We can’t stop making these fabric garlands! This new Christmas bunting makes us so happy and looks great hanging on the mantle AND the Christmas tree! The instructions are just about the same as the “Thankful” garland, but we’ve added them here as well. Keep reading to see how you can make your own…
Supplies: linen or muslin fabric, red and green fabric, fabric scissors, a sewing machine(optional!), Mod Podge, a paint brush, twine, and mini clothes pins.
1. Print out a word or phrase you’d like the banner to read. This will be your stencil and guide for how big to make each pennant.
2. Cut the linen into rectangles (ours were about 3.5″ by 5″).
3. Create a 1/4″ hem on the longer sides of the rectangle and either sew or glue them down. Create the same hem on the top of the rectangle and sew or glue as well.
4. With the rectangle face down, make a 1.5″ cut with scissors in the middle of the base. Fold the two corners created by the cut up and to the sides to create the two points. Glue into place or sew along the edges to match the rest of the hems.
5. Paint both sides of the green and red fabrics with Mod Podge and let dry. This will stiffen the fabric and prevent it from fraying when cut.
6. When the green and red fabric is dry, cut out the letters with scissors using the printed stencil you created.
7. Use more Mod Podge to attach the letters to each linen pennant. (Optional: give each pennant an extra coat of Mod Podge to seal the letters).
8. When the pennants are dry, use mini clothes pins to attach them to a piece of twine. Hang your garland and enjoy!