Snowy Forest Embroidered Garland Tutorial

Snowy Forest Embroidered Garland Tutorial

Bring a lit­tle win­ter green to your home with this easy and super fun tuto­r­ial by Mis­ako Mimoko! She’ll show you how to recy­cle your old cereal boxes and scraps of yarn into a cozy, furry gar­land with a snowy forest.

Snowy Forest Embroidered Garland Tutorial Snowy Forest Embroidered Garland Tutorial

No sewing or embroi­dery skills are nec­es­sary to make the gar­land. You don’t even need a sewing machine, just a sta­pler and some glue. It’s a per­fect project to share with your kids :)

Snowy Forest Embroidered Garland Tutorial

Mate­ri­als

  • Print­able tem­plate (down­load here)
  • Cereal boxes
  • Yarn nee­dle
  • Scraps of yarn
  • Bias tape
  • Thumb­tacks
  • Scis­sors
  • Sta­pler
  • Glue
Snowy Forest Embroidered Garland Tutorial

Step 1
Print and cut out the tem­plate. Use the tem­plate to cut the card­board shapes out of the cereal boxes. Place the paper tem­plate onto the front of the card­board card you just cut out and attach it using tape (or sim­ply press with your fingers).

Next, place the card on a padded sur­face (thick card­board, felt, or wood will work) and punch out the holes marked on the tem­plate using a thumbtack.

Snowy Forest Embroidered Garland Tutorial

Step 2
Time to make the tree trunk! Thread your nee­dle with a sin­gle strand of yarn and sew long, straight stitches (as pic­tured above). Knot yarn ends on the back side to fin­ish and secure your trunk.

Snowy Forest Embroidered Garland Tutorial

Step 3
Now let’s dress your tree with a green, furry foliage using dou­ble yarn knots. Start work­ing at the bot­tom of the tree for easy and com­fort­able sewing. Work­ing on the front side of the card, pass the dou­ble threaded nee­dle through the left bot­tom hole, leav­ing a tail, and then bring the nee­dle up again through the next hole.

Still work­ing on the front of the card, knot the dou­bled strands twice and cut, leav­ing four short yarn ends. Repeat the same process on the rest of the holes until you reach the top hole.

Snowy Forest Embroidered Garland Tutorial

Step 4
You need will need to use a dif­fer­ent stitch to cre­ate the crown, two sin­gle couch stitches worked sep­a­rately. Work­ing on the front side of the card, pass the dou­ble threaded nee­dle through the top hole leav­ing a tail (short floss end). Lay the tail down onto the card and then tack or “couch” it. Bring the nee­dle up again through hole num­ber two and back down through the same hole, over the tail. This way you’ll make a loop or a tiny stitch that holds down the tail.

The nee­dle and thread should now be on the back side of the card. Leave a short floss and cut, reserv­ing the excess length. Repeat the same steps from the top hole to hole num­ber three and then tie the two tails at the back of the card to finish.

Snowy Forest Embroidered Garland Tutorial

Step 5
Thread a dif­fer­ent yarn to embroi­der the edg­ing using a back stitch. Fin­ish and secure as pic­tured above.

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Step 6
Dec­o­rate the card and make it sparkle by punch­ing more holes around the tree.

Snowy Forest Embroidered Garland Tutorial

Step 7
Now it’s time to make the gar­land. Fold the bias trim at the top of the embroi­dered card and sta­ple. Glue the rest of the bias trim between the cards. To add snowflakes, use white yarn to make cute lit­tle pom-poms and attach to your garland.

Snowy Forest Embroidered Garland Tutorial Snowy Forest Embroidered Garland Tutorial

Enjoy your new crafty, snowy forest!