Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sugar Kissed Garland

Today I wanted to show you a fun little garland that is quite easy to make. This is not an original idea. A few years ago Anna Marie Horner showed a tutorial for a felt garland using all different colored felt. I loved it so much that I always intended to make one.
When Lindsey and I chose the color scheme for our Christmas crafts I decided to do this garland in red and pink.
I used a spool of thread to draw circles onto the felt with a pencil. It depends on how long you want to make your garland how many circles you'll need. Keep in mind that they are doubled. I found that two pink and two red pieces of felt were plenty to make an almost 7' length.


I used three strands of DMC to do the blanket stitch around each circle. The colors I used were Red 321 to stitch around the pink circles and Pink 3689 to stitch around the red circles.



I connected all the circles with a long strand of doubled thread pulled through the center of each so that they would be free to turn. You could also just whip stitch each one together.



I hope that you've enjoyed this tutorial today. Be sure to come back tomorrow for more ideas and another give away!
Have a beautiful day!
Twyla and Lindsey

29 comments:

Julie said...

I LOVE this, ladies! Felt is a favorite of mine...and pink and red felt, well, I'm a gonner! Love all the beautiful projects you're doing--thanks for sharing this! My daughters and I need to get busy!

Thanks, as always, for visiting me, Twyla! Hope your weekend is marvellous and sugar-kissed!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Good morning, girls! ♥

I loved this as soon as I saw it in your original post! I guess I must have a thing for garlands. ☺
A spool of thread makes a perfectly sized little circle-doesn't it?! I just love circles. Twyla, do you have any tips for cutting them out? I used to be able to cut them out fairly well but now? Hmmm...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very neat idea! Something I could make! Happy Holidays!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Another wonderful idea courtesy of the Crazy Crafters...perhaps you should think about a name change to the Creative Crafters!
Thanks again!
Donna

Sherry said...

I've seen this and always wanted to make one. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! I think after I finish all my mice I'm going to start one of these.

Thanks for the inspiration Twyla!
Sherry

becky said...

How cute, Love the colors for the holidays.Thanks for sharing and thanks for the visit, always love hearing from you.Becky

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

It's so cute! I wish I could sew small things like this again. I use to love to do embroidery and crazy quilting (hey, crazy quilting for crazy crafters! Have you tried it?). But I have so much arthritis from previous surgeries. Not sure I could hold those little circles, much less sew the button stitch around them! But they are indeed precious!
Brenda

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I just realized I said button stitch. Meant blanket stitch! Added you to my blogroll so I can keep up with you guys.
Brenda

Lynn said...

Just lovely, thank you for sharing the process :)

~Tonja~ said...

Oh how cute is that...love it and all the project you girls have been doing..thanks for showing us how you
done it...you girls rock....
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

Dogwood said...

Thanks, thanks. I love Christmas decorations that are made out of felt. Really reminds me of my childhood.

By the way your "blanket stitch" is so perfect!

Keep the ideas coming!

Nan said...

This is great and very easy to make too. When I get done with all these 'A walk in the Woods' felt ornaments I can think about making this, one could use any colors they wanted using up small scraps of wool felt which I have an abundance of.

Sares said...

What a cute idea! I love the way you did your packages in the previous post too, especially the stamp! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

maría cecilia said...

Hi Lindsey and Twyla, this is a very lovely garland,very beautiful, but for me too much work that I don´t believe I can make it.
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Celestial Charms said...

I really like this garland. It actually looks easier than my trying to string yards and yards of popcorn and cranberries! I must try this one. Thank you ever so much for this tutorial.
Maureen

parasols and maryjanes said...

This is so so cute! The stitching and colors makes it very special. - perfect for Valentines day too.
Elizabeth

Madison said...

Thanks for sharing! I love this idea and might try it!

*Noelle* said...

helloooo!! what a sweet comment you left me! i've missed all of you gals too! got my computer back today so my guys are gonna have to pry my but off of here as i catch up on like 3 weeks of blogging, sheesh!!

this lil garland is so cute! i wish i knew how to stitch or sew... someday!!

hugs ♥

Sophia said...

Oh my gosh! I TOTALLY love this idea. I want to try it out, but with a red and light green. :D Thanks so much for sharing!

~~Carol~~ said...

So sweet, and you've got me thinking little hearts in those colors for Valentine's Day! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandy said...

So very cute! I think I could even sew this! I just love anything made with felt!

Jacqueline said...

I love what you are doing. Giving us tons of ideas for the holidays and they are all so cute and fancy free! I love felt anything, when I was little I really loved those felt story boards in Sunday school. Heres to a fun filled week for you both. Keep your heart light on. Never let it go out!

Country Dreaming said...

How cute is that!

I'll file that one away for a time when I have time.

Melinda

Creative Breathing said...

Sweet beyond belief! Yeah pink and red! E

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my goodness! That is adorable. If only I had more time!!

beedeebabee♥ said...

That is soooo adorable! Great instructions too! I'm so loving pink and red together! xoxo

Florence and Mary said...

This is such a great idea... I love playing with felt so this is one I'll def need to try

Victoria xx

Llyn M said...

This is so sweet! I love pink and red! It would be real pretty with beads between each circle like Patty at Pip Stitch did with her fall leaf garland.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet words!!!

Cakebaker1961 said...

That is the sweetest little garland I have every seen. I have yards and yards of felt and now I know what to do with it. Note to self.... Start Christmas crafting in July. hee hee.