Dec 21, 2011

Felt Scraps Garland, version 2.0

So, I couldn't resist one final, last minute Christmas decoration.  I had so much fun making my Felt Scraps Garland last week, I thought I'd make another one and dress it up a little.

I followed the same plan as I did with my original felt scraps garland, braiding about four and a half feet of a pearl colored yarn that I bought at the thrift store.  

Once my long yarn braid was complete, I wove it into some gold fashion chain I couldn't resist buying last time I was at the fabric store.  Side note:  Can I just say that I really enjoyed working with the chain?  It was so easy to play with, and I was so pleased with how it completely changed the look from my original garland.
This time instead of using varying shades of green felt, I stuck with olive and ivory felt leaves.  I stitched each leaf on after the braid was woven into the chain.

And finally, I added a few buttons.  I really, really liked the hammered finish of the button pictured above.

I gotta say, I am delighted with how my dressed up felt scrap garland  turned out!

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h. rae said...

You know, I like this one even better! It's gorgeous!

Aimee from said...

Perfect idea!!! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing on Overflowing with Creativity! XO!

Julie Huston said...

Cool looking Garland, I would love it if you shared it here:

c.w.frosting said...

Turned out beautifully! Great way to dress up a chain!!