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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quick Fall Garland How-To

I have been very envious of all the wonderful fall garlands that have been popping up in various link parties.  Here is what I came up with that fit my commitment level, and used materials that were on hand.  First off, this is a very simple, quick fall garland project.  There are many tutorials out there that take more time and give you a fancier effect, but if you are looking for something quick that you can get done in 15 minutes, this How-To is for you!

Grab four sheets of fall colored felt.  Stiff felt would have worked better if I had been buying felt.  I had regular craft felt on hand, and it worked just fine. 

A length of ribbon about 1.5 times the width of your opening or window.

Two thumb tacks.

Print out your letters using a font you like.  I used Arial at 500 pt.  Under "format font" (or maybe "format character" depending on your computer) select "outline".  No sense is wasting a lot of ink to print out a extra large letter.

And grab your pinking shears!



Plan out what color of felt you want for each letter.  Then pen your first paper print-out to your
first color selection.

Cut out the letter using your pinking shears.



Cut slits for your ribbon to pass through.  Fold over the top 1/2 inch, and make sure to not cut to much!


All I had for thumb tacks were these 'awesome' red hearts.  They aren't the perfect thing for a fall garland.  So, I cut small pieces of the light tan felt from the scraps to wrap around the tacks.


I also added a large green button (clearance at Hobby Lobby) instead of cutting out the hole in the "A".  I like how it added a touch of green, and that it was quick!

 Finished!

 Don't the covered thumb tacks look much better than the bright red would have, LOL?!?!?


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1 comment:

  1. Awwww, that turned out tooo cute! I ♥ all the garlands that everyone is making. I need to make me one Ü Your's turned out great.

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