A garland needed for my craft room window for the holidays, a Halloween Garland Along begun.
Click on image, File, Print Preview, select percentage size right for you! My ornaments are about four inches tall.
Repurposing last year's Christmas pattern, a candy corn cut out, each color layer butted against the next and button stitched in place.
With one ply basting thread, fold under the tip of the corn and slip a hanging cord between folded over felt, and baste closed. Starting at the bottom with matching thread, button stitch sides together without catching any of the white felt. Notice what a nice point the folded down tip has resulted.
Lightly stuff candy corn with fiberfill. In a counter clockwise direction, whip stitch between pinked felt edge.
Make two candy corn for your garland.
I love Halloween because it is the only time of the year you can legitimately decorate with purple, green, and orange. A cute witch for my garland, the only type to know!
Cut out one pattern in purple. Cut out face opening by folding felt in half, fold round pattern piece in half and lay over fold for guide. Button stitch face in place and embroider details 2 strands floss. Lay on top of white felt and pink at bottom edge. Cut white sides slightly smaller than purple pattern. Baste purple to white. Tack stitch belt in place with one ply thread.
On backside, cut away white felt at tip of hat. Following directions from candy corn, bend tip of purple hat down, position hanging cord, fold over, baste closed. Beginning from pinked edge, button stitch closed making sure white felt stays hidden.
Cut out felt hat brim, cut opening in center, slip over hat point.
A garland for hanging ornaments is as wide as my window opening. I have single crocheted a chain using cotton yarn. The tassels at the ends are made by winding yarn around three fingers, tying in the middle, and cutting loops.
I used my rotary cutter to cut lengths of felt 1/4" wide. (NOTE: pattern says, 1/2". I found this size to be too wide) Lay white strip 1/8" in and on top of orange strip of felt. Fold 1/8"
orange over white, jelly roll five rotations. Cut white end slightly
shorter than orange for smooth appearance. Use 1 ply thread to tack end.
Insert needle through all thicknesses to secure.
Cut a total of ten green leaves, five white pinked leaves. Sandwich white felt between green leaves, use 2 ply white thread to whip stitch between pinks catching green felt on the edges. Tack leaf to back of crocheted garland, tack jellyroll to front of garland securing it firmly to leaf.
There you have it! I just adore purple, green, and orange!