This lovely, wool felt holly leaf garland will bring Old World charm to your Christmas mantle. And ringing in at around $30 for all the supplies, it is easy on the wallet too!
I brought home several ‘bits of Europe, after our hike this past summer, but there is one more that I’m incorporating into our Christmas this year.
Wool felt was a common sight in Austria, from the traditional Ischler hat men wore with their lederhosen…
to the plaques outside of our hotel room showing our room number.
Wool felt was made into curtains and bed skirts in one of our hotels as well. It’s a fabric that says ‘cozy’ and ‘warm’ to me, which is why Christmas is the perfect time to incorporate it into our home.
Not sure of the genesis of this idea, but I had been looking for ways to use felt and somehow this felt holly leaf garland popped into my mind. It worked well with the re-vamp of my Christmas mantle and it was an easy, relatively inexpensive craft to whip up.
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The supplies listed will make a pretty dense 9-foot felt holly leaf garland with leaves that measure 4″ by 2.5″ and ringing in at around $30.00 it is a good, budget-friendly craft.
This felt holly leaf garland was easy to make and definitely is different from the fresh greens I’ve used in the past. I’m pretty pleased with how it works with Santa’s portrait and with the ornament topiaries, a little bit of an ‘old world’ look that works with my mantle. And it’s a seasonal reminder of all the wool felt that we saw throughout our trip this past summer.
And speaking of Santa’s portrait…don’t you absolutely love him? I’ve got to tell you that he may be one of my favorite paintings. I received several questions about where you could get a Santa for yourself and so I recently added him to my Society 6 store. You can find him here.
Have you started prepping for Christmas? If so, what have you done?
If you are interested in another garland idea, check out the DIY ornament garland that is on my front porch, and if you are looking for even more holiday decorating ideas, check out this Christmas tour of my home for a plethora of ideas!
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