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Halloween mini lights strung with fabric and netting

Halloween Decoration for your home

It’s incredibly easy with my step-by-step tutorial 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 DIY Halloween Garland Spooky homemade decoraction you can match your Halloween decor or use what you find on sale. 
This is also a wonderful activity to involve the kids or the entire family.
Great for a girls craft night.   
So fun, you could make one for a relative or neighbor. 



Make Your Own Spooky Garland
Supplies:
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 the measurements for a 10 foot cord, 3 times the measurements 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 have links here to make it easy if you’d like to check these supplies out.
 Spider Web Glow in the Dark fabric HERE
Pumpkin Heads Fabric HERE
CANDY CORN 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 

Homemade spooky garland

DIY Halloween Garland

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 –

Homemade Halloween Decorations

DIY Halloween Garland

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.

Homemade Halloween Decorations

DIY Halloween Garland

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

Homemade Halloween Decorations

DIY Halloween Garland




With the mesh ribbon cut it at 10″-11″, whichever works best for the length of fabric you have pieces of. 

Homemade Halloween Decorations

DIY Spooky Halloween Garland

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.

Homemade Halloween Decoration

DIY Spooky Halloween Garland

Taking the mesh ribbon, fold it over, dividing it into thirds. 

Homemade Halloween Decoration

DIY Spooky Halloween Garland

Try to be consistent, but does not have to be exact. 

Homemade Halloween Decoration

Taking the mesh ribbon, fold it over, dividing it into thirds. 

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.

Homemade Halloween Decoration

DIY Spooky Halloween Garland

*Again, this shows using only one cord, but I recommend two cords for better light when finished to show through the fabric.

Homemade Halloween Decoration

 DIY Spooky Halloween Garland

Continue as shown,

Homemade Halloween Decoration

DIY Spooky Halloween Garland

All the way down the length of the cord.And that’s it! 

Homemade Halloween Decorations

DIY Spooky Halloween Garland

Now you have your own Halloween Garland to drape anywhere you’d like.

Halloween mini lights strung with fabric and netting

Halloween Decoration for your home

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018
Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.


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