Craft: How to Make a Spring Felt Flower Garland
I love to do lots of crafts but I have never done Spring decorations for the home. I love garlands and I've been eyeing these fun fabric and felt flowers, so here is what I came up with. It's really easy to make and very versatile for decoration!
How to Make a Felt Flower Garland
- About 2 or 3 8" x 10" pieces of felt for each color.
- Ribbon (Zig Zag ribbon makes it fun!)
- Hot Glue
Draw a flower of 5 petals on paper to make a template for cutting the felt. Pin your template to a piece of felt so you can cut around it. Double the felt so you can cut 2 at the same time.
You will need 4 flat felt flowers to start with.
Next, fold the flower petal in half and put some hot glue in the middle so you can fold again and glue the 2 halves together.
Now cut small circles (a little smaller than the felt flower you cut before) to serve as a base and glue the petal to the circle.
Repeat this with the 4 petals. Make sure to press on the center when you glue them instead of the borders. When you are done with the 4 petals, lift up the borders a little bit to spruce up the flower.
Once you are done with all the flowers (You can do about 4/5 of each color), glue them to the ribbon and then glue another flower on the other side to make a complete flower.
Repeat with all the other flowers and you are done!
The beauty about this garland is that you can hang it wherever you want: on the doorway, on a mantel or you can even do several strings and hang them together, have fun!
What fun DIY projects are you working on this Spring?
Dariela is a Venezuelan mom and graphic designer currently living in San Diego, CA. She blogs at Mami Talks, a bilingual blog where she shares the day-to-day as a mom of her 5 year-old son Adrian and 2 year-old daughter Maya. In her blog you can always find fresh ideas, crafts and inspirations filled with lots of photography. She is passionate about family, culture and anything art related. Connect with Dariela on twitter: @darielacruz or Facebook.