How to Make Halloween Garland for Beginners +3 Free Patterns

Learn how to create stunning Halloween garlands using felt with our easy step-by-step tutorial. This craft allows you to make multiple felt plushes that can be used as decorations or incorporated into other sewing projects....

Learn how to create stunning Halloween garlands using felt with our easy step-by-step tutorial. This craft allows you to make multiple felt plushes that can be used as decorations or incorporated into other sewing projects. Let's dive into the exciting world of Halloween crafting!

Hello, fellow Craftaholics! With Halloween just around the corner, it's the perfect time to share some fun and festive ideas. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to make Halloween garlands using felt. Don't worry if you're a beginner, because we've kept the patterns easy and simple. You can start with the classic candy corn, ghost, and pumpkin, and feel free to add as many different patterns as you like.

These versatile crafts can be used for various purposes. If you don't want to make a garland, you can simply keep them as cute felt plush toys or charms. You can also add them to Halloween treat bags as small gifts. The best part is that this project won't break the bank! By investing in some felt fabrics and twine (if you don't have them at home), you'll spend less than $5. Plus, we're assuming you already have basic supplies like a needle, thread, and scissors. So, let's get started on making your own Halloween garland!

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Free Halloween Garland Pattern

Based on my 10 years of crafting experience, I've learned that it's always helpful to have the pattern on hand as you follow the tutorial. So, once you've finished reading this tutorial, scroll to the bottom and download our free Halloween garland patterns. Print them out and use them as templates for your craft.

How to Make Halloween Garland

List of Supplies

Tools

  • A pair of scissors
  • Needle
  • Pencil

Materials

  • Felt fabric
  • Matching threads
  • Cotton or scrap felts

Halloween Garland Supplies Image source: starevent.vn

Step by Step Instructions on How to Make Halloween Garland

Step 1: Preparing the Patterns

Let's start with the pumpkin craft. Trace the pumpkin base on orange-colored felt fabric and the stem on green-colored felt fabric. Carefully cut out the traced patterns. Use a pen to trace the face on one of the pumpkin base cutouts.

Step 1: Preparing the felt garland Patterns

Step 2: Stitching the Stem and Face

Thread your needle with black thread and stitch along the traced face. This will be the front side of the pumpkin plush. Use green thread to stitch the stem cutout onto the top middle part of the front pattern. Slightly overlap the stem at the bottom and stitch the overlapped part with the pumpkin front base.

Step 2: Stitching the Stem and Face

Step 3: Arranging the Patterns

Place the front base on top of the plain base cutout and thread your needle with orange thread. Start stitching around the sides of the base cutouts to join them together. We recommend using flat blanket stitches for a neat and secure attachment.

Step 3: Arranging the Patterns

Step 4: Stuffing the Pumpkin

Leave a small opening to stuff the felt pumpkin pattern. You can use cotton or scrap felt to achieve a nice and fluffy look. Once you're finished stuffing, close the opening and tie two tight knots to secure the stuffing. Trim off any excess thread if needed.

Step 4: Stuffing the Pumpkin

Step 5: Preparing the Candy Corn Pattern

Trace two candy corn base patterns on white felt: the bottom layer on yellow and the middle layer on orange felt. Trace the arms and legs on yellow felt as well. Use a pen to trace the face on the middle (orange) layer. Stitch the face securely.

Step 5: Preparing the Candy Corn Pattern

Step 6: Preparing the Ghost Patterns

Trace the ghost patterns (two bases and two arms) on white felt. Draw the face on one of the base cutouts and use black thread to stitch the traced face.

Step 6: Preparing the Ghost Patterns

Step 7: Completing all 3 Plush Patterns

The basic process for all three patterns is quite similar. First, stitch the face and any additional details. Then, stitch the two bases together, ensuring all the elements are securely attached. Finally, stuff the plush patterns to give them a soft and cuddly feel.

Step 7: Completing all 3 Plush Patterns

Step 8: Preparing String for the Halloween Garland

Now, let's move on to assembling your Halloween garland. Get a long piece of string and make sure it's straight and tangle-free.

Step 8: Preparing String for the Halloween Garland

Step 9: Adding the Patterns to the Garland

Attach the plush patterns to the string on their backsides. If you want them to be permanently attached, you can use hot glue. Alternatively, if you prefer a temporary attachment, scotch tape works well too.

Step 9: Adding the Patterns to the Garland

Step 10: Complete the Garland!

Remember to keep small and even gaps between the plush patterns as you add them to the string, creating a visually appealing Halloween garland.

Step 10: Complete the Garland!

How to Make Felt Garland: Tips for Beginners

While this Halloween garland craft is fairly easy, beginners might encounter some difficulties when working with felt. Here are a few tips to make your crafting experience even smoother:

  • For small patterns, it's best to use medium-light felt that's not too thick or too thin.
  • Use a pencil or fabric chalk to trace the patterns. Avoid using sharpies or gel pens, as they can leave marks on the felt.
  • Opt for matching threads to stitch each item, giving them a neat and polished appearance.
  • When joining the sides, use flat-blanket stitches for a professional finish.
  • Don't worry if you don't have cotton for stuffing. You can cut leftover felt fabrics into small pieces and use them instead.

Some of Our Halloween-Inspired Tutorials You May Like

If you're in the mood for more Halloween crafts, check out these other exciting tutorials:

  • How to Make Origami Spiders
  • How to Make Origami Ghost
  • How to Make Felt Bat Plushie
  • How to Make Origami Bats
  • How to Make Felt Monster Pencil Toppers

We're thrilled to see all your fun, creepy, and cute Halloween creations this season! Feel free to share your feedback on this Halloween garland tutorial in the comments below. And don't forget to share pictures of your completed garland with the hashtag #craftaholicwitch on Instagram or Facebook. You can also send your pictures directly to us through our social media pages.

Happy Crafting!

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