DIY Felted Garland Tutorial

I’m sure you’ve seen them all over the internet. The cute, DIY felted garlands using felted balls and fun shapes decorating kid’s rooms, mantels, Christmas trees…you name it. Did you know they are super easy to make? Well, I’m here to show you how you can make your own in minutes. Don’t buy a felted garland this year, make your own custom garland with you favorite colors to match your decor.  (affiliate links included for your convenience)

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Felted Balls (I buy an assortment of colors so I can make garlands of all kinds) and felted hearts 
Baker’s Twine 
A Tapestry Needle

A note about the size of the felted balls: I was confused when I was ordering.  They are sized by CM which can be tough to judge size, because when you look at CM on a ruler, these do not match up.  For this garland, I used balls and hearts that are 3cm.  That is about  1″-1.25″ in diameter.  Size varies slightly because they are handmade.

how to make a felt ball garland



Step 1: Line up the felted balls in the pattern you would like them to appear on your garland so that you can visualize what it will look like.

Step 2: Thread the needle and push it through the first felted ball.   Tip: I don’t cut the twine.  I make mine while the twine is still on the spool, that way I can cut it once I’m done to the length I want.

DIY garland

DIY garland

Step 3: Continue threading the felted shapes onto the twine until your garland is as long as you would like. Remember to leave twine at both ends for hanging.

how to make a felt ball garland

If you are set on how long your garland should be, and you like a little spacing between your felted balls, you can tie a small knot on either end of each felted piece as you go. This will help keep spacing and prevent the felted balls and hearts from sitting right next to each other. I prefer the look of mine like this, but others might prefer some spacing. 🙂

hoe to make a felt ball garland

Stare at your new adorable DIY felted garland, hang and enjoy! 😉  I have seen these felted garlands popping up everywhere!  They are really perfect for Christmas decorations, Valentine decorations and any other occasion…just make them in the colors that fit your theme.  They are also really cute in a nursery or playroom.

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Happy crafting!



Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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