This week I am sharing a tutorial to make an adorable summer garland with ladybugs and daisies.
To make this you will need:
Felt (red, black, white & yellow)
285cm / 114inchs of red ribbon
Scissors, thread etc + hot glue gun
Pattern (download here)
Start by printing off the pattern and using it to cut out all your felt shapes. You want to have 4 ladybug tummies, 4 ladybug tops, 18 ladybug spots, 5 daisy shapes, 5 daisy centers and 5 8cm squares.
Also cut your ribbon down so you have 9 pieces that are 15cm / 6inchs long, and then one long piece left that is about 150cm / 60inches.
Makeing the Daisies
To make the daisy, stitch the yellow centers onto each of the daisy shapes. Then pin the daisy shape onto one of the square felt pieces. From the top of one petal slide the ribbon between the two layers of felt and pin in place. Stitch around the outside of the daisy, either by machine or handsewing. Now trim the felt square to the same shape as the daisy. Repeat to make a total of 5 daisies.
Makeing the Ladybug
To make the ladybugs, take your red ladybug top, and stitch on 4 black dots. You can evenly space them or make them all random! Then pin the red top onto the black ladybug tummy, and add the end of a ribbon pieces between the two layers, somewhere near the head. Stitch all the way around the edge, either by machine or handsewing. Repeat to make a total of 4 ladybugs.
Making the Garland
Fold your long piece of ribbon in half to find the center point. On the back of the ribbon mark the center point lightly with pen, and then mark 5 more points each side of the center, about 10cm / 4inches apart.
With your hot glue gun, add a small blog of glue on the center point (on the back of the ribbon) and glue down the end of a daisy ribbons, making sure the daisy is facing downwards (so you can not see the yellow center). Repeat this going along, switching between daisies and ladybugs, and always making sure the front is facing downwards.
Thanks for visiting, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a garland!