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!
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