Total Basset Case: DIY: Fall Garland

Oct 16, 2012

DIY: Fall Garland

Since making our Fall Bucket List and marking a few things off, I have been itching to add more Halloween and fall to our house.
We are seriously lacking in the decorations department (i.e. all we have are some of my mom's old decorations) so to make up for that, I have been wanting to get crafty.

I have always admired those adorable felt garland, whether it be for fall, spring or the holidays and have been itching to make one.
 I decided that would be the first (and probably easiest) craft to tackle.

I had full intentions of going to Hobby Lobby later this week to stock up on felt and the necessities.  
Before I went, though, I wanted to see what I had in my stash at home.
Lo and behold I had enough stocked away to create my own garland!
I know I am not reinventing the wheel with this garland but here is what I used to make mine.

-gray felt
-brown felt
-patterned fabric (left over from our bedroom window treatments)
-hot glue gun
 I started by cutting out circles of varying sizes 
(I am sure these would be prettier if I had used a template but I was just winging it)
Next I measured my ribbon and laid out the circles to make sure I had enough
I placed about an inch's worth of hot glue on the ribbon and started laying down the circles until I reached the end
The first strand went so quickly that I decided to whip up a second one as well!
  I love the little touch of fall they give our space!

Have you whipped up an DIY projects lately?


Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

It looks so cute! I love a good DIY project to spice things up for a fun holiday.

Domesticable said...

This is adorable. Thanks for sharing.


Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

What fun! I love how it looks on your frame wall:)

Brittany @ Brittany's Joy Blog said...

Cute! I Just did one using paint chips and sewing--it's draped around our windows. Love it! Yours is really cute, and how awesome is that frame wall!

Darby Hawley said...

This is so pretty! I love the fabric print!

Unknown said...

Such a cute idea. I LOVE your frame wall!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for fall decorations!! I just bought a hole punch to make these with paper for ND's bday. But i'm loving the felt!!

Jen said...

Love it! I might have to try this as it looks pretty easy. I would like to make one of those letter yarn wreaths, but I am thinking I might want one for inside my door. Not sure how well they would stand up to the elements.

Because Shanna Said So said...

Do you have any fabric left over to make me one??? LOL! Kidding! I really do LOVE this! So fun!

henning love said...

super cute garland sarah!! makes me feel guilty for not decorating around our place more, one little glitter pumpkin doesn't cut it

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I love this! It's so pretty and something I can finally convince my husband to live with (he generally hates fall decor)!!

J and A said...

Oh my gosh! I love this and I adore your frame art!! I wish I had a spot for that!

Anne said...

So cute! It's always great when you can do a little decorating and use up some of your craft stash at the same time... I did that with some painted pinecones earlier, and I bet I could easily find the supplies to make one of these fun garlands too!

Laura Darling said...

I love the way this looks! I always get intimidated with garland because lots of the directions involve sewing, but I love that this one was ust hot glue! It looks awesome!