Garland – Not just for Judy

This garland is fun for any occasion or to dress up a bedroom, Christmas tree,  Birthday party, etc. It’s so fun and festive you’ll probably never take it down.

Level: Easy Peezy

Time: 1/2 hour-1 hour (longer if you make a longer strand)

Materials:

5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ squares (larger squares will make larger triangles)

Bias Tape – https://justcutthescrap.com/2012/03/07/scrappy-bias-tape/

Thread

Iron

1. Create bias tape using scrap fabric. Directions shown here https://justcutthescrap.com/2012/03/07/scrappy-bias-tape/

2. With wrong side facing up, fold 5 1/2″ square in half. Fold short edge down to meet the long raw edge. Do this with the other side. You now have a triangle!  Do this for all squares need for your garland.

3. Place the raw edge of the triangle inside the bias tape. Pin in place.  Add another triangle in the same manner. Here I have spaced the triangles about 1″ apart. You can space them farther apart of place them closer together depending on the look you want.

4. Topstitch 1/8″-1/4″ along the folded edge of the bias tape catching both sides of the bias tape and the triangle in the stitch.

4. Fold the raw ends in towards the wrong side then fold to finish the raw edge. Or you may choose to leave it raw for a fun detail.

Sha-bam – garland done!  You may consider using coordinating colors, you kids favorite colors, their school colors, etc. This makes a fun accent to any party or celebration!  Have fun with it!

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