Monday, November 9, 2015

Thanksgiving Decor: Felt Leaves Garland

We're firm believers of decorating for Christmas after Thanksgiving in our house.  No judgment on anyone who's already decked the halls, because I've seen some seriously beautiful holiday decor already, it's just our preference.  Also, we get a real tree, so it would be a pretty legit fire hazard by the time Christmas rolled around if we got one now.
Anyway, I had been wanting to create some more Thanksgiving decor since we're hosting this year, so I got working on a leaves garland.  I loved how the leaves that I made for my fabric flower wreath turned out, so I made several more using different colors of felt. 

I just folded the felt in half and cut out a leaf shape, then stitched around the edges.  I varied this, making some with the stitch wrapping around the edges, and some with a lacing look.

Then, I stitched a line up the center of the leaf and then worked my way back down to the bottom, making 2-3 'veins' on each side.  

Once I had 2 of each color, I threaded them onto some embroidery floss (the same I used to create the stitching), and tied off the ends for easier hanging.

For such a simple project, I love how well it came out! I have them hanging on the doors of the entertainment center my dad built.  My parents outgrew it, so we adopted it and I love how it fits in our living room.

Have you made any Thanksgiving decorations? I'd love to see them!


  1. This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! I lovee felt projects as they are so easy and always turn out super cute!

    1. Kristy, thanks so much for your super sweet comment! I love felt, too, for the same reasons! I am totally working on scouting inspiration for winter felt projects. I'll be sure to share any that I make!

  2. Just found your blog and so happy I did--I love DIY'ing and your DIY style! :)

    I've never made Thanksgiving decorations before but I love this idea! In my family we never put up Christmas decorations until December, but the house feels a little bare in the time between Halloween and Christmas decorating!

    1. Claire, thank you so much for stopping by and taking time to comment- it means so much! I'm so glad you're here! I haven't made many Thanksgiving projects before, either, but I really wanted to do so this year. I'm not ready for Christmas decor, either, until after Thanksgiving. I don't do a lot for Halloween, specifically, so I've been loving creating some things for fall!


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