make: DIY twig pennant garland for Fall

by mari

DIY Natural Twig Pennant Garland - Fall Garland Craft - Fall Garland with sticks | Small for Big

I love Fall, but sometimes fall decorations leave me a little irritated. I’m not a big fan of fake leaves and cartoonish turkeys. But I think I’ve come up with a solution this year!

I wanted to add some nature around the house – because a big part of Fall’s appeal is all of the beautiful natural changes that are occurring. In our yard, that means not only fallen leaves, but fallen sticks! So that’s what I used. I love the contrast of the natural sticks with the brightly colored floss and wool beads, don’t you? Artterro’s Wool Felt Jewelry Kit has enough beads and embroidery floss to assemble a garland like this one and still have lots of beads and jewelry findings left to make more jewelry as well.

What you’ll need:


What’ you’ll do:

  • Gather your sticks, and cut them all to about 8″ in length using a pruning shears. Slight curves in the sticks work out just fine – they actually help define the pennant shape.
  • Decide how long your garland will be. I made mine about 10 feet long.
  • Tie one end of the cord around your first stick with a double knot. Then measure out about 5″ and tie the cord around the second knot.
  • Now choose a length of embroidery floss and tie one end in a double knot around the bottom of one stick.
  • Overlap the sticks and wrap the floss around them until they are secure. I wrapped both horizontally and vertically to make a tighter fit.
  • Tie off the floss and trim the ends.
  • Move on to the next pair of sticks, tying the cord around each one first, then making the bottom point with the embroidery floss.
  • Using a needle (there’s one in the kit!), thread floss through each wool bead and loop it around the cord on your garland. Knot the opposite ends to keep the beads secure.
  • Enjoy your new Twig Pennant Garland!

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A big thanks goes to Artterro for providing the craft kit and the freedom to explore its first-rate materials. Thanks Artterro!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jane October 30, 2014 at 2:59 pm

this is such a cute idea! love it!


2 mari November 3, 2014 at 11:48 am

Yay Jane, thanks so much!!


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