Upcycled Torn Fabric Garland #DIY #Craft

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We found a way to make an adorable, reversible photo prop without spending a dime.  It’s an upcycled torn fabric garland, and it’s really easy to make!

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Supplies:  Fabric Scraps, Ribbon, Scissors
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Directions:  Wrap ribbon around your basket, placing a knot at each end of the ribbon where the ends meet.  Leave enough ribbon after each knot to allow you to tie the garland onto the basket when you are done.  Snip your fabric pieces every 1.5″.  Rip fabric at each snip to get strips.  Tie your strips onto the ribbon by halving the strip,  and pulling the ends through the loop at the center of the strip (as you would if you were making a tutu).  Push each strip towards one knotted end as you work.   Tie onto basket.

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Left:  Tie your garland onto the basket.                         Right:  Fabric Strips tied onto ribbon

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Tip:  Save time and supplies by making one garland, half girl colors and half boy colors!!

 

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  • I saw this pin on pintrest and thought it was very creative. I recently made a wreath using the fabric strips, it turned out cute.

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    • Oh, I’d love to see the wreath! Sounds adorable.

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  • This is adorable. Our puppy will be one year old in a couple of weeks. I think I could get her to sit still in a basket for a photo and this would be too cute!

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  • How cute are they. I would get the kids to help with this craft.

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  • wow how creative is that !

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  • Cute idea! I love upcycling!

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  • That is just too cool

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  • this woudl be great for the extra scrape i have left over after i make rug to put on basket for baby shoer

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  • So pretty, I love them.

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  • This is really nice. Sounds so easy that almost anyone can do this with strips of material of old clothing you dont want anymore. Cant wait to make them. thanks f0r the directions

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    • Let me know how yours turns out, Ann. We’d love to see.

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  • I always see the cutest things and want to make them but never could but your directions are so good I want to make this and think I can now! I love all the colors!

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    • We only do simple, Stephanie! We ladies at This Mama Loves are not complicated. We like easy and accessible

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  • So colorful. A child could easily help with this.

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    • We agree- and I found some Hello Kitty fabric, the girls and I are discussing making a banner to hang by their windows.

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  • This is so cute… love the look of this and it’s sooo simple; I will have to pin it and make this for my Mother in Law for Christmas, she will LOVE it in her craft room; thanks for sharing

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  • This is so cute. Perfect for all my fabric scraps.

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  • Just super duper cute!!!!! I love the idea, Brett!

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  • How cute, and you don’t even have to sew anything!

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  • What an awesome idea, never thought of this before. I totally have to pin this, thanks for sharing.

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  • Hi! These are just so lovely! I had to let you know how much I love them! Simple, inexpensive and soon to be, all over my house! Thanks for sharing these! :)

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    • Have you made any? Would love to see photos

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