Monday, March 14, 2016

Felt Clover Garland

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today I thought we could do a simple but adorable felt garland! 

Supplies Needed:

Green Felt (1-2 sheets)
Embroidery thread (green)
Needle with eye large enough for Embroidery thread
Ball point pen

White ribbon or yarn (for pennant banner)
Black acrylic paint pen
Lime green card stock
Glue (I used low temp hot glue gun)

First thing we need to do is draw out our 4 clover leaf shapes with your pen.
Imagine you are drawing a heart shape, except instead of drawing the heart down to a point, you'll just draw straight down. You will want the width of the leaf to almost be as long as the same leaf. Be careful to not make your two bumps too oval like, they should be nice plump circle arches. (You can always trim the bumpies afterwards as well, just in case they are too long)

Then you will pull about 12 inches of embroidery thread through your needle and fold in half so the two ends touch. Knotting is not required. Push the needle through the leaf from the top. Make exactly as many stitches pictured above. This stitch will make your leaf fold into itself in a way that looks most natural.

When you've threaded all four leaves, pull both ends tight and knot together. Trim excess strings.

Ta Da!
Then if you want to make this garland, 
cut out five triangles from your lime green card stock, write "Lucky" with your black paint pen, and glue pennants to your white string/ribbon!

You can also glue these felt clovers to dowel rods and turn them into garden accents or cute decorations for a gift basket!

Enjoy and have a Happy St. Patrick's Day on the 17th!

Bethany @Enchanted Lake

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