A colourful garland that re-uses your scraps of material. (You could use paper scraps too!). Decorate a mantle, tree or doorway. Materials Felt scraps Embroidery floss Needle Wooden beads Threader/thimble (Optional) Scissors Directions Cut a length of embroidery floss. We found that approximately the length of one’s arm was manageable. Thread your needle. For young children (and adults too!) a threader may be helpful in this process. Make a knot at the other end of your embroidery floss. Sew through the larger portions of the felt, kind of folding it. Repeat. You could go with a pattern, should you like depending on your scraps. Add beads it between sections of felt. This could lend to patterning if you went with a few colours or sizes. We went through the beads several times to hold them in place. When you are near the end, make another knot to hold every thing in place. You may want to tie several lengths together to form a longer garland. We braided the ends and added a few beads to make it easier to hang. Enjoy! Purpose Re-using materials. Patterning (you could use different attributes such as of the colour of your beads or fabric.) Safety Notes Use scissors and needles with care and adult supervision. Beads can be a choking hazard. Be sure to keep them out of reach from children 0-3 or those that tend to put things in their mouths. String type materials can be a strangulation hazard and are not meant for play. Use with supervision. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.