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DIY Fabric Garland No-Sew Scrap Buster Project

This DIY fabric garland is an easy craft project that uses up fabric scraps from your stash. It’s so simple you’ll want to make it for dressing up windows, decorating for a party, or just to swap out your color scheme for a season.

Hello! I’m Keri from One Mama’s Daily Drama. I don’t know about you, but after watching “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” I felt really motivated to use up some of my craft stash. Even if my supplies do spark joy, they aren’t much use if I’m not crafting with them .

This DIY Fabric garland or banner is an easy craft project that uses up fabric scraps from your stash. You’ll want to learn how to make it for dressing up a nursery or bedroom, decorating for a party, or just to swap out your color scheme for Christmas or any other season. #easycrafts #garland #kenarry

This DIY fabric garland is simple and very versatile. You can use any color combo and cut them to just about any size. It’s the perfect project for using up all the fabric you’ve been collecting because it’s pretty! I will say that I’ve made this a couple of ways and the version I’m sharing below is my favorite so far.

How to Make a DIY Fabric Garland

This fabric garland is simple to make and requires only a few supplies that you may already have on hand.

What you need: 

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Craft/DIY Tools Needed: 

Supplies or Ingredients Needed: 

DIY Fabric garland is an easy craft project that uses up fabric scraps from your stash. It’s so simple you’ll want to make it for dressing up windows, decorating for a party, or just to swap out your color scheme for a season.

Instructions:

1. Measure and cut cord.

First, measure the width of the window or space where you plan to hang the garland. Add 2 or 3 inches on either end and cut your cord to that length.

2. Plan the pattern.

Next determine how many different fabric patterns you want to use and how many strips of each you will need. My kitchen window measures 35 inches wide and I used 22 strips. I wanted enough variety that I didn’t have to put the same color twice in a row, but not so many that it was too wild, so I used 5 different patterns.

3. Cut fabric.

Using fat quarters (each one measures 18×22 inches) makes this step so simple you don’t have to measure. Cut each piece in half lengthwise, then each of those pieces in half lengthwise again, then one last time. Your final pieces measure 2.25×22 inches.

A fat quarter will give you 8 strips. For my garland, I used a mix of pieces.

DIY Fabric garland is an easy craft project that uses up fabric scraps from your stash. It’s so simple you’ll want to make it for dressing up windows, decorating for a party, or just to swap out your color scheme for a season.

Total fabric strip count:

  • 8 red
  • 4 light blue
  • 2 dark blue
  • 4 yellow
  • 4 daisy

For a really easy DIY fabric garland, you don’t even have to cut! You can also purchase something called a jelly roll, which includes a set of pre-cut fabric strips in coordinating patterns and colors. Each piece in a jelly roll measures 2.5×42 inches.

4. Tie fabric onto the cord.

To attach each strip of fabric to the cord, find approximately the middle. Fold the fabric in half, wrap the “legs” around the cord, and slide them through the end loop. (For those who love macramé, this is the basic starting loop/knot.)

DIY Fabric garland is an easy craft project that uses up fabric scraps from your stash. It’s so simple you’ll want to make it for dressing up windows, decorating for a party, or just to swap out your color scheme for a season.
DIY Fabric garland is an easy craft project that uses up fabric scraps from your stash. It’s so simple you’ll want to make it for dressing up windows, decorating for a party, or just to swap out your color scheme for a season.
DIY Fabric garland is an easy craft project that uses up fabric scraps from your stash. It’s so simple you’ll want to make it for dressing up windows, decorating for a party, or just to swap out your color scheme for a season.

Repeat the process, adding fabric strips to either side of the center until all of the pieces are attached.

DIY Fabric garland is an easy craft project that uses up fabric scraps from your stash. It’s so simple you’ll want to make it for dressing up windows, decorating for a party, or just to swap out your color scheme for a season.
DIY Fabric garland is an easy craft project that uses up fabric scraps from your stash. It’s so simple you’ll want to make it for dressing up windows, decorating for a party, or just to swap out your color scheme for a season.

5. Hang fabric garland.

I have two sets of cup hooks attached to the inside of my window. I change out the garland seasonally and use the bottom cord for hanging herbs to dry. If you want something less permanent, Command hooks are great.

I simply tied a loose slipknot in either end of the cord and slipped it over the hook. Once the fabric garland was up, I adjusted the pieces along the cord to spread them out a bit.

DIY Fabric garland is an easy craft project that uses up fabric scraps from your stash. It’s so simple you’ll want to make it for dressing up windows, decorating for a party, or just to swap out your color scheme for a season.
DIY Fabric garland is an easy craft project that uses up fabric scraps from your stash. It’s so simple you’ll want to make it for dressing up windows, decorating for a party, or just to swap out your color scheme for a season.
This DIY Fabric garland or banner is an easy craft project that uses up fabric scraps from your stash. You’ll want to learn how to make it for dressing up a nursery or bedroom, decorating for a party, or just to swap out your color scheme for Christmas or any other season. #easycrafts #garland #kenarry

Altogether this project will only take about half an hour or so. It’s also a great, inexpensive way to decorate for the season and if you already have a fabric stash – it could be free.

This DIY Fabric garland or banner is an easy craft project that uses up fabric scraps from your stash. You’ll want to learn how to make it for dressing up a nursery or bedroom, decorating for a party, or just to swap out your color scheme for Christmas or any other season. #easycrafts #garland #kenarry
DIY Fabric garland is an easy craft project that uses up fabric scraps from your stash. It’s so simple you’ll want to make it for dressing up windows, decorating for a party, or just to swap out your color scheme for a season.

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