Valentine's Day Felted Heart Garland

My cozy Felted Valentine Garland is an easy felting project if you have never tried it before.
I started out by felting a wool Chandler Bing-style vest I found at the thrift store. Basically, I washed the vest in hot water until it shrank to the point where I could no longer see any seams, and when I cut it, it doesn’t fray. You don’t have to do this, however. You can purchase already felted wool, or just use felt. But felted wool will have a cozier, fuzzier feel.
You will also need:
- Felting Needle Mat (the big brush-looking thing)

- Felting Needle Tool (the yellow and green thing)

- Wool yarn

- A template to cut out the hearts (I used a cookie cutter)

- Pinking shears (regular scissors are ok too)

- Not shown: pins, tapestry needle, something to hang the garland such as another piece of yarn, twine or strip of fabric.

Note: I learned a lot from this video from Mrs Polly Rogers so definitely check out her great tutorial! If you try it, please be careful with the felting needles…they are barbed and very sharp! So keep your hands away as you felt.
First, I cut out the hearts from the felted vest with my pinking shears.
Then I placed a heart onto the felting board, took my wool yarn and shaped it into an L using pins. Don’t stab the pins into the bottom of the board or you may damage it…they’re just gently holding the yarn in place. Don’t cut off the rest of the yarn yet.

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Camille Walker
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