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
1 pair scissors
Medium thick rope (as long as the garland you would like to make)
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!
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!