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.
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
- Acrylic ruler
- Twine or cord
- Binder clips
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.
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").
STEP 2: Fabric Strip Piles
On a work surface, place the fabric strips in piles sorting by each fabric.
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.
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.
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.
Insert one end through the loop to make an overhand knot.
Pull two ends tightly over the twine to complete the knot.
Continue adding strips to the twine. As you add strips, push them together in a row.
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.
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.
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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
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