Recently, I have been fortunate to host several baby showers at the house. I love shopping the house to help make it feel more festive for these special occasions, and used what I could find on hand. The simple result was a scrap ribbon & fabric garland. And since it was so dang darling (if-i-do-say-so-myself), I have officially named it a “Darling-Garland.”
I love using what I have to make something from nothing, don’t you?
How to Make a Fabric Garland
This was a super easy craft project. Oh and did I mention it was FREE? Just turn on some tunes and start cutting!
- To make it, I just used about 6 feet of twine to affix the fabric and ribbon to.
- Then I just pulled out my tub o’ fabric scraps and fabric bolts and selected a pile that I thought would coordinate well together. I cut the fabric into about 12″ by 2-3″ strips using pinking shears. As you can see, some are longer, some are shorter.
- Then I just started tying each of the fabric strips onto the twine evenly about every 6 inches, just eyeballing it to spread each strip out. To fill in the space between the fabric, I pulled out a bag of scrap ribbon and whatever fabric spools I had on hand.
- Then just tie the ribbon onto the twine. Just keep tying on ribbon until it looks full and festive.
Once I tied it to the fireplace I rearranged a couple strips to ensure the colors were evenly space and it was filled out. Just have fun and don’t worry about too much, it is supposed to look homemade. (or at least that is what I tell myself, ok?)
Since one baby shower was for a little girl and one was for a little boy, I actually made several Fabric Garland Darling-Garlands in different colors.
This was the sweet baby girl Fabric Garland version:
This project was super easy and cost me exactly nothing. I am already thinking of all of the holidays I could make one for…
Or a Spooky-Darling-Garland?
Harvest-Darling-Garland? I see burlap in your future!
I am certainly pulling out the girl version for this year’s Easter decor. Wouldn’t one of these would be darling in a nursery as well? This is a great way to put all of that fabric and ribbon you have been hoarding hanging onto to good use!
This was the sweet baby boy Fabric Garland version
Here’s to using what you have to make something new!
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Emily A. Clark says
I love something from nothing, too! These are lots of fun. Thanks for linking up 🙂