Felt Leaf & Pom-Pom Garland

One of the things I knew I wanted to incorporate into my fall vignette was a leaf garland. Since I was using non traditional colors, I knew I wouldn’t be able to make it out real leaves, or even fake floral leaves (unless of course, I spray painted them, which didn’t look good in my mind).  I wanted them to match my fall framed artwork, which reminded me of my felt stash.  I decided to go with felt leaves and place a felt ball in between each leaf.

To make the garland, I gathered some supplies – all of which I didn’t use.  You will need felt in colors of your choosing, some sort of string (I ended up using plain bakers twine, but wool, embroidery thread, or even fishing line would work), and pom poms.  You will also need a template (search google images for one, or freehand one as I did – I folded a piece of paper in half, drew half of a leaf shape, cut it out and unfolded it for a perfectly symmetrical leaf), scissors, and a needle.
Using your template, trace the shape onto the felt.  I made 6 cream colored leaves and 3 each of purple, green, teal, and pale orange.  I just used a regular ball point pen to trace them.
Lay them out with the pom-poms to create your desired pattern so they are easy to string together.
Thread your needle with your choice of string and push it through a pom-pom, and then weave it through the leaf to create a “vein”.  My needle wasn’t super long, so I bunched it a little and straightened it out once it was threaded.
Continue threading your pom-poms and leaves until you have your strand to the desired length.  I placed 9 leaves on two strings, since I wanted to swag them.  Then you hang them wherever you like – I hung mine on my mirror, making it virtually impossible to get a decent shot, but here it is with the rest of my fall vignette that I shared on Monday.  Hope you enjoyed!

 

 

About Sarah

Sarah Desjardins is a mother of two girls, a wife, an elementary school teacher, and a self proclaimed glitter addict. Becoming Martha is a place for anyone who wants to make their domestic life more beautiful and creative. Sarah started Becoming Martha as a place to find bliss between the diapers and the dishes, and invites you to do the same.

Comments

  1. This is soooo adorable! Pinned and stumbled!

  2. So adorable! I love the colors you choose!

    Carlee
    http://www.ladybirdln.com

  3. Hi Sarah, I really like this garland! The color and simplicity are fabulous, very retro!
    Have a good day, Nancy

  4. So pretty! I need to do a project with felt soon :o)

  5. What a super cute garland!

  6. Beautiful! I want to make some! Thanks for sharing at the party! =)

  7. So lovely!!! Love the colours combination! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I’d love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy weekend!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  8. i LOVE garlands! these leaves and pom poms are so sweet and the colors are great. perfect for fall. found you at tatertots. if you feel like partying some more, there’s a party at my place!

  9. So beautiful! I loved stopping by:) Thanks for linking up To Whimsy Wednesday!

    Kelly,
    Smart! School {House}
    http://www.smartschoolhouse.com

  10. That is way too cute! And those pom poms make it even more adorable! I just love the colors you used too. Thanks for linking up to Throwback Thursday :)

  11. I have an utter fascination with pom pom garlands and I love this one! I’d love it you linked up to our Pin It! Linky party this week. http://growingupgabel.com/2012/10/pinterest-pin-it-linky-party/

  12. I love felt so much. Featuring you today. XO, Aimee

  13. That’s a great way to make a leaf garland with non-traditional colours and pom poms are always fun.

  14. love love love these!

    Shannon
    http://www.sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com

  15. Super cute. Visiting from Hookin Up with HOH.

  16. This is just too darn cute!!! I’m a huge fan of buntings and I love your combination of pom poms with the leaf shapes. Just adorable, festive and whimsical!! LOVE!

  17. What a great color palette! Love the felt leaves, so pretty! Thanks for linking up to the Dream*Create*Inspire party!

  18. I featured your super cute garland today! Thanks again for linking up to the Fall Dream*Create*Inspire party! Keep creating and inspiring!!! xoxo

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