Monday, May 21, 2012

Patriotic Garland Tutorial

Thanks for all of the love for Isabella. We are home adjusting to life as four- it's going very well - just very busy! I will try to get some pictures up for you shortly meanwhile hope you enjoy this scheduled post!

It's been a while since I did a tutorial ... or a garland. This one is pretty basic and will work for quite a few holidays hope you enjoy! 
Red, White and Blue Felt by the yard- 1/8 yard of each color. The larger you want the garland the more you will need mine measures about 10 feet long. 
Red, White and Blue Embroidery Floss
Red Grosgrain Ribbon - 3 feet

Using Pattern pieces cut out stars- you will need 2 cut outs per star. Double your felt and cut them out together to make it easier on yourself. Cut out even amount of every color if you would like the garland to alternate red white and blue. 

 Put together the end stars first. Select one red and one blue star set. Cut Ribbon in half and using Fabri-Tac glue ribbon between two stars.
 Using coordinating embroidery floss sew your stars together hiding your knot between the stars. 

 Use a large stitch. Pull thread and knot slightly smaller to give wavy effect to the star. Repeat on all stars.
  Thread stars on red floss beginning and ending with the stars attached to the grosgrain ribbon.

 Hang garland and enjoy!

Don't forget to add your garland to our flickr group!


  1. so simple yet so cute! I like this a lot! I can see this out of some really cool colors like mustard, pink and apple green!

  2. So cute! And it's such a simple way to spruce up a room. :)


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