This project is so incredibly easy and perfect to do while watching a movie, or visiting with family and friends. All you do is rip or cut fabric strips and tie half a knot; that’s all there is to it. By making your own Spooky Garland you can match your Halloween decor or use what you find on sale. This is also a wonderful craft to get the kids involved in. Maybe make one for a relative or neighbor who might need a bit of cheering up this season. Mainly, have FUN with this friendly decoration!
Make Your Own Spooky Garland
You can click on the titles I have in colored print below to go directly to the products. Also, you can easily adjust for a different length of light cord. I show measurements for a 7 foot cord, but 1 1/2 times for a 10 foot cord, 3 times for a 20 foot cord and so on. It’s a very forgiving pattern; just tie on the fabric and mesh strips to your liking.
3 1/2 – 4 yards of 42″-45″ wide fabric. Recommended to get 2 different patterns that compliment each other of approx.2 yards each (to give yourself plenty to finish the project, extra is better then running out). It must be 100% cotton so that it tears easily
I found some patterns you might like to use in this project, just click on the title and it will take you right to the fabric: ORANGE & Bats HERE, ORANGE GLOW IN THE DARK PUMPKINS HERE , CANDY CORN HERE, HALLOWEEN DOTS HERE, BATS ON BRIGHT GREEN HERE
3 packages of 10″ wide and 30 feet long mesh ribbon click HERE to see GREEN
7 foot light strand- Click HERE for PUKMPKIN lights, Purple lights, but not sure the length * we actually found that using TWO strands of lights worked better than just one, so you might want to double the light strands like we did, though I only show one in the tutorial. Instructions: Cut the 42″-45″ width fabric at 1 inch intervals, beginning on the short end of the fabric – cut several at a time as you go, but not all at once, just in case you do not need all the fabric, then you can use it for something else.
Rip the length of the fabric giving you a 1 inch wide by 42″-45″ strip of fabric.Measure the strip and divide it into fourths and that is where you will cut giving you 4 pieces that are approximately 9 1/2″ – 11″ long
Cut along the long sides giving you 3 pieces of the 10″-11″ mesh.
*Again, this shows using only one cord, but I recommend two cords for better light when finished to show through the fabric.Continue as shown,All the way down the length of the cord.And that’s it! Your own Halloween Garland to drape anywhere you’d like.
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014
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