This is a very simple, fun, inexpensive, low-stress project that can be done while sitting on the couch watching your favorite holiday movies. I got the idea from a recent craft/antique fair where they had some great cream felted-wool garlands hanging on the trees.
Really all you need is some felt, scissors for cutting, wire & needle for stringing, and some wire cutters to snip at the end.
I cut up a bunch of wonderfully imperfect squares (this means no measuring) and strung them onto the wire using a needle. My squares (and some became more like rectangles) were about
Make it as short or as long as you want. One color, multi-color, etc.
String it on the tree when you are done.
I think this is definitely a project that kids could participate in with supervision.
Here's some other felt garland ideas I found online - some are how-to's and others are from shops:
Anna Maria Horner Blanket Stitch Circle Garland : I had never been on her blog before but it looks really cool with lots of homemade projects
Felt Ball Garland : for sale from abitare shop
Felt Garland Tutorial from under construction : good photos + instructions for a stitched flat circle felt garland
Felt Dot Garland from Penny Carnival
Felt Alphabet Garland : for sale from Mahar Drygoods
- Felt Ball Garland from Crate & Barrel
- Felt Garland Chain
- No Sew Felt & Fabric Garland
December Daily post coming later this morning.