Craft your Halls
There are vastly different ways to trim a Christmas tree. Some prefer the all-white glitter tree, while I love bright colors and a homey hodgepodge of ornaments.
This festive craft is cheery, colorful and easy. It does require the use of a sewing machine and some cutting. I recommend putting on “A Christmas Story” or some other holiday film you have memorized and cut out your felt while watching it. If desired, some mulled wine could be included.
Easy Felt Tree Garland
Craftiness level: beginner
Length of time to complete: 1 hour
What you’ll need:
· Craft felt in many different colors
· Fabric scissors (optional but extremely helpful)
· Sewing machine
Fold a piece of felt in fourths and cut out 1-inch circles. Repeat with other felt colors until you have about 300 (I really didn’t count. I just cut out circles until I was sick of it). No need to be exact in your cutting. Some circles can be larger than others.
Stack your circles next to your sewing machine. Start sewing across the diameter of a circle with a straight stitch. When you get to the end of the circle, start sewing through another circle.
Repeat this until you’ve run out of circles. You’re basically just lining up the circles side by side and sewing a seam through them to keep them together. It’s ok if there are gaps between the circles. If you run out of thread mid-garland, just rethread your machine and sew across the most recently sewn circle.
Trim your tree, your doorway, your mantle or anything you’d like to spruce up with a little holiday cheer.