I was inspired by a felt garland I saw at Anthropologie and thought it would be perfect for our stairs or mantel!
This craft is super simple!!! It is just time consuming cutting all the leaves. I took two nights of putting on a movie/show and chatting with girlfriends and it was done.
All you need:
1 1/2 yards each of two different green felt
(and scissors and a hot glue gun)
(sorry about the poor iphone shots! It was late, and I didn't have my camera.)
First cut the 1-1 1/2" strips along the long yard side of your felt. I used three strips.
I then started with a simple template drawing of a leaf for the first set of leaves.
I cut 8 rectangles, then leaves at a time.
Leave the top of the leaf (the loop) to cut individually!
To make the loop it is very simple, create a circle at the top of your leaf, and then fold in half and make a small slit. You want it to be about 1/2 the size of your strip, so that it will bend while hung.
Once your leaves are all cut and the loops are made, string the leaves onto your strips at random.
I put about 5 leaves on before I pulled them through my strip.
Once all of your strips are filled with the leaves, glue your corners at an angle like below:
This way it will hang pretty!
Then glue thin strips long enough to tie around your banister onto the back of the corner.