I have been very envious of all the wonderful fall garlands that have been popping up in various link parties. Here is what I came up with that fit my commitment level, and used materials that were on hand. First off, this is a very simple, quick fall garland project. There are many tutorials out there that take more time and give you a fancier effect, but if you are looking for something quick that you can get done in 15 minutes, this How-To is for you!
Grab four sheets of fall colored felt. Stiff felt would have worked better if I had been buying felt. I had regular craft felt on hand, and it worked just fine.
A length of ribbon about 1.5 times the width of your opening or window.
Two thumb tacks.
Print out your letters using a font you like. I used Arial at 500 pt. Under “format font” (or maybe “format character” depending on your computer) select “outline”. No sense is wasting a lot of ink to print out a extra large letter.
And grab your pinking shears!
Plan out what color of felt you want for each letter. Then pen your first paper print-out to your first color selection.
Cut out the letter using your pinking shears.
Cut slits for your ribbon to pass through. Fold over the top 1/2 inch, and make sure to not cut to much!
All I had for thumb tacks were these ’awesome’ red hearts. They aren’t the perfect thing for a fall garland. So, I cut small pieces of the light tan felt from the scraps to wrap around the tacks.
I also added a large green button (clearance at Hobby Lobby) instead of cutting out the hole in the “A”. I like how it added a touch of green, and that it was quick!
Don’t the covered thumb tacks look much better than the bright red would have, LOL?!?!?
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