A few years ago, in a frenzy of felt crafting, I created a felt and rick rack garland for Easter. I love felt because it’s easy to work with, and doesn’t require much fussing. Both pluses in this time-challenged mom’s life. This garland is super easy to make, not to mention you can modify it to fit your home and whimsy.
Felt and Rick Rack Easter Garland
This entire craft project probably took me about an hour to make. I spent most of my time sewing or cutting out the shapes for the ovals. I used green seam binding for the garland instead of ribbon; I found the seam binding to be heavy enough to handle the weight of the felt ovals.
To start, I cut out 8 plain yellow ovals and sewed them together. I went with a basic stitch. You could add some design with a zig zag stitch. Maybe run different colored stitches across the width of the egg.
For the shapes, I cut simple ones out of white felt and hot glued them in place. This one is a chick.
To make the rabbit head, I used a pattern I found on the internet.
Another bird shape, this time a dove that I also found on the internet.
Finally I added some spring flowers of my own design.
When I was finished with the ovals, I laid all of them in place with the yellow ovals between the decorated ovals. Then, I sewed everything in place. To hang the garland on my mantel, I have a white carpet tack on top of the mantel at either end, a trick I picked up from The Nester.
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