If you’ve been a member for a while, you might remember this paper tropical leaf garland we made back in 2016. Or maybe this version from 2018. Well, thanks to our designer Krista, we finally have a felt tropical leaf garland for all of you felt crafters out there!
While we love crafting party decorations out of paper, felt is a good alternative because it stores really well and can be used year after year. As always, we have a template if you want to cut by hand and an SVG cut file if you prefer to use your Maker or Cameo 4 for this project.
‘Tis the sea-sun for tropicals
This is our favorite time of year to bring tropical decor into our homes or use it for party decorations. Our felt tropical leaf garland uses our bind wire so that you can easily shape it around a headboard, wind it up a stair banister, or just hang it on the wall for party decor.
Another thing we love about this felt garland is all of the tropical details that Krista added to it. Our pattern below includes vine leaves, monsteras, banana, and anthurium leaves as well as a few small flower blossoms. Altogether, the finished garland is about 53″ long.
Skill level: Beginner-Intermediate.
Crafting tip: Using a cutting machine will make the prep go faster!
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Kelp, Sea Green, Pine, Pistachio, and Pale Jade
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Fern Green (522)
- Bind Wire – Green
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
- Aleene’s Stiffen-Quick Fabric Stiffening Spray
How to Make a Felt Tropical Leaf Garland
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to pattern using a cutting machine (recommended) or scissors. The amounts labeled on the PDF pattern are to make a 53″ garland like ours.
- Cut a 6″ piece of green bind wire and glue it to the center of a banana or monstera leaf, about halfway up.
- Apply another thin line of glue all the way up the middle on top of the wire. Fold the leaf in half, pinching along the fold.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Want more DIY ideas like this one? Check out our other felt tropical leaves and our felt monstera. Or browse all of our tropical projects. Whatever you make, be sure to share it with us by tagging #MadeWithLia or posting photos to our private Facebook page for members.