DIY: No-Sew Nursery Garland Banner
This do-it-yourself fabric garland banner is shabby chic, budget-friendly, and super easy to make.
During my nesting phase when I was pregnant with my youngest, I went on a craft-binge and started a bunch of projects. As is typical with me, I lost interest in some of them and didn’t get around to finishing, like the half-done baby blanket I started to crochet (really do need to finish that!).
I wanted the baby’s nursery to get finished by the time the baby was born. And it did, for the most part.
This fabric banner I made during that time really tied the room’s decor together, with all the pretty pastel accents. It’s definitely a statement piece on the nursery wall, and it adds a pop of color as a focal point when you first the room.
It was a simple process to make this garland, and because I was eager to finish it, I got a bit lazy and some fabric pieces ended up looking a bit messy. But, it added to the vintage appeal that I wanted, and the inconsistent lengths and shabby-ness add a charming character to the room that I’ve come to love.
While I did make this for a baby nursery, you can definitely add your own colors for your garland and hang it up as a versatile piece of decor for any room, so get creative. I promise that the hardest part is having to decide which fabric colors you want.
Here we go!
You will need:
About 3 yards of strong twine like the one I used
At least 4 different fabrics, 1 yard in length.
- Cut 3 yards of the twine (or adjust the length as needed to fit your preferences). It’s best to be generous with the twine, since you can always cut off excess if you need to.
- Cut fabric into 2 inch strips
- If you have lace or ribbon, cut pieces to match the length of the fabric strips.
- Sort the fabric strips and lace/ribbon to create the pattern that you want on your garland.
- Now, attach the strips to the twine rope. Here’s how: first, fold the fabric strip in half, to create a loop at the top. Place the fabric loop over the rope, and pull the two fabric ends through the loop until it’s secure.
- Arrange it as needed to fit the look you’re going for.
- And done! You’ve created a shabby chic garland.