.

I added mini globe lights and ribbon bows to make it really festive.



I love the way the garland cascades down to the floor.

I'm tempted to leave it up all year!



I am linking this post to:
Kelly's Korner

45 comments:

  1. Cute! I love that shade of green and it's extra special with the navy blue.

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  2. This is really pretty Brandi! I have seen people decorate with magnolia leaves, but sadly there are none in my area...but now, with your felt trick I can fake it and have the look I crave! :) Thanks!

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  3. Good Afternoon, Brandi. I love the color of green you have chosen and the blue bows really make the garland pop! I'm with you; I'd leave up year round. Have a great day. xoxo Mildred

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  4. Brandi, you've done it again. I love your felt garland over the doorway and the lights and bows makes it even more lovely. Enjoy the rest of your day... :)

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  5. Great minds think alike or crazy minds LOL! I made tie pillows yesterday. I love working with felt. Love your garland. I say leave it up! You never know. You might start a new trend. Have fun decorating!

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  6. Oh, so pretty! I'd be tempted to leave it up all year, too!

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  7. Dear Brandi, It does look beautiful and I don't blame you for wanting to leave it up. I say that each year with my decorations too. Everything looks so festive. I always feel a bit bad to take everything down. xo Catherine

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  8. What a cute idea, Brandi! You always have the best crafting ideas!

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  9. Really adorable. Those felt scissors are quite the concoction!!

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  10. So pretty. Pretty and decorative.

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  11. Very creative! and really cute, and the bows add a nice touch.

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  12. You always have such cute ideas! It turned out really pretty and I love those three mirrors on the wall beside it! :)

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  13. it looks very pretty...and very homey yet sophisticated

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  14. I must say Brandi, green is not one of my favorite colors by a long shot but, the shade you have chosen speaks festivities to me and that's a good thing. The first thing I thought of was how well it would go with your blue decorations. Lo and behold the bows!!!

    Want to know what a klutz I am, Brandi? Most likely I would have glued crooked "leaves" right to the wall and forget the bows and blinkers, lol...

    Thank you so much for sharing, Brandi...

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  15. I love creating with felt too! Such a cute idea!

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  16. So cute and such a different idea. I might do one that matches my tree in purple.

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  17. I'm really liking how you draped it over and down one side, very chic. Love the blue ribbon w/it too, looks great!

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  18. Oh you patient lady to cut all those leaves out!! It looks so wonderful it was definitely worth the work!

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  19. I think this is fabulous! I love that it can be used year after year. And the blue bows add just the right touch!

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  20. The felt garland looks amazing with the lights on:)

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  21. Cute! Really love the lights intertwined through it.

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  22. Very pretty, Brandi! I still love the burlap pillow I won on your giveaway with the felt flower. You are so creative! Love your gold mirrors, too! xo Karen

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  23. Hi Brandi, I really like this project. Your shade of green choice and the navy bows make it especially classy. I say leave it up forever, twinkle lights just make everyone happy.

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  24. Brandi this is darling! I would want to leave it up all year too!!

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  25. You are so clever!! Love the felt leaves and want to recreate it somehow.

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  26. Ooh, I love felt too and this project is great. Nice work! How cute would these leaves be covering a wreath? Little red felt berries too! I think you may have just inspired me - thanks!

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  27. Girl you are so creative ;) Love this and I also love greenery for the holidays! I always have real garland on my mantel for Christmas but maybe I'll have to try using felt. Thumbs up for this project!

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  28. Oh my gosh, this is so, so cute!

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  29. It wouldn't be a bad idea to leave it all year around, it looks gorgeous, and the addition of the mini lights was so clever.

    Indeed a lovely diy.

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  30. Dear Brandi,

    You have so cute ideas! I like your suggestion!

    Kisses

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  31. How pretty with the blue ribbons and lights added to it! Janice

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  32. Wow...You should leave it up all year :)

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  33. How pretty! This is a beautiful project. Have a great weekend! Maria

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  34. Brandi,
    This is such a pretty felt garland that you made. It is something that you can leave up until the new year. You did a great job, and the lights really add a special touch. I love green at Christmas time!

    ~Sheri

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  35. Oh, I wanted to thank you for having the pop-up comments. It makes it a lot easier to comment, and I wish more of my blog friends had that. :~)

    Have a fun weekend.

    ~Sheri

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  36. Hi Brandi,

    Love your felt leaf garland and such a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I would be tempted to leave it up all year too.

    Happy Sunday
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  37. absolutely adorable Brandi! I can see why you want to leave it up year round!

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  38. LOVE this garland! What a great idea! They would even look beautiful as a table centerpiece. Perhaps if you double them for a fuller effect. Thanks for sharing!!
    Suzanne

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  39. Brandi, I was just looking at a really pretty pillow at Homegoods that had a wreath of felt leaves sewn on it. I loved it and now I can make my own!! I have tons of felt...why have I never thought to use it for home decor? Your garland came out beautifully....love the way you hung it on your doorway.

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  40. I love this idea! I came over from Kelly's Korner- I'm #16!

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  41. I love your leaf garland. It is so pretty and different from anything I've seen. I came over from Kelly's Korner. I'm #36!

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  42. This is really great! I would love it if you shared this at my link party Welcome to the Woods Wednesday, over at http://backwoodbabies.blogspot.com. The party will be up, and ready Tuesday evening. Hope to see you there.

    XOXO,
    Sarah

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  43. Now THAT is beautiful...but oh my aching old hands :^)
    I would for sure leave it up...it is gorgeous! What a great idea!
    Thanks for posting.
    Blessings,
    J

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