How to Make Fabric Christmas Garlands

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How to Make Fabric Christmas Garlands
Decorate your Christmas tree with a fabric garland. (Christmas tree image by Kaarel from

Save some money on your Christmas decorations by making some of them yourself. String strips of fabric together to create a garland. You can place the garland on your tree or use it over doorways, on your mantle or within a table centrepiece design. Making a fabric garland is so simple that children can do it. You only need a few basic items to make a fabric garland you can use again and again.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue

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  1. 1

    Cut your fabric into 2-inch-wide, 5-inch-long strips. However, if you prefer a looser or wider garland, cut your strips to the width and length you prefer.

  2. 2

    Form a circle with one piece of fabric with the pattern or colour on the outside.

  3. 3

    Place fabric glue on one end of the fabric and hold the other end down onto the glue to keep the circle intact.

  4. 4

    Thread another piece of fabric through the circle and create another circle, gluing the ends together. Repeat this process creating a kind of chain until the garland is the length you desire.

Tips and warnings

  • You can select a fabric in a solid colour, such as red, green, silver or gold. Alternatively, choose several different coloured fabrics and alternate them when you make your garland. You could also choose printed fabric, such as cloth with a whimsical candy cane, Santa Claus or elf design.

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