DIY: Gingham Fabric Garland

by Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Photography by Teresea Earnest

There is no fabric I like more than gingham –I love the nostalgia of it and candyland of colors! It has a special place in my heart as my grandmother, Lula Mae, often wore a red and white buffalo plaid gingham shirt on her farm (see her picture at the end of this article). This garland just makes me happy and when wrapped on a Christmas tree, you can’t help but smile.

Gingham Fabric Garland
Gingham fabric
1 pair scissors
Medium thick rope (as long as the garland you would like to make)

Libbie Summers, Garland, Diy, Gingham
What to do:
Cut or rip fabric into strips 6-8″ long x 3″ wide strips, separate by color and place aside (you’ll need approximately 25 strips for each foot of garland). Knot the end of your rope. Working with one strip of fabric at a time, tie a single knot around the rope and push up to touch the knot before it. Repeat until you have the rope covered.
Pro Tip: You can work in a pattern with your colors or just mix it up. I like to mix it up as I think it makes for a more playful garland!

Libbie Summers, Garland, Diy, Gingham

What’s that? Oh I’m just running to fulfill more Sprinkle orders! Don’t forget to check out my new custom sprinkles here!

This garland isn’t just for Christmas, it could really decorate any party and even the handle of an Easter Basket like I did HERE for Better Homes and Gardens!

Grandma Lula Mae and Grandpa Russell on their farm in Missouri.
Grandparents, Hog Farmers, Gingham, Missouri, Libbie Summers


  1. looking for the video on making the BHG Easter Basket garland gingham handle. . . Love it!!!!!

    Comment by Diane on October 11, 2019 at 6:49 pm

  2. Here’s the link to the garland. For the BH&G basket, I just measured the length I needed, made that garland and then wrapped it around the handles, tying it at both ends. So many ways to use the garland! And it’s so pretty!!

    Thanks for following along!

    Comment by Libbie Summers on November 17, 2019 at 1:28 pm

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