A couple of years ago I decided our home office needed a little police Christmas tree! I’ve slowly been gathering ornaments for it (many from fellow LEOW small shops!) and it’s one of my favorite things about our home during the holidays. This year, I decided it needed a little extra somethin’ somethin’ and whipped up this easy and inexpensive felt garland!
My tree is small (four feet with the burlap pot) so I didn’t need that long of a garland. I got four total pieces of blue and black felt at my local Hobby Lobby, which happened to be on sale when I was there-making all of the material less than $1! I used some burlap string I had on hand, spent a few minutes snipping and tying, and voila!
You could also make this garland with fun fabric you find or old scraps you have on hand, could make it more traditional Christmas colors (peep the red and green I also purchased for an additional garland!), and could make it as long or as short as you want. Some other fun places for the garland would be on the mantle, around a window, or on a TV console.
Easy peasy! I simply took the felt, cut it in long strips (about 1/2 inch or so thick-they don’t all have to be perfectly the same), and then cut them in half again. I tied them onto my twine, just in a simple single knot, alternating colors, and then…that’s it! You could also add beads (like the wooden ones I have in the photo) to make it a little more detailed.
If you need supplies, you can find similar felt here, twine here, beads here, and a tree here. If you make this fun craft, make sure to take me on social media @ammoandgrace! And if you missed the blue small shop gift guide from last weekend (it features companies owned by LEOs and LEOWs or shops that back the blue!), make sure you check it out here.
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