Thursday, December 19, 2013

Get Your Craft On: Felted Christmas Garland

Today I am starting a new monthly column on the blog. I will do one of these "Get Your Craft On" posts at least once a month. Something you should know about me. . . I love crafting. Not just scrapbooking, and card making, and Project Life, but just regular crafting. Home decor, hair accessories, and anything else that inspires me. Today's crafty item is not based on something I came up with, in fact, the entire project, including instructions were followed to a tee by a fellow blogger. You might have heard of her…Elise Blaha Cripe.

This project all started in October with me pinning various things made with felt to my Pinterest board. I was really wanting to make some kind of felt banner for the house, and then I stumbled upon this article by Elise Blaha Cripe for making felted garland, and I quickly switched gears and jumped on board. I just love Elise's style, and we have very similar taste in many things, so it is easy for me to get on board with just about any project she chooses. She ended up using the garland as a runner across her dining room table, and since our kitchen table is the same size and color, I knew this would also look great in our home.

I followed her step-by-step tutorial, but chose different colors for my felt. I wanted it to have some traditional Christmas colors, but also a gold-ish color and aqua, so that it would go with my home the rest of the year, (I plan on keeping this out throughout winter.) Of course felt does not come in gold, at least not on December 10th at my local Joanne fabrics, but if you do find real gold colored felt, please let me know, I would seriously buy it. Since gold could not be found I went with a soft carmel color, two shades of green (really wanted sea foam instead of lime, but again had to pick from what they had,) red, cream, and dark green. I also grabbed an aqua fleece fabric, not felt, but it still worked really well.

 felt purchased

 felt cut into strips



banner laid out on table top.

Time to complete: 90 minutes

Making this table runner went by so fast. I did the entire project (including cutting out all the felt while I watched most of "Love Actually." Don't you just love that movie.

Cost:

Thanks to a great felt sale ($5 yard) and a 20% off an already reduced items coupon. . . I got all six pieces for $4 yard, but since I only needed 1/4 yard of each…it came to $6. The string I already had on hand. I still have almost 1/2 left so I have another project up my sleeve for that. I will share that sometime in the next week or two. Just know it will be using the same felt in the same fashion, but on an entire different item. Any guesses?

Let's talk crafting. Have you been making anything fun lately? I would sure love to hear about it. Anyone else excited to see a crafty article on the blog? I know that I sure am! I will be back tomorrow with some more December Daily pages, December 17th and 18th. I sure hope to see you then.

Happy Craftin'

xoxox

Toni

8 comments:

  1. Thanks so much Madeline and Merry Christmas!

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  2. Love the colors, and the banner turned out amazing!

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  3. What a fun & colorful project! Great idea ;)

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  4. Okay, this is entirely too cute, love the colours you chose Toni. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Good luck on the giveaway. I'm now following you back too :D I love the web for introducing us to one another!

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  5. This turned out so wonderful!! Love the colors! Awesome idea!

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