I love the idea of a reusable garland, don’t you? I first used these garlands at Lauren’s For, Like, Ever themed wedding shower but know they will be perfect for so many other types of parties! A DIY garland makes the perfect party decoration. And this garland, made of fabric fringe, will suit any type of party theme. You just need fabric (if you want really long garlands, you will need to make sure that you have continuous yardage of fabric – or you can always tack shorter ones together) a rotary cutter (and straight edge and craft mat to go along with it) and scissors.First cut strips in the fabric. Cut them as wide or as skinny as you want.Without unfolding your fabric, start making your fringe cuts. Remember not to cut all the way through!And that is all you have to do. Besides hang it. The one shown above was a brand new one cut from fabric. It lays pretty flat but still has a cute fringe look.
One of the cool things about these is that depending on how you store them, they have a bit of a different look. If you keep them folded nice and smooth after use, they will remain pretty flat. However, if you store them like I did above, they come out kind of crinkled and with a whole new look.
This is the perfect simple party craft. It is totally one of those crafts that you can do on the couch while you are catching up on Red Widow (OMG! Do you guys love that show? I’m totally addicted but can’t watch it at night time because it is too intense for me!).
I will be saving these reusable fabric fringe garlands for years. They are so easy to store and I can hang them in a ton of different ways to get different looks.And since I’m totally type A, I think I will use these for my son’s teacher’s birthday. Next year. I don’t even know who his teacher is yet since this year isn’t over. Which also means I have not officially been elected room mom. But it’s always good to have a plan. (Crazy, much?)
Do you prefer to reuse party items or make new things each time? I have to say, a DIY garland is awesome!