Saturday, October 08, 2011

Halloween Garland

I have loved seeing all the gorgeous Halloween garlands around blogland this year. But as soon as I saw this fabric banner tutorial from Craftaholics Anonymous, I knew I needed to make it!

I had Halloween fabric on hand that I had used to make a couple of table runners (more on that soon!), so I already had the perfect fabric to use for my garland. I used black yarn for my string, 3 strands tied together.

Next, I cut my strips (1"x9") - about 48 strips of each fabric. It was a bit more than a yard of 9-inch-wide fabric cut into 1" strips. Then I sat down with my boys and watched a new episode of Mythbusters (finally they're back on!) and tied on my strips. I love, love, love how it turned out!

Oh my goodness, isn't it the cutest? I'm dying! I loved my Halloween mantel before, but this really adds that extra touch.

It was one of the easiest things I've ever made - seriously. The hardest part is cutting out your strips. And if you don't want to do that, Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous has a kit you can buy where the strips are already cut out. Super easy and adorable!

And here's my updated Halloween mantel. Love it!

Linking up to these parties:

    Making the World Cuter        Tip Junkie handmade projects



  1. Love your mantel and the garland is truly fabulous and adds that perfect final touch! Found you at Made by You Mondays.

  2. This is beautiful! I'd love for you to share it in my Halloween linky party - {Not So} Tough Tuesdays on One Tough Mother - begins at midnight!

    Hope to see you there!

  3. I adore the fabric you used... your mantel looks fabulous! ;-)

  4. Thank you so much ladies!

  5. Hi,
    Hopped over from Not so tough Tues. This is very cute! I love quick and easy projects like this for a change. Your entire mantel is frightfully fun! Love it all! Now a new follower.

  6. Hi Lissa! Love your banner! Turned out so cute! It looks fab on your mantel!! thanks for leaving me a link. Going to share your link on my FB page right now ;)
    happy crafting,

  7. Thank you Linda! How awesome it was to see my garland on your Facebook page!


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