Now that Halloween is over, we’re ready to get started on our Thanksgiving creations! This week, we’ll show you how to make a felt pumpkin pie garland, with materials for under $10.
For this craft you will need:
- Orange felt
- Beige or brown felt
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
- white pompoms
- Cardboard for a triangle model
To make your own DIY pumpkin pie garland:
The first step: Make a triangle pattern for your pie slices. The bottom of our triangles were about 6 inches in diameter. Next, figure out how many slices you can get from one piece of felt.
Second step : Trace your triangle pattern onto the orange felt with your Sharpie. For one sheet of felt, we have about 12 slices of pumpkin pie.
Third step: Cut out the triangles. You will want to cut slightly inside the lines so you don’t have a black outline.
Fourth step: Set aside your slices and bring out your tan or brown felt. Measure one-inch strips. Remember that each slice will have two strips of tan or brown felt, so be sure to cut double the amount.
Fifth step: Once you’ve cut all of your felt strips, start gluing one strip to the “top” of your slice of pie. Trim any excess from the sides of your pie slice.
Sixth step: When you have your first layer of felt strip glued, take another strip for the crust. You’ll want to drop a drop of glue on your crust, tie off, and then bend your felt to give it a ripple effect. Make sure the glue has time to dry before proceeding. Cut the ends of this strip of felt if necessary.
Repeat steps five and six until all of your pie slices are done.
Seventh step: Take your white pompoms and stick them in the center of your pie slices.
Eighth step: Cut a long piece of string for your garland. Depending on the amount of pieces you use or the size of the space, determine how long you need to make your length of twine. We made ours about 6 feet long.
Step nine: Glue the backs of your pie slices to your piece of twine. A dash of hot glue should do the trick!
And There you go! Your very own pumpkin pie slice garland, perfect for welcoming Thanksgiving!