Search This Blog

Monday, November 15, 2010

Advent Garland

A few years ago, I made an advent garland for my friend Emily. Secretly, I wanted to keep it for myself, but I think she appreciated it. Ever since then, I have wanted to make another, but didn't want it to be exactly the same. Her's is made up of little squares with flaps that you close with buttons so I decided to go with stockings and just make loops out of ric rac to hang them on the ribbon.

This is a super easy project, but it does take a little time. I finished most of this while watching the Aggies beat Baylor this weekend (Whoop)! Shameless plug, I know!!

Here's what you need:

10 pieces of felt. I used white and red
embroidery thread in contrasting colors to the felt
glitter glue or even a fabric marker for the numbers
2 inch roll for the actual garland and another thinner ribbon to tie the stocking on with
Ric Rac
Hot glue

First I found a pattern online for a small stocking. I folded the felt in half and traced 3 stockings on each piece. You will have a few left over in case you mess up!

After I cut them out, I just did a simple stitch around the edges, leaving the top open. This is the part that takes the longest.

Once you have all your stockings, glue the ric rac to the top of the front piece only. I just made a loop as I was gluing.

Them use your markers, puff paint, or whatever and write your numbers on each stocking.

Once they are dry, use the smaller ribbon to tie each stocking onto the thicker ribbon evenly spacing them however you like!

And there you have it! Come Christmas, I will put mini candy canes or something else like that in each stocking so we can count down to Christmas!

Now if only I had a mantle to hang it on!!!