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:

cobberson.com 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

 Instructions:

 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:

cobberson.com 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.

 

 

cobberson.com 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.

 

cobberson.com anthro inspired felted garland

 

 

cobberson.com 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!

Kym

9 Comments on DIY Anthropologie inspired felt bow garland

  1. 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.

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

    • 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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