Fabric Chain Garland Tutorial

By September 10, 2012September 27th, 2012Crafts, DIY Projects, Home page - Slider

Well, I’m getting a little closer to getting the Fall Mantel decorated. Last week, I shared the Fall Letters that I covered with Chalkboard Paint, Burlap and Scrapbook Paper. And over the weekend, I put together the Fabric Chain Garland.

On a recent trip to the Antique Store {that also sells crafts}, we spotted a Fabric Chain, and since organizing my fabric, I knew I had lots of little pieces in Fall colors, that would be perfect.

The Fabric Chain Garland did take some time, but it was easy to put together. Let me show you how to make it…

Step 1: Cutting the fabric

  1. Cut each piece of fabric 1 1/2 inches x 16 inches. You can use a cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter, which I think is the quickest and easiest. Or if you don’t have them, you can certainly use a ruler and scissors.
  2. You will need to cut 2 {1 1/2 x 16″} pieces, to make 2 – 8 inch long pieces

Step 2: Putting the strips together

  1. Cut a piece of Heat n’ Bond {iron on adhesive} 1 1/4 x 16 inches. Iron it onto the wrong side of the fabric
  2. Peel off the paper and lay a piece of wire down the middle
  3. Place another piece of fabric on top {like a sandwich} and iron them together
  4. Cut the 16 inch piece in half to make 2 – 8 inch pieces {trim any excess that you need to}

Step 3: Lay out your design

  1. Lay out each of the pieces of fabric to see how you want it to look
  2. P.S. I’m loving my new Office Desk…TONS of work space!

Step 4: Make the chain

  1. Just like a paper chain, you will want to attach each piece together. Use a hot glue gun {or other strong glue} to attach the ends.
  2. Use a clothespin for about 30 seconds until the glue is dry

Step 5: Form the circles

  1. Form each of the circles into the shape you like with the wire

Step 6: Time to decorate

  1. Now you can hang your Fabric Chain Garland where ever you like

Fabric Chain Garland Supplies

  • Fabric
  • Heat n’ Bond – iron on adhesive available at the fabric store
  • Wire – medium weight floral wire


  • Cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter
  • Scissors
  • Wire clippers
  • Hot glue gun or other strong glue
  • Clothespins

And a little sneak peek of the Mantel…stop back on Wednesday to see the reveal!

Linking to…Autumn Party

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