DIY Felt Flower Garland
I recently saw a beautiful flower garland on one of those daily deal home decor sites. It was $50 for a 6 ft strand. For that price, I decided I’d attempt to make a felt flower garland myself. And you know what, a strand (double the length!) cost me under $10!
Here’s what you need for this DIY Felt Flower Garland:
- Glue Gun (and glue sticks)
- 2 Sheets of Foam paper (you can also use cardstock/cardboard or poster board, but I like foam paper because it doesn’t rip easily.)
- 4 Sheets of felt
- 12 Feet of Ribbon
I found all of my supplies at Hobby Lobby. As you can see in the picture, I stocked up on the felt since I wasn’t sure how many sheets I needed. Obviously I way overbought. Luckily the sheets were only 25 cents for the plain and 50 cents for the patterned.
STEP 1: Draw circles on your foam sheets. (I used the Lego cup that recently came in Happy Meals from McDonalds.)
STEP 2: Cut out the circles. (Obviously they don’t need to be perfect.)
STEP 3: Hole punch the circles on opposite ends
STEP 4: String your ribbon through the circles. (I tied my two 6 ft strands of ribbon together to make one large strand.)
STEP 5: Cut the felt sheets lengthwise into strips. (Mine were around 1 inch wide.)
STEP 6: Put some glue in the center of the circle. (Don’t look at my terrible manicure.)
STEP 7: Start to roll a strip of felt and place it on the hot glue.
STEP 8: Once you have the center securely in place, keep gluing around the center and continue wrapping the felt strip around.
STEP 9: Add a second strip of felt and continue wrapping it around covering the foam circle as much as possible.
STEP 10: Enjoy your felt flower and repeat steps to make more! (I alternated my colors, and I double sided them as I found that the flowers flipped around when hung.)
This project is really easy but somewhat time consuming. I made most of it while watching Frozen with my kids, but I was working as fast as I could. However, I think it was worth the time and $8.50 ($1.50 for the felt sheets, $1 for the foam sheets and $6 for the ribbon) for this DIY flower felt garland!