All fabric used for the garland from Joann.
These garlands are so incredibly easy to make! You saw them on my post HERE, where I brought them to the children’s hospital for the families that are staying there for Christmas, unfortunately. :(
I first made some for new babies being born, seen on this post HERE. I love them and how quick they are to sew. This time rather than using felt and cotton, I used flannel and cotton. It all depends on the fabric you are finding–these were all so cute together I couldn’t resist ;).
So you’ve got your stack of fabric and some scissors or pinking shears. Grab some cardstock as well to complete the gifting of the garland.
For the Christmas trees I just eyeballed how I wanted to have them cut out. I liked how it looked with the pinking shears but soon learned that it was much faster with my rotary cutter since I was making so many.
If I was only making a couple, different shapes wouldn’t be too big a deal to cut out a little of, but making 15 of them was daunting and I for sure utilized my Go!baby accuquilt cutter. I had some dies that worked perfectly for this. And since they were for heart families, I was excited to use the heart die.
After your shapes are cut out, all you have left to do is simply sew them through each shape! It’s like quilting a little because you are just chaining the shapes together.
It’s very easy to drape these over windows, hospital beds, etc. And I love that it’s just bright and cheerful.
I printed on the paper what it was–I didn’t share the printable because I figured not many of them will be made specifically for hospital stays as were these.
Fold the whole cardstock sheet into thirds–I didn’t do even thirds though…as you can see. I wanted it a bit wider.
Then simply wrap your garland around the cardstock.
Secure with tape.
Wrap the printed piece of cardstock around and secure with tape in the back.
All finished up!