This year create some fantastic and festive holiday and/or party decorations using just fleece! You can certainly upcycle a garment or blanket, use scraps from a fleece sewing project, or choose to buy some fleece to make these oh so simple fleece decorations! And, since this project was originall created with kids in mind, any one old enough to use a ruler and mark dimensions can certainly join in the fun.
And of course, don't be afraid to customize this project with some added details like buttons, pom poms, embroidery, crocheted elements, beads, you name it!
And while you're at it, why not whip up a bunch, as these garlands would make great homemade holiday gifts as well, don't you think? (Not to mention that they'd be the perfect little surprise to send in the mail to loved ones!) So gather your supplies and follow my step by step tutorial below, and don't forget to let me know how it goes!
- fleece, several colors (this project can also be done using felt)
- ribbon - only necessary if you don’t enough fleece long enoughmasking tape
- a ruler or tape measure
- a marker
The banners I‘ve shown you here are made by simply cutting the desired shapes from fleece, cutting some slits at the top of the shapes and threading them onto a fleece chord or length of ribbon. For the best results, you’ll want to make your shapes equally sized, which requires a little bit of measuring for the sake of precision, but it’s well worth the extra effort.
To make the fleece cord: Cut long pieces of fleece that are roughly 1/3 to 1/2” inches high, and as long as your fleece allows. To make longer fleece chord simply staple or glue several lengths together, and hide the join behind one of the shapes.
To make fleece triangles that are 3” wide at the top and 4” high, follow the steps below: