My first bloggers guest post this week is the from the incredibly talented Caroline from Tea is the answer She lives with her family in central Scotland, and is fantastically crafty although just to make me even more jealous Caroline takes beautiful photos!!
After you have finished reading this great post why not pop over and visit Caroline and see what else she is getting up too!
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I wanted to make something to decorate my hallway which hinted at ‘winter’ without screaming CHRISTMAS because my husband is always a seasonally appropriate* type. I love wool felt. And I love buttons. And about 3 years ago I saw a paper garland made from felt in a fancy shop window display and it’s been logged in my brain ever since filed under ‘ that looks easy peasy and something I could totes do’.
It was easy peasy, no sewing machine required, no measuring, only basic sewing skills and didn’t take long at all.
I chose wool felt sheets in co-ordinating colours and folded each in half, cutting along my scored line. Then I folded each half into three and cut three roughly equal width strips. You could measure your strips if you’re that way inclined, but I, quite clearly am not.
When you’ve cut your strips you need to make the first one into a loop. I fastened mine with a couple of stitches but you could easily do it with fabric glue but I imagine that might require some holding together while it dries. If you need your garland to follow a strict pattern you should probably lay your strips out to make your life easier. If you live fast and free like me just pick them up randomly and go for it. Your next loop will fasten around your first loop and so on.My garland is quite petite but of course you can make it as long as you like. You could make it more fancy by adding glitter or trimmings as you go. I think it would at a cool handmade touch to a child’s bedroom or nursery.
Why not pop over and visit Caroline’s beautiful blog – Tea Is The Answer