Searching for easy felt crafts for Christmas? This Anthropologie inspired bow garland is one of my favorite projects ever. It’s so simple to make, kids can help and the rainbow colors are seasonless.
Way back in 2013 (!), I found this Anthropologie felt bow garland and was instantly drawn to it. (also, 2013 is why this picture is teeny tiny)
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.
It turned out to be a super easy and inexpensive project (under $10). The best part is that the bright mixed colors are super versatile- 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).
How to make this Anthropologie inspired felt bow garland
What you’ll need:
- 9×12 Felt sheets in a variety of colors. These sheets were from Michael’s. 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
Step 1: Cut the felt sheets longways into 1×12″ strips and then again in half so you have 1×6″ pieces.
Step 2: Tie each strip into an overhand knot. The felt will automatically form this cute little bow shape:
Step 3: 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.
Step 4: 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 by threading the needle 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.
Step 5: 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.
Step 6: Finally, just use some clear packing tape to hang the garland and you’re finished.
(Updated in 2022)
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Such a cute and simple idea!! Love your blog! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much! I would live at Anthropologie if I could 🙂
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!
Ashley @ 3littlegreenwoods
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
Thanks Ashley! It was a really fun project- I'm definitely going to have to make another one 🙂
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 🙂
How long was your finished garland using the 26 sheets of felt?
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.