Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Inspired by - Felt Scrap Garland

Use left over felt scraps to make a upcycled Christmas garland. 
Upcycled felt Christmas garland
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Today I'm sharing another project inspired by another fantastic blogger - part of my "Inspired by" series. This time it's a lovely felt garland made from felt scraps inspired by one I saw a couple of years ago over at Pillar Box Blue.
What I love about this project is that it uses the teeny tiniest scraps left over from all my recent felted jumper projects. 
It's super simple. Take little left over bits of felt, cut them into pieces approx 1" square and then thread them up to make a garland.
I've been on a bit of a 'felting old jumpers and cardigans' crazy recently and have been making all sorts of things with the felt. I've already shared a few here, some felt flowers & these felt lavender bag houses and I have quite a few more to come. What this has generated is a lot of tiny scraps and I was really pleased to remember this garland idea.
It was so quick to make up and saves all the little pieces from the bin. Yay! 
Upcycled felt Christmas garland
I used a Green Pearl Thread and made my garland about 145cm/57" long (plus the tassels) . It actually gets pretty heavy so this feels long enough.
I finished the ends of my garland with a few beadsand a tassel made from more of the embroidery thread.  
Upcycled felt Christmas garland
Upcycled felt Christmas garland
You can see the felt from my felted jumpers and cardigans came out in different thicknesses, that doesn't matter at all for this project. Not all my pieces were perfectly square either, I used every little corner so as to not waste a scrap! 
Upcycled felt Christmas garland
Pillar Box Blue has a lovely bauble idea too along the same lines if you want more options, check out it out here.
I wanted something to use up my tiny felt scraps - job done! 

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6 comments:

  1. Thank you, I love it when people make the things on my blog. Your garland looks lovely I really like the tassels. I'm a bit obsessed with using my felt scraps in crafts. I've just posted some Felt scraps trees and I'm working on more scrap projects.

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  2. Very nice ;)
    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Have a great day.
    Khadija
    https://creativekhadija.com/

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  3. Love the idea of using up all the bits and pieces and when working with fabric we do get a lot of those. Unique garlands never to be found in the shops. Have a good week x

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  4. That is so cool - now let me go and look on my shrunk jumper pile - oh yes I do have one! Jo x

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  5. This is lovely, it looks so tidy. I love the tassels :).

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  6. I can see why you'd be inspired by Claire b/c she usually has an intriguing project up her sleeve. Your garland looks great! I've been inspired to make one too...just haven't gotten around to it yet. My cheapskate self would hate to go buy thrifted sweaters just to cut them up...LOL. Not that there's anything wrong with it...

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