I love handmade, personalized decorations for birthday parties. Garlands and banners are my favorite! The past two birthdays I have made pennant banners, but this year I wanted to try making a garland with lots of scrap fabric strips.
It could not have been easier, and you can make one too! Here’s how:
~One long length of sturdy ribbon (1/2″ wide or more) for the base of the garland. Make sure this is at least as long as you want your garland to run, plus extra length for hanging.
~Fabric strips in your party theme colors. Cut these strips between 1/2 to 1 inch wide. The length depends on how long you want the strips to dangle down! Mine were about 18 inches long and formed an uneven edge for a more rustic look. Use a variety of shades and prints, or keep it limited to a few – it’s up to you! You will need a lot – minimum 75-100 depending on how long you want your garland to run.
Here’s a pictorial of how to assemble the strips into a garland.
What could you use this kind of garland for besides parties? I was thinking maybe a window valance even?