Making Memories: Twisted Felt Garland

This is so cool looking!

This a bit more complex than the rest of the of the decorations so I’ll make sure to take time to explain this one more.

This is from The Purl Bee(I love that name), who suggests to make a bracelet first to make you sure you don’t waste supplies. It starts by using a rotatory cutter to cut felt strips, any color or design you choose, in one inch strips. She suggests taking your time and doing this right, which should be the case with any project. For the bracelet you should cut it into ten inch strips. She then laid one red and white together and pinned on of the ends together. She then used her rotary cutter again to cut a two inch slice smack dab middle.

Precision is key!

You then make two more slits each one inch from the first slit. This should leave you with three strips,each one inch apart. You then take the pin out of the end and take that end through the top hole. Pull tight to be sure that it makes a nice V-shape to make sure the colors show to contrast. Continue this until the last hole. All that’s left is to trim your ends and make them even.

The first twist shown.

Now here’s the changes you need to make to have your garland!

  • Only have five slits at a time. Once you those five twisted, cut five more.
  • You’ll have to cut off more, the longer the strips the more the strip’s ends become uneven.
  • If you cut three strips of seventy-two inches, you will get a long enough garland, around six feet, just sew the ends together, being sure they are on the same side!