Monthly DIY Challenge: How To Make a Fabric and Lace Farmhouse Garland

Happy Wednesday friends!

It’s the second Wednesday of the month and that means it’s our Monthly DIY Challenge! For the past few years now, a few of my blogging friends and I do a monthly challenge where we create different things using the same product or theme. This month it was pillowcases and I have to say it had me stumped for a bit.

Fabric and Lace Farmhouse Inspired Garland

Some of my favorite challenges that we’ve done in the past are dollar store items

Dollar Store Apothecary Jars from

last month’s 1X2s theme…

and using upcycled materials

Upcycled Barn Door at

It’s always so fun to see what my friends come up with. These ladies are some of the most talented ladies in blogland and you’ll have to see all their amazing DIY’s at the end of my post. Anyway, on to this month’s theme…

If you’ve been wanting to make your own fabric garland for a gallery wall or some other place, I’d really encourage you to give it a try! This one was so fun to make and love that I didn’t spend anything at all!  I always check the fabric and lace at my favorite thrift store and buying it from there or using what you already have will really cut down on cost!

 Ever since making my first Fabric Garland for our daughter’s bedroom makeover, I’ve been hooked on this pretty DIY! Not only is it so simple to make, but I love that you can use any and all kinds of fabric to match it to any room or style.

I had made this one for above our bed but as I was sitting in our living room one evening enjoying an evening by our fireplace, I decided to hang it there and that’s where it’s stayed. I’m thinking I’ll have to make another one for our bedroom!

Fabric and Lace Farmhouse Inspired Garland


Fabric and Lace Farmhouse Inspired Garland

Since moving back into our home and unpacking a gazillion boxes all our boxes we’ve been purging and getting rid of stuff that we don’t need. One area that I really purged was our extra bedding. Seriously, how many extra sheets and pillows do we need? Before tossing these pillowcases out, I thought they’d be perfect to use for this month’s challenge. I used  a grey one, a white one and then 3 different kinds of lace.

I first decided how long I wanted the garland to be and then using my fabric scissors, I cut into the fabric just a little like shown in the above photo. I then tore it the rest of the way, because it’s so much easier to rip than cut and because it gives it that farmhouse, shabby chic look that I love!

Fabric and Lace Farmhouse Inspired Garland

My strips of lace and ribbon are approximately 12″ in length. I have to admit though that I totally eyeballed the whole thing and didn’t measure each one individually. And because I didn’t take photos of step by step directions, you can check out this great tutorial on how to loop the strips of fabric.

Fabric and Lace Farmhouse Inspired Garland

Repeat the looping with each strip of fabric and lace, sliding them close together, until you reach your desired  fullness. I didn’t follow any kind of pattern but rather just used the white, grey and lace randomly. And I absolutely love how it turned out!!

Fabric and Lace Farmhouse Inspired Garland

Fabric and Lace Farmhouse Inspired Garland

Now for the rest of the pillowcase DIYs…


  1. Leslie Clingan says:

    Discovered this post through Creative Corner with Carrie at Curly, Crafty Mom. I LOVE THIS GARLAND! Oh, my goodness. I love it. Have been into garlands lately and think I might make one of these for spring. Feminine and handmade and fun.

      • Leslie Clingan says:

        Heading out today to my fav craft store for fabric to make this garland. Any suggestions? Do you think I could mix print fabric in springy colors with some lace? I just LOVE yours!!!

        • Kendra says:

          Thanks so much, Leslie!! Spring colors would look beautiful with lace! I think you could use any color or styles of fabric to make it suit your décor and taste… let me know if you make one! I’d love to see it!

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