Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall Garland and Banners {plus tutorials}


Let me start off by saying . . . I love, love, love my new Fall garland!  Do you ever finish up a project and it's exactly how you envisioned it?  You too?  This is exactly what I was wanting for Fall.




Even though it's still low 90s here, I figured it's almost October so I should start my decorating.  All of these garlands were super, super easy.  Here's how to make your own.

Fabric Scraps Garland

First you need whatever fabric you want to use.  I went to Joann's and bought 4 coordinating fabric but use whatever you have on-hand.  Next cut your fabric into 1 inch strips (or however wide you want it) and into the length you want it.  Now you have a pretty pile of fabric strips!  To make mine, I had roughly 100 strips.


Then you want to turn your fabric wrong side up, put your ribbon or rope on top, bring the "tails" up through the hole (make sense?), pull down until it looks like a tie.  Then pull tight and move into place.  Easy to do this while watching your favorite show.


I love how full and bouncy it is!


Pumpkin Garland

Firstly, I got this wonderful idea from Desiree at The 36th Avenue.   You need some mini pumpkins and a screwdriver.  Mine are from Wal-Mart and they're styrofoam so very light and very easy to jab with a screwdriver.  Next jab with a screwdriver.  Go slow.  A couple I went too quick and it made a bigger hole in the pumpkin.  Next take a bobby pin, slide your ribbon onto it and push it through.


Easy!  Tie the ends off and attach to your mantel.


Fall Burlap Banner

You need some burlap, fabric and Silhouette's Interfacing.  Cut all three pieces to your desired size.


Lay your fabric on the "rough" side of the interfacing and iron.  Peel off the white back side and lay it wrong-side down onto your Silhouette cutting mat.  Cut out your letter (this could easily be done with a rotary blade if you don't have a Silhouette).  Then place your letter onto your burlap and iron down.  I did a long zig zag stitch all the way around my letters.  I don't think that you have to do this.  I just wanted it sturdy since it's within reach of my little people.


 And there you have it.  I absolutely love it!


So how about you?  Have you started decorating for Fall yet?  Send me links to your own blog so I can see.  Thanks for reading.  See you soon!


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27 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

So cute! I love everything about this project. The colors are fantastic. Megan

Crafty Mischief said...

So cute! I can't pick a favorite-I love them all!

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

I love everything about your decorations. Thanks for showing how to tie the fabric scraps onto the rope. I plan on doing a fabric garland for my daughter's first birthday party. I am your newest follower from the keep calm and link up party.

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Super cute, I love it! Stopping by from Blissful Bucket List :-)

Britney {Jesses Girl} said...

So cute! I've been wanting to make one of those fabric garlands for my sliding back door for a while now. Now I want to do it even more!

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Love your garland! The fabric patterns look great!

Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home said...

I love every single thing you just did! We've got similar taste, for sure!!

Thanks for linking up with us this weekend @ Keep Calm & Link Up! We're thrilled you chose to party with us again!
xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Ashley Tremaine said...

I love your banners!! So very cute! You did a great job!

Rhonda said...

Love that fabric garland - you chose the perfect fall fabrics!

Visiting from Positively Splendid...
Rhonda @ home.made.

Mary Beth said...

So cute! I would love for you to share these at my weekly linky party at http://cupcakesandcrinoline.com/2012/09/its-time-to-party-weekly-linky-party/

I hope to see you there and have a wonderful week! mb

p.s. I think I'm a no-reply blogger...I have fixed my settings several times and it just keeps happening!

alternate email: marybeth@cupcakesandcrinoline.com

buggalcrafts said...

This is so cute! I love things with fabric that don't require sewing!!!

Fireflies & Jellybeans Linky Party #83

buggyandbuddy said...

Love this so much!!!! We are in desperate need of fall decorations~ this would be perfect to make with my daughter!

Sarah said...

I love this, there is something about mixing fabrics that I just love. If you get a chance I would love for you to come link up at my Halloween Edition Pin Party.

http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/10/pintastic-monday-halloween-edition.html#.UGnL4K4-WnA

gabby said...

This is super cute!! I actually planned to make a Halloween banner today. Thanks for the inspiration. Oh, I found you over at Skip To My Lou

Gabby @ The Local Honey

Rita said...

Love the fabric banner, so cute with all the fall colors.

Elise@growcreative said...

Very cute! I love all the different patterns of fabrics.

Rebecca said...

i love garland!! so great!

srpprcrftr said...

When I think I'm done making Fall projects I find another one so darned cute I just have to make it. The fabrics you used are so colorful and happy looking.
Guess I'll have to go digging in my fabric stash. Your pumpkin garland and the Fall banner are sure wonderful also but I'd better stick to the fabric banner to be safe. I'm half afraid to leave hubs alone in house for any length of time for fear all my decos will just disappear.
Hubs has said no more, he says he dreams about fall decos coming after him, lol. But they're so happy and fun to look at. Doggone it I need to make that fabric garland, just have to decide where to put it so hubs might not notice it. Yeah right. Won't stop me tho. Love your blog.

Michelle's Tasty Creations said...

Eva,
This looks amazing! I'm going to get out my fall fabric in the morning so I can make one myself. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
Michelle

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Great colors! It's so happy! Thank you for sharing. Saw you over at The Stuff of Success. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-17.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

thistlewoodfarm said...

I really like your banner! What a fun way to decorate for fall! And what a great addition this would make to my mantel!

Thanks so much for inspiring me today!
karianne

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

I have been wanting to do this for forever- so cute. Love how it turned out.

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love the colors you chose! Thanks so much for sharing at Our Pinteresting Link Party - I'm featuring you tomorrow!

Andrew Bynumm said...

I can't thank you enough for all this hard work. I've been trying to find many tutorials online on how to make some outdoor fabric banners but this is probably the best one out of all of them. Thanks!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Really cute, I love the layered look!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

SO cute!! Love your fall decor. Thank you so much for sharing at Artsy Corner! :) Keep up the amazing work!

Joanne said...

Fabulous!!!! Love the banners! all 3!

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