October is just zipping by and I’m kind of freaking out that Halloween is almost a week away. Somehow I managed to squeeze in a couple of birthday parties with my family, a mini girls vacation (with baby) to DC, a pumpkin patch festival and a few new Halloween-centric crafts. This rag garland is incredibly easy to make and requires minimal brain power. I have proof too, since I was able to make this garland while watching Homeland and Walking Dead with Mark last Sunday. My kind of craft right there. ;)
You will need some clothesline cord and 3 to 6 different fabrics (solid and a couple of small print patterned fabric).
Tear fabric width-wise in 1 1/2 or 2 inch strips. Tie strips to the cord in a single knot.
Pull the knot tight. Fabric knot will still move easily down the cord.
Alternate colors and fabric knots down the cord, scrunching them tightly for a full garland. Make as long as you need it. Add sparkly ribbon in between knots if you’d like.
I can see myself going a little too crazy with this garland and make a Christmas version wrapped around my tree — but that might be taking it too far…
Choose 3 to 6 different solid and/or patterned fabrics in a 1/4 yard.
*Optional: Festive ribbon
Tear 2 inch strips going width-wise on your quarter of a yard cut fabric. Strips should measure about 8 to 9 inches long. Tie a single knot tightly around clothesline cord and alternate colors of fabric so they are evenly spread out. Scrunch fabric knots close together to get a dense rag garland look.
If you want to, you can add sparkly or festive ribbon to your tied fabric knots.