Bloggers are a funny group. We all seem to be addicted to a few of the same things – wearing striped shirts, stealing paint chips, wasting time on Pinterest and celebrating every holiday with a garland.
I’ve seen so many amazing garlands (bonus point for making it out of paint chips!) but never really had the desire to make one. Until I decided that I could WEAR a garland. Why should a fireplace have all the fun? So I made a garland necklace. Way more my style.
And I have to admit, I kinda love it. Yep, you’re probably going to see more garland necklaces. It instantly makes things more festive! Read on to learn how to make your own necklace!
DIY Felt Garland Necklace
What you’ll need:
- 13 felt circles – I used 6 dark blue, 3 tan, 2 aqua and 2 teal
- 6 gold beads
- embroidery floss and needle
- length of chain
- two small jump rings
- lobster clasp
- needle nose pliers also helpful
Step 1: Cut your circles. I used the base of a small glass for the shape. And I’ve discovered that it’s impossible to cut a perfect circle with scissors. Fortunately, when you fold them over, it nicely hides the imperfections. So don’t stress.
Step 2: Put the 3 circles together and fold them over. Make sure the dark blue circle covers part of both of the other circles.
Step 3: Knot the embroidery floss at the end and thread the needle. Bring the needle through the felt from the back and put the gold bead on.
Step 4: Take the needle back through the circles – making sure you go through all three circles – and tie off the thread in the back. This will hold the circles together. Continue the pattern with the outer circle and repeat.
Step 5: Poke a small hole in the corner of the last circle with your needle and attach a small jump ring. Repeat on the other side. Measure the length of chain you want and cut with scissors. If the chain is not long enough to go over your head, cut it in the middle and attach a lobster clasp.
Are you a garland fan? What’s your favorite kind to make?18
So cute yet easy! Love it! <3
Cinnamon Spring says
I’ve not tried a garland/felt DIY before yet but I have to say this one looks great, especially with those gold beads! Maybe this will prompt me to try it out :D
Such a fun and festive necklace. I agree, the fireplace shouldn’t have all the fun! ;)
Thanks Hannah! And I’m so glad that brought some traffic to you – such a pretty skirt!
please use wire cutters to cut your chain (even if they are from the garage) instead of hurting the blades on your scissors ;-) Love the idea…sweet & simple!
I know, you are right! But I can never find my wire cutters when I need them :)
Elisa @ fancyfreeme says
I just got finished making some for my daughter’s 1st bday party! That stuff is WAY too cute not to incorporate! I love this necklace, you are so stinkin creative!
See, that just proves you are definitely cut out to be a blogger! First birthdays are the best tho, aren’t they?
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
Yeah, I always see garland posts and they’re cute, but I know I’d never actually make them. I like your idea much better!
Yep, bloggers can make a garland out of just about anything. It’s crazy. Personally, I love me some streamers :)
I love this. Huge fan of a statement necklace!
Haha I totally steal paint chips :-) Love this necklace – the colors are so pretty!
Yes, I’m embarrassed to admit that I have some paint chips in my purse right now… I can’t go into Home Depot without getting some!
Amazing idea! Love the way in which the necklace seems to brighten even more when paired with the white sweater.
Almost like a mermaid’s tail :)
Super pretty! (and EASY!)
Oh, I hadn’t thought of that but you’re right!