Friday, November 30, 2012

the DIY: FABRIC BOW GARLAND

We want to make all of our Christmas decorations this year so within the next week you should be seeing a few more tutorials on the subject. If you don't, it's because we failed miserably. Anyways, we visited our Goodwill to grab a bunch of different fabrics. If you need fabric but don't need much, make sure to check your Goodwill. We always find cute patterned clothing, sheets and even pieces of fabric.
This is all the fabric we got for our decoration projects. As you can see by the tags, these are all just pieces of fabric, they are actual articles of clothing and such. We're going for a vintage-y toned-down-ish Christmas color vibe.
Cut strips of your fabric. These strips are about 1.5 inches wide and at least 18 inches long. Some pieces are longer than others.
Tie your strips into bows. Just tie them as you would a shoelace. They don't have to be perfect.
You can see how these bows are all different shapes and sizes.
Tie knots every 6 inches or so on a piece of yarn. Your yarn can be any length and size you'd like- we used a pretty thick yarn. 
Use a hot glue gun to attach the backs of the bows to the knots on the yarn.
So simple and easy and super cute!
We will probably make a few more of these garlands. They will either go on the tree or draped around the living room on the walls. We haven't quite decided yet! Where would you hang this cute garland?
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8 comments:

  1. so cute! I also shop at the local op shops to buy items of clothing etc just to rip them up and use the fabric :)

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  2. LOVE this idea! PS - do you think it would work to tie the bows onto the yarn? I don't have a glue gun, and I know the ribbons would be going sideways... but maybe it could still be cute?

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  3. super cute! i want to make some to put near my vanity :)
    http://www.randomthoughtsandfeelings1.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the idea of putting bows on a garland! I've been making lots of garlands lately! They're so much fun to DIY!!
    xoxo Amie @ Spoonful of Vintage

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  5. this is a really cute idea.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  6. This is adorable, definitely going on my to-do list.

    Helen x

    http://helenmadeacake.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I actually even made it into a cute bracelet cause i had some leftover so cute!

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