December 3, 2011

Felt Bead Garland

I whipped up this simple felt garland last night in a matter of minutes, seriously. And I love how it turned out, minimal, festive and elegant.
I used some of the felt beads left over from the mobile I made for Jude's room.
I used a yarn needle, threaded it with cotton yarn, then slid the needle through the beads.
The thickness of the yarn kept the beads in place, so I didn't have to knot them except for at the ends.
I might just have to create some more to decorate the Christmas tree too. They'd look great next to the felted ornaments and felt tree skirt that I made.
If you're looking for felt beads, I got mine from Handbehg Felts.  The color is vibrant and the price is reasonable.  I have doubts that I'll be taking it down after Christmas, it's such happy decoration.

8 comments:

  1. ooh, I love this project! just gorgeous. I would leave it up year-round, too. When are you going to open an Etsy shop so I can order a custom tree skirt?! So cool!!!

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  2. This looks so fun. Just wondering what sz those felt balls are?

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  3. Hmmm...Amber, I think they're the 2cm in Fiesta Mix
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62320980/2cm-felt-balls60-piece-fiesta-mix

    And Naomi, one of these days, one of these days. That Etsy shop is always in the back of my mind, getting squashed by kiddos.

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  4. Very cute! It looks fantastic with your tree skirt...which is so *fun* and original!

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  5. Love this idea! I just went and ordered my own set of beads. Yay Etsy! :)

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  6. Those are so simple, but they add so much to a room :)

    I bet you could make them for any occasion; even just to decorate the house for no special reason then to make you smile!

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  7. Oh, I love this idea! It's so fun and colorful. And I just happen to have a bunch of felting wool in my craftroom. :)

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