DIY Fabric GarlandLately I have been wanting to try and make one of these. I see them in campers, hanging on mantles, in a baby room, they are just too darn cute to pass up.
I wanted to figure out how much fabric you actually needed and what the cost might be for someone...so when you go to a fabric store, you have an idea.
Here is what you will need to make 1 yard long garland.
String/Twine/Yarn cut to 45 inches
Fabric of your choice
(if using 45 inch wide fabric you will need a total of 1 yard of fabric between all your colors)
Roughly 1-2 hours of your time
I cut the yarn to 45 inches, with the plan of making 1 yard of garland and leaving room on the ends to make loops to hang the garland.
Next I laid the fabric on the cutting board and cut two inch strips. I chose 3 different fabrics so I cut 6 - 2 inch strips of each fabric for a total of 36 inches total. I trimmed off any ends.
After cutting the 2 inch strips, I opened them and laid 3 at a time stacked along a yard stick. I cut at roughly every 9 inches, which gave me 5 strips per cut or 15 strips for the group of 3. I continued to do that until all the fabric was cut.
I then sorted the strips as I was doing a pattern, or you could just randomly tie on too.
I then started tying a single knot on and continued until I was done and making sure to slide the pieces together. This amount of fabric made roughly a 1 yard long garland.
Hope you enjoy! I am looking forward to making one for my cute little camper!