Posted: November 12, 2011
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.
Pick up the next strip and thread through the first strip before stitching the ends together.
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!