Create this festive garland to adorn your home this Christmas. The garland uses felt, sequins and beads and is a perfect project for the complete beginner to crafting.
You will need…
Red felt – 30cm x 35cm for the large garland, 30 x 25cm for the small garland – we used felt from Hantex
White felt – 30cm x 20cm for the large garland, 25cm x 15cm for the small garland
Green felt – 30cm x 20cm for the large garland, 25cm x 15cm for the small garland
1 metre of red ribbon for each garland
Beads – red and green
Sequins – red, green and gold
You will also need card for the poinsettia templates, scissors, a sewing needle
Using the templates cut out the felt pieces:
Large garland 22 motifs – 11 red, 5 white, 6 green
Small garland 30 motifs – 15 red, 7 white, 8 green
Place one motif on top of another. You can mix and match the colours as you wish.
Starting with a knot bring your thread onto the surface and thread through a sequin and bead.
Take your needle back through the sequin to the underside.
Stitch six sequins around the centre sequin in the same way.
Stitch a further six sequins around the 6 sequins. You can mix and match the sequins and beads to give a colourful effect which will reflect the light.
Lay out the metre of ribbon. At each end of the ribbon fold over 2.5cm and pin and stitch in place. This will form the loop to attach the garland. Position the motifs equally along the length of ribbon.
Locate the centre of each motif and mark the ribbon, this is where the motif will be stitched.
Stitch each motif in position.
Here is the completed garland ready to hang!
The flowers can also be used to make gift tags.