If you are looking to make some great DIY shabby chic fabric garland, you can use either cotton or wool for the main fabric. Then use a floral design on the middle and work your way out with lots of pretty frills and bows. Use pretty feminine ribbon and a few pretty beads and you will have a very pretty feminine shabby chic home decor design. You can do all this using a few simple household items. Garlands are a great DIY project and the final look is really unique. It looks great anywhere but especially it is lovely on your doors.
Before starting you need to have at least two types of the basic tools. A large needle and a small hook, for sewing and a pair of scissors and a good pair of pins for gluing. As, well as these you will need a pack of strong fabric and shabby chic paint which you should easily be able to buy from any craft store. If you don’t want to use fabric then use just paper. This article has been adapted from the one given in the Shabby Fabrics e-book.
If you are working with shabby chic fabric then you may need to buy another few items to finish your project. A good pair of shears for cutting the shabby chic fabric into stripes or layers, and a large needle to sew the strips together. Remember to leave extra material for a good cutting later on.
The great thing about making shabby chic fabric garland is that there are no rules. If you follow some instructions or watch a video, you should get the hang of putting this together. If not, don’t worry. There are loads of other projects where you can use shabby chic fabrics.
The first thing you will need to decide is what shape your shabby chic pattern will be. You could start by making a bird’s nest pattern using a single long piece of shabby chic ribbon as the focal point. Be careful not to attach too much of the ribbon to the end of the shabby chic fabric as you will need to leave a long trailing edge to give the illusion of lace.
Once you have decided on the shape and size of your shabby chic pattern, you are ready to start creating the pieces of the garment. If you are sewing something, you will need to use a sewing machine. To make a simple pattern, you can use a shabby chic pillowcase and needle. If you are sewing something a little more complex like a quilt or an armoire, you may prefer to use a stabilizer.
When it comes to attaching the shabby chic fabric garland, the best way to do this is with a ribbon that matches your shabby chic theme. It is important to attach the garland to the shabby chic fabric before you attach the ribbon so the two fabrics will mesh well. You can choose any ribbon to attach your shabby chic fabric garland too; you can find them at craft stores or even online.
When it comes to the design for your DIY shabby chic fabric garland, it is really up to you. You can choose any pretty pattern that you like and make your own shabby chic fabric garland. It can be decorated in pretty shabby chic fabrics such as lace and beads for an authentic shabby chic look or use more bold colors and prints to create a festive mood. No matter what design you choose, you are sure to decorate your home in the shabby chic style.