DIY Fall Felt Leaf Garland

I’ve been wanting to make a felt leaf garland for a while. I thought it would be easy, but I had no idea just how easy. Seriously you guys, so simple. But it adds such a fun pop of color to the walls during this time in between Halloween and Christmas.

fall felt leaves

Supplies you’ll need:

1. Felt – I love using Rainbow Classic Felt because they’re made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles (!), and I rarely need pieces bigger than the 9″ x 12″ they come as. You can buy them by the piece at your local craft store, or order a bigger pack online to have on hand for future projects.
2. Ribbon or twine – I used twine that I have on hand for gift wrapping and such.
3. Fabric glue or hot glue – I actually did one garland of each because I didn’t want to wait for the fabric glue/liquid stitch to dry. Details are below.

First off you’ll want to download and print this pdf leaf pattern I made. There are three sizes on one page, but the one I used and photographed is the largest size.

I just pinned the pattern to two pieces of felt at a time and it went pretty quickly.

fall leaves

I specifically bought liquid stitch for this project thinking it would be the best and easiest option. But it actually ended up being pretty messy, and since it took so long to dry I was worried the coiled twine would come free before it was fully adhered.

fall leaves

But once it dried, it looked really clean and all the leaves stayed attached. You can’t even tell it’s on the leaves in the photos below.

fall leaves

fall felt leaves

Despite how well the liquid stitch option turned out, I would still recommend hot glue. It took no time to dry so I didn’t have to worry about the twine coming loose. The hot glue version is on the right below.

fall leaves

fall leaves

You can see it on the backside now that it’s dry, but nobody would ever see that.

fall felt leaves

I spaced the leaves about 3″ apart and did one of each of the 8 colors of felt I bought.

fall felt leaves

fall felt leaves

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