DIY Fabric Garland

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A while ago I posted a photo on instagram of a fun garland I made while crafting here. With the risk of earthquakes in California, we have to be sure that what we hang over our beds won’t cause harm if it falls off the wall–and this garland was the perfect answer. Since that weekend, I have made three more banners to use for different occasions. They are so fun and INSANELY easy! In fact, all my crafts are easy.  I’m not a craft blogger, but I certainly enjoy creating. And since this blog is a place to share what I love, I often like to share some of my creations with you so that you can see how simple they really are.

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Supplies:

1 yard of 4-6 of your favorite fabrics (be sure to check the remnants section of your fabric store for a big discount).
3 yards of strong string or twine
Fabric scissors

One yard of about 5 different fabrics will get you a medium sized garland (as pictured above).  If you want it larger, simply add a few more yards of fabric.  If you want to make mini banners, it would be fun to buy the small quilters bundles of fabric that come in fat quarters.  For the banner pictured above, I cut my strips approximately 1-2 inches wide.

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So, lay out your first pieces of fabric.  Cut 1/4 inch slits of fabric every 1-2 inches along the side of the fabric.

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Then go back to each slit and quickly rip each strip of fabric and set aside.  The fabric will fray, that’s okay.  The beauty of this project is that it’s imperfect.  The imperfections add to its charm.

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Set aside your fabric strips and then complete the same process on the other 1-yard fabrics.

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Next, cut 3 yards of your rope/twine.  It is always safe to cut more than you will need because you can trim off the excess when you are done.

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Now you are ready to attached your fabric strips.  First, fold one strip in half creating a loop in the middle.

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Lay the rope/twine over the loop and then pull the two ends through the loop. Pull until tight.

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Continue this process, alternating fabrics for diversity.  For the garland hanging over my bed, I also added strips of lace to give additional texture–get creative!

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You guys, that is literally it! You’re done! Now picture hanging one of these over a chalkboard for a baby shower decoration–or over a little girls daybed–or on your front porch for the holidays–or…the possibilities and color combos are endless.

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Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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Comments

  1. ooooh i love this idea so much! i have been wanting to create a garland for my newborn niece’s nursery. i think a mini one of these would be perfect! thanks, ashley! miss you! :)

  2. Danielle says:

    Awesome! I’ve been eyeing those up on Etsy and while I would love to buy one, they’re just too darn easy to make. Thanks for convincing me to DIY! Now how bout that chalkboard tutorial:)

  3. Ashley, you are amazing! I recently followed you on instagram and spent my entire day reading your blog i randomly stumbled upon! We’re long lost soulmates i truly believe that… keep it up! your family is beautiful!

  4. i love how this turned out. great job Ash. and miss seeing your face around! hope you are doing well. i still want to make the boys a gift. what shirt sizes are they now?

  5. I have made shorter versions of this garland before, i love it! I made christmas ones to put on the tree!!

    • Jill Hilliard says:

      Do you have a picture of the Christmas tree that sounds so neat. Was just wondering what size the strips where.

  6. This is awesome! I’m going to try and incorporate this into my wedding decor!

  7. Jen Staffeldt says:

    Love it! What color did you paint your bedroom wall? :)

  8. I love this! How exactly did you hang it up? Did you have hooks that it hung from?

    • I used monkey hooks. google them because they are the greatest hanging device ever invented! its how every frame in my house is hung as well. Then i just tied the twine to the hooks. xoxo, ashley

  9. This is such a cute project! It turned out great!

  10. This is beautiful! I have done them from ribbons, but now I’d like to use fabric. Thanks for the tips and beauty!

  11. I love this, so simple and lovely!!!

  12. So glad you posted this!! I was wondering how you made that beautiful thing hung in your room!!! Thank you!!!

    xoxo, Misty

  13. ooo thats really really fun… totally love that! may use that idea for a party!!!

  14. Love it and plan on making two this weekend!!

  15. Thanks you for such a great and easy tutorial to follow! I LOVE this!

  16. I’ve been wanting to make one of these for my little girls birthday party, and while I could work out how to do it, it’s so useful to have some good ideas about amounts of fabrics and different sizes. Definitely going to give this a go in some bright pastels for her party, and I love the idea of some lace too.
    Thanks for sharing. x

  17. Oh I just love this!! SO cute!

  18. Super cute, and looks like something I could easily do!

  19. I’ve been looking for something (earthquake proof) to soften the wall above my guest room bed. I love your fabric idea. We have a nautical/americana theme going on in there, so I should be able to find some great fabric! Thanks for the tutorial – I pinned it.

  20. Love it! I’ve done a Christmas garland like this for our mantel on a smaller scale. It was so easy to do, but so much fun. Love where you hung up yours!

  21. Such a great idea !!! Can’t wait to make a halloween inspired fabric garland for my daughters room !! I’ve attempted a tissue garland which I did make but refuse to make again lol your tutorial will make my life so much easier thank you :)

  22. Ashley Williams says:

    So I have been DYING for the fabric line you used in this garland. The one you used for the steps, not the one you hung in your bedroom. Could you email me and let me know? I’ve searched high and low as not to bother you but I just can’t find it. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

  23. Found you via Pinterest! This is a great tutorial! Super simple & super cute!! Love it!!

  24. Hi! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the garland you made for above your bed! Where did you buy the fabric for it? I love the patterns!

  25. I have been wanting to do this since I saw this post. First I was going to do it for my bedroom, then a Christmas one for my front room. Well, I finally did it in my sons room with pale greens, blues, reds, and browns and I love it! Thanks for the easy and darling craft idea.

  26. These are so cool! I used your post in an Earth Day round up for my blog! Thanks for the inspiration! http://thesisterssoiree.com/earth-day-diy-projects/

  27. April Curington says:

    Hi. Thanks so much for the tutorial, I’m making this right now. I shared it on IG and gave you credit, along with your website. Hope you don’t mind. My IG name is camelsandcoffee, look me up if you’d like. Thanks again!!

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