DIY Felt and Leather Garland
I think I have Attention Project Disorder.
I literally have 1,785 projects going on in my brain at one time.
I can’t help it. I go to Pinterest or flip through a magazine or read a book or just walk down the aisle at the craft store…
….and a project pops into my head.
I get so excited and figure out how I’m going to do it and push the other projects aside and dive into the project pool head first.
Before I ever finish it….
….another project comes along.
Raise your hand if you understand.
Raise your hand if you’ve been there.
Raise your hand if your brain looks like mine.
If you’re like me, I have a solution for us. A project so cute, so easy, so simple, so doable that you’ll be finished before another project comes knocking.
This diy leather and felt garland.
Here’s the instructions to get started.
gray and white felt
tiny hole punch
Step 1: Trace leaf outlines on felt
It’s very important to start with the right felt. They sell a zillion different types of felt at the craft store. You want the thickest felt you can find. Don’t get the thinner felt or your leaves won’t hold up when you string them on the cord.
Trace outlines of the leaves onto the felt with a pencil. You want to use a pencil, so the lines just fade away when you cut them. I bought a small packages of foam leaves from the fall department and just traced around them. You could free-hand the leaves, trace leaves from your yard or print out leaf shapes from online.
Step 2: Cut out the leaves
I used gray and white felt and varied the size of the leaves.
Some small, some larger in different shapes.
I traced on one piece of felt and cut two layers out at one time.
Step 3: Punch holes
You want to make sure you get a tiny hole punch like this one.
I got it at the craft store for only $3.99.
The tiny holes are perfect for preventing the leather from sliding around.
Step 4: Thread the leaves
The last step is simply to thread the leather cording (found in the jewelry section of the craft store) onto the leaves.
I mixed up the gray and white leaves and threaded them in a random pattern on the leather cord.
Keep threading until you have the entire cord threaded with leaves.
Then just hang up the garland on the mantel.
See what I mean?
It’s so easy and simple and looks like your fall decor stepped out of a magazine.
One project down.
1,784 to go. 🙂
PS I just finished the sweetest photo shoot ever for the company that makes this desk that raises up and down at the touch of a button, called UpDesk.
I love this picture because of the cutest look on our golden, Buddy’s face.