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
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,
TIP* 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
With the mesh ribbon cut it at 10″-11″, whichever works best for the length of fabric you have pieces of.
Again, cut as you go, but not all the roll just in case you have extra you will be able to use it for another project.Taking the mesh ribbon, fold it over, dividing it into thirds.
Try to be consistent, but does not have to be exact. Cut along the long sides, giving you 3 pieces of the 10″-11″ mesh.
Begin to tie the fabric alternating with one pattern the mesh ribbon, the other pattern, the mesh ribbon, etc.
*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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