DIY Anthropologie inspired felt bow garland

diy anthropologie felt bow garland


A few weeks back, I found this Anthropologie felt bow garland and was instantly drawn to it.


anthropologie felted bow garland


The bright mix of colors was such an interesting and unexpected change from traditional holiday decorations.  Unfortunately, as you can see, they were already sold out.  So, of course, I had to make my own: anthro inspired felted garland

It turned out to be a super easy and inexpensive project (under $10).  The best part is that the bright mixed colors are totally seasonless- this garland could easily be used year round for different events, or you could change the colors to make the garland specific to a certain holiday (like a mix of reds and pinks for Valentine’s Day).

DIY Anthropologie inspired felt bow garland

What you’ll need:

  • 9×12 Felt sheets in a variety of colors.  I used 2 sheets each of mustard, bright yellow, hot pink, pink, red, lime, dark green, navy, light blue, teal, dark brow, black, and white
  • Monofilament (fishing line) or white sewing thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors


 Cut the felt sheets longways into 1×12″ strips and then again in half so you have 1×6″ pieces.

 Tie each strip into an overhand knot.  The felt will automatically form this cute little bow shape: anthro inspired felted garland

Once you’ve tied all the bows, lay them out in a row so you can mix the colors before sewing them together.  I wanted a more random look, so I just tried to make sure the colors were evenly distributed throughout the garland, but not in a set pattern. anthro inspired felted garland

Once you have all the bows placed, thread about an arms length of the monofilament onto your needle, but don’t cut it from the spool just yet.   Sew the bows together through the knot and periodically unwind more thread and push the bows down toward the spool.  I found this was the best way to avoid any accidental knots, since you end up using such a long length of thread.  Once all the bows are strung, tie a big knot on each end of the garland and cut from the spool.  Give it a little shake and the bows will settle into place. anthro inspired felted garland anthro inspired felted garland

Finally, just use some clear packing tape to hang the garland and you’re finished.

Find more DIY project tutorials here.  Happy crafting!



  1. December 29, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    Such a cute and simple idea!! Love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

    • January 3, 2014 / 7:04 am

      Thanks so much! I would live at Anthropologie if I could 🙂

  2. January 5, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    Bright, colorful projects make me so happy! I love this idea!

    Pinning for birthday parties. And valentine's day. And whatever else I can think of!

    Happy blogging!
    Ashley @ 3littlegreenwoods

  3. January 5, 2014 / 8:32 pm

    Bright and colorful projects make me happy! I love this! Pinning it for birthday parties and holidays, and whatever else I can think of!

    Ashley @ 3littlegreenwoods

    • January 6, 2014 / 3:49 am

      Thanks Ashley! It was a really fun project- I'm definitely going to have to make another one 🙂

  4. Sydney
    December 12, 2019 / 1:06 am

    This looks beautiful & so much fun!! What do you mean by sew the knots together? Are you threading the needle through the knot? Like poking a hole? Sorry if this is a stupid question. Really not sure.

    • cobbersonco
      December 24, 2019 / 2:13 am

      Hi! Yes, exactly I stick the needle right through the knot, like when you thread popcorn to make garlands 🙂

  5. Teagan Jeffords
    October 13, 2020 / 7:36 pm

    How long was your finished garland using the 26 sheets of felt?

    • cobbersonco
      October 14, 2020 / 6:48 pm

      Hi! It was pretty long. I don’t have it anymore, otherwise I would measure it for you, but I think it was about 8 feet.

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