Bring a touch of fall into your home with an easy DIY project. This stylish fall garland is a great piece of seasonal decor that will have your guests asking where they can buy their own.
How to Make a Fall Garland
This project only requires a few basic craft supplies and doesn’t take any special skills. As long as you can cut felt and string beads, you’re ready to create your own. Even the little crafters in your life can get involved and have fun decorating for the season. Grab these materials, and let’s get started.
- felt, assorted fall colors
- wooden beads (I used 48 14mm beads)
- large eye sewing needle
Cut your felt leaves.
I used 30 leaves; 6 each of 5 different colors. If you prefer a longer garland, you can cut more. I free-handed the shape, just cutting an oval with a point on each end.
Alternately string wooden beads and felt leaves onto a piece of twine.
To do this, you’ll need a large eye needle with a sharp tip. I chose not to cut my twine ahead of time, because I wasn’t sure how long I wanted my garland to be. I did a pattern of three beads followed by two felt leaves, but you can create any pattern you like.
To string the leaves, I pinched the top part of the shape together and pushed the needle through both sides of the fold. I used a pattern of tan, gold, brown, green, orange, and repeated it throughout the garland. Feel free to use any colors and pattern that inspires you.
Tie a large knot on each end and trim your twine.
For an extra festive touch, you can add a twine tassel to each end. You can either create your own tassels, or purchase them premade at a craft store or online.
All that’s left to do is display your garland on a mantel, shelf, or anywhere else in your home that needs a touch of fall!
- Personalize your garland by using your own color combination or changing the pattern.
- Measure the area where you want to hang your garland before you start to make sure your project is the correct length.
- Try using multiple sizes of wooden beads for another variation on this look.
Frequently Asked Questions
One sheet of felt will make 8-10 leaves.
It depends on how long you want your garland to be and how many beads you string at a time in your pattern. I used 48, but you will need more to reach across a long mantel.
No. The felt is not weatherproof and your garland will get sad and soggy.
More Fall Projects
If you enjoyed this garland, be sure to check out my other fall projects for more seasonal decor inspiration.
If you try making your own Fall Garland or any of these other projects, be sure to share your project photos in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so we can all inspire each other. Hope to see you there!
- large eye sewing needle
- felt, assorted colors
- wooden beads (48 14mm)
- Cut your felt leaves.
- Alternately string wooden beads and felt leaves onto twine in any pattern you like.
- Tie a large knot on each end.
- Optional: add tassels on the ends.