DIY Christmas Felt ‘Paper’ Chains

Remember making paper chains every Christmas when you were a child?
I’ve come up with a couple of variations for you! Here’s the first…

Felt ‘Paper’ Chains

Cut out felt strips approx 1/2 inch wide & 7″ long. I’ve made mine in two varying shades of pink as I intend to keep them up in my room but for a festive feel try green, red, silver & white felt.



Once you’ve cut up what you think is enough strips to start your chain (remember you can always add more) stop cutting!
Get one strip, join the ends with an approximate 1cm overlap and stitch together with either matching or contrasting thread, your choice.
Voila!



Pick up the next strip and thread through the first strip before stitching the ends together.

Repeat until your felt chain is at the desired length.



The beauty of making this felt Christmas ‘paper’ chain is that you can pack it away carefully & bring it out year after year!


The alternative paper chain idea I had is to use up old magazines, advertising leaflets (ie from supermarkets) & newspapers to make your paper chains instead of using tissue paper as is traditional. A good way to recycle!

Earrings

So I’ve mentioned my earring making stint previously here & below are some (not all!) of the fruits of my labour… 



I also made a pair with aventurine chips but I gave them to my friend Faye to match her green eyes! The last pair is the pair I wore to this wedding but the first two pairs will be available in my Etsy shop when I go live. I love doing these wire-wrapped gemstone earrings, they’re so simple to make & very pretty. Once I’ve got some new supplies in I’ll put together a D-I-Y tutorial for you!

(The fruits of my efforts a couple of summers ago).

*Keep an eye on my sidebar today the ‘Grab A Book’ list will be going IS up! See here for details xox

**UPDATE: Earrings in pictures 1 & 2 now available in my Etsy shop!