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6 Garlands to Make Using Craft Scraps
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6 Garlands to Make Using Craft Scraps

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Transform your garden parties and more by crafting these six unique garlands! They’ll brighten up a dull space in no time, and they’ll provide you with an afternoon of crafting fun. Learn how to make your own garlands with papercrafts, pom poms and more – all using craft scraps.

Project and instructions by Sue Smith >

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How to Make Fabric Bow Bunting

Equipment needed: 

Dressmaking Scissors
Darning Needle

 

Products needed:

Hobbycraft Bright Cotton Fat Quarters

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK Yarn - Teal

 

How to make:

Step 1: Arrange your fat quarters in the colour order of your choice. ready to use. If desired, give the fabric a quick iron.

Step 2: Lay your fabric down. You'll need to be cutting your fabric from the 45cm edge, and cutting strips of fabric 4 cm wide. If it helps, create a paper rectangle 4cm wide to use a cutting guide. Repeat this step for all other colour fabric pieces.

Step 3: Create a tight neat bow with every strip of fabric. Snip a shallow fish tail into the tail ends (see picture 4 as an example)

Step 4: Thread a darning needle of the teal yarn, long enough for your desired bunting length. Be sure to add an additiional half a metre more so you have enough on each ends to tie up your bunting.

Step 5: To attach your bows, thread into the back of each bow. It's best to thread through each bow a second time to keep it in place. Continue to attach all your bows, ensuring that you leave enough yarn at either ends to tie up your bunging.

Step 6: Now the fabric knot bunting is ready to hang up and enjoy!

How to Make Fabric Knot Bunting

Equipment needed: 

Dressmakers Scissors

Darning Needle

 

Products needed:

Myrtle Botanical Cotton Fat Quarter Pack

Organdie Ribbon 9 mm x 8 m - Orange x2

Women’s Institute PremiumAcrylic Yarn - Orange

 

How to make:

Step 1: Arrange your fat quarters in the colour order of your choice. ready to use. If desired, give the fabric a quick iron.

Step 2: Keep your fabric folded, and measuring 22cm down from the fold, you'll need to cut strips 3cm wide. If it helps create a paper rectangle 3cm wide to use as a cutting guide. Repeat for all the other fabric pieces. 

Step 3: Keeping all the stripes in colour order and in piles. Using the images shown to guide you, take the first strip and wrap around a length of orange ribbon over the top fold.

Trim the ribbon ends on an angle and slightly shorter than the fabric strip on both sides. Use this ribbon to cut several more ribbon strips of the same length.

Step 4: With a length of ribbon wrapped over the top fold, carefully tie a single knot towards the top (see picture 3)

Leave a nice loop at the top of the knot to use for threading in the yarn. Repeat for all the other fabric strips.

Step 5: Gather all the fabric knots together, in your desired colour order. Take a knot from each pile and thread them onto the orange yarn.

Use a threaded darning needle to make it easier. Cut the yarn when the desired length is achieved, and finish by creating a hanging loop at each end of the yarn.

Step 6: Now the fabric knot bunting is ready to hang up and enjoy!

How to Make Knotted Fabric Pom-Pom Bunting

Equipment needed: 

Hobbycraft Pom-Pom Maker 4 Pack

Dressmakers Scissors

Small Sharp Dressmakers Scissors

Darning Needle

 

Products needed:

Myrtle Botanical Cotton Fat Quarter Pack

Women’s Institute PremiumAcrylic Yarn - Orange

 

How to make:

 

Step 1: Arrange your fat quarters in the colour order of your choice. ready to use. If desired, give the fabric a quick iron.

Step 2: Keep your fabric folded, and measuring 22cm down from the fold, you'll need to cut strips 3cm wide. If it helps create a paper rectangle 4cm wide to use as a cutting guide. Repeat for all the other fabric pieces. 

Step 3: Taking a strip, open it up to its full 22cm length. Fold the strip in on it's longest side (as shown in picture 4) repeat for the second strip. Tie your two strips together using a double knot, leaving some length in the two tails (as shown).

Step 4: To decorate the bunting further, add more tied fabric as before, between the original knots. Use the same patterned fabric strips to match the bunting strips when tying on these additional knots.

Step 5: Remove the smallest Pom-Pom maker from the kit. Follow the instructions to begin making a Pom-Pom, using the orange yarn. Leave the two strands of tying yarn attached.

