Cheap and Easy DIY Fabric Garland

Cheap and Easy DIY Fabric Garland | The Life Jolie

I’d be lying if I said that every DIY project that I do is successful. In some ways I can be very crafty but I’ve had many a craft go quite bad. Case in point:

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It’s like communism. In theory, it was an excellent idea. In practice it’s a hot mess. But I’ve been too darn busy (and down right lazy) to bother taking them down. And so they remain, likely until after the holiday.

My Christmas decorations are not really a permanent thing anyway. I’m ok with them, but once I get our living room a little closer to what I where I want it to be decor-wise, I’d like to steer away from the traditional red and green Christmas decor and inject some other more non-traditional (but still festive) colors into the mix.

Cheap and Easy DIY Fabric Garland|The Life Jolie

Still, I’d like to keep things festive with what I have in the mean time. I’m also not opposed to adding some additional cheap and easy items into this mix. Initially, I was thinking along the lines of the tassel’s that I made for A’s room. But then I remembered how much my hands hurt from all that cutting and the fact that I didn’t want to repeat all of the same items throughout the house. So I jumped onto Pinterest, as always, and started looking through my Christmas board for inspiration. I found this DIY Christmas Tree Wall Art over at At Home With the Barkers.

While I wasn’t exactly in the market for a wall art project, I was inspired by the concept of the fabric strips. It seemed like a great opportunity to make a cheap and easy fabric garland.

Joann’s happened to be having a mega sale on fabric, so I was able to pick up a bunch for around $8 and the jute string was on sale for less than $2. So this was a craft for around $10 and I have plenty of fabric and jute string left over to make several more. Fabric Garlands for everyone!Cheap and Easy DIY Fabric Garland|The Life Jolie

This was pretty easy to make. I cut my fabric into strips that were around 6 inches and a little more than an inch thick. But you can really make them as long, short, thick or thin as you’d like. It’s all about what’s visually appealing to you.

Cheap and Easy DIY Fabric Garland|The Life Jolie

I then tied the fabric strips onto the jute string and made it as long as I needed.

Cheap and Easy DIY Fabric Garland|The Life Jolie

And then I hung it using small, clear command cooks. I probably could have nailed them into the wall, but I didn’t want to deal with the extra holes.

Cheap and Easy DIY Fabric Garland|The Life Jolie

Pretty easy, right? Cheap and easy, just the way I like my…crafts (get your mind out of the gutter!). Seriously though, if you are looking for a fun craft that is super easy and quick to make and while still going easy on your wallet, this is the one. Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    Sonya ~At Home with The Barkers
    December 18, 2014 at 2:03 pm I'm so glad you felt inspired by my project, so sweet!! I too love cheap and easy projects! Yours looks super cute! You can make another colorful one and use it for birthdays ;) Hope you have a great Christmas ~Sonya
    • Reply
      December 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm Thank you for the kind words- yes, I am loving that project of yours and have had it pinned for a while- so cute! I will definitely be using this idea for future decor now that I have a baby to plan birthday parties for. Merry Christmas to you and yours :)

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