I think Halloween just might be our families favorite holiday. Maybe it stems from the years I spent as a teenager helping my mom in her costume shop. I loved seeing the enthusiasm customers brought to finding the right costume for 1 night of the year. It’s a chance to pretend to be something else good, pretty, scary, strong. It’s a holiday that even lets adults pretend to be a kid!
This Halloween garland is so easy and the kids loved to help. Ripping the fabric was productive destruction and with my boys guided destruction is usually best!
Time: 45 minutes
Level: EASY peezy
1/2 yard of 4 different Halloween fabrics (makes 4 1/2-5 ft of garland)
7-9 ft of jute string
1. Fold 1/2 yard matching up selvage edges. Make small cut through both layers of fabric every 1″.
3. Tie jute string between two posts, chairs, something to give you a taut string.
4. Fold strip in half to make a “loop”. Place fabric loop behind string. Reach from behind through the loop and grab the lower section (tails) of loop, pulling them through the loop. Pull tight .
5. Repeat step 4 for the remaining strips of fabric until you reach the desired length of garland.
6. String you garland where all will enjoy. Ours is currently on the front porch entrance. You may place yours inside on the mantel, hallway entrance, above a doorway, etc!