Can’t wait for spring flowers to bloom? Why not create some of your own! We had the idea to make floral garlands from fabric, especially our cheerful scraps. We weren’t quite sure how to go about it, so we tried a few different things. After a bit of experimenting, this turned out to be our favorite method for a quick, dimensional splash of color. The way they are folded and sewn leaves them able to flutter and twirl like real trailing vines.All you will need is a bit of colorful fabric, scissors or a die-cutting machine, and a sewing machine.
We used our die-cutting machine and saved loads of time on this project. It can still be done by hand, but it will involve a lot more time spent cutting.
Once all your shapes are cut, stack them into piles by size. We did three different flowers and two circles. The amount you will need depends on how big your shapes are and how long you want your garland to be, but we used 40 shapes and ended up with 5 foot strands.
To start your garland, take two matching shapes, fold each in half, and finger press. Don’t press them in half with the iron, because it will flatten them too much. Meet the shapes together at the folds and take it to your sewing machine.
Continue sewing folded shapes to the garland until you reach your desired length. Leave a few inches of thread at the end for hanging.That’s all there is to it. Easy and fun for a quick afternoon project. Surround yourself with a few beautiful blooms in an instant. You can make just one, or several for grouping. Hang from mantels, shelves, windows, banisters, or hang by one end from the ceiling. There are so many possibilities for these cute garlands. Where will you put yours?
-Diane & Audrey