Make a red, white and blue patriotic garland to celebrate the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day – any day!
Felt garlands are an easy way to add holiday decor to a space. They are super inexpensive and quick to make, so you can have one (or several!) for every occasion.
Show your pride for the USA with the banner design or stars or both. The template is free to download and print at home.
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The shapes are easy to cut out and trace onto craft felt. It’s a great project for kids to help with.
Ready to get started?
Begin by downloading the free template and printing it on your home computer.
Cut out the paper shapes. Then trace them onto your felt colors of choice, and cut them out.
The number of shapes will depend on how long you would like your finished garland. Twenty is a good number to string across a window frame, for example.
Next, stack the felt shapes on top of each other in the order you would like them to appear in your garland. This can be all one shape, all one color, or mix and matched shapes and colors.
Now move your stack of felt shapes close to your sewing machine.
Pull the top and bottom threads several inches to allow room for hanging the garland.
Then line up your felt shapes using a guide on your sewing machine plate. This can be to the left or right of the felt, but just pick one to line up the shapes in the same line.
Then sew across the felt with a straight stitch.
If there is space between the shapes, continue sewing nothing or air until you reach the next shape.
Continue adding all the shapes in your stack.
When finished, pull the threads several inches again before cutting them.
You made a patriotic garland (or garlands) with felt!
To hang your garland, tie it up using the loose threads on either end. You can also drape it over a curtain rod or command hook. They are light enough to hang with clear tape or poster putty too.
Don’t forget to pin this project for later, and check out some more fun felt crafts listed below.
- Print and cut out template.
- Trace shapes onto felt.
- Cut out felt shapes.
- Arrange shapes as desired to make a garland.
- Stack the shapes on top of each other.
- Move shapes to sewing machine.
- Pull threads through sewing machine several inches.
- Feed felt shapes along same guide while sewing.
- Pull threads several inches to finish.
Mix and match shapes and colors as desired.
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