I am enjoying all this time I have...for the first time since I graduated college....I can make the things I see in my head...or on pinterest. So here is another one.
Step one...buy stiff felt...since I decided to make Christmas trees I used dark green and yellow for the stars in between.
Step two...using a disappearing ink pen trace trees onto the green felt, and stars onto the yellow. Cut out all the pieces. If anybody has any ideas for how I can use the scraps please let me know. I can't make myself throw out the remnants.
Step three...I started out punching tiny holes in the trees, but once I added the beads they didn't show through like I wanted. So...just use a regular hole punch to make ornament holes in the trees. I left the small holes at the edge of the second branch for stringing. Use the small punch to make holes for stringing the stars also.
Step four...buy felt glue. Any other glue will just be sucked into nonexistence by the felt. This glue works really well. Glue around the opening and place a clear bead in the opening.
I enjoy all things multicolored so I used multicolored beads. If you have a more monochromatic style choose whatever color beads you want.
Step five...use twine to string the trees and stars together. It took five trees and six stars to reach across my mantle. You can adjust the space between trees and stars based on where you want to put them and how many trees and stars you want to cut...punch...bead and string.
Here is the finished garland on my mantle. Fun and simple...