Seasonal Crafts

Halloween Garland


Halloween garland tutorial

Garlands are such a simple way to make a big impact with your holiday decorating. Maker Team member Hannah of created a pattern for a Halloween garland that only takes a few supplies and can be reused year after year. This project is a real treat!

Spooky season is here! Since I love designing with letters, I created this Halloween-themed message out of felt letters and pom-poms. Hang it up on your front door for trick-or-treaters, or place it on your wall for some festive Halloween decor.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 1-2 hours

Project supplies


One 1/2 yard sheet of Black Wool Blend Felt
Four Tangerine Felt Pom-Poms, Medium
Four Lemonade Felt Pom-Poms, Medium
Four White Felt Pom-Poms, Medium
Three Black Felt Pom-Poms, Medium
Embroidery Floss - DMC Mixed Colors 51 and 53
Embroidery Thread, Black
Darner Needle
Stick Pins
Water Soluble Pencil
Trick or Treat Garland Pattern  (click to download)


1. Print and cut out the Trick or Treat Garland Pattern above.

Cutting out pattern pieces

2. Place the letters on the Black wool blend felt and trace using a white water soluble pencil. Trace enough letters to spell out “TRICK OR TREAT.” I like to trace the letters on the reverse side, so the white pencil markings don’t appear on the front.

Tracing pattern onto felt

3. Cut out the letters.

Cutting out felt letters

4. Fold the letters where the dotted line appears on the template (with the tab behind) and iron at the crease.

Ironing felt letters

5. Pin the top tab down with stick pins.

Preparing felt letters for sewing

6. Using the Black embroidery thread, sew the fold down at about ½".

Sewing felt letters

7. Use the darner needle to string pom-poms and letters onto the embroidery thread in this order (L to R):

A. 38” of DMC 51: Lemonade pom, Tangerine pom, T, R, I, C, K, Lemonade pom, White pom

B. 42” of DMC 53: Black pom, Lemonade pom, White pom, Tangerine pom, Black pom, Lemonade pom, White pom, Tangerine pom, Black pom

C. 44” of DMC 51: White pom, O, R, Lemonade pom, T, R, E, A, T, Tangerine pom

Stringing felt letters and pom-poms

8. Tie loops at both ends of each length of thread. Place on hooks and adjust as needed.

Finishing garland ends

Congrats! You’re ready to welcome all the trick-or-treaters to your door!

Finished Halloween garland

Thanks to Hannah for designing and writing this tutorial! You can follow her on Instagram or visit her website. Stay tuned for more Benzie Design Maker Team tutorials from Hannah and the rest of the team!