Step 6: When a few orange Pom-Poms have been made, begin tying them onto the bunting. Use a darning needle to thread one of the Pom-Pom tying yarns through the fabric knots. Only use every other fabric knot with the two different patterned fabric tied together. Secure each Pom-Pom in place with triple knot. Trim off the excess yarn.

Step 7: Now the knotted fabric Pom-Pom bunting is ready to hang up and enjoy!

How to Make a Pom-Pom Bunting

Equipment needed: 

Hobbycraft Pom-Pom Maker 4 Pack

Small Sharp Dressmakers Scissors

 

Products needed:

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK Yarn - Hot Pink

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK Yarn - Mustard

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK Yarn - Teal

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK Yarn - Bright Blue

 

How to make:

Step 1: Begin by knotting together three different coloured yarns. Plait these together, this will become your bunting cord. Continue for as long as your desired bunting length, when finished cut and knot the yarn to secure the end.

Step 2: Remove the pink, second smallest Pom-Pom maker from the kit. Follow the instructions to begin making a Pom-Pom. Leave the two strands of tying yarn attached (as shown in picture 4)

Step 3: Continue to make more Pom-Poms with the same pink Pom-Pom maker, using all the different coloured yarns.

Step 4: Simply attach each Pom-Pom to the bunting cord. Thread one of the tying yarns of each Pom-Pom into the bunting cord at the correct place. Triple knot the tying yarns around two of the bunting cord yarns, rather than the single one, for extra durabilty. Trim off the tying yarns once all the Pom-Poms are in place.

Step 5: Now the Pom-Pom bunting is ready to hang up and enjoy!

How to Make Paper Flag Bunting

Equipment needed: 

Scissors

Hole Puncher

Bone Folder

Pencil

 

Products needed:

Hobbycraft 6x6 Floral & Bright Patterned Paper Pad 

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK Yarn - Bright Blue

 

How to make:

Step 1: Begin by choosing a nice selection of six different patterned papers from the paper pad.

Step 2: Trim each sheet into three equal rectangles, measuring about 5 cm wide. Fold the rectangle in half with shortest edges together and snip a fish tail into the short open ends. Using a hole punch, create a shallow hole in the centre of the folded edge. (see picture 3 for guidance)

Step 3: Once a few of these paper flags are made, line them up in a colour order sequence ready to use. Tie a little loop at the end of the blue yarn for hanging the bunting. Open out a paper flag to pull through a loop of yarn from the inside. Tie a double knot leaving a small loop. Close the paper flag and gentle pull the yarn to sit the knot on top. Leave about a 5 cm gap and tie in place the second flag as before. (See picture 4)

Step 4: Continue to tie on more paper flags until the desired length is achieved. Cut the yarn leaving enough to tie another hanging loop at this end of the bunting.

Step 5: Now the paper flag bunting is ready to hang up and enjoy!

How to Make Picture Ribbon Bow Bunting

Equipment needed: 

Paper Scissors

Dressmakers Scissors

Hole Puncher

 

Products needed:

Hobbycraft 6x6 Floral & Bright Patterned Paper Pad

Hobbycraft Satin Ribbon 20 mm x 15 m - Vivid Blue 

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK Yarn - Hot Pink

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK Yarn - Teal

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK Yarn - Bright Blue

 

How to make:

Step 1: Begin by knotting together the three different coloured yarns. Plait these together to make the bunting cord. Continue for as long as the desired bunting length. Cut and knot the yarn to secure the end.

Step 2: Remove a sheet of the small image patterned paper from the paper pad.

Step 3: Cut out a selection of six different small images. Punch a hole in the top left hand corner of each picture. Repeat this for another sheet of paper.

Step 4: Make several small, neat, tight bows using the vivid blue ribbon. Keep the bow tails fairly long.

Step 5: Thread the long tails of the bows into the punched hole of the pictures, from front to back. Line up the picture bows in sequence order ready to add to the bunting cord. Double knot the ribbon tails from the reverse side, incorporating the bunting cord at regular intervals. (See pictures for guidance)

Step 6: Continue adding the picture bows until the desired length is achieved. Cut each bow tail at a slant to a similar length.

Step 7: Now the picture bow bunting is ready to hang up and enjoy!

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