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Monday, December 5, 2011

Fabric Garland Tutorial (No Sewing!)

Last weekend I made some fabric garland to add to the holiday decoration at our house. I had some extra white fabric laying around (leftover from Jordan's Halloween costume) and I thought turning it into some festive garland would be a great way to put it to use. Most of you know that I don't know how to sew (yet) so this tutorial doesn't involve any needles or thread!
 What you'll need:
Scrap fabric
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun
String

Start by cutting rectangles of your fabric. My rectangles were about 8x11 but if I did it again I would make them more like 8x15 so that the fabric pieces were longer. The amount of rectangles you need depends on how long and full you want to make the garland. I ended up making 25.
Cut 1/2 inch to 1 inch wide strips, 1/3 of the way in, on each short side of the rectangle.
Then tightly roll the fabric, starting on one of the long sides. You may have to detangle the strips as you go.
Once it's completed rolled, fold it in half. Wrap a small scrap piece of fabric around the top to fasten the roll together. Hot glue the scrab fabric in place.
Attach fabric to the string by pulling the string through the top loop of the fabric. Then it's ready to hang! I added a few glittery snowflakes to mine to add some color, and then put a strand of white lights along it.

12 comments:

  1. Super cute! And a great way to reuse leftover fabric! Your house looks so chic ;)

    Erin from BloggingBuddies
    http://labellaironia.blogspot.com/

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  2. Love it: no sewing involved! :)

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  3. What a fun take on a garland! And I appreciate the no-sewing part even though I do sew.

    Erika
    It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising

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  4. this is so cute and something I could definitely do!

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  5. This is beautiful - what a great idea!

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  6. This looks simple and fun to make! :)

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  7. Love this! so pretty!

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  8. Very pretty!

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  9. So pretty. I love that it's no sew since I am without a sewing machine that works at the moment.

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