Bunting and garlands are really quick and easy to do and can transform a room in the blink of the eye. This Easter garland is a great rainy day project to do with the kids as it can be made from pretty much anything; I used felt sheets for mine but you could use paper, fabric or decorated mache shapes… the possibilities are endless!
How to Make a Spring Garland
You will Need
Allow : At least two hours
Skill level : Beginner
How to Make
- Draw and cut out a rabbit, carrot, bauble and flower template using scissors.
- Pin each of your templates onto your chosen colour of felt and cut out. For each shape on your garland you will need to cut out two pieces.
- To make the carrot, cut 6 cm lengths of your chosen yarn, plus one length of yarn that is approximately 15 cm long. Fold in half and sandwich the loose ends with the 6 cm cut pieces of yarn between the two pieces of felt. Pin together and then sew around the edge of the carrot using a sewing machine.
- To make the rabbit, cut two rabbit shapes out of the felt, cut a length of yarn approximately 15 cm long. Fold in half and sandwich the loose ends between the two felt pieces. Pin together and then sew around the edge of the rabbit using your sewing machine. Using a glue dot, attach a pom-pom to the front of your felt rabbit.
- To make the flower, cut out two flower shapes and two circles (this will form the centre of the flower). Stitch the circle to one of the flower felt shapes, then cut a 15 cm length of yarn, fold in half and then sandwich between the felt flowers. Stitch around the edge using your sewing machine.
- To make the egg, cut out two ovals and then some strips of felt from another colour. Cut a length of yarn roughly 15 cm long. Ffold in half and sandwich the loose ends between the two felt pieces and stitch these strips in place. Pin together and then sew around the edge of the egg on your sewing machine.
Once you have made as many of the shapes as you want, cut a length of twine and thread all of the shapes onto the twine using the loop of yarn that was sandwiched in between each of the two felt pieces.