Rainbows are perfect for decorating all year round, especially at Christmas. An over-sized Felt Christmas Light Garland creates a bright and colorful decoration. Cost effective Kunin® Felt Craft Cuts, Poly-Fil stuffing a plus a bit of embroidery floss make this project quick, easy and affordable. Free printable patterns are included below to make this project even easier for you.
Time: 1 Hour
Skill Level: Beginner
YOU WILL NEED:
- Kunin® Classic™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Candy Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Pirate Green, Lagoon, Brilliant Blue, Orchid, Silver Grey (one sheet each)
- Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World™
- Embroidery Floss to match each color of Kunin Felt
- Embroidery Needle
- Permanent Marker
- E6000 Fabri-Fuse Fabric Glue
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Grosgrain Ribbon – Grey
- Christmas Light Patterns – download below
Gather all supplies. Download, print and cut out Christmas Light Patterns HERE.
Trace two light bulb patterns from Candy Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Pirate Green, Lagoon, Brilliant Blue, Orchid Kunin® Classic™ Felt. Cut out with scissors.
Trace 16 light socket patterns from Kunin® Classic™ Silver Grey Felt, and then cut out with scissors. TIP: Cut inside the traced line to create a clean finished project.
Attach a Silver Grey light socket felt shape to each of the 16 colored light bulb felt shapes with fabric glue. Layer the light socket over top of the top of the light bulb. Set aside to allow glue to set.
Match up each pair of colored light bulbs with the light socket overlap on the outside. Thread color coordinated embroidery floss onto an embroidery needle and blanket stitch around the Christmas light bulb felt shape. Leave the top open for stuffing and finishing later. Repeat with each rainbow-colored light bulb felt shape.
Stuff each Christmas Light Garland shape with Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World™ through the small opening left at the top. Pull apart small pieces of the stuffing and work down into each section of the pillow using a chopstick or pencil. I like a soft stuff, so I use a bit less Poly-Fil. If you prefer a harder stuff, use more and pack it tighter.
Thread grey embroidery floss onto an embroidery needle and straight stitch lines onto the light sockets to secure each Christmas Light Garland closed. Embellish with a triangle shaped
Measure and cut a 48” length of grey grosgrain ribbon. Fold the ribbon in half to find the center and then attach each bulb, leaving a four-inch section in between each Christmas Light Garland section.
I hope you will use my Christmas Light Garland as a jumping-off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity and create merry and bright home decor for the holidays! Switch up the colors to match your home’s decor, the possibilities are endless!
Kunin® Felt is an easy, versatile, and forgiving medium which allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt and Kunin® Premiumfelt non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area. Find our complete collection online at Fabric.com..
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