How to make a Halloween or Fall Themed Fabric Garland

Time for DIY Halloween crafts! Halloween fabric garland can be used to add a festive element to any room in the home.

Learn how to make super easy, super cute Halloween fabric garland. Anyone can do it, even kids. Are you looking for more Halloween craft ideas for kids?  We have a lot of FREE ideas on our Kid's Corner Halloween crafts page.Fall Themed Fabric Garland - FB

In addition, at the end of this article, you will find more cool DIY Halloween and fall crafts.

Watch this video tutorial and read on for photographic step-by-step instructions on how to make Halloween fabric garland.

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS for a Fabric Garland

  • Assorted Halloween fabric or assorted scrap fabric
  • Rotary cutter with a pinking blade
  • Mat
  • Acrylic ruler
  • Scissor
  • Twine or cord
  • Binder clips

Halloween Fabric Garland - Finished

INSTRUCTIONS to make a fall fabric garland

STEP 1: Cutting the Fabric for the garland

You will be cutting the fabric into 1” x 6” strips. An easy way to do this is to use a rotary cutter with a pinking blade. The pinking blade will help prevent the fabric from fraying and give it a decorative edge.

NOTE: If kids will be helping with this project, you may want to cut the strips 7" long instead of 6". It will be easier for them to tie the overhand knot.

Halloween No Sew Fabric Wreath - Rotary cutter with pinking blade
Begin by cutting the fabric into 6” strips from selvage to selvage. Stack a few strips on top of each other and sub-cut into 1” strips.  The strips should look like the photo below and be 1" x 6" (or 7").Halloween No Sew Fabric Wreath - Fabric Strips

STEP 2: Fabric Strip Piles

On a work surface, place the fabric strips in piles sorting by each fabric.Halloween Fabric Garland - Fabric Strip Piles

STEP 3: Tie Loop for hanging the garland

Tie a loop at the end of the twine. This loop will be used to hang the garland.Halloween Fabric Garland - Tie Loop

STEP 4: Secure to Work Surface

With scotch tape or a binder clip, attach the twine to the work surface. This will make it easier to tie the fabric to the twine.Halloween Fabric Garland - Secure to Work Surface

STEP 5: Tie Fabric strips to Twine

Tie the fabric strips to the twine in a set pattern or randomly using an overhand knot. Continue adding strips until the garland is the desired length or all the strips have been used.

To make an overhand knot, cross the ends of the fabric strip over each other as shown below.Halloween Fabric Garland - Cross ends of fabric strip

Insert one end through the loop to make an overhand knot.Halloween Fabric Garland - Make Overhand knot

Pull two ends tightly over the twine to complete the knot.Halloween Fabric Garland - Pull ends tight

Continue adding strips to the twine.  As you add strips, push them together in a row.Halloween Fabric Garland - Add more fabric strips

STEP 6: Final Step for the fall fabric garland

Tie a loop at the other end of the twine.  The fabric garland is ready to hang from a window, mantle or wall.  It’s that simple and ready to place around your home.Halloween Fabric Garland - Garland Finished

This fabric garland can be made in any theme.  Make one in a Christmas theme and hang around your Christmas tree for a pretty and pet safe look.  Hang one for Valentine's or in Patriotic colors for July 4th.


If you have any questions about this project, contact us through the YouTube Video comments or our Contact Us page. We respond to questions in e-mails and YouTube comments regularly.

Some great Fall and Halloween projects are below.

Look for the names of the projects below and click the link to open the page with the project.

Doll Trick or Treat Bag - Knitted

Doll Pillows from Halloween Socks

Make a Fabric Pumpkin Roll

Sew a Fabric Trick-or-Treat Bag

Make a Halloween Basket and Candy for a Doll

Make these cute Lollipop Ghosts

Make this quick and easy Lollipop Pumpkin Holder

Machine Embroidered Pumpkin Table Runner

Halloween Fabric Wreath

Spooky Egg Carton Spiders

Halloween Fabric Garland

Pumpkin Mug Rug

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