May 10, 2012

Scrap Garland

This weekend I'm having a baby shower for a friend.  I've tried to make some decorations without breaking the bank.  Here's one thing I made that didn't cost me a thing and it was really quick to make.  It's this scraptastic garland.  (Sorry.  I once worked as an office manager at a scrapbook company and we put the word "scrap" into every word we could think of.  We had some time to kill :)

I was able to use up some scraps I had and create a colorful, fun decoration.  I really like free.

I dumped out my scrap bin and tried to pick some fabrics that would kind of coordinate.

Then I cut them into different shapes.  I used my rotary cutter and did it all quickly without measuring anything.  None of it needs to be perfect, so no need to stress.

After I cut up all the pieces I saw how wrinkled they were.  Ugh.

So, I ironed them and mixed them up.

The sewing is the fun part because you just run the machine and feed in piece after piece.  I left a little space between each piece.

There's also no proper seam allowance.  I did some closer to edge like this one and others almost an inch in.  I liked the random feel of it. 

Then just string it up.  Voila.

I made a few chains of it.  (If you're going to ask about the pantry doors go HERE.)

I should add that the garland can serve multiple purposes.  If your child is misbehaving at the party, it can really come in handy.

So, if you have scraps to use up and a party to throw, you're set.

Thanks for dropping in.


  1. I love his face at the end(:

  2. That is a great idea!! Love reusing stuff.

  3. Great idea! It's scrap-tastic! (LoL)

  4. Great idea and it looks fab!

  5. Thank you for this great idea!!!! :)

  6. Love this.
    You rock. Period.

  7. i love it! and your kiddos are so cute! I also wanted to leave a comment on Tuesday telling you how GENIUS you are about looking for pumpkin stencils for freezer paper! change my life! I love your blog miss cheri! you are inspirational and adorable and so sweet! your wed wake ups always gives me something to think about for the week to try to better myself! BIG FAT THANK YOU!

  8. The little paper clip and paper title on your picture is so cute! Thanks for sharing the cute little scrap banner. It really brightens up your amazing pantry doors!

  9. Great stash bustin' project! I love garlands in all shapes and colors!

  10. looks great! What did you sew the scraps onto?

    1. Nothing. It's just the three that holds them all together as you feed the pieces through the machine.


  11. Love it! This is multipurpose for sure. I think there is definitely a market for the "Tie Up Your Kids" option.

  12. How much did u pay for that face? He's hilarious. I cut fabric and scraps for garland last night, so boring, the fun part is the sewing. Agreed.

  13. I LOVE BANNERS! And scraps! and Parties!
    Last year for July 4th I made a banner of scraps, too! It's here...
    It was SO fun that I've been wanting to make one for any & every season/holiday!

  14. Ok..I love it more that you can wrap your kid in!!


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