I just love garlands and whole heartedly feel they should not just be left for special occasions, so I've decided this year to add a garland or several about the place, just to add a little something extra to my favourite walls. I also often find myself wanting to make craft projects from bits and pieces I don't have in my stash, which I have come to realise just means adding more things to my crafty suitcase, instead of making do. So this year, I'm really focusing on making use of what's in my stash to craft some fun and easy projects. Here's all you need to make a stitchy leaf garland.
You'll Need: Some felt (in the colour of your choice, cut into about twenty leaf shapes), four different coloured threads, a long piece of ric rac and a needle and scissors.
To Make It: This is one of those lovely projects which is perfect for an evening watching one of your favourite films. Simply work your way down each leaf in a cross stitch patten in your various chosen colours. Once complete, arrange as you like onto your of ric-rac and stitch on the top of each leaf. Then all you have to do is find somewhere sweet to hang your garland (washi tape works a treat for this) and you're done.
The beauty of garlands is they can be hung just about anywhere, I love them around frames, above the bed or to add a little something special to a bookshelf.
I'd love to know what crafty messes you've been making lately too!