I love everything rainbow. And this Christmas Lights Felt Garland stuffed with Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World™ has been an idea rolling around in my brain for a while now. This year I put it down on paper and created it in my favorite rainbow colors of Kunin® Classic™ Felt. Scroll down to see how I made it and download the FREE Patterns.
Hand Stitched Christmas Lights Felt Garland
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Here’s what you need to make a Vintage inspired Light Garland:
- Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World™
- Kunin® Classic™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Candy Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Pirate Green, Lagoon, Brilliant Blue, Orchid, Silver Grey (one sheet each)
- Embroidery Floss to match each color of Kunin Felt
- Embroidery Needle
- Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker
- E6000 Fabri-Fuse Fabric Glue
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Grosgrain Ribbon – Grey
- Christmas Light Patterns – download below ⇓
Here’s how to create a Felt Garland for the Holidays:
Gather all supplies. Download, print and cut out Christmas Lights Felt Garland Patterns BELOW ⇓ Trace two light bulb patterns from Candy Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Pirate Green, Lagoon, Brilliant Blue, Orchid Kunin® Classic™ Felt. Cut out the light bulb shapes with scissors. Trace sixteen light socket patterns onto Silver Grey Kunin® Classic™ Felt with MONO Twin Permanent Marker. Cut out light socket shapes with scissors. TIP: Cut inside the traced line to create a clean finished project.
Attach the Silver Grey Kunin® Classic™ Felt light socket shapes to each of the sixteen colored light bulb shapes with E6000 Fabri-Fuse fabric glue. Layer the light socket shape over the top of the light bulb shape. Set aside to allow the glue to set. I set mine aside overnight. The Fabri-Fuse dries with a bit of elasticity that allows the shape to be stuffed without puckering or gapping.
Match up each pair of colored light bulbs with the light socket overlap on the outside. Thread color coordinated embroidery floss onto an embroidery needle and blanket stitch around the Christmas light bulb felt shape. Leave the top open for stuffing and finishing later. Repeat with each rainbow-colored light bulb felt shape. I highly recommend this Embroidery Tips post by Bev over at Flamingo Toes, she is my go-to for all things stitched.
Stuff each Christmas Lights Felt Garland shape with Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World™ through the small opening at the top. Pull apart small pieces of the stuffing and work down into each section of the pillow using a chopstick or pencil. I like a soft stuff, so I use a bit less Poly-Fil®. If you prefer a harder stuff, use more and pack it tighter.
Thread a slate grey embroidery floss onto an embroidery needle and straight stitch lines onto the sockets to secure each Christmas Lights Felt Garland closed. Embellish with a triangle-shaped satin stitch to resemble the very end of the socket.
Measure and cut a 48” length of slate grey grosgrain ribbon. Fold the ribbon in half to find the center and then attach each bulb, leaving a four-inch section in between each Christmas Light Garland section. I am an impatient crafter, so I use a glue gun and glue sticks for this step instead of fabric glue.
Quick and Easy Christmas Lights Felt Garland
I hope you will use my Christmas Lights Felt Garland as a jumping-off point to showcase your creativity to make merry and bright home decor for the holidays! Switch up the colors to match your home’s decor, the possibilities are endless! Kunin® Felt is an easy, versatile, and forgiving medium that allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
This is a perfect beginner sewing project to complete with tweens and teens. Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World™ is the perfect stuffing for all your holiday projects! Features 100% premium polyester fiber, superior resiliency, and smooth consistency. It is made from 100% recycled polyester fiber, washable, and non-allergenic. Plus Poly-Fil® is proudly made in the USA, and unconditionally guaranteed. Spend some time with the kiddos this Holiday Season and create a keepsake. Individual Christmas Lights can become ornaments to hang on the tree or gift tags to embellish those special gifts.
More Christmas inspiration is available all over my website, but here are three projects that I know you will enjoy. Check out my Four Hand-Drawn Holiday Cards that you can download for FREE to print and color OR a fun and funky Stenciled Ugly Christmas Sweater Pillow with Fairfield World Premier Pillow Insert OR Easy DIY Felt Trees for your Christmas Mantel which are super quick, bright, and colorful!
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