One thing I truly enjoy making are garlands and buntings. I have a couple tutorials here on my site (loop-d-loop paper garland & simplest paper garland), and you’ll find that I love garlands that are a breeze to make. This thread garland is pretty much done in just three steps: fold, tie and snip. Read on to learn how!
For this tutorial, I used DMC’s Retors Mat line of thread. It’s a thicker cotton tapestry thread, perfect for weaving, pompoms and other yarn-type crafts.
To string my garland, I pulled out a ball of jute twine to match the earth colors I was going to use. I’m so ready for autumn, even if there really isn’t much of an autumn here in the Philippines.
We’ll work this thread garland skein by skein. Before starting, cut some thread to even out the skein. There’s usually a 3-inch tongue to start off the skein.
Step one: FOLD the skein in half.
Step two: TIE the skein securely onto the jute twine.
Step 3: SNIP the loops open.
You can trim the ends of the tassel if you’re aiming for perfection. You really don’t need to though!
Repeat with the next skein.
Just keep your colors within the theme you’re going for.
Keep going until you reach the garland length you need.
You can space the tassels apart, or bunch them together. Totally your choice.
Hang it up at your next gathering for an instant pop of color.
Try this out next time you’re in a pinch. Happy Crafting!