How To Make a Fall Leaf Garland

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ITEM # 17017260P74

How To Make a Fall Leaf Garland

By JOANN

ITEM # 17017260P74
Print Description

Crafting Time:
Weekend Project
Skill Level:
Beginner

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Eco-fi Plus, Premium Felt, 9"x 12", Cream
  • Eco-fi Plus, Premium Felt, 9"x 12", Antique White
  • Eco-fi Plus, Premium Felt, 9"x 12", Sandstone
  • Eco-fi Plus, Premium Felt, 9"x 12", Ocean Blue
  • Eco-fi Plus, Premium Felt, 9"x 12", Goldenrod
  • Eco-fi Plus, Premium Felt, 9"x 12", Copper Canyon
  • Eco-fi Plus, Premium Felt, 9"x 12", Cashmere Tan
  • Bernat Handicrafter Cotton DeLux, Gold
  • Lily, Sugar ‘n Cream, Indigo
  • Lily, Sugar ‘n Cream, Ecru
  • DMC Embroidery Thread, 3852
  • DMC Embroidery Thread, 3051
  • DMC Embroidery Thread, 3771
  • DMC Embroidery Thread, 3774
  • DMC Embroidery Thread, 777
  • DMC Embroidery Thread, 921
  • DMC Embroidery Thread, 780
  • DMC Embroidery Thread, 502
  • DMC Embroidery Thread, 926
  • DMC Embroidery Thread, 919
  • DMC Embroidery Thread, 924
  • DMC Embroidery Thread, 3778
  • DMC Embroidery Thread, 370
  • Scissors
  • Pattern templates
  • Embroidery needle
  • Fabric Stiffening Spray
  • Masking Tape

DIRECTIONS:

    Macramé Leaves:
  1. Cut three pieces of cotton yarn 25" long. Braid together the 3 yarns.
  2. Fold the braided middle piece in half and tape down the folded end to the work surface.
  3. Cut sixty pieces of yarn 12" long.
  4. With one 12" piece of yarn, fold it in half and place the folded edge under the middle strands, laying the yarn horizontally.
  5. Take another 12" piece of yarn, fold it on half and lay it horizontally over the first strand, with the folded edge facing the opposite direction.
  6. Pull the ends of the first yarn through the folded loop end of the second yarn and the ends of the second yarn through the folded loop end of the first yarn.
  7. Pull the knot up to the top of the middle yarns and pull it tight.
  8. Repeat adding yarns in this manner, alternating with each row which direction the first folded yarn is pointing.
  9. When all of the yarns have been added, unbraid the remaining yarn from the middle strands.
  10. Lay the leaf out on a flat surface and spray liberally with fabric stiffening spray. Allow to dry.
  11. Once the leaf is dry, trim the edges to shape the leaf.
  12. Complete six leaves for a 6' garland.

    Embroidered Leaves:
  1. Cut the leaf shapes from felt using the pattern templates. To print the patterns, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above). Each finished leaf will have one small leaf and two large leaves.
  2. Place the small leaf on top of one of the large leaves. Embroider along the edge with a running stitch.
  3. Use a back stitch to embroider a veined leaf pattern onto the small leaf.
  4. Repeat for each leaf.
  5. Make ten embroidered leaves for a 6' garland.

    Garland:
  1. Cut a length of yarn 7' in length.
  2. Tie one macramé leaf 6' into the yarn.
  3. Place an embroidered leaf next to the macramé leaf, leaving 1/2" between them. Sandwich the back felt piece and the top embroidered felt piece over the garland yarn. Use a blanket stitch around the leaf to secure it in place.
  4. Continue adding leaves to the garland. One macramé leaf, two embroidered leaves, one macramé leaf, etc.

JOANN Hacks:

  • Braiding together the three middle pieces of yarn for the macramé leaves will help make the leaf sturdier.

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DIRECTIONS:

    Macramé Leaves:
  1. Cut three pieces of cotton yarn 25" long. Braid together the 3 yarns.
  2. Fold the braided middle piece in half and tape down the folded end to the work surface.
  3. Cut sixty pieces of yarn 12" long.
  4. With one 12" piece of yarn, fold it in half and place the folded edge under the middle strands, laying the yarn horizontally.
  5. Take another 12" piece of yarn, fold it on half and lay it horizontally over the first strand, with the folded edge facing the opposite direction.
  6. Pull the ends of the first yarn through the folded loop end of the second yarn and the ends of the second yarn through the folded loop end of the first yarn.
  7. Pull the knot up to the top of the middle yarns and pull it tight.
  8. Repeat adding yarns in this manner, alternating with each row which direction the first folded yarn is pointing.
  9. When all of the yarns have been added, unbraid the remaining yarn from the middle strands.
  10. Lay the leaf out on a flat surface and spray liberally with fabric stiffening spray. Allow to dry.
  11. Once the leaf is dry, trim the edges to shape the leaf.
  12. Complete six leaves for a 6' garland.

    Embroidered Leaves:
  1. Cut the leaf shapes from felt using the pattern templates. To print the patterns, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above). Each finished leaf will have one small leaf and two large leaves.
  2. Place the small leaf on top of one of the large leaves. Embroider along the edge with a running stitch.
  3. Use a back stitch to embroider a veined leaf pattern onto the small leaf.
  4. Repeat for each leaf.
  5. Make ten embroidered leaves for a 6' garland.

    Garland:
  1. Cut a length of yarn 7' in length.
  2. Tie one macramé leaf 6' into the yarn.
  3. Place an embroidered leaf next to the macramé leaf, leaving 1/2" between them. Sandwich the back felt piece and the top embroidered felt piece over the garland yarn. Use a blanket stitch around the leaf to secure it in place.
  4. Continue adding leaves to the garland. One macramé leaf, two embroidered leaves, one macramé leaf, etc.

JOANN Hacks: