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Merry Mantle Holly Leaf Garland

By: Lynn Spencer from
Merry Mantle Holly Leaf Garland
Merry Mantle Holly Leaf Garland
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"Felt, glue and wire come together easily to fashion this garland that is a twist on traditional garland."

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Main MaterialFelt


Materials List

  • The supplies listed will make a pretty dense 9-foot felt holly leaf garland with leaves that measure 4? by 2.5?
  • 2 yards of felt.
  • 2 paddles of 22 gauge green florist wire ( ended up needing only half of the second paddle,so depending on the length of your garland you may only need 1)
  • 3 bottles of Fabric Glue
  • Paper to make your pattern
  • Scissors
  • Pins


  1. Decide on the size and shape of your leaf and cut a pattern out of card stock, cardboard or other stiffer than usual paper. (A cereal box would be great!)

  2. Pin the pattern to your felt and start cutting MANY leaves out. I used 2 layers of felt each time I cut so that those 2 pieces would align when I glued them together. For my 9 foot garland, I cut 200 pairs of leaves out.

  3. Cut your wire so that it will be as long as your leaf, with 4 inches extra. For my garland, I cut my wire pieces 8? long.

  4. Glue your leaves together, with a piece of wire running the length of your leaf.

  5. Once you have your leaves made and theyve dried, its time to make your garland. This is the very quick part of the craft. Grab 2 wired leaves and twist them together.

  6. Then go down a bit and add a third. I varied how close I would add the leaves and if I would add a pair of leaves together or not.

  7. I made my garland in 2 segments, so that the finished ends would be at either end of the garland and the unfinished twisted wire pieces would be wired together in the middle. This is where I added my red ribbon.

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