DIY Garland

by Tonya
4 Materials
2 Hours

I wanted to make a patriotic garland to use for Memorial Day and July 4th. It was super easy and by making it myself I could add as little or much as I wanted.

Gather your supplies

I used 5 different types of fabric. I purchased 3/4 yard of each. I also purchased jute string because I wanted to use something a bit thicker. Not pictured- I also bought wooden stars and painted them (last minute decision)

Step 2- Cut the Fabric into strips

I used an exacto knife to cut the strips. I also used a piece of wood to create a straight edge. I cut the strips into 10” inch long (give or take) strips. I made the strips about 2 inches wide, but I could have gone wider.

Step 3- Decide how long you want your garland

Cut your string the length you want your garland to be. I cut mine 5 feet long. You can cut it to your preference.

Step 4- Tie the strips of fabric

Tie the strips of fabric to the jute string. I placed them in bunches. I added about 1-10 strips to each section. I made sure I added all the fabric strips for variety but I didn’t go in a specific order. I added about 4 sections of strips to the entire jute string.

Step 5- Use variety

Alternate the fabrics to your liking. If you have a bolder fabric use it to highlight the sections. For example, the navy with stars was thicker and more expensive so I placed it more sparingly but in just the right spots.


The finished garland!

Finished Garland

Here is shot of it with the wooden stars. I added them in each section.

Suggested materials:
  • Fabric 3/4 yard each   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Jute String   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Wooden stars   (Amazon)
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