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How To Make A Fabric Garland

The $2 Curtain That Keeps On Giving Petticoat Junktion DIY Fabric Garland Project

DIY Fabric Garland

I love the pattern and colors of that $2 shower curtain panel. I made the valance and had all this fabric left over…and all the ideas from you guys…

DIY Kitchen Curtains Petticoat Junktion

$2 Shower Curtain

This is the original fabric shower curtain from the thrift store.

Kitchen Curtains with Pom Pom fringe Petticoat Junktion 2

Kitchen Curtains With Cheery Yellow Pom Pom Fringe

And this is the valance I made for the kitchen window. The only thing about the valance is…the strip of fabric has very little of the beautiful red color. I really like red and it looks so pretty in the design.

cutting fabric strips for garland

I decided to make a garland out of the left over fabric. There is really no wrong or right way to make a garland. It’s sooooo easy. I sorted through my fabric stash and found a beautiful turquoise print to compliment the curtain fabric. I cut ten 13 inch strips about one inch to one and half inches wide. Ya’ll, I didn’t measure the width, I just cut.
tying strips of fabric to jute string

I tied the strips, alternating the fabrics, to a piece of jute twine about 4 ft. long. I didn’t make a knot. Just tie once and slide the strips until they are evenly spaced. Mine are about 4 inches apart. That’s all it is to it.

Hang A Fabric Garland Petticoat Junktion

I hung the garland on my china cabinet. The cabinet is in the dining area that is part of the kitchen. It is one long room. So the kitchen window is at the opposite end of the room from the china cabinet.

turquoise and red fabric garland Petticoat Junktion

I like the turquoise fabric I chose for the project. Can you see the vintage red melamine cups in the china cabinet? I told you I love red.

DIY Fabric Garland Petticoat Junktion project

The size of the fabric strips, fabric type, length of garland, etc., can all be adjusted to fit your décor.

lace rag garland Petticoat Junktion

My First DIY Fabric Garland

This is the first garland I made. I used a vintage fabric calendar, a chenille bedspread, lace, and other things to make this garland unique. You can see it here….Burlap, Lace, Linen, and Chenille Rag Garland.

Are you ready to make a garland? Go for it.

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See you tomorrow!

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. I love fabric garlands and I always save all of my fabric scraps…you never know when you will need them. Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays!

  2. I love this! There’s a little boutique in our town that has a wall with these strips tied to a stick. It looks amazing! I love the colors and patterns you chose.

    Thanks so much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are thrilled to have you. Pinned. 🙂

  3. Great way to use little bits of pretty fabric. You’ve gotten a lot of crafty mileage out of that shower curtain! This is the type of project we love to share at Creatively Crafty #ccbg. If you have a chance, feel free to drop by and link up with us 🙂

  4. Love the garlands! I’ve been wanting to make one, myself. Now I know how easy it is—thanks, Kathy! 🙂