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Easy Christmas Garland

Fabrics: Evergreen by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics

 

Showcase favorite holiday fabric in a cute garland that's perfect for decorating your fireplace, your buffet table, or your mantel! 

 

Materials:

 

  • Assorted holiday prints
  • Baker's twine
  • Water- or air-soluble fabric marking pen

 

 

Cut Fabric:

 

 

From assorted holiday prints, cut:

  • 2x6" rectangles

 

Note: Cut as many as you need to form the length of garland you want. (We used 21--2x6” rectangles to make a 6'-long garland.)

 

 

Assemble the Garland:

 

 

1. Fold a 2x6" print rectangle, with wrong side inside, to make a 2x3" folded rectangle; finger-press fold in place. Repeat with all rectangles. Referring to photo and leaving 6" of baker’s twine free at one end, sandwich baker’s twine between layers of a folded rectangle.

 

 

2. Using a 1/4" seam and matching thread, sew folded rectangle to enclose baker’s twine. Continue to add folded rectangles in the same manner allowing 1" between each folded rectangle until desired length is embellished. Leave 6" of baker’s twine free at remaining end.

 

3. Trim sewing thread between each folded rectangle leaving baker’s twine uncut.

 

4. Using fabric marking pen, make a dot 3/4" from bottom edge of folded triangle, centered 1" from edges. Repeat with each folded rectangle.

 

5. Cut each folded rectangle from bottom corners to center dot to make pennant shape. Repeat with each marked rectangle to complete garland.

 

6. To hang garland, tie baker’s twine ends around wall- or shelf-mounted hooks.

 

 

Love this project? Make gift card holders and stockings using matching fabric! Click the pictures for the project instructions.

 

     

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