It’s time to think about Fall and back to school projects! I got myself excited with an adorable apple garland make with felt balls and felt leaves! This apple garland tutorial is simple to create (no sewing machine required!), and it’s perfect hung up or when used to as a table centerpiece.
These apples are cute and make me think of walking through an apple orchard, but it’s also a simple and understated decoration that can be up all Autumn.
I’ve loved garlands (or buntings) ever since they became popular many years ago, and I will keep decorating with them even when they go out of style. I love the curve and pattern that they create. I’ve also made a fall garland with faux leather and a fabric tassel garland!
I chose felt balls that were 3 cm wide in diameter because it was the largest I could find. I love how they fit perfectly between my fingers just like little apples.
This apple garland is also the perfect addition to any Autumn table centerpiece. I wove it between some candles and freshly cut branches. It I had an apple tree I would’ve used apple tree branches.
Apple Garland Supplies
- Red 3cm felt balls – Cranberry felt balls* or Poinsettia felt balls*
- Green felt*
- Embroidery floss*, brown and white
- Hand needle*
Apple Garland Tutorial
Watch the video to learn how to make a felt ball apple garland.
Use these tips for working with felt before you make these little apples.
- Cut out felt leaves in two different colors of felt.
- Sew the leaves onto the felt balls and tie a square knot.
- Thread all the felt ball apples onto a long string.
- Tie knots onto both ends of the string with loops so that it’s easy to hang.
You can cut your brown stem shorter on top of the apple or leave it long. I chose to cut mine long for a more casual and crafted look.
Make sure your apples of evenly distributed over your string so that it looks right.
I chose to string my garland on white embroidery floss since the white hides well against my white brick fireplace.
I’m getting excited for Fall with this cute apple garland tutorial! It makes me want to make all the apple recipes! If you make something using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!