I saw bags of pretty felt leaves at the Dollar Tree recently and knew I had to do something with them. I love felt and I.LOVE.FALL (I mean, really, who doesn’t?? Pumpkin Spice Latte anyone?) I grabbed up two bags and headed home. They’re called table scatter, which is a funny name, since I have bigger plans than just scattering them on my table. At first I was thinking about making them into a wreath. But I do have a cute fall wreath and Halloween wreath already. So, I decided to go with garland.
This project could not be simpler. I mean seriously. It cost me 2 bucks and 10 minutes of my time. And I really love the way it turned out.
I used my sewing machine. Typically I’m a strict non-sewing crafter. There are so many amazing and creative crafters out there with awesome sewing projects. I would love to learn and make them all. But there seems to be a lot of measuring and pinning and cutting involved. I like a more quick, instant gratification kind of craft. Someday I will learn. Maybe when I am old and feeble and have a much longer attention span. Right now I can manage a sewing simple straight line, and that’s about it. Luckily, a straight (ish) line is all you need for this project!
Threading the needle was actually harder than making this garland. 🙂 But, if you are an anti-seamstress or don’t have a sewing machine, you can still make your own cute garland. You can just use hot glue and a thin ribbon. It will be just as pretty! I considered doing it that way at first, but decided to break out the sewing machine when I realized I was out of hot glue sticks!
What you need:
- two bags of table scatter
- a sewing machine (or ribbon and glue)
What you do:
- Gently feed your table scatter through your sewing machine, one at at time.
- I didn’t make mine in a pattern. I just made sure that there where not two of the same color next to each other. You could do a pattern alternating between each color, but you will need another bag or table scatter because there are a lot more orange leaves in each bag.
- I also didn’t face them all the same direction. I like a more messy kind of look. Kinda like how leaves really fall!
- Done. Hang it up, string it on your mantle, or even use it as a table runner.